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Jan 14, 2022

Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie

This slow cooker chicken pot pie is an easy and almost hands-free way to create chicken pot pie for a crowd. 

Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie slice.


This is an easy and delicious recipe for chicken pot pie for a crowd without having to make a roux or spend much time at the stove.

Whole chicken pieces cook in the slow cooker with the filling and are shredded just before adding the crust and baking in the oven. To make this chicken pot pie even easier to create, use a good store-bought pie crust. 

I'm a huge fan of the flavors of chicken pot pie, including in chicken pot pie soup, and even Mexican chicken pie

Ingredients you will need to make slow cooker chicken pot pie:


Use bone in chicken thighs with the skin removed. I freeze the chicken skin to make cracklings later. You can also save them in the freezer until you have enough to make schmaltz (rendered chicken fat). 

Vegetables and herbs:

You will need onions, garlic, celery, carrots, and frozen peas. For the herbs, you will need bay leaves, dried thyme, and fresh parsley. 


Chicken broth and dry white wine. 

Additional ingredients:

Instant tapioca for thickening the broth, heavy cream, and soy sauce for umami. Plus, salt and pepper. 

To top the pie, you will need a package of two prepared pie crusts (I used Pillsbury). 

Collage of rolling out the dough and the baked pie.

How to make chicken pot pie with the slow cooker:

This chicken pot pie requires just 10 minutes of sautéing the aromatics and then everything, including bone-in chicken thighs, goes in the slow cooker to finish cooking. 

First, heat some oil in a large skillet and cook diced onions, minced garlic, salt, and dried thyme until the onions are translucent, about 10 minutes. Add some dry white wine and then cook a minute or two. Pour the mixture into a 6 to 7 quart slow cooker. 

Next, add the chicken broth, carrots, soy sauce, tapioca, bay leaves, and salt and pepper, and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours. 

Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie slice plated.

Once the filling is cooked, stir in the peas, fresh parsley, and heavy cream and pour the mixture into a 9 inch by 13 inch baking dish. 

To prepare the crust, lay one of the pie crust rounds on your work surface, brush half of it with water and lay the other crust over the wet part, and then roll the two pieces together with a rolling pin to form one pie crust dough rectangle, about 15 inches by 11 inches. 

Place the crust over the filling, crimp the edges, and bake in a 425 degree F oven for about 25 minutes. 

Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie serving.

This recipe makes 8 generous servings. If you have leftovers, you can reheat them, uncovered, in a 325 degree F oven for 20 to 30 minutes. 

Welcome to our #NationalSlowCookerMonth Celebration! 

January is National Slow Cooker Month and this week we are celebrating all things slow cooker! We have delicious recipes from across the country to fill your meal plans with delicious slow cooker recipes!

Crock pot chicken pie serving in a bowl.

Recipe adapted from The Best Slow and Easy Recipes

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  1. My husband is the biggest pot pie fan but I'd never have thought it could be made in a slow cooker. Genius!

  2. Pot pie is always welcome around here. I have never made it in a slowcooker. Will have to try this.

    1. I hadn't either. Now it's my new favorite method.

  3. Seriously, you just made comfort food even easier!! Love the flavors and ease of this recipe.

  4. Delicious pot pie in a slow cooker is amazing! I never thought about this idea. Very delicious meal Karen!

  5. This is one of my family's favorite comfort foods! I bet cooking the filling in the slow cooker makes it even more flavorful and delicious!

  6. I love that this was made in the slow cooker! Sounds amazing!


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