Everyone loves a good pie. Be it a sweet one or a savory one, you can’t go wrong with pie. Chicken pot pie, the staple of the savory pies, will always make for a great main course meal that everyone will enjoy. The only problem is, cooking them can sometimes be a real hassle. I know I’ve been intimated by the prospect of making one from scratch. One of the biggest concerns I’ve faced is the question of how long to cook it. And at what temperature? It can be hard to know. Nothing is more disappointing than going through all the effort to make a home made meal only to cook it wrong and ruin the whole thing. So, when it comes to chicken pot pie, what is the correct way to cook it? And what is the temperature to cook chicken pot pie?
For the best result you can get, it will be best to bake the chicken pot pie in your oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. For the best result, you will want to bake the chicken pot pie, uncovered. Put the uncovered chicken pot pie in the oven after it finishes pre-heating to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake the chicken pot pie for 30 to 40 minutes at 350 degrees.
After about thirty minutes in the oven, it is time to start checking in on the Chicken Pot Pie to see if it’s done. When the crust on the top seems to be getting a nice golden brown than you know it’s getting close to done. When you see the golden brown top, take a meat thermometer and stick it in the chicken pot pie. The inside of the pot pie should be bubbly. When the internal temperature in several spots of the pot pie is at 160 degrees, that means the pot pie is ready and can be removed from the oven.
After you’ve taken the Chicken Pot Pie out of the oven, let it cool before serving. Once it cools a little, it is time to enjoy!
Before you put the chicken pot pie in the oven, poke some holes in the top of it. This will allow hot air and steam to vent out of the pot pie while it cooks, which will stop the pressure from building up on the inside to the point of it bursting and making a mess.
If you notice that the top of the chicken pot pie is getting golden brown too quickly, before the thirty minutes, it can the be a good idea to cover the pot pie loosely with some aluminum foil for the rest of the cook time.
When cooking a chicken pot pie, the insides will sometimes bubble too much and spill out of the pot pie. To make the clean up process easier, put a backing sheet on the rack under the pot pie. The sheet will catch any insides spilling out and you will then only have to clean the sheet instead of the oven!
Now that you know how to properly cook a chicken pot pie, it is time to make one! Enjoy!