Individual Chicken Pot Pie with Puff Pastry Topping

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
 A hearty chicken pot pie made easy with store-bought puff pastry for the topping. Great use for leftover turkey, too!
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  • 2 rolls frozen puff pastry thawed
  • 5 Tbsp all-purpose flour plus more for dusting
  • 5 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 3 medium potatoes peeled and cut into 3/4" pieces
  • 3 medium carrots peeled and cut into 1/2" pieces
  • 12 oz button mushrooms stems removed
  • 2 cups chicken broth homemade or store bought
  • 1 cup milk
  • 5 cups cooked chicken or turkey, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup green peas fresh or frozen
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves or 1/2 - 3/4 tsp dried thyme, or to taste
  • 3 tsp coarse Kosher salt or 1 1/2-2 tsp fine salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp water


  • Do ahead: Thaw puff pastry and the roll out on a lightly floured surface into a 1/4-inch thick square or rectangular larger than the dimensions of your baking dish (or disheby about 3 inches on each side. Transfer to a baking sheet, cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Remove chilled dough from refrigerator, and place on a cutting board. Place your intended baking dish directly onto the dough, with the opening side down. With a sharp knife, cut around the dish so that you have an even 3 inches around the dish on all edges. Return the dough to the baking sheet, wrap tightly with plastic, and chill for an additional hour.
  • Prepare vegetables and chicken and have ready.
  • In a large heavy pot, melt 5 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat. Add the onion, potatoes, and carrots. Cook, stirring regularly, until the potatoes and carrots are tender, about 10 minutes. Add the mushrooms, cooking until mushrooms are heated through. Add flour, and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Pour in chicken stock and milk. Stir well. Bring to a simmer and cook until thick and bubbly, stirring constantly, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in chicken, peas, parsley, and thyme. Taste and season well with additional salt and pepper, if necessary. Transfer filling to your baking dishes, filling not quite to the top, so there will be a bit of space between the filling and the topping. Let stand to allow to cool 10 -15 minutes before topping. Meanwhile, place oven rack in lower third of the oven and preheat oven to 425° F.
  • Prepare your egg wash by combining 1 egg and 1 tsp. water. Remove dough from refrigerator and brush surface evenly with egg wash. Measure how bit a piece your will need to cover the top of your baking dishes and cut pieces of puff pastry to that size. Invert dough (with egg brushed side down) and place directly over the casserole, pressing lightly to seal overhanging crust to the side of the dish. Brush top surface of dough with egg wash.
  • Transfer dishes to a baking sheet lined with foil or parchment (to catch any boil-over!). Bake for 10 - 15 minutes (or until crust is nice and golden), then cover loosely with aluminum foil to prevent crust from burning, and continue baking for about 25 minutes more, or until filling is bubbling and crust is golden. Serve hot.


Be sure to read the "Cook's Notes" in the original post, for more tips, options, substitutions and variations for this recipe!

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 138mg | Sodium: 1652mg | Potassium: 989mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 5845IU | Vitamin C: 25.2mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 2.3mg