So we've been attempting to eat healthier during the week (basically we need to stop ordering in so often 🤣), resulting in a lot of leftover cooked chicken. I don't know about you, but I'm not a fan of a plain ol' leftover chicken breast, no matter how tasty it was when first made. Solution: chicken wild rice pot pie.
I absolutely adore chicken pot pie. My mom used to make it for my sister and I when we were kids and it was one of my favorite meals. So flavorful, filling, and topped with a perfectly golden, flaky crust. I've since made a few adaptations of her original recipe with the biscuit topped version being my favorite. Until now!
I was craving that comforting pie crust with the creamy, veggie and chicken stuffed filling recently, but we were out of potatoes. Mom always added potatoes to her recipe and it makes SUCH a difference. But I refused to go to the store because the heavens had dumped snow that weekend and our city "just can't even" when that happens. So I scrounged around the pantry and discovered a seriously overflowing amount of wild rice. An idea was born!
Chicken wild rice pot pie. Since that snowy day, it quickly became one of our go to weeknight dinners. Plus, it's FANTASTIC for leftover chicken (and rice if I'm being honest). It'll revive even the saddest, most dried out, cooked chicken in your fridge.
Plus, it's jam packed with delicious veggies, and obviously topped with a light, golden, flaky crust. Gotta have it right??
If your household is anything like mine, instead of waiting for leftover chicken you'll be buying it specifically for this chicken wild rice pot pie! Get some 👊🏻, recipe below.Print