Creamy Simple 5 Ingredient Chicken Pot Pie

Creamy Simple 5 Ingredient Chicken Pot Pie

Get ready to say hello to your new favorite weeknight meal: Chicken Pot Pie! This isn’t your typical chicken pot pie, this beauty only uses 5 ingredients and takes like 5 minutes to prepare (minus the baking time of course). It has quickly become one of my new favorite meals on busy evenings. So put down the take out menu, cancel your meal subscription, and read on to find out how to make this delicious creamy chicken pot pie.

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This is not your average Chicken Pot Pie.

It’s a delicious meal that requires very little work, but can still impress a crowd. In following with my tradition of bringing you excellent recipes with only 5 ingredients (minus the seasonings) to make this meal you will only need:

  • 1 lb cooked chicken
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 bag of frozen mixed veggies
  • package of pre-made pie crust (2 come in a box)
  • seasonings: garlic salt, pepper, parsley

To start you will need about a pound of precooked chicken. You could just buy shredded rotiserrre chicken from your local grocer, but I think it’s just as easy to make it at home.

Whenever I’m making a recipe that uses shredded chicken I like to make poached chicken. Poached chicken sounds tricky, while in reality, it’s just chicken boiled in a broth until cooked completely. To make your own start by placing two or three chicken breasts in the bottom of a pot. Pour chicken broth (or water if you don’t have broth) into the pot until it completely covers the chicken breasts.

Turn the burner to medium heat and bring the broth to a slow boil. Cover and let slowly simmer for approximately 15 minutes or until the internal temperature (pull out that food thermometer!) of the chicken is 165 degrees F. Let cool and then you can shred for salads, burritos, casseroles, or this amazingly simple chicken pot pie.

slice of chicken pot pie on a plate

Now once the chicken is shredded, it’s time to make your chicken pot pie.

I let my vegatables thaw in the fridge for several hours before constructing the pie, with the hopes of trapping less mostiure in the pie. As you can probably guess, mositure can lead to a soggy pie…which is gross.

So let veggies thaw a little, pour out some of the juice and then mix the veggies, cream cheese, and seasonings. Next, carefully roll one of the pie crusts across a 9-inch pie dish. Gently press the dough into the pan, letting it come up the sides. Spread the filling into the crust and then carefully roll the second crust across the top of the pie.

Seal the two crusts together (you can do this by slightly wetting the edge of the crust and pinching them together) and you are ready to bake your chicken pot pie!

I let my pie bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees F for about 35-40 minutes. As always I used my food thermometer to test the internal temperature of the pie. I considered mine done when the edges were crispy brown, and the temp read 150 degrees F.

A word of caution: make this pie only when you either 1) have the self control to not eat the whole thing or 2) have some people you want to impress with your cooking skills. That’s how tasty it was, I nearly ate the whole thing on my own!

5 Ingredient Chicken Pot Pie


  • 1 lb cooked chicken
  • 1 bag frozen veggies
  • 1 8oz block of cream cheese
  • 1 package pre made pie crust (2 crusts)
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp parsley


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. 

  2. Mix cream cheese, shredded chicken, and about 2/3 the bag of frozen veggies. 

  3. Roll one pie crust across a 9-inch pie pan. Fill the bottom crust with the filling mix. Carefully roll out the second sheet of dough across the top of the pie. 

  4. Seal the edges of the pie by slightly wetting the edges and pinching together. 

  5. Bake for 35-3-40 minutes, until the crust is lightly browned and the inside of the pie is warm (you can poke it with a fork or food thermometer). 

Until we cook again!

~ Chloe M.

2 thoughts on “Creamy Simple 5 Ingredient Chicken Pot Pie”

  • Love chicken pot pie but rarely make it because it seems so time consuming – This simple version is easy but doesn’t skip on flavor. My hubby even requested the leftovers the next day for lunch.

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