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Marie Callender's Chicken Pot Pie

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ready in: 1-2 hrs
serves/makes:   4

recipe id: 70880
cook method: oven, stovetop
Marie Callender's Chicken Pot Pie Recipe
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2 cups water
14 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2 carrots, peeled and cubed
2 ribs celery, sliced
1 medium onion, chopped
2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup butter
4 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon flour
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 cup frozen peas


2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup shortening
5 tablespoons cold water, more as needed


To make the filling: In 4-quart saucepan combine water, chicken, carrots, celery and onion. Bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add chicken bouillon, pepper and butter. Dissolve cornstarch and flour into whipping cream and stir into chicken mixture. Simmer 3 minutes stirring frequently until thickened. Add peas and set aside.

To make the crust: Heat oven to 400 degrees F.

Combine flour and salt. Using pastry blender, cut in shortening until particles the size of small peas form. Sprinkle one tablespoon of water at a time over flour mixture and toss with fork to blend. Add enough water to hold the dough together. Form into 2 balls. Roll out bottom crust on floured surface to 1 inch larger than inverted 9-inch deep-dish pie plate. Lift dough off floured surface by rolling onto rolling pin and unroll over pie plate. Ease the dough into the plate loosely and press in place. Trim bottom crust even with edge of plate.

To assemble: Pour filling into bottom crust. Roll out top crust, cut slits for steam to escape. Cover filling with top crust and fold top crust under bottom crust. Seal crust and flute edge. Bake in a 400 degree F oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and filling is bubbling. Let stand 15 to 20 minutes before serving.

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1048 calories, 70 grams fat, 70 grams carbohydrates, 34 grams protein per serving.
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Every aspect of this pot pie recipe is awesome! The filling is delicious. Great flavor, good consistency, and simple to make. The crust is a standard pie crust that's pretty much foolproof. Instead of one pie dish, I made the recipe into individual pot pies in ramekins. The cooking time ended up being about the same.

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Member since: February 11, 2008
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My first time making a copy cat recipe and it turned out so much like Marie Callender's maybe even better (sorry Marie!). I'm hooked!

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Love, love, love this recipe! Have made it twice and craved it every day I haven't eaten it. Added in two potatoes the second time (as I love potatoes) and the recipe was perfect. This is a now permanent item on my menu!

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Amazing! Hubby loved it, but I added some celery salt to it and it just pushed it over the top!

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Amazing dinner! Very easy to make! My husband says awesome!

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I have made this recipe 3 times so far, and its amazing! I tweaked the amounts of veggies to my liking, and added about 6 extra tablespoons of water when making the dough. but otherwise i followed the recipe closely and i love it. Its officially my new go-to dish to impress someone with my cooking skills haha.

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I wish I could give ten stars. My boyfriend who is a very picky eater could not stop raving about it. Followed the recipe exactly and wouldn't change anything. I do recommend taking the extra time to make the crust. You will not be disappointed. Five minutes before you take it out of the oven brush a light coat of butter on top. Delicious!

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Obviously, this was a little bit of work, with a top and a bottom crust in each little ramekin. But they were so good, with a very flaky crust throughout! Really looked and tasted like the restaurant item. And so filling, I almost burst!

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This Pot Pie is so delicious! I have been looking for a good recipe for awhile but the "quick and easy" recipes just don't work for me. I have made this recipe multiple times and have enjoyed it every time. A few changes I made: Most important change is I vegetarian-ized it! I used vegetable broth and instead of adding the buillion to water I just cooked the first ingredients in veggie broth. I also used Quorn's Chick'n Tenders for the the chicken. for time's sake I used the Pillsbury roll-out crust. I also left out the onions and celery as I don't care for either.

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Member since: August 19, 2013
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This is my 1st review though I have indulged many delights this was sooo good I had to comment. This recipe is divine. I was craving pot pie (pregnant) and I actually doubled the recipe so there would be some left overs. Honestly I was shooting to make 2 pies but since I was kind of generous on my vegetable/chicken requirements I actually ended up with 3 full pies worth of filling instead of 2. I didn't have any celery on hand so I substituted that for a large bell pepper, put in about 6 organic carrots instead of 4, 2 full pounds of chicken instead of 28oz but kept the onions and peas about the same quantity as the recipe called for. My frozen peas had unfortunately developed frost-bite so I put them in the dog dish added a little of the pot pie filling on them with a bit of left over raw chicken fat and broken chunks of my left over pie crust dough scraps then stirred it up and fed it to our dog and she cleaned her bowl, as for the pot pie recipe I substituted canned sweet peas which I drained rather than the frost-bitten frozen ones and really couldn't tell the difference. The pie crust was good too but I think I may do store bought next time to save time. I made several minor changes which I feel enhanced the dish: I mixed the veggie/raw chicken mixture together in a large bowl and added about 2 tsp of salt (1 tsp if you are only doing 1 pie), I also sprinkled in 1 tsp of black pepper (half a tsp if doing 1 pie) then I mixed it well before adding to the pot. I also decided to use chicken stock to replace the water in the pot. My bouillon cubes are pre-wrapped teaspoon sized cubes so I added 6 to the pot (3 if making 1 pie), lastly I brushed the bottom layer of pie crust with a little butter and baked it all by itself for about 3 minutes on 400 degrees before filling. I believe this helped the bottom crust to cook as nice and crisp as the top crust. Be sure to brush the top crust with butter about 5 minutes before its done if you want your pie to have that golden look. The end result mine cut easy and was no trouble lifting out but I may add a little less chicken stock (water) next time because it could have been a little thicker. Someone else said theirs tasted better in the pot and I agree when everything is mixed in the pot it just taste sooo good its kind of magical and after baking it's not as heavenly but still highly exceptional. I asked my husband to taste test it on the stove for me and he ran out of the kitchen saying "oh my God!!! That is incredible!!!" then showered me with kisses :) . I may just save myself the baking time and make just a pot version and serve it as a soup alongside some biscuits next time. I live in the South, home to good soul cooking, there are a lot of unrecognized great soul food cooks out here that just cook out of their kitchen to serve loved ones and friends so I am lucky to be one of those rare people that have actually experienced a slightly better pot pie that had me dreaming about it for 10 years now, this was not that but it's definitely up there, very very close beats anything you will EVER buy in a restaurant or store, the taste goes beyond your taste buds expectations and definitely a 5 star meal you and your family or even guest will enjoy.

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I hardly ever write reviews but I have to for this one. I've made this pot pie at least five times and keep coming back to it. Everyone I've made it for has loved it. I'll never make a different pot pie recipie. Its delicious! I always just buy pie crust though. It's a lot less work and just as good. :-)

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Seriously!!! Try it! Its much better than Marie's. My husband says I'm a pot pie queen, i love them! But I've never made one that taste this good. I don't care for the rosemary in most, this doesn't have that. Only thing i would do different is i didn't care much for the crust....i truthfully would have just as soon used a pre-made crust. Next time i will do to the fact it takes a while, makes a mess etc... The filling though is great. I don't care for the chicken in Marie's it taste "gamey" to me. I like using my own!!!! So i know whats in it. This is a great pot pie, if you like this sort of thing give it a try, and use a premade crust the first time then decide if you want to make one homemade.