Gluten-Free Creamy Mushroom Chicken Pot pie

Published on Mar 09, 2022

  by   Kristina Stosek

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Prep Time: 25 minutes Cook Time: 45 minutes Serves: 6
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A Gluten-Free Creamy Mushroom Chicken Pot Pie made with the flakiest buttery top crust. The filling in this stunning savoury pie is made with mushrooms, leeks, bacon and chunks of tender chicken, smothered in a thick creamy gravy hinted with thyme. 


creamy mushroom chicken pot pie in a pie dish


How to make the tastiest gluten-free chicken pot pie?

You may be pleasantly surprised when you see the short list of ingredients. The filling is made with only eight ingredients plus salt and pepper.

The flakiest buttery gluten-free pie pastry is made with only four ingredients plus water and salt. I wanted to keep this gluten-free pie recipe simple enough so that even novice cooks will give it a go. 


top view of creamy mushroom chicken pot pie without one slice


This savoury, creamy mushroom chicken pot pie is made entirely from scratch. You don’t even need cream of mushroom soup. However, if you love the soup, you must try our creamy chicken and mushroom rice soup recipe!

Honestly, this creamy mushroom chicken pot pie is probably the simplest recipe for a gluten-free savoury pie. Also, using only top crust makes this pie lighter and easier to make. 

Besides, who needs all that extra pastry? Savoury pies are all about the hearty, creamy filling we all love!

start with the filling,

I wanted extra flavour in this creamy mushroom chicken pot pie, so I added bacon. The bacon is first cooked, keeping it tasty without the excess fat.

To keep this recipe simple, the entire filling is made in the same skillet. Or, you can use a large saucepan.


seared chicken in a skillet


Once the bacon is cooked, set it aside. To the same skillet with the bacon fat, brown the chicken pieces. 


sauteed leeks and mushrooms in a skillet


Then, cook the leeks, mushrooms, and thyme in some butter in the same skillet. Then add the bacon and chicken and a little water. Cook covered for 15 minutes.


cooked leeks, mushrooms and bacon in a skillet


In the end, mix the cream with tapioca and add it to the skillet to make all this deliciousness thick and creamy. Cook until the sauce starts to thicken. Done.

Now that the filling is ready transfer it to a pie dish.

How to make gluten-free flakiest buttery pie pastry?

While the filling is cooking, I prepare the pie pastry. To do this, you will need super cold butter. I place mine in the freezer before I add it to the flour. 


grating butter into flour


I always grate the butter on the large blade of a cheese grater. This will give me uniformed pieces evenly mixed in the flour. 

Next, I add sour cream or use full-fat plain yogurt. Yes, sour cream is the secret ingredient to make the flakiest gluten-free pie pastry.

Mix the sour cream or yogurt throughout the flour mixture with a fork.


gluten-free pie dough and a rolling pin


To make the ingredients stick together and form the dough into a disk, you must add ice water. The amount of water depends on the gluten-free flour blend you used.

I used a gluten-free rice-based flour blend. I find it works best when making pastry. Keep adding the water one tablespoon at a time until you form a dough that starts to stick together. You may have a few crumbs left, and this is ok.

How to make the top crust of the pie?

Once you have the dough formed into a disk, roll it out onto parchment paper. The diameter of the dough should be slightly larger than the pie dish.

Using the parchment paper, carefully drape the dough over filling and trim to a 1/2-inch overhang. Fold overhang under; crimp with a fork or fingers. 


finished chicken pot pie before baking


And finally, cut a few vents on top and brush with cream. The cream adds a beautiful colour and stops the gluten-free crust from drying out.

When it comes to making a gluten-free pie, the most challenging part is the pie crust. But, you will find that this pie pastry recipe is super easy. And, I did not use a bottom crust.


baked creamy mushroom chicken pot pie, gluten-free


The bottom crust is often soggy unless you do extra steps like prebaking the crust first or adding breadcrumbs or crushed cornflakes on the bottom crust before adding the filling.

Chicken pot pie without cream.

To make this savoury pie lighter, you can replace the cream with gluten-free chicken broth. By doing this, the filling is not as rich will have fewer calories and less fat.


top view of a slice of chicken pot pie, gluten-free


I hope you try baking this creamy mushroom chicken pot pie. I promise you will not be disappointed. The flavour, the thick creamy gravy, and the bacon make this one of the best gluten-free chicken pot pies.

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Many thanks!

Kristina xx

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