Chicken Pot Pie Crumble
This chicken pot pie crumble is unique because it is covered with a toasted-parmesan crumble topping. It is also simple and crazy delicious.
This meal is crazy delicious.
I’ll be honest that chicken pot pie has never been in my must-make-or-die list. It’s good and all but I’ve never craved it. Until now.
This chicken pot pie version is unique because it is covered with a toasted-parmesan crumble topping.
That alone would sway me to add chicken pot pie to my make-immediately list, but combine that with the fact that the chicken is basking in a creamy, vegetable-and-flavor-laden sauce and it just about put me into a chicken pot pie coma.
Calorie free? Heavens no. Delicious and worth every one? Oh yeah.
What To Serve With This:
Steamed broccoli or roasted cauliflower or even corn on the cob
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Chicken Pot Pie Crumble
Chicken and Sauce:
- 1 ½ pounds chicken, about three medium-size chicken breasts
- 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
- 1 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped fine (about 1 cup)
- 3-4 carrots, peeled and sliced (about 1 cup)
- 2-3 stalks celery, chopped (about ½ cup)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 4 tablespoons butter
- ½ cup flour
- 1 cup milk
- ¾ cup frozen peas
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 6 tablespoons butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes and chilled
- ¾ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 cup heavy cream
- To prepare the chicken, place the chicken and broth in a large Dutch oven or pot and bring it to a simmer over medium heat. Cook the chicken until it is just done (don’t overcook or it will dry out) – about 10-12 minutes. Alternately, if you are planning in advance, you can place the chicken and broth in a slow cooker and cook on high for 3 hours or low for 5 hours. Transfer the cooked chicken to a medium bowl. Pour the broth through a fine-mesh strainer into a liquid measuring cup and reserve. Return the pot to the stovetop (no need to wash if you used it to cook the chicken).
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, pepper, and cayenne. Sprinkle the chilled butter pieces over the top of the flour. Using your fingers or a pastry cutter, rub the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the Parmesan cheese. Add the cream and stir until just combined. Crumble the mixture into irregularly shaped pieces onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake the crumble topping until fragrant and starting to brown, about 15 minutes, tossing halfway through. Set aside.
- For the filling, heat the olive oil in the now-empty pot over medium heat. Add onion, carrots, celery, salt and pepper. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until just tender, about 5 minutes. While the vegetables are cooking, shred the chicken into small bite-size pieces. Transfer the cooked vegetables to the bowl with the chicken; set aside.
- Over medium heat melt the butter in the empty pot. Stir in the flour and cook for one minute, stirring constantly. Slowly whisk in the reserved chicken broth and milk. Bring to a simmer and stir occasionally until the sauce thickens, about 5 minutes, taking care not to burn the bottom. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Remove from the heat and stir the chicken, vegetables and peas into the sauce.
- Pour the mixture into a 9×13 pan. Scatter the crumble topping evenly over the filling. Place the 9X13-inch pan on a rimmed baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees until the topping is well browned, about 15-20 minutes. Let the casserole stand for 10 minutes before serving.
Recipe Source: adapted from Favorite Family Recipes
135 Comments on “Chicken Pot Pie Crumble”
I’ve made this before and LOVE it and am thinking of making it for March book club but would probably need to double it. Any suggestions on dish size or should I just stick to two 9×13’s? Thank you so much for all the work you do on your website. I’ve been a loyal fan for probably 15 years and you never disappoint!
Hi Chelsea, I would probably stick with two 9X13-inch pans so that they each bake evenly!
Family loved this pot pie. I made a half recipe of chicken and sauce for 4 people but full topping recipe. Did not pre bake the crumble, but used it as a drop biscuit topping for the pot pie and baked it in an 8” square pan for the full time. The biscuits looked a bit pale, so I turned on the broiler for about 3 minutes to brown.
Also made multiple batches for a church dinner for 40 people. There wasn’t even a pea left!
Maybe someone has already asked this or I missed the info somewhere. But if I use a rotisserie chicken, how much chicken broth do you recommend adding to the “gravy”/sauce?
About 2 cups.
Can I freeze this?
I am a newbie to freezer meals. Do I thaw it before cooking? If so, how long? Cook it covered? Temp/time?
P.S. I have made this a dozen times. Family favorite for sure. This is my first attempt at doubling it and freezing half!
