A spin-off from the traditional recipe, this Chicken Pot Pie Soup is quick and easy using a puff pastry as the "pie"!
The puff pastry is ready in minutes - no need to roll out pie or pastry dough - use prepared puff pastry and enjoy the homemade goodness of this family favorite.
You'll love this creamy soup because of its all-natural flavors from the seasoned chicken, carrots, onions and celery.
Better than frozen pot pie
The first frozen chicken pot pie was developed in the 1950's by the Swanson™ company, (the same folks who bring you boxed and canned chicken broth.)
If you've lived long enough, you probably remember the box it came in and, you'll remember you had to bake them in the oven (this was pre-microwave days, kids) which took forever!
It had a top and bottom pie crust and very little chicken with some peas, carrots and broth. Now, chicken pot pie has come a long way with companies like Marie Callender's™ and Stouffer's™ both making semi-acceptable pies.
Unfortunately, according to the CDC, thousands of foodborne illnesses are reported annually with a great deal of those stemming from undercooked or tained frozen pot pies.
Eliminate that worry with this homemade creamy chicken soup and puff pastry!
You'll love this recipe!
There are many brands of frozen pot pie dinners on the market, but the thing that makes me crazy is that they have preservatives, too much pastry, and not enough chicken or filling.
- Simple ingredients: All-natural and preservative-free
- Full, hearty flavor - a meal in itself
- Goodness in every bite - no fillers
The best way to ensure you get a little bit of everything in every bite is to make your own! Nothing tastes better than a homemade chicken pot pie, made with real chicken and fresh ingredients.
This recipe is inspired by the famous Chicken Pot Pie soup at Jason's Deli™.
Here's what you'll need:
The ingredients are:
- chicken thighs
- puff pastry
I recommend you make the creamy soup while the chicken bakes, then add the cooked chicken, allow it to simmer a few minutes; bake the pastry and call it dinner!
How to make it:
While the chicken is baking at 350ºF, prepare the soup. While the soup is simmering, bake the puff pastry then serve!
The pastry itself serves as a pie crust-once you submerge the warm puff pastry into the soup, you'll get a little pastry with every bite!
Storage and reheating:
Store this in the fridge up to three days or freeze it for up to 3 months. To reheat, simply pour into a big stock pot, add a little water or broth and heat till warm!
Chicken Pot Pie with Puff Pastry is a meal in itself, however, if you want a side dish, consider a green salad or steamed broccoli!
This recipe is an excellent Fall or Winter soup, or even better if you're just feeling under the weather or need some good ole' comfort food!
♥ If you make this recipe, please leave a comment and a rating! I love to hear from you!
Chicken Pot Pie Soup with Puff Pastry
- Baking Pan
- Baking Sheet
- Pastry Brush
- 2½-3 lbs. chicken thighs , boneless, skinless
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 4 tablespoons flour , all-purpose
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 teaspoon salt , kosher
- 1 teaspoon black pepper , ground
- 1 cup onion chopped
- 3 medium carrots diced
- 2 stalks celery diced
- 1½ cups peas frozen
- 1 pkg. puff pastry
- 1 cup milk
- 1 stick salted butter divided
- 2 cups chicken broth
Egg Wash for Puff Pastry
- 1 whole egg lightly beaten
- 1 tablespoon water
- Preheat oven to 375ºF
- Lightly oil baking dish
- Dice onion, celery and carrots
Cook the Chicken and Make the Broth
- Place chicken thighs in a 9 x 13 lightly oiled baking dish; season chicken lightly with salt and pepper; cover with foil and bake 30 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 165ºF
- Meanwhile, in a large stock pot, add oil and ½ stick of butter; add onion, celery and carrots; cook 5 minutes until tender
- Once vegetables are tender, add remaining ½ stick of butter
- Sprinkle flour over butter/vegetable mixture one tablespoon at a time, stirring constantly; cook for 5 minutes
- Add milk and continue to stir
- Add chicken broth, frozen peas and bay leaves
- Allow to cook on medium low heat, covered while you shred the chicken
- Add shredded chicken to the soup; allow to cook on medium low for 20 minutes; taste for salt and pepper; remove bay leaves and serve with puff pastry
Make the Puff Pastry
- Roll out pastry sheets onto lightly oiled baking pan
- Cut into quarters
- Use a pastry brush to apply egg wash to pastry dough
- Place in oven and bake at 375ºF for 12-15 minutes, or until pastry is golden brown
- Remove from oven and serve with soup