Make Ahead Batch Chicken Pot Pie Filling

When it comes to cooking for comfort food months, there’s nothing nicer than a batch of ready-to-go Chicken Pot Pie filling. Versatile and delicious, this classic recipe makes a great base for all sorts of delicious dinners. The best part? Since a big batch of the filling is prepped in one sitting, you’ll have dinner for tonight…and tomorrow…and next week, too!

One batch of this filling makes enough for three family-sized meals. Make it ahead of time, freeze it for later. Bake it into pot pies, serve it over fresh-baked biscuits, or serve it over rice or mashed potatoes for a quick, delicious comfort-food meal that’s ready to go as soon as you are. A must-have in the fridge or freezer for autumn and winter months, when days are short, dark comes quickly, and dinnertime deserves something warm and comforting.

Meal Prep Batch: Chicken Pot Pie Filling

To Prepare

You’ll need about 20 minutes to prep the entire batch of filling. That’s it! Follow the recipe below, and you’ll have approximately 16 servings of filling ready to go. Use a little for dinner tonight, then store the rest for another ready-to-go meal.

Make Ahead Batch: Chicken Pot Pie Filling

To Store

Spoon cooled mixture into freezer bags or freezer-safe reusable containers like the GoodCook Food Storage and Square Meals Set. For simplest future meal prep, store 2 cups of the filling mixture (about 4 servings) in each container. If freezer space is a concern, spoon fillign into quart-sized freezer bags, then place it flat in your freezer to create space-saving bags of ready-made filling.

To Thaw

Place a package frozen filling from freezer 24 hours before using, or defrost on low until mixture softens,  about 10 minutes.

Meal Prep Batch: Chicken Pot Pie Filling

To Serve

This one prep recipe makes 5 delicious dinners!

  1. Chicken Pot Pies– Cook mixture between premade pie crust at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes
  2. Savory Chicken Shortcakes- Spoon hot filling between slices of flake Biscuits
  3. Chicken Haystacks- Serve mixture over rice. Top with chopped pineapple, toasted coconut, chow mein noodles, almonds, and scallions.
  4. Mashed Potatoes & Gravy- Serve hot filling over mashed potatoes.
  5. Cheese Chicken Shepherds Pie- Spoon filling into a 9×13” pan. Top with mashed potatoes and cheese. Bake at 350 degrees until cheese is melted and bubbly, about 30 minutes. Slice and enjoy!

Make Ahead Batch: Chicken Pot Pie Filling

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Make & Freeze Meal Prep: Chicken Pot Pie Filling

Preparation 20 Cook Time Varies Serves 18     adjust servings

Who says homemade pot pie has to take all day to make? Turn the classic comfort food into five quick and simple meals with this Chicken Pot Pie Filling batch recipe. Make ahead, freeze and you'll have it ready to go when hunger strikes.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup onion, finely diced
  • 1 cup celery, finely diced
  • 1 cup carrot, finely diced
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 6 cups cooked chicken breast, shredded or diced
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

In a large skillet, cook onion, carrot, celery and butter over medium-high heat until veggies are softened, about 5-7 minutes. Add chicken breast. In a large bowl, whisk together chicken broth and cornstarch. Pour into skillet and stir until mixture begins to boil and thicken, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in salt and pepper to taste. Serve mixture immediately, or bring to room temperature and freeze for later use.

Recipe Notes

To Store:
Spoon cooled mixture into freezer bags or freezer-safe reusable containers. For best results, store 2 cups of the filling mixture (about 4 servings) in a quart-sized freezer bag, then place it flat in your freezer to create space-saving bags of ready-made filling!

To Thaw:
Place a package frozen filling from freezer 24 hours before using, or defrost on low until mixture softens,  about 10 minutes.

To Serve:
This one prep recipe makes 5 delicious dinners!

  1. Chicken Pot Pies- Cook mixture between premade pie crust at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes
  2. Savory Chicken Shortcakes- Spoon hot filling between slices of flake Biscuits
  3. Chicken Haystacks- Serve mixture over rice. Top with chopped pineapple, toasted coconut, chow mein noodles, almonds, and scallions.
  4. Mashed Potatoes & Gravy- Serve hot filling over mashed potatoes.
  5. Cheese Chicken Shepherds Pie- Spoon filling into a 9x13” pan. Top with mashed potatoes and cheese. Bake at 350 degrees until cheese is melted and bubbly, about 30 minutes. Slice and enjoy!
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