Frugal Food: Homemade Chicken Pot Pie {Freezer Meal}

I love this Homemade Chicken Pot Pie recipe.  It’s frugal, delicious, and it’s full of veggies for my kids. I have been doing my 50 Freezer Meals in a day cooking and this is one of the freezer meal recipes I use in my menu.

Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Freezer Meal | Happy Money Saver

When I am making this for freezer cooking I will make 3-4 of these at a time and wrap them in foil. They cook up beautifully! If you want to make this a larger meal make your own pie crust, add it to a 9×13 and double the recipe.


Start by gathering all your ingredients you’ll need for your Chicken Pot Pie

Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Freezer Meal | Happy Money Saver

Add chicken and hashbrowns together in a large bowl


Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Freezer Meal | Happy Money Saver


Add the rest of your ingredients into your bowl (peas, carrots, onion)

Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Freezer Meal | Happy Money Saver

Stir in gravy…

Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Freezer Meal | Happy Money Saver

Pour into your ready-made pie crust…

Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Freezer Meal | Happy Money Saver

Place top pie crust and cut breathing holes and bake!

Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Freezer Meal | Happy Money Saver



Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Freezer Meal | Happy Money Saver

So Easy!

5 from 7 votes
Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Freezer Meal | Happy Money Saver
Homemade Chicken Pot Pie
Prep Time
1 hrs 15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
2 hr

This Homemade Chicken Pot Pie is an easy make-ahead meal that can be easily made in bulk and frozen for later! Always a crowd pleaser!

Servings: 2 Pies
Author: Karrie
  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken (I use boneless skinless chicken breasts roasted for one hour @350 in oven covered)
  • in Homemade Gravy made from homemade chicken stock preferred or use Campbells chicken/turkey gravy jar 2
  • piece Top & Bottom Pie Crust (I purchased pre-made ones in the tins for my freezer cooking but you can make this homemade too), 2
  • oz Frozen Hashbrowns 16 . bag diced
  • oz Frozen Peas & Carrots combination 12 . bag
  • cup Onion 1/4 diced small (optional )
  • salt & pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Take pie crusts out of package. If you have purchased the ones in the tins take one tin out and thaw on counter. Turn the second tin upside down as it thaws.
  3. While that it thawing mix together in a large bowl the shredded chicken, hashbrowns, peas & carrots, onion (opt) and gravy.
  4. Add salt & pepper to taste.
  5. When pie crust has thawed (15 minutes usually) add pot pie ingredients into pie tin with crust.
  6. Then take the upside down crust and gently place it on top of the pie carefully. Spread it out and pinch the two pie crusts together on the seams.
  7. Poke a few holes with a knife or fork on top of pie.
  8. Cover and FREEZE if you want this as a freezer meal, or place in oven at 350 degrees and cook for 35-45 minutes until top is golden brown and you can hear the inside is bubbling.

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Frugal Food: Homemade Chicken Pot Pie {Freezer Meal} was last modified: January 14th, 2017 by Karrie

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  1. You are a genious! This looks so delicious and its easy. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Can you direct me to the post of your old chicken pot pie recipe (the one with the flaky crust)? I make it all the time and see that you changed the recipe. It’s the best pot pie ever and I can’t lose that recipe! I’ll write it down so I will never have to bother you again. It’s such an amazing recipe and my family very much depends on it. Thank you!

    • Sure Patti, here is the link to that one: I have made that one and it is delicious too. However it was a bit time consuming to do everything from scratch, so I found some alternatives to making this easier for my own recipe. But if you love to do totally 100% homemade by all means that is one of the best recipes I have found for pot pie.

      • It is the best for 100% homemade. I certainly understand needing simplicity (running after 2 young kids). Thank you, thank you for this recipe and your timely response. You are the best!

        • Hi Patti…..We cannot retrieve the Chicken Pot Pie (from scratch) Recipe from the link that was given in Jan. 2013. If you have it, can you provide it for those of us who want it ?. Rose ([email protected])

      • I used to go to Dream Dinners and fell in love with the freezer to table meals. However I now try to use local foods, grass fed meat and trying to get away from all those additives. I
        am at the stage of choosing recipes. When I clicked on the link for the 100% home made pot pies above – I got a coming soon place holder. Where could I find that recipe?

