This Double Crust Chicken Pot Pie is made using one of my favorite kitchen tools, my cast iron skillet. The creamy homemade base for the chicken and vegetable filling cooks to sheer perfection. Chicken and vegetables cooked between buttery pie pastry is the epitome of a downhome skillet meal.
A Shortcut Takes the Stress Out of Preparing Double Crust Chicken Pot Pie
I really don't know what I would do without my cast iron skillets they are my "go to" when it comes to pans in my kitchen. They hold and distribute the heat evenly making the bottom crust for this chicken pot pie bake crispy and golden.
- I use refrigerated pie crusts in this recipe to make the meal-prep go a bit quicker. That means, you'll use the entire box which contains two crusts. In doing so, I can whip-up this chicken pot pie on a weekday with ease. Then, my family can proceed to gobble it up.
- If you'd like to make the crust from scratch checkout my flaky pie crust recipe.
- Even better, if you've purchased one of my Melissa's Southern Cookbooks, my "go to" pie crust recipe is included and you could use it, too.
- Learn how to care for your cast iron pieces from the experts at Lodge in this article about How To Season A Cast Iron Skillet.
- Serve it on it's own or with a heaping helping of mashed potatoes and a wedge salad for a meal fit for serving a King or Queen. Checkout my Biscuit Topped Chicken Pot Pie here.
Other Cast Iron Recipes to Try
The beauty of this one-skillet meal is; it takes me on a trip down memory lane. I can vividly remember my Mom making this same comforting dish for my brothers and myself when we were kids. It thrills me to the core to share the same dish with my own sweet boys. Put those cast iron skillets to use with my Parade article featuring 18 Cast Iron Skillet Meals or my recipe for homemade Skillet Honey Cornbread.
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Helpful Kitchen Items:
Double Crust Chicken Pot Pie
- 5 Tbsp butter
- 1 rib celery diced
- 3 green onion chopped
- ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
- 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
- ¼ cup half and half or cream
- 1 ½ tsp poultry seasoning
- 1 ½ tsp garlic salt
- 1 tsp dry tarragon leaves
- ¼ tsp lemon pepper
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- 3 cups chopped rotisserie chicken
- 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables thawed
- 1 14 oz package refrigerated pie crust (2 crusts) bring to room temperature per instructions
- 1 large egg beaten with 1 tsp cold water (Egg wash)
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Brush the bottom and sides of a 10-inch cast iron skillet or similar with vegetable oil. Set aside.
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat melt the butter. Cook the celery and green onion in the butter for 3 minutes or until the celery is beginning to soften.
- Lower the heat to medium, stirring constantly add the flour to the skillet. Stir until the butter has absorbed the flour.
- Continue whisking gradually adding the chicken broth. Increase the temperature and bring to a boil. Add the half & half and immediately lower the heat to simmer. Add the poultry seasoning, garlic salt, tarragon, lemon pepper and black pepper. Mix well. Simmer for 5 minutes.
- After 5 minutes, remove from the heat and mix in the chicken and vegetables. Mix well.
- Unroll one pie crust and fit firmly onto the bottom and sides of the skillet. Pour the filling into the crust.
- Fit the second crust on top. Fold under pressing the edges of the crusts together and pinching to seal.
- Cut slits in the middle of the crust to vent. Brush with the beaten egg wash.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes until the crust is golden. Rest for 10 minutes then serve.