If you cook it from frozen, keep it covered for the first hour, then uncover and bake until hot and bubbly. Or you can thaw before baking and just follow the baking instructions in the recipe.
I made this for my family a few weeks ago and didn’t have time to prebake the crumble mixture. I just sprinkled it on top of the filling and baked it. Last week I made it again and prebaked the crumble topping and my family actually preferred the not prebaked version. It is less toasty. Either way, it is a new family favorite. Thank you so much!
Hi, I’m asking this too late, but, what kind of chicken breasts? Bone in? I didn’t know so just got boneless 🙁
I usually use boneless, too.
Delicious and so different! Loved the crumbled topping. Used edemame instead of peas. Can we freeze this?
I love this recipe! So delicious. I like to add potatoes to it. The crumb topping is so tasty, I am considering making some to snack on. Today I decided to try it with beef instead of chicken since I didn’t have a Costco rotisserie chicken. Oh man!! I love the beef more than the chicken. I cooked a 2.6 lb chuck roast in the slow cooker and then shredded it. I used beef “better than bouillon” instead of chicken broth. I also doubled the sauce because my husband likes extra sauce. Amazing! Thank you Mel for this heavenly recipe. You are the BEST!!!
This is delicious I’m so excited to have my husband try it!!
This was good, but I should have added more seasonings to the gravy. I made this in the morning and cooked it for dinner. The crispy biscuit topping was sooo good! This took longer than twenty minutes to prep for me.
Hey, Mel! Happy summer!
Love your recipes….and you! 🙂 Chicken Pot Pie Crumble last night for dinner….delicious!
Just wondering: Do you have a fave brand of los sodium chick broth?
Hey Terry! I love the Kirkland brand from Costco. Otherwise I usually pick up Swansons Natural Goodness brand.
Delicious!!! My topping was like little puffy biscuits. Yours looks thinner, is that right?
Just more crumbled, I think.
The second time I made this, I didn’t pre-cook the crumble. I just put the raw crumble directly on the filling before baking. (like when you make a fruit crisp)
Put in whatever vegetables your family likes. I used some cabbage and water chestnuts in addition to the vegetables in the recipe. I also added some sage when I made it with turkey. It would be good with fresh rosemary or thyme.
Mel has the best recipe site on the Internet.
You’re the best, Jamie. Thanks for the review…that’s awesome that skipping precooking the crumble still worked!
gonna try this recipe for my husband this weekend.
Have you ever tried freezing this meal? I’m in a freezer group and was really wanting to make this!
Never mind! Haha I just read through the comments- can’t wait to try this!
This was so good! I made a few substitutions to make it easier (rotisserie chicken & frozen veggies) and healthier (kodiak cakes mix & 1% milk) and it turned out great! Now a regular at my house.
i love love love this recipe and i have family coming into town for christmas and wanted to make and freeze this ahead of time. i have scoured all the previous comments and not found one about freezing. i would definitely freeze the topping separate but i just don’t know what to do for baking it… bake it frozen? what temp would you suggest and how long? and at what point would i add the frozen topping? i am a recipe follower so i’m not good at winging it!! help me please!!
I know it’s long after this was posted, but I freeze the whole thing after I add the topping but before the oven stage. It works great and have used it many times for recipe swaps. Sometimes I add lemon, or an additional veggie and it works great.
any idea how many this will serve?
Delish!! The crumble topping is amazing- and pepper but now it makes sense. Just the right amount of heat without being “weird”! I made chicken in the crockpot hours ahead of time, this recipe is a little time-consuming but very worth it.
So I made this dish for the first time last Thursday. Took me a little while, but I told my family that I think it will be worth the wait (I even took a short cut and used a rotisserie).
So when it was time to eat, I said it was a ‘Mel’ recipe and, boy, it did not disappoint. My husband RAVED about it. He said that we should buy (or send ) you a gift (lol–not sure how we would do that!), and then he said that you should get a raise. So I guess he has some pretty strong feelings about this pot pie. I will say that I whole-heartedly agree with him. It was so good that I am making another half batch for supper tonight.
Thank you for another super recipe! Your check is in the mail 🙂
Haha, thanks, I’ll look forward to that! 🙂 So happy this meal was so well-received!