        • Happy.MoneySaver says:

          Sorry that recipe is not up anymore!

        • Hi Ruth….I also was hoping to get the Chicken Pot Pie (from scratch) Recipe. It seems that Patti was able to get it in 2013….Maybe she’ll provide it for those of us who want it.
          Hoping…..Rose ([email protected])

      • I was a total dork and cooked the pot pie though I’m needing to freeze them. For some reason in my mind I thought I needed to cook them before freezing so it wouldn’t ave to cook as long.. UGH!!! Is it ok to freeze even though I cooked them? If so how long should they cooked after thawing?

        • Happy.MoneySaver says:

          No worries! Follow the same directions because it still needs to fully heat through but watch the top of the pie. You may want to broil it for the last minute to get that crispy top again!

  3. I never really thought about making two and freezing one. I use cream of (whatever soup I have) for the gravy and I also add leftover cooked rice if I have it. My husband and 17 year-old LOVE it.

  4. Charity says:

    Do you change the cook time for the frozen version at all? Thanks for the tips, we are making pot pie #1 tonight and pot pie #2 is in the freezer!

  5. Judy Chalmers says:

    I am interested in making homemade meals to freese. Can you freeze something with potatoes in?

  6. Is there any special instructions for baking a frozen meal after freezing. Do you is there any thawing time? Does it go directly into the oven and how long do you bake. Is it the regular baking time? Thanks.

  7. I was also wondering if there was any special directions cooking it after frozen?

  8. How much gravy do you add? I bought the cans (that is all there was) and I’m unsure of the amount.. unless I missed that. I’m cooking this today.. right now :)… for my sister before she has her first baby (along with THREE of your other delicious meals!) and I am just unsure of the amount. Thank you!

    • I add enough gravy to make it feel like its holds together nicely but not too runny. I think I have done one jar/can of gravy for one pie. Hope it turned out for you, sorry I wasn’t online yesterday.

  9. Maria Jeslis says:

    If frozen still cook at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes?

  10. Marissa T. says:

    Does this recipe only make one pie or two? Sounds yummy and want to make one to eat and one to freeze.

  11. What is the time limit (how many weeks) can these stay in the freezer before use? Also, what do you store yours in to keep the freezer burn taste away? Thanks!

  12. Hi Karrie! Can’t wait to try the freezer meals. For the pot pies, how do you make your homemade gravy? Thanks again! You’re an inspiration!

  13. I wanted to say thank you for this recipe!!! I made 2 last night and they are almost gone. My husband even ate it for breakfast this morning because it was sooooo good. I love your blog:)

  14. This looks awesome! I think I’m going to make these in handpies so I can grab as many servings as I need (we have family coming and going, so I’m never sure exactly how many will show for dinner).

  15. Suzanne C says:

    Hi! This recipe looks delish. I’m just getting into freezer meals, so I wanted to ask: do you thaw the hashbrowns, then refreeze them? Thanks!

    • Happy.MoneySaver says:

      Yeah for freezer meals! I keep them frozen for the most part. I need to be able to stir them into the ingredients so I may let them sit for a couple minutes until they are able to combine with the other ingredients. Freezer meals are the best! Here are more freezer meal recipes!

  16. Hi! Great recipe and fantastic blog! Thank for sharing all you do! For my version of this recipe, I decided to make individual pot pies. I used 6-inch foil tins, and homemade crust, quadrupling the Butter-Flaky Pie Crust recipe from

    Here’s the link for the crust:

    For the filling, I used a combo of Cambell’s Cream of Chicken Soup and Cream of Celery Soup (1 large can or 2 small cans each) as the “broth base”, stirring those up well. I did not add water, just dumped them in a bowl and mixed. Next, I added one 2lb bag of frozen mixed veggies, about 3 cups of cooked, diced chicken, and about 2 cups of barley that I pre-cooked to about halfway to finished, then drained. Added onion, a little sea salt, black pepper, a dash of cayenne and a bit of dill.

    I was able to make 8 6-inch pies with those filling quantities, and have enough crust dough left over for 8 more pies.

    Thanks again! LOVE your site!!!

