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30 Minute Skillet Chicken Pot Pie

30 Minute Skillet Chicken Pot Pie isn’t a myth! It’s just like grandma used to make, just faster! 

Dish Count :: 1 Skillet, 1 Baking Sheet, Rolling Pin30 Minute Skillet Chicken Pot Pie - Topped with flaky crust just like grandma made, but in record time! -

Somewhere and somehow amongst all of the craziness of the last few weeks, I feel like I forgot to share some big news! Well, you remember that Ben graduated nursing school a few weeks ago, right? Well, Mr. Magna Cum Laude, also just passed his board exams!! It’s official, Ben’s an RN!

30 Minute Skillet Chicken Pot Pie - Topped with flaky crust just like grandma made, but in record time! -

So now we have some serious quality time to catch up on after these last three years of nursing school!

Now the planning begins – what are we going to do, where are we going to go? What adventures await us on this big wide unknown? There is always a trip to the Palouse, which we have vowed to do every year around our anniversary, including a trip to where we got married to pick up a bottle of wine and some good home Italian cooking from our venue.

Or there is the places we havent’ been before, like road trip up to Canada – Mama wants to load up on POUTINE! – or down south to Eastern Oregon. Why not Montana, and Glacier National Park?

The possibilities are endless. And vacation decisions are HARD!! #NursingWifeProblems

30 Minute Skillet Chicken Pot Pie - Topped with flaky crust just like grandma made, but in record time! -

Planning a vacation are fun, except our eyes are bigger than my work PTO count, and trying to cram in all this fun into an extended weekend will mean we will probably wind up home needing a weekend to recovery from our adventures.

Where are your favorite places to road trip for weekend adventures? What are you must do’s. Go to a near by National park? Go to a new town and eat your way through it? Get out of town completely and camp under the stars?

I’m looking for suggestions and know you guys will help me plan the perfect weekend vacay!!

30 Minute Skillet Chicken Pot Pie - Topped with flaky crust just like grandma made, but in record time! -

30 Minutes Skillet Chicken Pot Pie

Yield: 4

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 20 Minutes

Total Time: 30 Minutes

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3 Chicken Breasts

3 Tbsp Butter

1 Onion, chopped

2 Celery Ribs, chopped

3 Tbsp Flour

2 cups Chicken Broth

1/2 cup Heavy Cream

2 cups Frozen Mixed Veggies

1 tsp Dried Thyme

1/4 tsp Pepper

1/2 tsp Salt

1 prepared store bough Pie Crust, rolled out and crimped


Preheat oven to 425 degrees for pie crust.

In a 10 or 12" skillet, heat over medium high heat. Add butter into the skillet and bring to a simmer. Place chicken breasts into the skillet and season with salt and pepper. Cook chicken until golden brown. Flip chicken and cook other side until golden brown as well - about 3 minutes each side. Remove from pan and place onto clean plate.

In pan, add in onion and celery, cooking until softened - about four minutes. Whisk in flour until the veggies are coated in flour. Whisk in the chicken broth followed by the heavy cream. Bring the mixture to a simmer and add in chicken breasts to poach. Top with thyme. Cover with simmer for ten minutes.

While the chicken is simmering, place crimped pie crust onto a cookie sheet and bake until golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly.

Once the chicken is done poaching, remove from the skillet. Pour in frozen mixed vegetables. Using two forks, shred the chicken. Add the shredded chicken back into the pot and stir to combine. Top with baked pie crust. Serve immediately.

30 Minute Skillet Chicken Pot Pie


22 Responses to “30 Minute Skillet Chicken Pot Pie”

  1. #
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — July 23, 2014 @ 6:31 am

    I am tempted right now to make this and put an egg on it. LOOOOOOOKS SO GOOD!!!!!!!

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    Amanda — July 23, 2014 @ 6:39 am

    Congrats to Ben!!

    This looks incredible.