SO yummy! My first time making chicken pot pie and it was fairly easy! This is my favorite food blog EVER!
Made this for dinner last night, and it was a raving hit.
made the topping (of my goodness that’s good!)…..working on my rue….smells fabulous…going to serve individual sizes using my muffin tin…stay tuned. I am excited!!!
ok on hindsight the muffin tin not the best idea since there is no bottom crust. Duh. Luckily I thought of this before I started spooning into the tin. I made individual crocks and I really think this might be the best pot pie I have ever tasted. Seriously. I eye ball a lot of stuff but I was close to the recipe. Only thing I added were a couple dashes of green pepper sauce to the chicken/veggie mix. Fantastic.
I just made this tonight and it was amazing!! I got a tip from my daughters to shred the chicken in my kitchenaid mixer. It did a great job of shredding and is soooo fast! I am definitely going to make this again for my family. Very flavorful! Thanks for the recipe! I love your website!
I might have already commented on this recipe before, but seriously we love it that much!! We have 2 toddler boys and this recipe is such a great way to get them to eat veggies. It’s also super adaptable. My husband hates peas so we use green beans, and I love that we can just add the veggies we have on hand. We also had to go dairy free last year because of food sensitivities, so I typically make this with unsweetened almond milk for the gravy and use a dairy free pie crust crumble. It is still amazing (But we do miss the crumble topping when we do it dairy free)!!!! Thank for a truly adaptable recipe that my family enjoys over and over!
This took a lot of time to prepare (as compared to the quick meals that I usually make on week nights), but totally worth it. We loved it! Thanks for another great recipe!
I made this tonight and it was delicious! I should’ve taken the advice of others and doubled it to freeze for a second meal. I was worried about how long it would take to put together, but it was only 65 min from start to table. This will be definitely making my meal rotation!
This is probably a silly question, but why do you put the 9×13 on a rimmed baking sheet? I halved the recipe and stuck it in an 8×8 (chopping up almost the same amount of veggies and adding broccoli to fill up the pan a little). I can be clumsy so I was afraid if I put the 8×8 on a baking sheet I would drop it taking it all out, so I just stuck the 8×8 in there by itself. One of my guesses as to why was in case it bubbled over, but my 8×8 didn’t look close to spilling so I thought I might be ok. I am curious to know your reason, though 🙂
Yep, you are right – it’s so if it bubbles over it won’t make a mess inside your oven. 🙂
This was a big hit at our house, my husband said this is the best chicken pot pie he has ever tasted. Hank you Mel, I can always count on you for a great recipe. I did reduce the salt a little.
I made this tonight–very yummy! I’m not gonna lie though, I did not like all of the “steps”. I baked mine right in the skillet that I cooked everything in to save on a pan. Next time, I might just dump on the topping without prebaking and see how it goes! I’ll just make sure that the filling is bubbling when I put it on. My kids ate seconds (and thirds for my two-year-old!).
Absolutely loved this! And we love a lot of your recipes. Just one question…how do you keep from eating the crumbles before they go on the chicken pot pie? 🙂
I know, right?? The crumble is delicious!
We have had this recipe about 4 times the last three weeks. I love how I can throw tons of veggies and goodness in for the kids, and that it’s from scratch. Plus the parmesan bread bites on the top are delicious. We used green beans instead of peas because my husband isn’t a fan plus we had a ton of green beans from our garden. That was the only change we made though. This is definitely a family favorite and I’m sure with winter coming we will be eating it often!
This is one of my husband’s favorite Mel recipes (and we’ve tried a LOT!). My new brilliant idea is to make the recipe until right before you put it all in pan to put in the oven and put the stewy part in one gallon zip lock bag and the biscuit topping in another, freeze them, and bring them camping to cook up in a Dutch oven. I feel like I’m cheating when camp food tastes that good! 🙂
I made this tonight and it was delicious. Thank you. I used whole milk instead of cream because I didn’t have any on hand and didn’t want to go to the store. Also, a friend suggested adding lemon juice to flour-based sauces to balance flavor — and that worked for this, too. Anyway, thanks a lot for a great recipe and for saving my family, once again. I use your recipes many times a week. You’re great. Thanks for all the work and time you put into your blog.
