Bibi's Chicken Pot Pie

Not your usual chicken pot pie, this recipe adds a bit of sausage to the chicken, and I opted for vegetables that might not be in your mom's pot pie! In addition, the crust has some celery seed and paprika added, for some extra savory goodness, and it works well with cooked dark chicken. Serve with a salad and crusty bread for a complete meal.

Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 5 mins
8 servings


  • ½ pound breakfast sausage

  • 2 cups boiling water

  • 4 teaspoons chicken soup base

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 1 (8 ounce) package fresh mushrooms, chopped

  • 1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour, divided

  • 1 cup cream

  • ½ (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained

  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken

  • ½ teaspoon celery seed

  • ½ teaspoon ground paprika

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • cup shortening

  • 2 tablespoons ice water


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  2. Form sausage into mini meatballs and place on a rimmed baking sheet.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until nicely browned, 15 to 18 minutes. Transfer sausage to a paper towel-lined plate.

  4. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a deep-dish pie pan or a 2-quart casserole dish.

  5. Combine boiling water and soup base in a bowl to create a double-strength chicken stock. Set aside.

  6. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat; stir in onion. Cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Add mushrooms and bell pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms begin to soften, 5 to 8 minutes. Add garlic; cook and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute.

  7. Sprinkle 1/4 cup flour over the vegetables and stir until all are coated. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add reserved chicken stock and cream. Cook and stir until thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir in sausage, spinach, and cooked chicken. Pour mixture into the prepared pan.

  8. Combine remaining flour, celery seed, paprika, and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Cut in shortening with a pastry knife or fork until mixture looks like coarse meal. Sprinkle ice water over flour mixture and stir unto a ball.

  9. Transfer dough onto a lightly floured surface. Flour a rolling pin and roll dough into a circle large enough to cover the prepared pie pan or casserole dish. Carefully place dough on top of chicken filling and make several slits in the top.

  10. Bake in the center of the preheated oven until filling is bubbly and crust is golden brown, 40 to 45 minutes. Cook on a rack for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

466 Calories
35g Fat
21g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 466
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 44%
Saturated Fat 16g 78%
Cholesterol 99mg 33%
Sodium 840mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 23mg 113%
Calcium 70mg 5%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 390mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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