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    Amanda — July 23, 2014 @ 6:49 am

    Way to go Ben! Congrats 🙂 I love new vacay locations, so I say try one of those. I would love to go to Glacier State Park.

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    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — July 23, 2014 @ 6:59 am

    YAY!!! Congrats to Ben (and to you too!) Maybe a B&B if you just have time for a quick weekend? You can relax and let someone else do the cooking 🙂

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    danielle — July 23, 2014 @ 7:37 am

    My all time favorite comfort food.

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    Ashley — July 23, 2014 @ 7:50 am

    That crust looks INsane!!!

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    Kari@Loaves n Dishes — July 23, 2014 @ 7:53 am

    Congrats to Ben! My in laws live in Northwest MT and we make a day trip to Glacier every year, it’s beautiful! My family is in Victoria, what I consider to be one of the most stunning cities; and US $ is worth more than the Canadian $; so there’s that to consider ; )
    Love this pot pie, the lightness of using all chicken breasts and no soggy bottom crust!

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    Naomi — July 23, 2014 @ 8:12 am

    I love chicken pot pie, and love that your recipe is only 30 mins!!

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    Matt Robinson — July 23, 2014 @ 8:29 am

    One of my all time favorite meals, love it in a skillet!!

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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — July 23, 2014 @ 9:21 am

    Yay for Ben! It definitely is time for y’all to celebrate! This chicken pot pie is calling my name.

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    Kate @ Diethood — July 23, 2014 @ 1:26 pm

    Do all these plans include Ben working, too!? hahaha ;-)))) Nursing is hard – CONGRATS BEN!!

    Chicken Pot Pie would SO hit the spot! I’m sort of (almost) over the whole cool summer dinners.

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    Tessa @ Handle the Heat — July 23, 2014 @ 1:48 pm

    Congrats Ben!! Love you you turned time-intensive pot pie into a 30 minute skillet meal. YUM.

    • Megan replied: — July 24th, 2014 @ 5:28 am

      How can you beat 30 minutes? You can’t! haha Thanks lovely, Ben did so great, now to find the perfect hospital for him to work at!

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — July 23, 2014 @ 2:42 pm

    Congrats to Ben! Loooooving this dish… 30 minutes for chicken pot pie?! You’re the best!!

    • Megan replied: — July 24th, 2014 @ 5:28 am

      Yes, it’s true, 30 minutes! I could have eaten the whole thing…but I had to share with Ben. Darn!

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    Gaby — July 23, 2014 @ 4:23 pm

    A big congrats to Ben, that is great! I love skillet meals and this one is so comforting and totally delicious!

    • Megan replied: — July 24th, 2014 @ 5:27 am

      Thanks Love!! We are both so excited about it and can’t wait to celebrate with a vacay!

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    danielle — July 23, 2014 @ 6:33 pm

    For fun, quick, not expensive weekend fun things check your library for free or discount passes to museums and parks! We have free passes to the state parks for people to check out (free too!) as well as free passes to local museums.

    • Megan replied: — July 24th, 2014 @ 5:24 am

      Ohhh there are a few museums we’ve been wanting to see – perfect idea!

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    Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps — July 25, 2014 @ 6:28 am

    Ahhh comfort food at its finest!

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    Mads — July 25, 2014 @ 10:22 am

    Congratulations again to Ben!!!! I’m sure you are both so happy he’s done. 🙂
    We are lucky to live in California where we simply ask ourselves if we want a trip to the desert, mountains, wine country, or the beach. We’re heading to Palm Springs in a few weeks to seek out the desert oasis. We usually get a hotel and go on foodie rampages through the city.

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    JANE — August 5, 2014 @ 12:45 pm

    Go to Chelan! Short drive so you can still enjoy the majority of your time. The lake is perfect this time of year. There are amazing wineries and great food. You could take a ride on the Lady of the Lake up to Stehekin, if you do make sure you go the bakery (YUM!) and enjoy a hike around this amazing little town.

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