How to Make a Barbecue Chicken Potpie

A potpie is a baked savoury pie, with a top and bottom consisting of flaky crust, in which a vegetable or meat filling is enclosed. You can always buy a chicken potpie from the nearest bakery, but creating your own homemade pie is an easy and fun activity, which can save you a lot of money as well. You can have a slice of this pie as a snack, or serve it whole for dinner.

Prep time: 30 min
Cooking time: 40 min
Total time: 1 hour 10 min
Yield: 8 servings

Butter: 1 teaspoon
Chopped onions: 2 cups
Chopped green bell pepper: 1/2 cup
Poblano chiles (diced and seeded): 1/3 cup
Garlic (minced ): 1 small clove
Cumin seeds: 1 1/2 teaspoons
Ground coriander: 1 teaspoon
Cider vinegar: 1/4 cup
Cooked chicken breasts (shredded): 4 cups (about 1 1/2 pounds)
Brown sugar: 2 tablespoons
Unsweetened chocolate (grated): 1 ounce
Chili sauce: 1 (12 ounce) bottle
Low sodium chicken broth: 1 (10 1/2 ounce) can
Refrigerated cornbread twists dough: 1 (11 1/2 ounce) can


  • 1

    Start by preparing the filling for the pie. Spray a large non-stick skillet with cooking spray and melt one teaspoon of unsalted butter in it over medium high heat.

  • 2

    Add the chopped onion, peppers, and minced garlic to the skillet, and sauté for five minutes or until the onion is soft and translucent.

  • 3

    Stir in the ground coriander and cumin seeds, and cook for a couple of minutes. Then, pour in ¼ cup of cider vinegar and stir to mix. Scrape the bottom of the skillet gently with a plastic or wooden spatula to loosen browned bits, if any.

  • 4

    Add the cooked, shredded chicken breasts, brown sugar, grated unsweetened chocolate, and chilli sauce to the skillet, and toss to combine all the ingredients.

  • 5

    Pour the chicken broth into the chicken mixture, and cook for 12 to 15 minutes, or until thick, stirring occasionally.

  • 6

    Meanwhile prepare a 11x7 inch baking dish by spraying it with cooking spray and dusting it lightly with all purpose flour.

  • 7

    Spoon the chicken mixture into the prepared baking dish, spreading it evenly with the help of a spatula.

  • 8

    Open the corn bread dough can and separate the strips. Cover the chicken mixture with these strips in a lattice fashion and bake for 25 minutes, or until golden brown, in an oven preheated at 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • 9

    Remove the pot from the oven when done, and allow it to cool for 15 minutes before serving.

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