This is divine. The only changes I made was to sub in evaporated milk for the regular milk (as that is how I make my pot pie) and add some white cooking wine to the sauce. Fantastico. For those who deem this labor intensive…some things are worth it. My advice for you is to make more than one at a time. I made 3 and it was not any harder than making one. As you finish phases of cooking, just dump it into a freezer bag. Cook the veggies in oil and cool. Dump it into gallon bag. I used steamer bags of mixed veggies…steamed them, cool slightly and dump into the bag. Make the sauce, cool slightly and dump into the bag. Add pre-cooked chicken that has cooled and dump into bag. After cool, seal and mix inside the bag. Cool completely and freeze. Make crumble, bake, cool and dump into another separate bag. After filling mixture is frozen to bottom of upright freezer bag, stuff the crumble topping carefully into filling bag. This keeps them together so they won’t get lost in freezer. These were alot of words, but I just wanted to describe the process for those of you who think it takes to much time to make it from scratch. It may take an hour, but you just make 3-4 meals that all you have to do is thaw and bake! Actually, my family will only eat an 8×8 of pot pie (not a fan of leftover pot pie) so we can get double the amount of meals by splitting each meal into 2 bags. Making 6 meals! Just plan ahead and love every bite!
This dish made me happy,happy, happy. Used leftover roasted turkey breast, added fresh thyme and rosemary from by garden in a pot. So good!
Hi, first off I discovered your site when I saw a very delicious looking picture of a chocolate chip cookie dough cheesecake (I can’t remember where) and I really really really wanted to know how to make it. Thus I am here right now 😀 I ended up browsing through your recipes and saw this. I’ve always wanted to try this and finally got the chance to make one today. IT’S VERY DELICIOUS! VERY! omg thanks for sharing this! my family is loving it too 🙂 I think I’m preparing this for Christmas… it’s a must!
p.s. i still have that chocolate chip cookie dough cheesecake on my to-do-list 😀 I can’t wait to try it 😀
I’ve made this before but not for awhile & I forgot how amazing it is. Thankfully I was alone in the kitchen because the way I licked all the utensils clean you would think I had made a chocolate cake! Fab-u-lous!!
I have tried this recipe and loved it! My question is- could I use the filling to make a traditional chicken pot pie?
Brianne – although I haven’t tried it, I think it should be ok. Good luck experimenting!
This was FANTASTIC! My hubby has never liked pot pie…but he REALLY liked this. Plus, all four of my kids (including the 1 year old) happily ate it. Your website is officially my favorite!
I’ve made this several times and it’s always a big hit! Although, we seem to have tons leftover. Can I freeze 1/2? Biscuits baked off first and frozen or no? Thoughts? Thanks again – I love your recipes and this website. 🙂
Karen – I think someone else commented that they froze successfully so it’s definitely worth a try!
I found a way to shorten prep time for those who mentioned that. Didn’t have refrigerated pie crusts tonight for my normal pot pie and wanted to use some of my cooked shredded chicken from the freezer so I gave this recipe a try. I usually keep 2-cup portions of it in the freezer from when I’ve bought a family pak of chicken breasts on sale. Anyway, thawed that and also used half a bag of frozen mixed vegetables (peas/green beans/carrots) plus the onions. Added thyme to the filling mixture along with the salt/pepper. It gives it a unique taste and I always add it to my usual pot pie recipe.
From what I tried of the recipe before it went into the oven, it is going to be amazing!!
P.S. Britney – mine looked/tasted like biscuits too rather than streusel but I was fine with that! Not sure how to make them more crumbly instead of biscuit-y but again, it tasted great so I’m happy with it.
Hi Britney – the topping is not biscuits – it’s more like a crumbly savory streusel. And as a sidenote, I usually buy the Herdez brand of green enchilada sauce or salsa.
I am a huge fan of yours. I visit your blog daily and my Hubbie is a big fan of the new recipes. I am struggling with the topping to this dish. I am creating biscuits. Is that what it is? First I thought it was because I melted the butter but the next time I followed your recipe to the t with the same results. As a side note it would be very helpful if when you are using things like( green enchilada sauce) you would post the brand you prefer. Like you did for the basil coconut curry chicken dish. Yum! You posted the brand of curry you buy. That is very helpful. Your site is amazing. Thank you for it.
