Artichoke Chicken Pot Pie

Looking for a fun, new dinner idea? Check out my Artichoke Chicken Pot Pie!

Artichoke Chicken Pot Pie is an easy hand pie recipe stuffed with shredded chicken, artichokes, spinach, red onion, cheese and zesty Italian dressing. #chickenpotpie #handpies www.savoryexperiments.com


 

Artichoke Chicken Pot Pie is an easy hand pie recipe stuffed with shredded chicken, artichokes, spinach, red onion, cheese and zesty Italian dressing.

Let’s also discuss that my Artichoke Chicken Pot Pies aren’t your traditional chicken pot pie filling; creamy base, peas, carrots and other hearty vegetables with chunks of chicken. This ain’t your mama’s pot pie!

Instead, these bad boys use a flaky, pre-made pie crust filled with shredded chicken, artichokes, red onion, cheese and spinach all seasoned with Italian dressing.

Artichoke Chicken Pot Pie is an easy hand pie recipe stuffed with shredded chicken, artichokes, spinach, red onion, cheese and zesty Italian dressing. #chickenpotpie #handpies www.savoryexperiments.com

I actually don’t care that much for the creamy base of a traditional pot pie, but I love the buttery crust. Most seem to be made with a “cream of something” soup that just doesn’t entice me much.

Update… I have since made a Chicken Pot Pie Casserole that is pretty tasty…

Even in dishes that call for it, like my Fancy Tuna Noodle Casserole, I make my own cream based sauce instead of using the canned cream stuff.

For the shredded shredded chicken there are a couple of choices. Frozen strips, thawed and then shredded work well. A store bought rotisserie chicken does the trick too.

Artichoke Chicken Pot Pie is an easy hand pie recipe stuffed with shredded chicken, artichokes, spinach, red onion, cheese and zesty Italian dressing. #chickenpotpie #handpies www.savoryexperiments.com

Leftover chicken, grilled or lightly seasoned is perfect. On this occasion I had none of the above, so I baked a large chicken breast in the oven and then shredded it.

PRO TIP: Use a low moisture cheese to reduce the potential for liquid releasing making your crust soggy.

I generally keep shredded chicken in the freezer for occassions just like this. The goal here is simplicity and ease, but also super tasty. I don’t like wasting calories on crappy food.

Artichoke Chicken Pot Pie also freezes well. You can make them and freeze uncooked or cook and freeze individually.

artichoke chicken hand pie

I also like to dip mine in sauce. Creamy Italian Dressing is ideal, but Alfredo also works well. Serve with a nice Kale Salad for a full meal.

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Artichoke Chicken Pot Pie is an easy hand pie recipe stuffed with shredded chicken, artichokes, spinach, red onion, cheese and zesty Italian dressing. #chickenpotpie #handpies www.savoryexperiments.com

Questions you might have about how to make Artichoke Chicken Pot Pies:

Are these pot pies or hand pies? Well, technically they are probably hand pies, but the definition of pot is a type of meat pie with a top pie crust, sometimes a bottom pie crust, consisting of flaky pastry. (Wikipedia), and this dish meets those criteria.

Can I freeze these individual pot pies? Artichoke Chicken Pot Pie also freezes well. You can make them and freeze uncooked or cook and freeze individually.

Why are my pot pies soggy? Two things may have gone wrong. The first is not draining the artichokes well enough. You need to drain and even go a step further by rolling them on paper towels. Any leftover liquid can be released and make your pie crust soggy.

The other reason is steam. If you don’t poke adequate holes in the top of the crust, steam can’t release resulting in a sorry crust.

Artichoke Chicken Pot Pie is an easy hand pie recipe stuffed with shredded chicken, artichokes, spinach, red onion, cheese and zesty Italian dressing. #chickenpotpie #handpies www.savoryexperiments.com
Artichoke Chicken Pot Pie is an easy hand pie recipe stuffed with shredded chicken, artichokes, spinach, red onion, cheese and zesty Italian dressing. #chickenpotpie #handpies www.savoryexperiments.com

Artichoke Chicken Hand Pie Recipe

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Artichoke Chicken Pot Pie is an easy hand pie recipe stuffed with shredded chicken, artichokes, spinach, red onion, cheese and zesty Italian dressing.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Combine artichokes though salad dressing in a medium mixing bowl.
  • Roll out pie crusts onto a lightly floured surface. Cut each crust into fourths.
  • Spoon artichoke mixture into the center of 4 slices. Top with a matching size slice of pie dough. Crimp edges with a fork to seal.
  • Transfer turnovers to a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 12 minutes. Pie crust will not change too much in appearance. They might be lightly browned.
  • Remove and allow to cool slightly. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 635 kcal, Carbohydrates: 49 g, Protein: 19 g, Fat: 39 g, Saturated Fat: 9 g, Cholesterol: 31 mg, Sodium: 1055 mg, Potassium: 267 mg, Fiber: 4 g, Sugar: 2 g, Vitamin A: 2400 IU, Vitamin C: 26.2 mg, Calcium: 100 mg, Iron: 3.5 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 635
Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: chicken pot pie, hand pie recipe, savory hand pie
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Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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  1. Hi,

    I love this dish. You should enter this in the Pilsbury Cookoff Competetion. Recipes like this one always end up winning. I can not wait to try this out on my family tomorrow.

    Love, Blessings, and Great Food

    Jamie

    1. Thank you, Jamie! I just hopped on over to submit, but it seems that the contest is already closed.