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This Gluten-Free Chicken Pot Pie has two layers of flaky pie crust, tons of vegetables, and tender pieces of chicken in a rich and creamy gravy. The perfect family dinner idea for cold winter nights!
Easy Gluten Free Chicken Pot Pie
Chicken pot pie is a classic family dinner recipe. And when you start with my gluten-free pie crust and thicken your filling with cornstarch instead of flour, you can easily make a stunning and crowd-pleasing gluten-free version. This pie is loaded with savory flavor and colorful vegetables.
It has a rich, creamy texture from heavy cream and two layers of golden pie crust. Plus, you can make the entire pie, filling and all, in one pan! So get out your oven-safe skillet and enjoy this family-friendly gluten free chicken pot pie all winter long!
What You’ll Need
The ingredients for this chicken pot pie aren’t complicated or fussy. You’ll start with two pie crusts, then make the filling with classic pot pie ingredients like winter veggies, broth and cream to make a thick and hearty sauce.
- Gluten-free pie crust. Use one portion of my flaky pie crust divided into two equal discs.
- Chicken. Use precooked shredded chicken that you have from leftovers or from a rotisserie chicken you’ve bought at the store or made in your air fryer. Or even use leftover roast turkey from Thanksgiving!
- Celery. If you’re not a celery fan, swap it out for more mushrooms or corn.
- Frozen peas
- Mushrooms. Any kind will work! If you don’t like them, feel free to skip them.
- Butter. Use unsalted.
- Vegetable oil
- Corn starch
- Broth. You can use vegetable or chicken broth.
- Heavy cream
- Egg. This is to add a golden color to the top of your pie.
How to Make GF Chicken Pot Pie
Chicken pot pie is a fun and rewarding recipe to make from scratch. And it’s easier than you might think! you can make the pie dough ahead of time or use store-bought if you’re in a pinch. Then the filling is a simple matter of sauteing some veggies and adding stock to build a thick and flavorful gravy.
Saute the vegetables: In an large stockpot or a 9-inch oven-safe skillet, melt the butter and saute the carrots, celery, and onion until softened. Add the mushrooms and garlic and continue to cook.
Thicken the filling: Add the peas and cornstarch to the skillet. After five minutes, add the stock and heavy cream, as well as salt and pepper to taste.
Add the chicken: Stir in the chicken and parsley. If you are baking the pot pie in the same pan, remove the filling from the dish to a bowl.
Prepare the crusts: Roll one chilled pie crust into a 12-inch disc. Lay the disc into the baking dish and add the filling on top. Roll out the second pie crust and place it on top of the filling. Crimp the edges closed.
Bake: Brush the pie with a beaten egg and season the top with salt and pepper. Bake at 400°F for 45 minutes, or until the crust is golden and flaky. Cool the pie for 5 to 10 minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy!
How Do I Thicken My Chicken Pie Filling?
This pie filling is thickened with cornstarch. When you add the chicken broth and cream, the cornstarch will hydrate and absorb the liquid. so you’ll have all of the flavor from stock and cream, but in a thicker, more gravy-like texture.
Corn starch is a great gluten-free thickener for all kinds of recipes.
Tips for Success
If this is your first time making homemade chicken pot pie, or even if you’re a pot pie pro, use these tips to ensure that your dinner comes out perfectly every single time:
- Cut your onions, carrots, and celery into small even pieces so they cook evenly.
- Likewise, chop the chicken ito bite-sized pieces so the pie is easy to slice and eat.
- You can make the crust ahead of time. It should be nice and cold when you assemble the pie.
- If the pie starts to brown too quickly in the oven, cover the top with a piece of alumium foil.
How to Store and Reheat Leftovers
If you have leftover pie, store it in an airtight container. Keep it in the freezer for up to five days. Reheat the pie in the microwave in 30-second increments until heated through.
Can I Make These Ahead and Freeze Them?
Yes! You can make chicken pot pie ahead of time. Freeze fully cooked pie tightly wrapped in plastic wrap for up to three months. Defrost the pie in the fridge overnight, then reheat in a 350°F oven for 15 to 20 minutes, until warmed through.
To freeze uncooked chicken pot pie, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap. Place it in the freezer for up to three months. When you’re ready to serve, place the frozen pie in a 400°F oven, adding 10 minutes to the baking time.
Make it a Meal
To round out this gluten-free chicken pie for a full meal, add some healthy and light veggie sides! Here are some of my favorites to pair with chicken pot pie in the fall or winter:
- Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Maple Syrup and Butternut Squash
- Spicy Roasted Cauliflower and Butternut Squash
- Winter Salad with Orange and Pomegranate
Gluten Free Chicken Pot Pie
- 1 prepared gluten-free pie crust (2 discs)
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter (one stick)
- 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 2 carrots, sliced
- 2 stalks celery, sliced
- 2 cups sliced mushrooms
- 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 3 Tablespoons corn starch
- 2 cups vegetable or chicken stock
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 3 cups shredded cooked chicken
- 1/2 cups fresh parsley , chopped Salt and pepper
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- Prepare the pie dough according to the directions, separate into two discs and refrigerate.
- Preheat the oven to 400°F.
- In a large Dutch oven or a 9- to 10-inch oven-safe skillet, melt butter with oil. Add diced onion, carrots, and celery sand sauté for 5-7 minutes or until the onions are translucent and tender.
- Add sliced mushrooms, minced garlic and sauté another five minutes.
- Add green peas, and the cornstarch, stir until everything is well combined.
- Cook for five minutes, then add stock and heavy cream, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Add shredded chicken and fresh parsley. Mix until everything is well combined. If you are baking the pot pie in the same skillet, transfer the mixture to a bowl and wipe out the pan.
- Roll 1 disk of chilled pie crust into a 12-inch circle and lay it into the oven-safe skilet or a 9-inch deep dish pie pan. Transfer the filling over the crust.
- Roll the second crust disc into a circle and place over the pie filling. Fold the extra crust dough under the bottom part and crimp them together. Press with a fork to close the seal of the crust.
- Brush the top of the crust with beaten egg wash, sprinkle with additional salt and pepper.
- Bake at 400°F for 45 minutes, or until golden brown. If the edges are getting too dark, cover with strips of aluminum foil.
- Once cooked, leave it to cool a bit before eating. The center will be very hot hot.