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Chicken Pot Pie Soup Recipe, a Big Bowl of Comfort

Chick­en Pot Pie Soup is a deli­cious savory, creamy soup stud­ded with chunks of chick­en, pota­toes, car­rots and peas. 

chicken pot pie soup in a bowl with puff pastry sticks
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The broth is infused with onion and gar­lic, plus fla­vor­ful herbs. It’s the per­fect warm com­fort food hug on a win­ter night. 

Our kids have always loved pot pies. When all 5 of them were younger and still at home, it was actu­al­ly a big treat when I would buy frozen pot pies to have for din­ner. lol Back then we could usu­al­ly get them 4 for $1, so it was an eco­nom­i­cal meal, too.

Over the years, I have learned to make a few dif­fer­ent ver­sions of pot pie and they are always met with wel­come ooohs and aahhhhs. 

But, the truth is, when I am in a hur­ry to put a meal on the table, stop­ping to make pie crust and con­struct a com­plete pot pie isn’t in the cards.

chicken pot pie soup in a bowl with puff pastry sticks

Luck­i­ly, you can achieve all the same savory deli­cious­ness found in a pot pie by turn­ing it into a quick 30 minute soup. 

Chick­en Pot Pie Soup is hearty and sat­is­fy­ing and this recipe will leave you with left­overs for tomor­row’s lunches!

Chick­en Pot Pie Soup is also easy to make as a gluten-free, dairy-free meal, so you can pro­vide a healthy option for those on restrict­ed diets.

chicken pot pie soup in a pot

The Ingredients

  • Chick­en — This recipe calls for 4 large, pre-cooked bone­less skin­less chick­en breasts. I love batch cook­ing chick­en and hav­ing it the freez­er for quick meal fix­es. I have two recipes that work per­fect­ly for this. Slow Cook­er Chick­en Breasts and Per­fect Baked Chick­en Breasts. Choose a dif­fer­ent cut of chick­en if that’s your pref­er­ence. And, if you don’t have pre-cooked chick­en in the freez­er, you could just as eas­i­ly use a rotis­serie chick­en from the store with great results. 
  • Pota­toes — I peel the pota­toes. It def­i­nite­ly isn’t nec­es­sary. Your fam­i­ly pref­er­ence should be the decid­ing fac­tor. I feel like pota­toes are as inte­gral to pot pie as the chick­en, though. So don’t skip this ingre­di­ent. It is impor­tant that the pota­toes be cut into 1″ or small­er chunks to be sure they cook through in 30 minutes. 
  • Car­rots — I scrub them, but don’t peel them. Again, it’s a mat­ter of pref­er­ence. You do you. Slice the car­rots into 1/8″ rounds.
  • Onion — I use a large red. Yel­low or white will be deli­cious, too.
  • Milk or Dairy-Free Milk — This choice will depend on who you’re cook­ing for. If you can use dairy milk, that’s awe­some. If not, use a thick and creamy dairy-free alter­na­tive like my Cashew Coconut Milk. It’s what I use in this recipe and it’s scrump­tious! Almond Milk is also a good choice.
  • Chick­en Stock — be sure your brand is gluten-free if that’s needed.
  • Frozen Peas (Or frozen green beans, if you pre­fer. You could use canned green beans but the col­or is not as vibrant and they are too mushy for my taste.)
  • Sea­son­ings & Herbs — I use home­made chick­en bouil­lon (Again, use your favorite and check for gluten-free if need­ed.), minced gar­lic, bay leaves and poul­try sea­son­ing.
  • Arrow­root — This is for thick­en­ing. You can use corn­starch if that’s what you have on hand. I was going for a com­plete­ly gluten/­grain-free dish and arrow­root was in the pantry, so that was my choice.
chicken bouillon powder in an apothecary jar with a Tablespoon of chicken stock powder spilling out onto the concrete counter top. There is a turquoise stoneware pitcher, a philedendron and and turqupise and white striped kitchen towel in the background

A Note About Bouillon

My all-time favorite bouil­lon used to be Bet­ter than Bouil­lon Chick­en base. None of the ingre­di­ents list­ed should tech­ni­cal­ly have gluten. How­ev­er, the com­pa­ny states it is made in a plant where wheat prod­ucts are processed. There­fore, they can’t cer­ti­fy it as gluten-free. If you’re high­ly sen­si­tive to gluten, it is not a good option for you. 

