Chicken Pot Pie with Celery Seed Crust

by | Jan 1, 2024 | Recipes | 0 comments

I was given the Betty Crocker cookbook when I graduated from high school. I still use recipes out of it. This Chicken Pot Pie is one of our family favorites for cold winter days – enjoy!


  • 1/3 cup margarine, butter or chicken fat
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour*
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-3/4 cups chicken or turkey broth
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 cups cut-up cooked chicken or turkey
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen peas and carrots
  • Celery Seed Pastry (recipe follows)


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Heat margarine over low heat until melted. Blend in flour, onion, salt and pepper. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth and bubbly; remove from heat.
  3. Stir in broth and milk. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute.
  4. Stir in chicken and frozen vegetables; reserve.
  5. Prepare Celery Seed pastry. Roll 2/3 of pastry into 13-inch square on lightly floured cloth-covered board. Ease pastry into square pan, 9x9x2 inches; pour chicken filling into pastry-lined pan. Roll remaining dough into 11-inch square; place over filling. Roll edges under; flute. Cut slits in center to allow steam to escape.
  6. Bake, uncovered, in 425 degrees F oven until crust is brown, 30 to 35 minutes.

6 servings.


  • 1/3 cup plus 2 Tablespoons shortening (or 2/3 cup lard)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour*
  • 2 teaspoons celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 to 5 Tablespoons water

Cut shortening into flour, celery seed and salt until particles are size of small peas. Sprinkle in water, 1 Tablespoon at a time, tossing with fork until all flour is moistened and pastry almost cleans side of bowl (1 to 2 teaspoons water can be added if necessary). Gather pastry into ball.

*If using self-rising flour, omit salt

Source: Betty Crocker’s Cookbook


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