Grandma's Busy Day Shortcut Chicken Pot Pie Recipe (5 Ingredients) by Donna John

Grandma's Busy Day Shortcut Chicken Pot Pie Recipe (5 Ingredients)

Sometimes you just want a bite of comforting chicken pot pie. But sometimes you don't have the time to make one from scratch. Enter this easy busy day chicken pot pie recipe from Grandma. No white sauce to make, chicken to boil or roast then remove from the bone and no crust to make from scratch. But this pot pie does not lack in taste!

To make this shortcut chicken pot pie recipe you only need five ingredients. Here is your short shopping list: chicken breasts, Italian dressing (the simple secret for added flavor), frozen mixed vegetables, a can of cream of chicken soup and a box of frozen puff pastry sheets.

Serve this creamy chicken pot pie for dinner with your favorite side dishes. Because it is loaded with vegetables, I served mine with a fresh salad drizzled with homemade salad dressing.

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 2 chicken breasts (about 1 pound), cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 tablespoons Italian salad dressing
  • 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 can (10 ounces) cream of chicken soup
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed according to package directions

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Recipe Notes

  • An optional step is brushing the puff pastry with an egg wash or milk. I chose to use evaporated milk because I already had a can open in the fridge.
  • I used half of a 16-ounce bag of frozen mixed vegetables (corn, carrots, green beans, peas and lima beans).
  • I used Olive Garden's Signature Italian Salad Dressing, but use your favorite. If you don't have Italian salad dressing, you could simply season the chicken with salt and pepper.

Here's how to make it:

  1. Put the chicken and Italian dressing into a hot skillet. Cook, stirring, until chicken is just cooked through, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Add the mixed vegetables and cream of chicken soup. Season with black pepper, if desired.
  3. Pour the mixture into a 9x9-inch square or similar-size baking dish.
  4. Lay the puff pastry out on a work surface. Use a sharp knife or pizza cutter to cut it into strips.
  5. Place a row of vertical strips across the top of the pot pie. Add horizontal strips, lifting up every other vertical strip, to create a lattice pattern.
  6. Brush the top with an egg wash or milk, if desired.
  7. Bake in a preheated 400-degree F oven for about 30 minutes. Let the pot pie sit about 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 601

Total Fat: 22.8g

Saturated Fat: 6g

Cholesterol: 181mg

Sodium: 1250mg

Total Carbohydrate: 29.1g

Dietary Fiber: 3.2g

Total Sugars: 2.9g

Protein: 72.4g

Vitamin D 0mcg

Calcium: 26mg

Iron: 4mg

Potassium: 153mg

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Elisa Schmitz
That is beautiful, Donna John ! I love that it's so simple to make, and very comforting to eat. #yum

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