I make this on a regular basis and let me tell you, its amazing. I never change a thing and it comes out delicious and perfect each time. Ive served it for company as well and it gets rave reviews!
Alicia – I always use fresh Parmesan and grate it on the small holes of my box grater but I won’t tell if you use the canned Parmesan. 🙂 It could be used in a pinch, for sure, but the fresh stuff will be better taste-wise.
I was wondering when you say grated cheese in a recipe like this can you use the dry kind that you shake on speghetti or do you have to buy a block of parmesian and shred or grate? I know the later would be tastier but in a pinch can the “shakey cheese”, as we call it in our house, be used? thanks
I added poultry seasoning to the veggies, too. I would increase the sauce a bit – it’s delicious and I’d like a little more. I’ll be making those drop biscuits again and again in other recipes! YUMMY.
I made and assembled the casserole about 6 hours ahead of dinner time. Baked the biscuits and let them cool. When it was time to heat up, I topped the casserole with the biscuits. It worked out perfectly, as it takes a bit to prepare.
I had a pot pie craving and decided to try this tonight. The only changes I made was using a rotisserie chicken instead of cooking it myself (lazy, I know) and I added about a teaspoon of thyme to the veggie mix…it was AWESOME! Love your site, can’t wait to try more recipes!
I’m done prepping everything and would like to assemble and bake later tonight. Has anyone tried this? Thanks, can’t wait to try!
Stephanie – I believe one of the earlier commenters said they froze this and it worked just fine. You might consider storing the crumble topping in a freezer-safe ziploc bag and then sprinkling it on before baking (after taking both components out of the freezer).
Do you think this could be a freezeable meal? I’m going out of town for a week, and trying to put together a menu of freezeable meals that I can prepare before hand so my hubby just has to pop it in the oven, and my fmaily will steal be getting wonderful delicious and nutrious meals.
this is my go to recipe for new moms! i always buy the square baking tins and divide it into the 2 pans. there is plenty to feed both families and everyone loves it! thanks for another yummy recipe.
I have yet to find a recipe on your site I don’t care for. This is another wonderfully tasty one!!
Oh, I used leftover turkey also, it was awesome
Made it last night, very delicious. I added 3 small/medium peeled diced potatoes to the vegetables. My 11 year old said I should add corn, good suggestion, so next time I make it I am going to add frozen corn. Definitely a keeper recipe!
OH MY GOODNESS!
I tried this recipe tonight and the hubby and I are definitely going to be making it again.
Every recipe I try from your site is a hit. Seriously.
If you’re ever in Louisiana, please let us know. We would love to meet such a food genius in person 🙂
Tomi Ann – I think 2% is probably worth a try, especially if it means avoiding a trip to the store – just keep an eye on the mixture, you may need to add less or more to get the right consistency.
I’m making this tonight for Pi Night! Do you think I could get away with using 2% milk instead of cream? I don’t have any on hand.
Can I just say that this is one of my go-to recipes now? And I de-fattened it the best I could… replacing fat free half & half for the cream or milk. Also, for anyone that has to cheat sometimes and use the shaker parm cheese, I found that 1/4 c of shaker cheese = ~3/4 c freshly grated parm. FYI: it’s awesome for lunch at work the next day (just finished mine)!! Love these recipes… thank you for being here and making my dinner cooking so much easier!
Amy, THANK YOU for the comment about using evaporated milk! Heavy cream was the only thing I didn’t have and was bummed I couldn’t make it. That’s why I love you commenters that let me know what worked for you! Excited to try this today!
Like Maureen, made this with leftover Thanksgiving turkey and it was fantastic. Just to confirm your response to Ang, I used 2 cups chicken broth in the sauce and it was perfect. I also added some fresh thyme and nutmeg to the sauce because I love those flavors in a white sauce. What a great way to use leftovers, thank you!
I made this tonight with my leftover Thanksgiving turkey and everyone agreed that it was delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
So if I’m using chicken that’s already cooked, how much broth would I need for the sauce? I’m assuming some of the 2 cups would cook out while cooking the chicken in the original recipe. What do you think?
Ang – I still think 2 cups is a safe estimation but you may start with 1 1/2 and see how the consistency of the sauce is (adding more as needed). Good luck!
