Muffin Tin Chicken Pot Pies Part 2

 Muffin Tin Chicken Pot Pies Part 2 via The Baker Chick

The first version of these mini Chicken Pot Pies made it’s appearance on my blog about a year ago when I was still a bit clueless. I hadn’t ever made anything like it before, and my kitchen was much less equipped than it is today. All of that being said, they still turned out great, and that post is actually one of the most popular on the blog to date. Why mess with a good thing right? Well, I get weekly emails about freezing, storing, reheating and revamping this recipe, so I thought a fresh new version may be a good thing. (I’ve learned a bit in a year after all…)

The filling recipe for these is almost exactly the same with just a few minor adjustments. The main difference I made was to the crust. See a year ago, I had little to no experience with pie crust, and I also didn’t have a food processor, so I was left with a simple and easy Oil Pastry. It turned out well and still tasted great, but I have grown so attached to Pate Briseé (Butter Pie Crust) over the last year, that I thought it was worth a try. And man oh man are these amazing with that flaky and buttery crust. These just got a million times more delicious let me tell you.

 Muffin Tin Chicken Pot Pies Part 2 via The Baker Chick

A big difference between the two crusts is that Pate Briseé needs to chill for an hour, so the order of the recipe as changed a bit too. I now recommend making your crust, dividing and wrapping it, and making the filling while it is in the fridge. This makes the whole meal pretty simple and easy to whip up for dinner with not a ton of prep time needed.

I have also gotten some questions about measuring, rolling and assembling the pies. I divided the dough into 3 equal segments which helped make sure that each pie had the same amount of dough. Another important thing is to find a cutter that will fit your mega muffin tins. As you can see in the picture below, I used an old pancake mix tin that may have been a teeny bit too small. To remedy this, cut a thicker piece of dough and gently roll it out so that it will fit the muffin tin with about a half inch overhang around the whole diameter. (I tried to take more process photos but I was losing light and my hands were too buttery to wash them after each step!)

 Muffin Tin Chicken Pot Pies Part 2 via The Baker Chick

If you are making these to have an easy and well-portioned meal waiting in your freezer (like I did,) here are some simple freezing instructions:

1- I always freeze these fully baked. Once they have cooled, remove them from the tin and wrap tightly with foil and saran wrap. (I use both.)

2- When you are ready to prepare them, thaw overnight in the fridge or on the counter for a few hours until they feel soft.

3-Either- microwave for 60 seconds, and bake at 375 until the tops are crisp (5 mins)  OR Bake at 375 for 10-15 minutes until filling is warm and tops are crisp.

I hope this post helps! Happy Monday!

Muffin Tin Chicken Pot Pies Part 2

6 muffin sized pot pies

Ingredients

  • 1 batch of pie crust
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cubed
  • 3/4 cup chopped carrots
  • 3/4 cup chopped potato
  • 3/4 cup fresh green beans cut into 1 or 2 inch pieces.
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Other spices to taste (garlic, celery seed etc.)
  • 2 cups of chicken broth
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C.)
  2. In a saucepan, combine chicken, carrots, potatos, and beans . Add enough chicken broth cover and boil for 15 minutes. Remove from heat, drain (while saving the chicken broth,) and set aside.
  3. In the saucepan over medium heat, cook onions in butter until soft and translucent. Stir in flour, salt, pepper, and spices . Slowly stir in 1 3/4 cup chicken broth and 1 cup milk. Simmer over medium-low heat until thick. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Combine the Chicken mixture and the sauce. If it doesn't seem saucy enough, slowly add broth and milk one tablespoon and a time until mixture has a nice gravy. (Sorry to be vague here but you really just need to eye ball it. Especially if you are decide to add other veggies.)
  5. To Assemble:
  6. Each 3rd of dough will need to yield 4 dough rounds. (If you need to gather the scraps and re-roll a couple times that's fine.)
  7. Roll each dough circle out until it is big enough to be pressed into the muffin tin with a half inch over hang.
  8. After all the dough is in, add the filling into each tin. Be generous with the filling, you want it to dome on the top
  9. Take the remaining 6 dough circles and one by one lay on top of the filling. Press the top and bottom dough layers together and trim excess.
  10. Using the back of a knife or your finger, pinch the edges of each pie to seal.
  11. Brush the top of each pie with an egg wash, milk or cream. (optional)
  12. Cut a few slits into each pie to release steam when baking.
  13. Bake at 425 for 30 minutes, or until pies are crisp on top and golden brown.
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Crust Recipe from Martha Stewart

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Comments

  1. I was wondering the other day whether it would be possible to make little chicken pies in a muffin tin – now that I see how cute they are, I want to make them tonight!!

  2. Katie {Epicurean Mom} says:

    YUM!!!! I ADORE chicken pot pie! These look fab!

  3. I’m a hot mess with dough but I totally want to attempt these babies!!!! The photo is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. These are great! I can’t wait to try these.

