Adorable Gluten Free Chicken Pot Pies, baked in a buttery and flaky crust. This version is more mindful than the frozen, store-bought version, and has the same fun appeal! I make these as individual servings but feel free to make this in a standard pie plate.
Cozy, Savory Pies!
When I was a kid, I absolutely LOVED frozen pot pies. It was always a treat when my mom allowed those for dinner.
Looking at the packages as an adult, I know my son will never find classic pot pies in our freezer. Unfortunately, these treats are filled with highly processed ingredients, along with a laundry list of preservatives.
I recreated this childhood fav with a mindful Almond Flour Pie Crust. I filled them with a quick, veggie, and protein-packed chicken stew. The creamy filling has such a wonderful flavor!
These do take a bit of planning ahead (the pie crust needs to chill!), but they are quite simple to make! Save this recipe for a rainy day when a little fun in the kitchen is needed.
We love them baked into individual pot pies but feel free to use a standard pie dish and make a larger version.
I baked these in my Sharp European Convection Oven, the perfect appliance for all my baking needs!
Almond flour browns and burns faster than wheat flour (or even gluten-free flour), so it’s important to watch them for the last few minutes.
The built-in timers and even baking are perfect, even for this delicate pie crust!
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What You’ll Need:
For the Almond Flour Pie Crust (see a complete post written with more tips on making this delicious gluten-free pie crust!).
- Butter (or use Plant Based Butter for a Dairy Free Chicken Pot Pie)
- Almond Flour
- Coconut Flour
- Sea Salt
- Egg White
For the Chicken Filling:
- Butter (or olive oil)
- Chicken or Turkey (pre-cooked chicken. I use the chicken from a whole roasted chicken, but this recipe works equally well with leftover turkey.)
- Fresh Thyme
- Sea Salt and Black Pepper
- Arrowroot (organic corn starch or tapioca starch are good subs)
- Chicken Broth or Chicken Stock (or vegetable broth)
- Heavy Cream (use a non-dairy alternative like an unflavored/unsweetened coffee creamer).
How to Make Gluten-Free Chicken Pot Pies
Step 1: Chop butter in small chunks and freeze is for 1-2 hours.
Step 2: Add the almond flour, arrowroot, coconut flour, and sea salt to a food processor, and pulse to mix together.
Step 3: Add the frozen butter, and pulse to break up. Continue pulsing until the mixture has a cornmeal texture.
Step 4: Add in the honey and egg white, and pulse until the dough starts to clump together, being careful not to over-mix and melt the butter.
Step 5: Add the pie crust dough to a large sheet of parchment paper folded in half. Cover the dough, and use a rolling pin to roll it out into a roughly 10 x 12-inch rectangle, making the dough as evenly thin as possible.
Step 6: Place the dough carefully on a cookie sheet, and freeze for at least 30 minutes to make the dough easier to cut out and work with.
Step 7: Cut circles out of the dough about 1 inch larger than your ramekins. Use a spatula to help place the circles of dough over the ramekins. Gently press the dough down into the ramekins. It will break, but use your fingers to press the dough back together and fully cover the inside of each dish. Return the rest of the dough to the freezer so it’s easy to cut tops off when necessary.
Step 8: Add the ramekins with pie dough to a baking sheet. Pre-bake the bottom pie crusts for 20 minutes, until they are golden brown. Set aside while preparing the filling.
Step 9: Into a large skillet, add the butter, carrots, celery, and onion. Sauté on medium-high heat for about 10 minutes, allowing vegetables to soften.
Step 10: Add in the chicken, spices, and arrowroot powder. Sauté to coat the chicken and vegetables in the arrowroot.
Step 11: Add in the chicken broth, stirring to mix in the thickener. Bring to a low simmer, and continue to cook on medium heat for about 10 minutes.
Step 12: Stir in the heavy cream. Adjust the seasonings to taste.
Step 13: Fill each of the ramekins with the chicken mixture. Divide evenly between each pot of pie. Work quickly to make the tops, because the pot pies will not bake long enough to reheat the filling (almond flour burns more quickly than white flour so the baking time for these is lower!).
Step 14: Cut out rounds the size of the ramekins, and place the dough over the top of each. Use a fork to press the top crust down around the edges. If desired, use an egg wash for a glossy look on top of the pies (whisk 1 egg with 2 tablespoons of water and brush on top).
Step 15: Bake the pot pies for 15-20 minutes, until the tops are golden brown. Serve hot!
How to Store & FAQ
How to Store Leftover Gluten-Free Pot Pie
Once fully cooled, store leftovers in an airtight container or covered with plastic wrap. Microwave leftovers to reheat. If you’d like to reheat them in the oven, place them in a baking dish, and cover tightly with foil. Reheat at 350º F for 20-30 minutes, until warmed throughout. The foil will keep the crusts from burning, but check them around 15 minutes to make sure they aren’t getting too dark.
Dairy Free Chicken Pot Pies
This recipe is easily adaptable to making dairy-free chicken pot pies.
Use plant-based butter for the crusts.
Instead of heavy cream, substitute coconut milk or an unflavored and unsweetened coffee creamer.
Can I make these with all-purpose gluten-free flour?
Yes, this recipe will work with your favorite gluten-free pie crust, including one made with an all-purpose gluten-free flour mix. Use your favorite pie shells along with this filling recipe!
If not using almond flour, you will not need to pre-bake the bottom crusts.
Make a Large Chicken Pot Pie
Instead of individual pies, you can make 1 large chicken pot pie with this recipe.
Use 1/2 of the pie dough to roll out a bottom crust, and press it into a 9-inch pie pan. Pre-bake the crust as directed, and use the other 1/2 of the pie dough for the top crust.