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Creamy Crock Pot Chicken Pot Pie is the perfect pick-me-up. With tender chicken, plenty of veggies, and easy shortcut biscuit topping, it’s the perfect no-fuss recipe for busy weeknights.

Healthy Crockpot Chicken Pot Pie Filling in a bowl topped with biscuits

In any season, comfort food favorites like Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings, Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup, and Chicken Pot Pie are comfort foods that speak to my soul.

Over the years, I’ve fine-tuned a few tricks to lighten up my favorite cozy recipes so I can enjoy them on repeat all year long without sacrificing any of their signature, hug-you-from-the-inside flavor.

This easy crock pot chicken pot pie with biscuits is one of my favorites.

It has the same comfort factor of a classic chicken pot pie, combined with the ease of the slow cooker.

A slow cooker filled with shredded meat, veggies, and a creamy, savory sauce

5 Star Review

“Simple & delicious! I was surprised how rich it tasted for being “healthier!” Everything was straightforward and easy to follow.”

— Colleen —

Why You’ll Love Crock Pot Chicken Pot Pie

Loosely based on my favorite pot pies like Turkey Pot Pie and Chicken and Biscuits, this recipe has all the qualities needed to be the BEST crock pot chicken pot pie.

  • Low Fuss. Minimal chopping thanks to a mix of fresh AND frozen veggies. The fresh vegetables give the pot pie a from-scratch flavor, and the frozen save you time chopping.
  • Time-saving. Skip the roux. Instead, I opt for a blend of cornstarch, butter, and milk to thicken everything right in the slow cooker. (I use a similar trick for this Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings.)
  • Healthy. No cream or canned soups here! This recipe cuts down fat and calories by using just enough butter and milk to make the sauce rich and creamy.

Ready to walk into the kitchen and find a comforting meal waiting for you in the slow cooker?

Let’s make crock pot chicken pot pie!

A bowl of quick and easy crock pot chicken pot pie with biscuits

How to Make Crock Pot Chicken Pot Pie

Fresh ingredients meet freezer staples in this simple chicken pot pie recipe that tastes like anything but a shortcut.


The Ingredients

  • Chicken Breasts. Juicy chicken breasts stay perfectly tender when slow-cooked in the creamy sauce. Because of their mild taste, they are the ideal vessel for all the other bold flavors in this dish. Plus, they’re low in calories and high in protein. If you like, you can use chicken thighs (like I do in Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore).
  • Onion + Celery. Create a simple mirepoix, the core base for a pot pie filling.

TIP!

Don’t skip sautéing the veggies. While I appreciate a good dump-and-go crock pot recipe as much as the next person, giving the fresh veggies a quick sauté enhances this recipe’s overall depth of flavor. It’s worth the extra dirty dish. I promise!

  • Seasonings. Classic poultry herbs (thyme and sage).
  • Butter + Milk + Cornstarch. Instead of a more complex roux with flour, I used a mixture of butter, milk, and cornstarch to thicken the pot pie filling directly in the slow cooker.
  • Frozen Veggies. The ultimate easy and fast addition. Pick your favorite mixture, and toss them in! I keep it simple with peas and carrots. Frozen green beans or corn would also be nice options.
  • Mushrooms. If you have not made a crock pot chicken pot pie with mushrooms before, you’re missing out. They give an intense, savory flavor to the dish.

Market Swap

If someone in your house isn’t a fan of mushrooms, you can omit them and use additional frozen vegetables instead.

Adore mushrooms? Try this Vegetarian Pot Pie with mushrooms next!

  • Biscuits. For a traditional, cozy pot pie flavor, top your dish with golden, fluffy biscuits. For a 100% from-scratch experience make my Easy Drop Biscuits. If you want a shortcut, however, store-bought refrigerated biscuits work well. See the box below for more topping ideas.