  5. I love chicken pot pies with a nice buttery crust! Pate brisee is a great thing, too often forgotten!

  6. Oh, boy, my hubby would LOVE these!!! And I love the individual servings…so fun!

  7. These look great. I love that they are minis in a muffin pan.

  8. Oooh, mouth watering immediately! Looks fantastic, and I love that they are personal size :) I always go way overboard on pot pies. Great recipe!

  9. Those look so great and I love anything in “mini” size!

  10. i looove this idea! i’ve been planning on making them with your old recipe, but it seems i have this new recipe to use! can’t wait to make them :)

  11. Great idea! I love making Chicken Pot Pie but usually make 1 regular sized pie, this is a much better amount for two people!

  12. Susanne Voros says:

    I love the mini pot pies not only are they cute but looks so good!

  13. This is such a neat idea. I am imaging so many variations of fillings for this. Great post

  14. Okay – that is too cool for words! I can absolutely believe that this is your most popular post! I love the idea of mini pot pies! I love butter crusts, but for health reasons – use the olive oil crust frequently. …isn’t it amazing how versatile a food processor is?

  15. I love part 2 of these cute pies! SUCH a great idea to make these in a muffin pan. Wonderful Audra :)

  16. WHAT?! I need these! Like, now! And I didn’t even know about Part 1. It’s like I’ve been living in a cave. Thank goodness I’ve seen the light… in chicken pot pie form.

  17. Fivefinickyeaters says:

    I love that you can freeze these and I am quite jealous of your beautiful photos!

  18. Amazing! Love this recipe and cannot wait to try it out! Little personal pot pies, so cute. Great idea!

  19. Mini anything and I’m hooked. These are amazing. I must make these on the weekend – my partner will love them.

  20. These look amazing and would make me happy any day!

  21. This is awesome. I’m a fool for individual-sized meals. De-lic-ious!

  22. So, do you freeze them in the muffin tin? then what…

  23. Hey Sue! I edited the freezing instructions above to clarify. Let me know of you guys have any other questions!

  24. Love the size of these! Pinning……

  25. Nothing beats a good butter crust! Congrats on making the Top 9!

  26. Teaspoonsf says:

    i have one of those mega muffin tins and am always looking for ways to use it. can’t wait to try this out!

  27. I love this idea. Thx for sharing.

  28. jess_gonzalez22 says:

    These are adorable! I LOVE pot pie and this looks like such an awesome spin to pot pie. I’ll have to try it (with these cold winter weather these would be such a wonderful way to warm up!)

  29. There are so many things I love about these… The ease, the size, the deliciousness. Where to start? I’ll definitely be making a bunch this weekend to freeze. What an awesome idea!

  30. Oh. my. These are the cutest, yummiest things.
    xo
    http://allykayler.blogspot.com/

  31. These are brilliant! Bookmarking them to make for dinner soon… Thanks for sharing :)

  32. May I use your picture on Pinterest?
    Thank you!

  33. If you don’t have the muffin pan you can do the same thing with rammekins. I just put mine on a cookie sheet in case there’s any spill over. And use the rammekin to make your pastry circles. It will be the perfect size, all you need do is stretch each circle out a bit for the top crust. (I don’t usually use a bottom crust with the rammekins.)

  34. Thanks for the wonderful tips! :)

  35. Of course!

  36. How do you remove from muffin pan without the mini pot pies breaking?

  37. Hey! I didn’t have a problem with this because of the high butter content in the crust. If you’re worried though- maybe put a round of parchment in the bottom of the tin? Then, gently run a knife around the edge and it should just pop out. Good luck!

  38. Alyssa Bean says:

    I made these tonight! They were delicious. My green beans were frozen solid and I was too hungry to thaw them, so I substituted some fresh summer squash I had in the fridge. A surprisingly tasty change. They broke when they came out of the pan, which I attribute to rolling my dough too thin and putting the filling in while piping hot. But nevertheless, they still tasted good. And since I was the only one eating them, I didn’t care how they looked. ;)

  39. I made these pot pies last night and OMG – they are GOOD!!!!!! My fiance LOVED them. I made a few variations: 1) vegetable broth instead of chicken – however, I also added chicken bouillon cubes to the filling. 2) half of the salt I changed to garlic salt. 3) I added corn and peas — I’m vegetarian, and these turned out great. It was also my first time ever making crust, and this crust was to die for!! Thank you so much for the wonderful recipe!!!!!!!!

  40. I’m so glad you like them Debbie! The adjustments you made sound great!

  41. Hi BC,
    Made the muffin tin turkey pot pies after Thanksgiving using leftover turkey, gravy and frozen mixed frozen veggies thawed. Yummy! Thank you! Crust was awesome! Instead of rolling out and cutting cicles, I formed the dough into a log, frigged it and divided it into 12 little hockey pucks, 6 of which were 2/3 rds the size of the others. Then I formed them between plastic wrap in a tortilla press, perfect size! Soooo easy. Thank you! Going to try the peach things next.

  42. Wonderful tips! Thanks for sharing!

  43. Can I use a standard muffin tin instead of a large one?

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