I used 2 and it was great
Made this and have had the leftovers twice! The leftovers are better than it was the first night even. The prep took a while, but it was definitely worth it. The hubby raved on and on. I think I’ll try to slim it down next time–sub milk for cream in the crumble and thicken the sauce sans butter, with the old flour and water method. Also might try cheddar vs. parmesan in the crumble. Also thinking of adding Worcester sauce to the gravy, to jazz it up a little. But it is wonderful as is.
This is yumtastic!!! Adding it to my list of favorite comfort foods. (I did make a few changes. I eliminated the celery, cut down on the amount of peas & carrots, and added green beans, yellow squash, and red pepper. More colour, more flavor, more nutrition. Also, I added some garlic, and sauteed that with the onion, and then made the cream sauce right in the pan with the garlic and onion so the flavors could infuse the sauce. And I only made half the crumble and it was plenty enough to cover the dish.)
This is in the oven right now and smells delicious! I do not think that the prep is all that much work! I think it came together fairly easy! Started it at 6:30 and it is now finishing up at 7:20. So excited to eat!
Holly – I think that should work just fine!
Do you think I could make this Sunday morning and refrigerate it? Then after church, add the crumble topping and bake it? Have you tried making this ahead of time?
Just blogged about it – here’s a link to my take on it:
I just made this tonight – it was wonderful! My version was lighter since I had to substitute skim milk for cream and I mozzarella for the parmesan! It turned out like crumbly biscuits over creamy chicken and vegetables – yummy!
I made this tonight and it was a hit with the family. The crumble was delicious. It did take a lot of prep time, but I thought it would so luckily I started pretty early. Thanks for another yummy recipe. Keep em coming!
oh and the prep really wasn’t bad at all! 🙂
This is in my oven now and it smells AMAZING!!!! Can’t wait to try it. Im not too big on regular chicken pot pie, but I still have one of your recipes that I have yet to not like! 🙂
I seriously LOVE THIS RECIPE. Oh and so does my husband. I’m pretty sure we could eat it over and over and over again without any sort of break in between. 🙂 So good. Although, when I made it it did seem a little too peppery so maybe this time I’ll try a little less pepper. but seriously….this recipe is a 10!
YUM!! I just finished dinner and it was a hit~ I have 5 boys so dinner time is a big deal and this did not disappoint! I was making some for a neighbor who had a new baby and realized prep time would be long….so I tripled it and put one in the freezer. I added potatoes which was a yummy addition since the hubby is from Idaho…we have to sneak those in where we can. I also used 1/2 and 1/2 but I think buttermilk would be super yummy, too~ Thanks~! Love all your fun recipes~
I made this for my family today, another great dish that we ALL enjoyed! I love this dish! This is a keeper! Thank you so much for your wonderful recipes! It makes meal planning so much more exciting. I have not been dissappointed in any of your recipes!
This was pretty much amazing. I loved it. Chicken pot pie is one if my all time favorite dishes and this creative variation was absolutely delicious.
So good. I especially liked the crumble on top, although I think I put a bit too much spice in it, so the kids didn’t. But it was a great new take on pot pie!
The hubby and I made this for dinner tonight, and it was so delicious! I loved the crumble topping, and the flavor was perfect. It was also a great team project–hubby made the topping while I did the chopping, etc. It took just about 2 hours from start to eating. Thanks!
I made this several days ago and my husband said he really liked it, which is saying something since he’s not one to rave about his food. He loved the crumbles on top! I think I prefer a traditional pot pie, but this was still good and I definitely prefer it to the time it takes to make a crust for a traditional pot pie! I’m a little baffled at how many people have commented on long prep time because I didn’t think it took long at all! I’d consider it a fairly quick meal to put together. Also, I think milk instead of cream would work just fine in the crumbles. I can’t remember but I think I used half & half and it was great. I don’t see why milk wouldn’t be the same so I’ll try that next time.
This was really yummy. My family loved it! I had some leftover turkey that I needed to use and so I gave this a try. I just used a can of chicken stock plus a little water for the chicken stock, and it didn’t take too long to get it into the oven. This is a great way to use up leftover chicken and vegetables, plus it sounds like it made the prep time a lot shorter. Definitely try this!
Made this tonight for dinner. It is time consuming, took me about 2 hours from starting prep to popping it in my mouth, but it was really great! Two thumbs up from me and from my sister. Probably won’t make it again on a weeknight but definitely will when I have more time.