What to Top a Chicken Pot Pie With

We adore this recipe with the biscuits, but it’s not the only way to enjoy it! Here are a few more fun ideas:

  • Egg Noodles. For a twist inspired by this Chicken Stroganoff, serve this crock pot chicken pot pie with egg noodles. Omit the biscuits, then scoop the filling over the top of the cooked noodles instead.
  • Pie Crust. If you prefer, you can swap the biscuits for pie crust (hello, Darn Good Whole Wheat Pie Crust). Roll out the pie crust, cut it into shapes with cookie cutters or biscuit cutters, then lightly brush it with an egg wash. Bake on a parchment-lined baking sheet at 350 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes until golden and crisp.
  • Puff Pastry. You can also try swapping the biscuits for puff pastry. Roll out a sheet of thawed frozen puff pastry, and cut it into your desired shapes. Brush each piece lightly with an egg wash. Bake on a parchment-lined baking sheet at 400 degrees F just until you see they are puffed up and lightly browned, about 10 to 15 minutes, depending upon how large you cut them.
  • Bisquick. If you want to make crockpot chicken pot pie with Bisquick biscuits, those certainly work here.
A creamy, hearty mixture of meat and veggies in a slow cooker

The Directions

  1. Add the chicken breasts to the slow cooker. Sauté the fresh vegetables with the herbs, and transfer the mixture to the slow cooker.
  2. Pour in the broth, cover, and cook until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F, about 2 hours on high or 3 to 4 hours on low. Remove chicken and chop or shred.
  3. Heat the milk and butter until melted, then whisk in the cornstarch. Pour the mixture into the slow cooker. Return the chicken to the slow cooker, cover, and cook on high until thickened. Stir in the frozen vegetables, and let cook until warmed.
  4. While the pot pie finishes, prepare your biscuits or other desired topping. Serve hot with desired toppings, and ENJOY!
Easy crock pot chicken pot pie with biscuits and vegetables

Storage Tips

  • To Store. To store chicken pot pie, place the filling an airtight storage container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Store the biscuits at room temperature.
  • To Reheat. Gently reheat the leftover filling in a baking dish in the oven at 350 degrees F until warmed through, topping with fresh biscuits. You can also rewarm this dish in this microwave.
  • To Freeze. Place leftover pot pie filling in an airtight freezer-safe storage container in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Meal Prep Tip

Chop all your vegetables up to 3 days in advance, and store them in the refrigerator. You can saute the onion and celery mixture up to 1 day in advance, storing it in the refrigerator.

A bowl of healthy crock pot chicken pot pie with a biscuit

What to Serve with Crock Pot Chicken Pot Pie

While this is a delicious all-in-one meal, here are a few ideas for what you could serve with it:

A bowl with a creamy, healthy, and easy dinner recipe with biscuits

You might be tired of cold weather (I know I am), but you’ll never ever tire of crock pot chicken pot pie.

If you try this recipe, please take a moment to let me know how it goes! Your comments and star ratings are so important.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Make Chicken Pot Pie Dairy Free?

Sure! You can swap the milk and butter for your favorite dairy free alternatives.

Is Crock Pot Chicken Pot Pie Gluten Free?

Yes! If you make the recipe without the biscuits, this recipe is completely gluten free. Serve instead with your favorite gluten free biscuits, rolls, or bread.

Can I Use Flour Instead of Cornstarch to Thicken the Gravy?

I have not tried thickening this crock pot chicken pot pie without cornstarch before, so it would be an experiment. I suspect it could work, though. If you decide to give it a try, let me know how it goes.

Can I Make Crock Pot Chicken Pot Pie with Cooked Chicken?

I don’t recommend using leftover cooked chicken in this recipe since it would likely become mushy and overcooked in the slow cooker. If you have leftover chicken you want to use up, try this Chicken Enchilada Skillet.

Crock Pot Chicken Pot Pie

4.60 from 32 votes
Crockpot Chicken Pot Pie with biscuits has all the comfort of a thick and creamy chicken pot pie filling, made easy in the slow cooker. No pie crust needed!

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 4 hours 30 minutes
Total: 4 hours 45 minutes

Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients
  

FOR THE POT PIE:

  • 1 1/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion chopped
  • 10 ounces sliced cremini mushrooms optional
  • 3 stalks celery chopped
  • 1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry rubbed sage
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 2/3 cup milk any kind you like; I used skim
  • 2 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 12-ounce bag frozen mixed vegetables

FOR THE TOPPERS

  • 6 Easy Drop Biscuits or refrigerated homestyle biscuits or your favorite biscuit recipe; puff pastry cut into rounds or pie crust cut into rounds (see blog post for ideas)
  • Chopped fresh parsley or thyme optional