I got real­ly frus­trat­ed search­ing for afford­able gluten free chick­en bouil­lon that actu­al­ly tast­ed good. And so, I devel­oped my own and that is what I use reg­u­lar­ly, now. I’m so pleased with this deli­cious veg­an and gluten free chick­en bouil­lon pow­der. I hope you’ll try it, too.

You may also already have a favorite gluten-free bouil­lon. Absolute­ly use it in this recipe and adjust the amount to suit your tastes and spe­cif­ic brand. Your taste buds will tell you how much you need.

Homemade Cashew Coconut Milk, dairy-free and sugar-free, in a pitcher and in a glass

Choosing a Dairy Alternative

Can I use ANY dairy alter­na­tive in place of the milk?

If your soup is to be dairy free as well as gluten free, choose a dairy alter­na­tive with a neu­tral fla­vor. While coconut milk would add a thick, creamy tex­ture, the coconut fla­vor will be more notice­able in the soup.

Instead, select almond milk or cashew milk or my cashew coconut milk which has lim­it­ed coconut so no fla­vor chang­ing issues.

I don’t rec­om­mend oat milk in dish­es that will be cooked as the oat­meal used to make it actu­al­ly begins to cook and cre­ate a cereal/porridge texture.

What To Serve With Chicken Pot Pie Soup

puff pastry sticks for dipping in soup

Since the soup does­n’t have the pie crust we enjoy in a pot pie, some sort of bread side is always good.You can see in the pic­tures that I went super-sim­ple with my sides, this time. 

I used one sheet of puff pas­try, brushed it with melt­ed but­ter and then cut it into short strips. I baked them at 400° for around 10–12 min­utes until they were browned and crispy. They were crisp and flaky like a pie crust and the per­fect soup “dip­pers”. They were NOT gluten free, though.

I have since dis­cov­ered this recipe for gluten free puff pas­try and am anx­ious to give it a try, next time.

Bis­cuits would be anoth­er nat­ur­al side with this homey, deli­cious meal. Check out my Easy Bis­cuit recipe to have home­made bread quick and easy for any meal.

Anoth­er great side for soup is a sim­ple green sal­ad or some crunchy veg­gie sticks. This Kale Sal­ad with Apple and But­ter­nut would be fab­u­lous, too!

Kale Apple and Butternut Salad in a white serving bowl

AND…Every great soup sup­per needs a deli­cious­ly sim­ple dessert! I think these McDon­ald’s Choco­late Chip Cook­ies would be the per­fect way to end a meal of Chick­en Pot Pie Soup. Grab the recipe on the One Sweet Har­mo­ny blog.

Or how about com­fort food in a cook­ie?!!! These Molasses Cook­ies from Lau­ra, over at Lit­tle House Big Alas­ka would be a scrump­tious fin­ish to a Chick­en Pot Pie Soup din­ner. As, would this fab­u­lous fruit stud­ded Keto Bread Pud­ding from Zuzana at Low Carb No Carb.

Are you look­ing for more clas­sic chick­en soup recipes? Check out this recipe for Chick­en and Dumplings on the blog at Lit­tle House Big Alaska.

chicken pot pie soup in a stainless steel pot

How to Make Chicken Pot Pie Soup

  1. Peel pota­toes and cut into 1″ cubes.
  2. Slice the car­rots into 1/8″ rounds.
  3. Shred or chop pre-cooked chicken.
  4. Mince the onion and saute it in the cook­ing oil, in a deep stock pot, for 3 or 4 min­utes until it begins to soft­en and be aromatic.
  5. Add in the cubed pota­toes and carrots.
  6. Pour the chick­en stock and the milk of your choice into the pan over the vegetables.
  7. Stir in the bouil­lon, minced gar­lic, bay leaves and poul­try seasoning.
  8. Bring the pot to a boil and then reduce to medi­um heat.  You may want to stir occa­sion­al­ly as the pot comes to a boil to make sure noth­ing is sticking.
  9. Allow the mix­ture to cook over medi­um heat until the pota­toes are fork-tender.
  10. Whisk the arrow­root pow­der (or corn­starch) into the 1/2 cup of cold water.  Pour the slur­ry into the soup pot and stir to combine.
  11. The soup will begin to thick­en in just a minute or two.
  12. Shut off the heat and stir in the frozen peas.  The heat of the soup will be enough to warm them and they will retain their bright green color.
  13. Serve with bis­cuits, puff pas­try sticks or even a green sal­ad on the side.

