Black Folks Southern Soul Food Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

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Indulge in the warm, comforting flavors of this delicious Southern soul food chicken pot pie!

Southern Soul Food Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

What makes a Black folks Southern soul food chicken pot pie recipe?

Soulful comfort meets home-style goodness in this remarkable chicken pot pie recipe that’ll make your taste buds sing. With its fresh-from-the-oven taste, Southern staple pantry ingredients, and seasoned to perfection flavors, this recipe is sure to satisfy your craving for soul food and warm comfort food all baked into this one pie!

Soul Food Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

What are the ingredients for a soul food chicken pot pie recipe?

The ingredients for this soul food recipe are cooked chicken, savory gravy, mixed vegetables, vegetable broth, heavy cream, pie dough for a buttery, flakey crust, chicken bouillon. Plus a handful of hearty seasonings and heavy cream. 

I love food that brings back memories – don’t you?

A soul food chicken pot pie recipe is made with timeless pantry staples that remind you of homemade Southern comfort food from your favorite family dinners passed. It’s comfort cozy nostalgia baked into a yummy pie crust with a finger-licking-good savory center.

Soul Food Chicken Pot Pie

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Ingredients for Black folks soul food chicken pot pie

  • 2 pie crusts, homemade or store-bought (I used Pillsbury’s 2 soft pie crusts)
  • 2 cups of shredded or cubed cooked chicken breast or turkey breast 
  • 12 oz of mixed vegetables with the vegetable broth (frozen mixed vegetables or canned – add 4 oz. of vegetable or chicken broth if using frozen vegetables)
  • ¼ cup of cold water
  • ¼ cup of chicken or turkey gravy
  • ¼ cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons of cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons of chicken bouillon
  • ½ teaspoon of Famous Dave’s Country Roast Chicken Seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon of black pepper
  • 2-3 sprigs of fresh rosemary or thyme to garnish (optional)
Black Folks Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

Instructions for Black folks soul food chicken pot pie

  1. Grease a 9-inch pie pan.
  2. Add the bottom pie crust to the pan and set it aside.
  3. Add the turkey or chicken gravy and the chicken bouillon in a large pot on low (I used my Instant Pot, with the lid off and on the ‘keep warm’ setting).
  4. Once the bouillon has dissolved into the gravy, pour in the mixed vegetables (with their broth) and the heavy whipping cream.
  5. Use a small mixing bowl, add the cold water and the cornstarch, mix until smooth, and then pour into the vegetable mixture for the pot pie.
  6. Stir the pot pie filling to combine the ingredients.
  7. Season the poultry with Famous Dave’s chicken seasoning, and add it to the pot pie filling.
  8. Add the salt and pepper and stir to mix.
  9. Pour the pie filling into the pie pan lined with the pie dough.
  10. Top the filling with the second pie crust.
  11. Seal the edges by crimping or fluting, and cut off any excess overhang. You can use a fork to crimp and seal the double pie crust.
  12. Slit the middle of the top pie crust with an “X” for venting while baking.
  13. Bake the pot pie at 425 degrees F for 25-30 minutes if you’re using a conventional oven. If you’re using the Instant Pot Omni Plus oven, bake for 17-20 minutes. Bake until the top crust is golden-brown and you see bubbling through the open vent in the center of the pie.
  14. Remove the pie from the oven and let it cool for at least 10 minutes before slicing.
  15. Serve this Black folks’ Southern soul food chicken pot pie recipe warm, and enjoy!
How do you cut chicken pot pie? Slit the middle of the top pie crust with an “X” for venting while baking.

Pro tips:

  • You can make this pie with either shredded chicken or turkey.
  • Cover the edge of the crust with strips of foil to prevent them from overcooking or burning.
  • Once the pot pie has cooled enough to serve, use a pizza cutter to make neat and even slices. 
  • Make the easiest Southern dessert – pie crust cookies– with any leftover pie dough!
  • Use a pizza cutter to slice the pot pie for easy even slices!
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Southern Soul Food Chicken Pot Pie

What do you serve with a Black folks soul food chicken pot pie recipe?

Pot pie is a main dish that holds its own because the pie filling is made with vegetables, gravy, and meat. (And the crust is basicly bread.)

