Lazy Chicken Pot Pie




  • 2 cans of cream of chicken soup
  • 2 (12 oz) cans of cooked chicken, drained and shredded (or equivalent amount of shredded cooked chicken)
  • 1 (12 oz) bag of frozen peas and carrots
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 can of crescent rolls or 1 sheet of crescent dough


1. Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius).

2. Prepare Filling: In a large mixing bowl, combine the cream of chicken soup, shredded chicken, frozen peas and carrots, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Mix well to combine all the ingredients evenly.

3. Bake the Filling: Transfer the chicken and vegetable mixture into a baking dish. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-40 minutes or until the mixture is hot and bubbling.

4. Prepare the Topping: While the chicken mixture is baking, open the can of crescent rolls or use the dough sheet. If you’re using crescent rolls, unroll them and pinch the seams together to create one sheet.

5. Top and Bake: After the chicken mixture has baked and is bubbling, remove the dish from the oven. Carefully place the crescent roll dough on top of the hot chicken mixture, covering it evenly. Return the dish to the oven and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the crescent topping is golden brown and cooked through.

6. Serve and Enjoy: Once the Lazy Chicken Pot Pie is golden brown and bubbling, remove it from the oven. Let it cool for a few minutes before serving to allow the filling to set slightly. Scoop out generous portions onto plates, and enjoy your quick and delicious Lazy Chicken Pot Pie!

Note: Feel free to customize the recipe by adding other vegetables or seasonings to suit your taste. And of course, if it’s kid-approved, you know it’s a winner! Enjoy your meal!

Frequently Asked Questions About Lazy Chicken Pot Pie Recipe:

1. Can I use fresh vegetables instead of frozen ones? Yes, you can definitely use fresh vegetables instead of frozen ones. Just chop them into small, bite-sized pieces and cook them until they are tender before adding them to the recipe.

2. Can I use homemade cream of chicken soup instead of canned soup? Absolutely! Homemade cream of chicken soup will add a richer flavor to your pot pie. You can find various recipes online to make your own cream of chicken soup from scratch.

3. Can I prepare Lazy Chicken Pot Pie in advance? Yes, you can prepare the filling in advance and refrigerate it for up to 24 hours. When you’re ready to bake, simply add the crescent roll topping and bake as directed. Note that the crescent dough might not rise as much if it’s placed on a cold filling, but it will still be delicious.

4. Can I freeze Lazy Chicken Pot Pie? Yes, you can freeze Lazy Chicken Pot Pie for later use. To freeze, assemble the pot pie without baking it. Cover the dish tightly with plastic wrap and aluminum foil, and store it in the freezer for up to 2-3 months. When you’re ready to bake, thaw it in the refrigerator overnight and bake according to the recipe instructions.

5. Can I use leftover cooked chicken instead of canned chicken? Absolutely! Leftover cooked chicken, whether it’s from a roast, grilled, or rotisserie chicken, can be shredded and used in this recipe. It’s a great way to use up leftovers and add extra flavor to your pot pie.

6. What can I serve with Lazy Chicken Pot Pie? Lazy Chicken Pot Pie is a complete meal on its own, but you can serve it with a side salad, steamed vegetables, or a light soup for a more substantial meal. Garlic bread or a simple green salad with vinaigrette dressing are excellent choices too.

7. How can I make the pot pie filling more creamy and flavorful? To make the filling even creamier, you can add a splash of heavy cream or milk. Additionally, you can experiment with different herbs and spices such as thyme, parsley, or rosemary to enhance the flavor according to your preference.

8. Can I use a different type of dough for the topping? Yes, you can use puff pastry, biscuit dough, or even homemade pie crust as an alternative to crescent rolls. Each will give the pot pie a slightly different texture and flavor, so choose the one that you think your family will enjoy the most.

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