Chicken Pot Pie Soup Recipe – Delicious 30 Minute Dinner
Need a quick and easy dinner idea? Try making this Chicken Pot Pie Soup recipe. Use refrigerated pie crust to make the crust on top, saves time and tastes delicious!
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I’m always looking for easy dinner recipe ideas. I bought a package of Pillsbury pie crusts and had every intention of making some individual pot pies.
But then my kids requested broccoli cheese soup. So I thought, what if I combined the two?
Chicken Pot Pies are the ultimate comfort food. Today’s soup is loaded with chicken, broccoli, onion, celery and cheese. You can change it up by using YOUR favorite vegetables. Add potatoes, frozen peas, and carrots for a more classic pot pie.
Substitute leftover turkey for the chicken, and nobody will be the wiser. I’ve also got a Beef Pot Pie Soup recipe on the blog if you think you want to try that version. It’s a little less creamy, and a lot more like a stew!
How to make Chicken for recipes
To make life easier, whenever I cook chicken for dinner, I always bake up a few extra plain chicken breast.
I stick them in a ziploc freezer bag and put them in the freezer to save for a quick dinner fix. If you don’t have any cooked chicken on hand, you can bake a couple breasts, grill them, boil them or go even more simple by using a Rotisserie chicken.
Another option would be to put a few pounds of chicken breasts with one cup of chicken broth in the slow cooker. Cook on low for 6 hours. When done, shred chicken and use immediately in recipes or divide in ziploc freezer bags for future meals. This is something I tend to do on the weekends when we’re just relaxing at home.
How to make Chicken Pot Pie Soup
First, cook your chicken. You can use my examples above, or grab a rotisserie chicken for a fast cook idea!
Next, add butter in a skillet with onion, celery and broccoli over medium high heat. This makes your house smell amazing. I love the smell of onions cooking, is that strange?
Add some flour to thicken, then add your broth, cream, milk, chicken and seasonings. Simmer for about 10-15 minutes until heated thoroughly.
While your soup is cooking, prepare the pie crust by cutting it into strips (I used a fancy pastry cutter, but a pizza wheel works too). Bake pie crust strips in a 450 degree oven for about 6-8 minutes, until browned.
Once your soup has thickened, add in the shredded cheese and heat until melted. Serve with pie crust dippers.
This delicious soup takes about 30 minutes, yet tastes like you’ve been cooking all day!
Want to lighten this up?
Take away the heavy cream and substitute with fat free milk. You may want to add in an extra tablespoon of flour to help this soup thicken up.
Another way to cut calories would be to remove the cheese and pie crust dippers. I know. Those pie crust dippers are one of the best parts. But if you don’t make them, you won’t miss them.
What you’ll need for Chicken Pot Pie Soup
Dutch Oven. A good dutch oven is always a great kitchen staple. Perfect for cooking roasts and soups!
Baking Sheet for making pie crust dippers in oven.
1 lb chicken breasts, about 2 cups, cooked and diced (or shredded)
Chicken Broth (or chicken stock)
Heavy whipping cream
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
Salt and Pepper
Cheddar Cheese, shredded
Refrigerated Pie Crust
More Chicken Soup recipes
I love dinner recipes that come together in 30 minutes. Say hello to BBQ Chicken Pizza Soup. We made some Pizza Crust dippers to go with this delicious, hearty soup too!
Get out your slow cooker, this Southwest Chicken Chowder is a fix and forget it dinner recipe! Packed with potatoes, corn and chicken, you’ll love the kick of flavor from the jalapenos, salsa and taco seasoning!
This White Chicken Chili has all the flavor of comfort food, without all the fat! Enjoy a bowl for dinner tonight!!
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- 2 cup chicken, cooked and diced
- 3 Tbsp unsalted butter
- 1/2 yellow onion, diced
- 3 celery stalks, diced
- 1 cup fresh broccoli florets, chopped
- 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 3/4 cup chicken broth
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup milk (I used skim)
- pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1/2 package pie crust (I used Pillsbury), thawed
- In a large pot, melt butter over medium high heat. Add onions, celery and broccoli and cook to soften about 3-5 minutes. Sprinkle with flour and cook an additional minute, stirring constantly. Slowly add broth, milk, cream, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Use a whisk to combine, then add in cooked chicken. Heat over medium heat until warm, about 10-15 minutes.
- To make crust strips, unroll thawed pie crust (for one crust). Cut into strips and lay on parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake in a 450 degree oven for 6-8 minutes, until browned. Remove from oven.
- To assemble, Pour soup into individual ramekins and top with shredded cheese and pieces of pie crust strips. ENJOY!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 484 Total Fat: 37g Saturated Fat: 20g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 14g Cholesterol: 125mg Sodium: 779mg Carbohydrates: 19g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 3g Protein: 20g
Recipe originally published April 17, 2013
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