But if you still want to add a side dish to this entrée, you may enjoy one of these favorite soul food recipe dinner ideas:

How do you fix bland chicken pot pie?

This is a problem that many people have. But not a problem for you if you’re following the instructions for this Black folks soul food chicken pot pie recipe!

The problem has often been that folks make an excellent chicken pot pie, but it lacks flavor, and the taste is bland. Sure, you could add some seasoning to your recipe, but what if you don’t know where to start? 

No more bland chicken pot pies!

No worries – just follow these guided recipe instructions that call for soul food flavors from chicken broth, the intense seasoning of chicken bouillon, chicken or turkey gravy, the precise amounts of salt and pepper, and a final flavor kick from your favorite Southern poultry seasoning. 

Can you use canned or frozen vegetables?

Then, there are the vegetables. You can use canned mixed vegetables, frozen mixed vegetables, or slice fresh veggies to add to the chicken pot pie filling. Consider vegetables like frozen peas, carrots, corn, celery, potato, butternut squash, and green beans to pair with the chicken mixture. 

I’ve even made little homemade pot pies with staple ingredients like biscuits! While super cute, beware – the instructions and baking time are different from this recipe.

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Black folks Southern soul food chicken pot pie recipe FAQs

Are there any good ingredient swaps for a soul food chicken pot pie recipe?

As long as you follow this recipe’s seasoning ingredients, you can use other ingredient substitutes without affecting the savory soul food flavoring of this homemade chicken pot pie recipe.

  • If you don’t have gravy, you could substitute in a cream of mushroom soup. Or half and half in place of heavy whipping cream. 
  • While you won’t need these seasonings, a few sprigs of fresh thyme, a teaspoon of dried thyme, onion powder, or garlic powder are also good additions but not necessary.
  • While not required for this recipe, some folks brush their pie crust or puff pastry pie dough with an egg wash before baking, then butter or olive oil after the baking dish is out of the oven.
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What chicken should you use to make the best soul food chicken pot pie recipe?

You’ll want the chicken pre-cooked for this recipe. Skinless chicken breast (or turkey breast) is best, so all you have to do is add the meat to the pie filling. 

How do you store chicken pot pie?

The pie can be made in advance and will last for 3-5 days when refrigerated covered with aluminum foil or plastic wrap.

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How do you thicken chicken pot pie filling?

Several methods exist for thickening chicken pot pie filling. One way is to use flour as an alternative thickener for the chicken pot pie filling. You can gradually whisk in one tablespoon of flour at a time until you achieve the desired consistency that you want.

For this Southern soul food chicken pot pie recipe, the filling will thicken as it bakes in the oven with the addition of cornstarch to help it along, as cornstarch has twice the thickening power of flour.

You could also use a roux as a thickener for your chicken pot pie filling. A roux is made by cooking flour and butter together until it becomes a golden-brown color. Once you have the desired consistency, add it into the boiling saucepan with the other ingredients. 

How do you keep the bottom of chicken pot pie from getting soggy?

As many people know, a good pie crust is the key to making delicious and flakey pastries. 

To ensure that your dish is as fluffy and light as possible, pay attention to the following details when preparing it:

The first thing you could try is making the filling thicker. If it has a similar texture as soup, then your crust is likely to get soggy because of this. So check to make sure you’ve followed the recipe instructions and added cornstarch to the filling.

Can rotisserie chicken be used?

I always recommend using leftover chicken (or leftover turkey), and it’s great if it’s already seasoned like a rotisserie chicken. 

Black Folks Chicken Pot Pie

How does this turn out with a double crust?

This recipe calls for a double crust (pie crust on the top and bottom).

  • Seal the edges by crimping or fluting, and cut off any excess overhang. You can use a fork to crimp and seal the double pie crust.
  • Remember to grease the pie dish before adding the bottom crust. And slit the middle of the top pie crust with an “X” for venting while baking.
  • Cover the edge of the crust with strips of foil to prevent them from overcooking or burning.
Soul Food Chicken Pot Pie Crust

Can you freeze the filling alone to make it later?

Yes! You can freeze the filling for chicken pot pie and bake it later. A fantastic idea for planning freezer meals!