  17. I made this earlier in the week and it was so easy and delicious. I used the boxes of refrigerated pie crusts, but instead of making one large pie, I cut the crusts into quarters and made turnovers. One batch of the filling makes about 10-12 turnovers (3 boxes of crusts). They cook up about 10-15 minutes quicker and are easier to divide up as leftovers, especially if you want to take it in for lunch the next day.

  18. Quick question on your home made pot pie can you make them into individual pot pies instead of whole pies i know you have the other link for individual but that is for a different recipe i want to use yours here but into small one for the hubs to take to work since hes the one that wants them. Can you explain how you would change this recipe to fit the individual ones pls

    • Happy.MoneySaver says:

      The filling recipe usually makes about two whole pies. I would make the filling in a large bowl. Then I would cut the crust into quarters (or into whatever size pans you already have!) and then divide the filling among the pie shells. It should be very easy to put together! 🙂

  19. This was very good. Thanks for the recipe. I didn’t have any jar gravy so I made my own with bullion cubes. Thanks to this great recipe I’ve been able to give 2 of them as get well wishes. Thanks again.

  20. Christinky says:

    Hi there! Love your site!!
    I made these two chicken pot pies last night and put them in my freezer. (This is my first freezer meal)
    I am a little to excited about trying it out so I think I will make one for dinner tonight.
    My question is, should I try to thaw a pie in the refridgerator or can I cook it from the freezer directly?

    Thanks so much!

    • Happy.MoneySaver says:

      You can cook it from the freezer directly but it does take more time. I would put it in the refrigerator so it can thaw and then cook time will be a lot shorter!

      • Christinky says:

        Thank you! I put it in the fridge on my lunch break and ended up cooking it that night for an hour and 15 minutes. It was delicious!! I changed your recipie and used fresh organic veggies instead of frozen and it turned out great. I know you are such a huge fan of fresh organic so I didn’t think you’d mind ;-D
        It was so pretty I even took a pic lol.

  21. What is the calorie count for this recipe?

  22. Dawn Mayer says:

    These look wonderful and very do-able for me. These meals are going to be what I make for several people on my Christmas list. While many of my relatives are into their late 70’s I worry they are not eating really nutritious meals. They don’t have the energy and cooking is just something that my Aunt’s want to do anymore. Not that I blame them…they have been cooking for 65 + years! I’ll make them in small individual sizes they can take out in the morning and thaw for dinner time. Throw in a salad and some bread it’s a nice easy meal for them and piece of mind for me when I can’t get by and check on them. Thank you for these!

  23. I just made this tonight. Amazing! I will be making several more and freezing. Thanks for a great recipe.

  24. I think I will make up the filling and freeze it in freezer bags, then add it to a crust when I want to cook one. Thank you for the recipe, sounds great.

  25. Heather Able says:

    This website is my happy place. I can’t wait to make everything on here!! I have chicken taquitos in the oven now. My six-year old who is VERY picky and hardly eats a thing, loves those taquitos! On another note, I messed up when I made the chicken pot pie. I thought I did everything right, I baked it (frozen) and it took forever (90 minutes, maybe?). I sliced into and it was all watery. ugh. We all ate it, except the six-year old. I used my own homemade chicken stock. What did I do wrong? It wasn’t creamy. I missed something.

    • Happy.MoneySaver says:

      I am so sorry! The only thing I can think of is your hash browns. Once I used frozen hash browns and they had been in my freezer for a while. They had a lot of ice crystals which made it watery. Hopefully it was a one time thing and next time will be better! 🙂

  26. Crystal says:

    How long can these stay frozen in the freezer before they have to be used?


  27. So good! I made this a few nights ago and it was very good! I’m not a big onion fan, so I’ll be cutting back on that next time, but it was still delicious. I’ve tried three of your recipes so far and they’ve all been incredible. I have some others that I made and are sitting in my freezer waiting to be devoured. It’s been an exciting week trying all of them 🙂 I can’t wait to try some more!

  28. Gina Gentry says:

    Hi! Do you use a regular pie shell or a deep dish? 🙂

  29. if I’m going to use homemade gravy, how much should I put in? I’m not sure how much is in two cans of it… Thanks!

  30. You can still access the homemade recipe by using the internet archive. Try this link, which is a snapshot of the page in Feb 2013:

  31. I’m having trouble finding the top and bottom pie crusts…am I missing something? Thank you!

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