Jun 4, 2017

Creamy Chicken Pot Pie Soup

Creamy Chicken Pot Pie Soup is all the comforting goodness that makes up the inside of chicken pot pie without all the fuss of actually making it into a pie. With chunks of succulent roasted chicken, crisp vegetables, and a rich, creamy sauce, you'll close your eyes and savor every spoonful until you empty the bowl...and then you'll go back for more!
Creamy Chicken Pot Pie Soup


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June Dairy Month

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Milk is a Versatile Ingredient

Milk is not just for the cereal bowl! It is a versatile ingredient that can be used in your daily cooking routine from breakfast to dessert and everything in between. My Creamy Chicken Pot Pie Soup recipe has a smooth creamy texture because I use whole milk to keep it a simple, fresh, and delicious recipe! In addition to this creamy soup recipes, I use milk to my Pumpkin Spice Donuts, creamy pasta recipes, Bechamel Sauce, Slow Cooker Oatmeal, Pastry Cream, and so much more. I love the versatility of milk!

I like to serve this creamy soup with homemade buttermilk biscuits, but I hear it's great over rice too. Don (my hubs) especially likes it over rice. If you read my blog, you know we are not compatible when it comes to rice. He LOVES it and just about every meal he says "you know what this would be good with....", and I always answer, "ummmm....let me guess, RICE (with an eye roll, of course) haha. Too bad for him I'm not as big a fan of the fluffy white grains. It's not really the taste, it's the consistency (that's a nod to ZombieLand).

Recipe Prep Tips

  • Start the roasted chicken breasts first.
  • While the chicken is roasting in the oven, make the soup on the stove top in a stock pot.
  • As always, taste as you go and adjust seasonings to your liking by adding a little bit at a time until it's just right.
  • Use an instant read thermometer to check the doneness of the chicken.
  • By the time the chicken is cooled, the soup should be thick enough to add the chunks of roasted chicken and serve.
  • Try to resist the urge to snack on the roasted chicken breasts while they are cooling. It's a struggle for me.
  • I recommend cutting up the crispy, roasted chicken skin and adding it right into the soup with the succulent pieces of chicken. It will enhance the comforting roasted flavor that really sets this soup apart from the rest.
  • If you want to serve this soup with buttermilk biscuits, the order of making it would be to get the chicken roasting in the oven, start the soup simmering on the stove top, and then make the biscuit dough. Pop the biscuits in the oven when you take the chicken out. By the time the biscuits are done, the chicken will have rested and be ready to go in the soup. Quick and efficient. Just the way I like to cook!

Serving suggestions

  • Serve in a bowl with a spoon is a simple way to enjoy this soup and perfectly pleasing.
  • Although this soup can stand alone with just a spoon, it is even better if you take the time to make some buttermilk biscuits. Put a biscuit in the bowl and spoon the soup right on top of it. So good! My favorite way to enjoy it.
  • Or be like Don and serve it over rice or even pasta. It's a versatile recipe you can enjoy however you like.

Creamy Chicken Pot Pie Soup

Life Tastes Good
Published 06/04/2017
Creamy Chicken Pot Pie Soup
All the comforting goodness of chicken pot pie without all the fuss! Make life taste good with Creamy Chicken Pot Pie Soup today!


  • 1 Fully cooked Roasted Chicken Breast
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 cup thin baby carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 2 teaspoons Chicken Base (I use Better Than Bouillon)
  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 2/3 cup milk


  1. Prepare the Roasted Chicken Breast as directed in my recipe. Click here for my Roasted Chicken Breast recipe.
  2. While the chicken breast is roasting in the oven, melt 1/3 cup butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add 1 cup carrots and cook until they start to soften (between 3-5 minutes). Then add 1/2 cup chopped celery, 1/3 cup chopped onion, and 1 cup frozen peas. Cook until veggies are tender.
  3. Add 1/3 cup flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon celery seed and stir to coat the veggies.
  4. Slowly stir in 1 3/4 cups water and 2/3 cups milk. Add 2 teaspoons chicken base, and reduce the heat to mid-low. Give it a taste and adjust the seasoning to your liking. Simmer until thickened.
  5. Once the chicken is rested and cooled slightly, remove the meat from the bones and cut into bite sized pieces. Add chicken to the soup. Don't be afraid to toss the skin in there too! It adds great roasted flavor! Enjoy!
NOTE: This recipe is easily doubled if you need to feed a crowd or, if you're like us and just want leftovers.

Yield: 4-6 Servings
Prep Time: 10 mins.
Cook time: 30 mins.
Total time: 40 mins.


  1. I love the versatility and easiness of the recipe. I am in both camps: biscuits and over rice.

  2. can I get your biscuit recipe please??

    1. Hi Denise, I use a very basic recipe. You can find it on food(dot)com. It's called Southern Buttermilk Biscuits. Biscuits are tricky & I'm still trying to perfect my own recipe, but that recipe usually turns out great. The key to great biscuits is to not handle the dough too much and for a better rise be sure to only press down when making rounds. Don't twist the cutter as it seals the edges making for shorter biscuits. I've even started just cutting straight down with a knife and making square biscuits. works great! I hope that helps. Have a super week ~Marion

  3. Fabulous recipe. I cheated a tad and used a rotisserie chicken to cut down some time on a week night. Still fabulous. Thank you for sharing.

  4. my daughter made this for her and her husband. she brought me a bowl to try! it was amazing! they did the buttermilk biscuits. i ate it as is, like a bowl of stew. just delish!!

  5. This was a hit in my house. It taste great. Going to add it to my recipe box.

  6. Have you frozen the leftovers before? I'm wondering if it would freeze well with the cream base.

    1. Hi, I have never frozen leftovers with this recipe, mainly because it just doesn't last long. It's one of my family's favorite comfort food recipes and they gobble up leftovers for lunch or even a midnight snack haha If you do freeze leftovers of this soup, be sure to reheat gently and stir constantly to remix. I hope that helps ~Marion

  7. If you're going to double the recipe, do you double ALL the ingredients? Thanks

    1. Yes. Use a big pot and follow the instructions with double the ingredients. Enjoy!

  8. For this dairy free house I used olive oil with the cooking of the veggies and Almond Milk instead of cow milk. All turned out great!

    1. That's great to hear Katie! I'm so glad it worked out and you enjoyed it :) Thanks for stopping by. Have a super week ~Marion

  9. Just made it for the Super Bowl Game and oh... so yummy! This has been added to my Pinterest Board so I can use it over and over again. Thank you!

  10. I am anxious to try this recipe. I have to limit the gluten in my diet, but so far I have found that if I use a good gluten-free flour blend, I can substitute it in just about any recipe. I also use almond milk instead of cow’s milk. I am hoping it will work on this because I have not had anything remotely similar to a chicken pot pie in decades. This would make a perfect addition to my selection of weeknight dinner meals that I keep on our favorites list. Thank you for sharing!

    1. I'd love to know how it turns out with your gluten free modifications :) Thanks for stopping by! ~Marion


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