Instructions
 

  • Arrange the chicken breasts in a single layer in the bottom of a 5-quart or larger crock pot. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon black pepper.
  • In a large skillet or Dutch oven, heat the oil over medium. Add the onion, mushrooms, celery, garlic powder, remaining 3/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Sauté until the onions soften and the mushrooms begin to brown, about 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in the thyme and sage. Transfer to the slow cooker.
  • Add the broth. Cover and cook until chicken is cooked through and reaches 165° on an instant-read thermometer, 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours on high or 3 to 4 hours on low (the time will vary based on your crock pot; check a bit early to avoid overcooking if yours tends to run hot; if it’s a bit slower, don’t be afraid to add more time if the chicken isn’t done).
  • Remove chicken from the slow cooker. Chop or shred and set aside.
  • Place the milk and butter in a large, microwave-safe liquid measuring cup or mixing bowl. Heat in the microwave until the butter melts (you can also heat the milk and butter in a medium saucepan on the stove). Whisk in the cornstarch, then pour the liquid into the slow cooker.
  • Stir in the chicken. Cover and cook on high for an additional 30 minutes to thicken. Stir in the frozen vegetables (no need to thaw them first). Cover and cook for 10 additional minutes to warm through. Taste and adjust the seasoning as desired. I added a pinch more black pepper.
  • While the pot pie finishes cooking, preheat the oven and bake the biscuits according to the directions (see blog post for tips to use puff pastry or pie crust).
  • To serve, spoon the filling into serving bowls. Top with a hot biscuit and chopped parsley or thyme as desired. Enjoy immediately.

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Notes

  • TO STORE: To store chicken pot pie, place the filling an airtight storage container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Store the biscuits at room temperature.
  • TO REHEAT: Gently reheat the leftover filling in a baking dish in the oven at 350 degrees F until warmed through, topping with fresh biscuits. You can also rewarm this dish in this microwave.
  • TO FREEZE: Place leftover pot pie filling in an airtight freezer-safe storage container in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • TO MAKE AHEAD: Chop all your vegetables up to 3 days in advance, and store them in the refrigerator. You can saute the onion and celery mixture up to 1 day in advance, storing it in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

Serving: 1(of 6); about 1 heaping cup, without biscuitCalories: 255kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 25gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 71mgPotassium: 829mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 3169IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 73mgIron: 1mg

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  1. I made this today exactly as written and it was SO GOOD!!!! Love the ease of using biscuits instead of worrying about a crust, and the “filling” from the crockpot was creamy and so tasty!! I’m already excited for leftovers for lunch tomorrow! Definitely will make again!5 stars

    1. I’m so pleased to hear that the recipe was a hit, Courtney! Thank you for sharing this kind review!

  2. Hi! Rachael here. I have a question…
    Is 1/4 cup cornstarch correct? I followed the recipe to a T, but when I made the slurry, it turned into a big gloopy glob! So I added quite a bit more milk and I’m hoping it’ll be okay. Curious your thoughts on this. Thanks! :)

    1. Hi Rachael! Yes, that is the correct amount. You can certainly use less if you prefer, but the filling won’t be as thick. I hope you enjoyed the recipe!

      1. Hi Jenn! I’m sorry to hear you had trouble with the slurry. I didn’t have this problem when testing it out. I’m not sure what factors could result in some having their slurry clump up and others don’t. To fix this you can simple add a little liquid to the cornstarch first, making almost like a paste, then whisking that into the recipe of the liquid. Or you can push it through a sieve to help remove any clumps. Hope this helps!

  3. Is it really necessary to cook the celery & onion before adding to the crockpot? I feel like that takes some of the “easy” out of a crockpot recipe. I prefer to dump & go. Thanks!

    1. Sonya, cooking them first really really improves the flavor, especially of the onion, which when not sauteed can take over. I find the extra step is definitely worth it in the long run, even though I love a good dump and go as much as the next person. For a dump and go, check out this recipe: https://www.wellplated.com/slow-cooker-honey-garlic-chicken/

      1. Simple & delicious! I was surprised how rich it tasted for being “healthier!” Everything was straightforward and easy to follow. Very yummy served with biscuits!!5 stars

          1. Hi Erin! Would you make any adjustments using lean ground turkey instead of chicken breasts? I’m wondering if the ground turkey wouldn’t overcook in the crockpot…Thanks!

          2. Hi Karen! I’m sorry but I do not think that would work. I’d try turkey breast if wanting to use turkey. Hope this helps!

