Chicken Pot Pie Recipe (Gluten Free!)

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Chicken pot pie was one of those dishes I didn’t love as a kid (store-bought version) and then loved as an adult (homemade version) and had to say goodbye to when we switched to a grain-free, real food diet. Flour and vegetable shortening crust…not so much!

I just recently attempted a healthy version of chicken pot pie and the kids loved it! It sneaks in some veggies that aren’t typically kid-favorites and some healthy fats. It’s also pretty filling and great for active kids.

To me, chicken pot pie is a poultry version of one of my favorite recipes: Shepherd’s pie, which I’ve also adapted as a sweet potato shepherd’s pie and meatloaf cupcakes. Those recipes are all more budget friendly, so if you aren’t a chicken person or are on a tight budget, try them instead!

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The Best Chicken Pot Pie Recipe (Gluten Free)

Delicious and hearty chicken pot pie made with a gluten-free and grain-free crust. This recipe sneaks in extra servings of veggies and is kid approved!
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Calories 321kcal
Author Katie Wells


1 large pot pie or 2 small


To make the filling:

To make the crust:


To make the filling:

  • Cook chicken in oven or skillet if it is not already cooked and set it aside.
  • Peel the turnip and parsnip and finely chop.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of butter or coconut oil in large skillet until melted, then add the turnip and parsnip.
  • Finely chop the celery, carrots, green beans, and onion and add them to the pan.
  • Saute over medium heat until all the vegetables have started to soften.
  • Add the frozen peas and continue cooking until peas have defrosted.
  • Chop the chicken into ½ inch cubes and add it to the pan.
  • Stir in the spices.
  • Add ½ cup of the coconut milk to the pan and continue cooking until it has started to evaporate.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.

To make the crust:

  • In a medium size bowl make the crust by following the recipe for the almond flour pie crust, adding 1 additional egg and the Parmesan cheese if desired. You may have to add slightly more milk or more flour, depending on the dryness of your almond flour. It should be somewhat thick but spreadable.
  • Transfer the chicken mixture to one large oven safe dish or two pie pans or 8×8 dishes.
  • Carefully spread the crust mixture over the chicken filling.
  • Bake in the oven 15-20 minutes or until the crust has started to harden.
  • Serve and Enjoy!


Nutrition Facts
The Best Chicken Pot Pie Recipe (Gluten Free)
Amount Per Serving (1 ½ cups)
Calories 321 Calories from Fat 196
% Daily Value*
Fat 21.8g34%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 97mg32%
Sodium 407mg18%
Carbohydrates 12.7g4%
Fiber 4.3g18%
Sugar 4.4g5%
Protein 19.8g40%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


You can use this coconut flour biscuit recipe for the topping if you prefer.
This recipe makes one large pot pie or two smaller ones. You can freeze one, uncooked, for a later meal. To use, simply defrost overnight in the refrigerator before baking the next evening.

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Do you like chicken pot pie? Let me know below!

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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


33 responses to “Chicken Pot Pie Recipe (Gluten Free!)”

  1. Michelle Avatar

    I don’t have almond flour. Would it work to use regular gluten free flour or, even, coconut flour?
    Also, I’m allergic to celery. Should I sub it or would it be fine to leave that out?

  2. Larissa Avatar

    5 stars
    Hi there!! I made this recipe before I went vegetarian and then afterwards as well just leaving out the chicken and subbing more veggies….both times it turned out amazing 🙂 the crust is the oooonly gf/df one that I’ve tried that actually works lol…. I have a question about freezing it, which you mentioned in the instructions….when freezing, would you spread the uncooked crust ontop and freeze like that, or cook and then freeze?? Also how do you adjust cooking time when cooking from frozen?? Thanks so much!!

  3. Rikki Avatar

    Would it be possible to use regular cow’s milk in place of the coconut milk?

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