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Chicken Pie

Chicken Pie

If you've ever been to a church potluck in the South then you've probably seen this chicken pie. It's not chicken pot pie. Chicken pot pie is full of vegetables and has sherry and cream and lots of good stuff. This pie is's simple, quick, easy, and classic comfort food.

Chicken Pie

This pie is ubiquitous and that's largely because it's so easy to put together. You can do it on Sunday morning before church if you need something for family dinner that day. You can even put it together the night before and bake it the next morning. I use a rotisserie chicken but you can cook and debone a chicken if you prefer. Most old recipes for this chicken pie call for hard-boiled eggs which seems a little strange to me so sometimes I add them and sometimes I don't.

Pair your chicken pie with a green salad or some green beans or butterbeans and you're good to go. Enjoy!

Chicken Pie

Chicken Pie

Chicken Pie

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

A classic Southern pie filled with chicken and a buttery crust. It's quick and easy comfort food.


  • 4 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, optional, peeled and sliced
  • 1 can cream of celery soup
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup self-rising flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease a 9 x 13-inch casserole dish. Spread chicken pieces over bottom of casserole. Add sliced hard-boiled egg over the chicken.
  2. Combine cream of celery soup, broth, thyme, salt and pepper in a saucepan and heat to a boil then pour over chicken.
  3. Combine butter, milk, and flour and pour over chicken mixture. Do not stir.
  4. Bake at 350 for one hour until top is golden brown.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 8 servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 348Saturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 126mgSodium: 627mgCarbohydrates: 16gSugar: 2gProtein: 15g



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Saturday 18th of September 2021

This is how my aunt taught me to make chicken pot pie! Best recipe ever.

Lucy Brewer

Friday 8th of October 2021

Thank you! So glad you enjoyed this recipe.

Karen Blodgett

Monday 8th of March 2021

Well,I made the recipe again. It tasted delicious, and my husband loved it, but it DID NOT look like the posted picture. The top crust was kind of in spots over the filling, definitely not the nice crust as seen in the picture. We certainly enjoyed eating it (I added peas), and it won't go to waste.

Lucy Brewer

Tuesday 16th of March 2021

So glad you tried again!


Wednesday 12th of February 2020

Would this be good if I were to add frozen peas & carrots?

Lucy Brewer

Wednesday 19th of February 2020

Sure! My mother does this all the time!


Thursday 30th of October 2014

OMG.....WUMAN, this is the feast of good ol southern folks !!!!

Ramona from Mississippi

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