  4. Hi! This sounds delicious. Quick question…can I thicken the sauce with flour? How much should I use? My store was out of corn starch!

    1. Hi Rebecca! I’ve only tested the recipe with cornstarch, so I’m afraid I can’t offer any specific advice. If you do decide to experiment with it, I’d love to hear how it goes! You could also try this Chicken and Biscuits recipe, which uses flour as a thickener.

  5. Delicious.  Made it exactly to the recipe.  I even tried the mixer to shred the chicken and you are totally right, it worked perfectly…so much better than my chasing the chicken around with 2 forks.  Very satisfying meal and very easy to make.5 stars

  6. This was amazing. I didn’t even have celery, mushrooms or sage and it still came out fantastic. Used puff pastry hack for the biscuits.

    Easy, delicious – everyone loved it. I’ve already made it twice.5 stars

  7. This is delicious! It’s so easy to make as a weeknight meal and its perfect as the weather starts cooling off. I made it with pillsbury rolls and the whole thing was delicious :)5 stars

  8. Hi Erin! If I already have cooked shredded chicken prepared, what changes in procedure would you recommend? Love your recipes! Can’t wait to try this one during this cold winter weather!

    1. Hi Chris! I’ve not tested this recipe with cooked chicken so it would be hard to say. Perhaps you’d like this version better https://www.wellplated.com/healthy-chicken-pot-pie/

      1. Thanks, Erin! I did check out your Healthy Chicken Pot Pie recipe, and while it looks great, I think I will try using my already prepared chicken in the crock pot recipe. I’ll let you know how it turns out!!

    1. Hi Susan! Possibly? I haven’t tested it with flour, but it likely might work. If you decide to experiment with it, let me know how it goes!

  9. Just made this, am pretty disappointed. I only have a 4qt crock pot, so I only used 1lb of chicken- since a larger one is specifically mentioned- but the batch doesn’t fill even half of it. Additionally, it has a strange taste and a gritty/filmy texture; I’m assuming something went awry with the corn starch, hopefully because of the less chicken. I would really like to make this again with the correct amount of chicken, to give this recipe a fair shot, but I’m not sure if that would fix my issues. It might just not be for me2 stars

    1. I’m sorry to hear you had trouble with the recipe, Alex. I know it can be so disappointing to try a new recipe and it does not turn out for you. It has worked well for myself (and others) and I wished it would have been a hit for you too. It’s really hard for me to know what went wrong without being in the kitchen with you and have no idea whey you would get that kind of texture.

  10. I feel like this recipe defeats the purpose of a crockpot. Cook veggies beforehand: ok sure, they might get more flavorful with a pan sear, but why not just go the traditional route? Then pull all the chicken out and shred it, leaving it aside for 30 minutes: really easy for the chicken to dry out. Finally, the slurry is way off and chunky: instead of using “any milk” like it says in the recipe, definitely either use water or soy milk. The difference between soy milk and whole milk is leagues apart. The fat content with that much corn starch just creates a cottage cheese texture.

    I see what you were going for with this recipe, but at the end of the day it just overcomplicates things and sacrifices true cooking techniques. I say either go traditional or adjust for full on crock pot set it and forget it. Not this weird in between.2 stars

    1. Sorry to hear that you had trouble with the recipe, Garrett. The amounts, flavorings and timing have worked well for myself (and others) so I wished it would have been a hit for you too! I know it can be so disappointing to try a new recipe and it does not turn out for you.

  11. This turned out great. I did have trouble with the slurry aspect. I think it was because I added it to the melted butter and milk mixture when it was still hot. I strained it and then added a separate slurry made with water. It did the trick! Thank you for the recipe!5 stars

  12. This sounded good BUT the vegetables didn’t get cooked and there was not enough liquid to make sauce!! I added another 1 1/2 cups of broth but that didn’t help with the underdone vegetables even though I let it cook on high for another 30 minutes. Very disappointed.1 star

    1. I’m sorry to hear you had trouble Prim. What size crockpot did you use? I’ve never not had enough liquid between the liquid from the chicken, the broth, milk and butter. How long did you end up cooking this for?

  13. Made this tonight and we really enjoyed it! I made 1 1/2 times the slurry mix because I had extra veggies. I took the easy way out and baked premade biscuits, and it was very satisfying meal. I am glad to have leftovers!5 stars