What chicken should you use to make the best soul food chicken pot pie recipe?

What did you think about this Southern chicken pot pie recipe?

Who doesn’t love creamy comfort food with a bonus flakey pie crust?

That’s why chicken pot pie is a favorite here! 

It’s a Black folks’ soul food Southern tradition and another down-home cooking recipe I’m delighted to share.

What do you serve with a Black folks soul food chicken pot pie recipe?

Would you make this recipe with chicken or turkey?

Leave your answer in a comment below. 

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Soul Food Southern Chicken Pot Pie Recipe
Southern Soul Food Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

Black Folks Southern Soul Food Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

Southern comfort meets home-style goodness in this remarkable Black folks' soul food chicken pot pie recipe that'll make your taste buds sing!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Soul Food, Southern Food
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 304kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 pie crust homemade or store-bought double pie crust (I used Pillsbury’s 2 soft pie crusts)
  • 2 cups chicken breast shredded or cubed cooked chicken breast or turkey breast
  • 12 oz mixed vegetables frozen mixed vegetables or canned mixed vegetables – add 4 oz. of vegetable or chicken broth if using frozen vegetables
  • ¼ cup water cold
  • ¼ cup chicken gravy or turkey gravy (I used turkey gravy)
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon
  • ½ teaspoon seasoning Famous Dave’s Country Roast Chicken Seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2-3 sprigs rosemary optional – fresh rosemary or fresh thyme to garnish

Instructions

  • Grease a 9-inch pie pan.
  • Add the bottom pie crust to the pan and set it aside.
  • Add the turkey or chicken gravy and the chicken bouillon in a large pot on low (I used my Instant Pot, with the lid off and on the ‘keep warm’ setting).
    Add the turkey or chicken gravy and the chicken bouillon in a large pot on low.
  • Once the bouillon has dissolved into the gravy, pour in the mixed vegetables (with their broth) and the heavy whipping cream.
    Once the bouillon has dissolved into the gravy, pour in the mixed vegetables (with their broth) and the heavy whipping cream.
  • Use a small mixing bowl, add the cold water and the cornstarch, mix until smooth, and then pour into the vegetable mixture for the pot pie.
  • Stir the pot pie filling to combine the ingredients.
  • Season the poultry with Famous Dave’s chicken seasoning, and add it to the pot pie filling.
  • Add the salt and pepper and stir to mix.
    Add the salt and pepper and stir to mix.
  • Pour the pie filling into the pie pan lined with the pie dough.
    Pour the pie filling into the pie pan lined with the pie dough.
  • Top the filling with the second pie crust.
  • Seal the edges by crimping or fluting, and cut off any excess overhang. You can use a fork to crimp and seal the double pie crust.
    Seal the edges by crimping or fluting, and cut off any excess overhang. You can use a fork to crimp and seal the double pie crust.
  • Slit the middle of the top pie crust with an “X” for venting while baking.
    Slit the middle of the top pie crust with an “X” for venting while baking.
  • Bake the pot pie at 425 degrees F for 25-30 minutes if you’re using a conventional oven. If you’re using the Instant Pot Omni Plus oven, bake for 17-20 minutes. Bake until the top crust is golden-brown and you see bubbling through the open vent in the center of the pie.
    Bake the pot pie at 425 degrees F for 25-30 minutes.
  • Remove the pie from the oven and let it cool for at least 10 minutes before slicing.
  • Serve this Black folks' Southern soul food chicken pot pie recipe warm, and enjoy!
    Serve this Black folks' Southern soul food chicken pot pie recipe warm, and enjoy!

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Notes

  • You can use a fork to crimp and seal the double pie crust.
  • You can make this pie with either shredded chicken or turkey.
  • Cover the edge of the crust with strips of foil to prevent them from overcooking or burning.
  • Make the easiest Southern dessert – pie crust cookies– with any leftover pie dough!
  • Once the pot pie has cooled enough to serve, use a pizza cutter to make neat and even slices. 
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Nutrition

Calories: 304kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 424mg | Potassium: 281mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2312IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 2mg
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2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    A super yummy treat for the whole family!

    1. 5 stars
      Yes – and who knew this homemade Southern chicken pot pie would be so easy to make?