I have never been a chicken pot pie lover, either, but this makes me want that to change immediately! YUM- I love the crumble!
I have a question. Could you use a rotisserie chicken to cut down on time?
I made this for dinner tonight and it was fantastic!! It was a lot of prep work, but I will be making this again.
I love chicken pot pie! The crumble looks like a delicious change of pace.
eureka! if there can be double-crusted chicken pie, why not have a chicken crumble or crisp or cobbler or brown betty or grunt or galette? yum.
I tried this last night, and I agree with the others about the prep time–it took awhile! But luckily I started early and and just kept coming back to the chopping and cooking inbetween kid duty. Everyone liked it except my daughter who doesn’t like creamy sauces, so that was to be expected. I only put the crumble on the amount I thought we would eat, so it wouldn’t get soggy for the leftovers, and that seemed to work well to just top it for lunch today. Thanks so much for all your recipes!
Looks good! Have you tried the recipe from the same site called Irish Pasties ?? the one with shredded beef… It is AMAZING!!!!
Made it! In the oven now…..yum! How did you keep from eating the crumble by itself? Another keeper! Thanks so much!
Chicken pot pie is my absolute favorite meal. I’ll have to try your version!
crumble with chicken? I buy this! looks so delicious and divine. I`m sure that it tastes absolutely awesome especially with some fresh herbs…
Oh, my grandma used to make something like this, with the crumble top – she called it Chicken A La King, which sounded very grand! Pure comfort food!
I love this idea!! Sounds yummy and filling:)
I love the idea of a crumble topping! Making a pie crust is so time intensive and I always seem to rip it.
Totally made this tonight for dinner, and it did take a lot of prep time… but SO WORTH IT!! I used evaporated milk instead of heavy cream, I never seem to have cream when I need it! Thank you!
Mine is in the oven right now! Wow. It took A LOT of “prep” time! It was an hour and a half before I even got it in the oven for the final 15 minutes. Hopefully all the work will prove to be worth it:)
I pretty much love all things chicken pot pie, with the exception of peas, I always sub something else. So I’m sure hubby and I will love this!
This looks delicious. As soon as I get home from our little celebratory ski trip (daughter’s cancer NOT growing), I am going to make this. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.
Well- dinner is over and my kids were funky (I thought they might be- they don’t like things all mixed together. They will never expand their horizons if I don’t even try). My hubby liked it. I was worried he wouldn’t because of the Parmesan cheese. He wants me to try it with the pheasant he brings home. I bet it will be delish! The flavor of this dish is wonderful. Thank you!
I have mine in the oven now. I’ll let you know how they all like it! Thanks to my friend Melanie for directing me to this website. I have been making a recipe a day from this site since! It got me out of a cooking funk and makes feeding my family fun again! THANK YOU!!
Chicken Pot Pie is one of my ultimate comfort foods! What a great take on an old classic!
I am so excited to try this! I am so scared of making crusts for pies its a little insane, so this will be awesome! Its sounds delish!
I’ve never craved chicken pot pie either but this one I must try. My family will love it and I’m sure I will too. Thanks!
Thank you for very interesting recipe. I am going to try this tomorrow.
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yay! finally, a chicken pot pie recipe with out cream of chicken soup in it! THANK YOU!
Do you think this would work with beef or pork? Chicken sounds so tasty, but I have some other meat cuts I need to use up. Thoughts? Thanks Mel!
I LOVE THIS IDEA!!! I like to make chicken pot pies ahead of time and in individual portions to put in the freezer for later but I have to say rolling out crusts for 10-12 individual pot pies makes me cranky.
I’ve always kept prepared crumble topping for fruit crisps in the freezer so I can prepare a quick dessert if needed… now I’m going to do the same with this topping!
Now, this is a great idea. No one ever wants to make chicken pot pie because they don’t want to fool with making the crust. Thanks!
I made this last month and it was the best chicken pot pie ever. I’m not a huge fan of the dish usually but this recipe has changed my mind!
I love chicken pot pie and I suck at pie crusts, so this is right up my alley!
I have all the ingredients on hand, too… which is even better. 🙂
I’m going to have to try this! Chicken Pot Pie is on my Make-or-Die list, but this recipe looks faster (and I always hate making the pie crust). Thanks!