The Recipe

I hope you get a chance to make a batch of my scrump­tious Chick­en Pot Pie Soup, this week­end. Share it with the peo­ple you love and be blessed, my friend! 

And, if you do get a chance to make it and find that it’s a soup you real­ly enjoy, I hope you’ll come back and tell me in a com­ment on this post. Please also con­sid­er leav­ing a 5 star rat­ing when you leave a comment. 

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Chicken Pot Pie Soup


  • Author: Glen­da Embree
  • Total Time: 40 min­utes
  • Yield: 10-12 serv­ings 1x

Description

A hearty, sat­is­fy­ing meal in one com­fort food bowl!  Every­thing you love about Chick­en Pot Pie with­out the extra work of pie crust.  You can whip this up quick­ly, even on busy week­nights.  It’s sure to become a fam­i­ly favorite!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 large red onion
  • 1 Table­spoon cook­ing oil ( I use avo­ca­do oil.)
  • 4 large pre-cooked bone­less skin­less chick­en breasts (around 3 lbs)
  • 3 lbs of rus­set pota­toes, peeled and cut into 1″ cubes
  • 1 lb car­rots, sliced into 1/8″ thick rounds
  • 1 qt (4 cups) chick­en stock
  • 3 cups dairy milk, almond milk or oth­er alter­na­tive dairy milk
  • 1-2 Table­spoons home­made Chick­en Bouil­lon Pow­der (or your favorite gluten-free bouil­lon), to taste
  • 1 Table­spoon minced garlic
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1 tea­spoon poul­try seasoning
  • 2 cups frozen peas (or frozen green beans if you prefer)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 Table­spoons arrow­root pow­der (or corn starch)
  • salt and pep­per, to taste

Instructions

  1. Peel pota­toes and cut into 1″ cubes.
  2. Slice the car­rots into 1/8″ rounds.
  3. Shred or chop pre-cooked chicken.
  4. Mince the onion and saute it in the cook­ing oil, in a deep stock pot, for 3 or 4 min­utes until it begins to soft­en and be aromatic.
  5. Add in the cubed pota­toes and carrots.
  6. Pour the chick­en stock and the milk (or almond milk or dairy alter­na­tive milk) into the pan over the vegetables.
  7. Stir in the home­made chick­en bouil­lon, minced gar­lic, bay leaves and poul­try seasoning.
  8. Bring the pot to a boil and then reduce to medi­um heat.  You may want to stir occa­sion­al­ly as the pot comes to a boil to make sure noth­ing is sticking.
  9. Allow the mix­ture to cook over medi­um heat until the pota­toes are fork-tender.
  10. Whisk the arrow­root pow­der (or corn­starch) into the 1/2 cup of cold water.  Pour the slur­ry into the soup pot and stir to combine.
  11. The soup will begin to thick­en in just a minute or two.
  12. Shut off the heat and stir in the frozen peas.  The heat of the soup will be enough to warm them and they will retain their bright green color.
  13. Taste the fin­ished soup one last time and add salt and pep­per as needed.
  14. Serve with bis­cuits, puff pas­try sticks or even a green sal­ad on the side.
  • Prep Time: 10 min­utes
  • Cook Time: 30 min­utes
  • Cat­e­go­ry: Soup, Chick­en
  • Method: stove top
  • Cui­sine: Amer­i­can

Key­words: soup, pot pie, chicken

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23 thoughts on “Chicken Pot Pie Soup Recipe, a Big Bowl of Comfort”

  1. What a great recipe! I love the idea of ‘pot pie’ but then hate the tex­ture of when things get sog­gy. With this soup, I was able to have all the fla­vor and none of that! it was exact­ly how I want my pot pie from here on out.

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