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Reheating Chicken Pot Pie to Perfection


Enjoy hot, delicious chicken pot pie anytime with these simple reheating methods using your microwave, oven, stove or grill. Follow the step-by-step instructions for each appliance to reheat both homemade and store-bought pot pies to piping hot perfection.

Reheating Chicken Pot Pie in the Microwave

The microwave allows fast, convenient reheating for individual pot pie servings.

  1. Remove your leftover chicken pot pie from the refrigerator and take off any plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Place the pot pie on a microwave-safe plate. Do not cover it.
  2. Microwave on HIGH power for 2-3 minutes. The time will depend on your microwave wattage and the size of the pot pie. A 1000 watt microwave will reheat more quickly than a 700 watt.
  3. Carefully remove the plate using oven mitts. The filling will be extremely hot. Use a kitchen thermometer to check the center of the pie. It should reach 165°F.
  4. If not hot enough, microwave at 30 second intervals, rechecking the temperature each time, until fully heated through.
  5. Allow the pot pie to sit for 1-2 minutes before eating. This lets the filling continue cooking from residual heat and thickens the sauce.

Reheating Frozen Chicken Pot Pie in the Oven

The oven gently reheats chicken pot pie evenly for best results with frozen pot pies.

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Remove the frozen chicken pot pie from its packaging and place on a baking sheet or shallow oven-safe baking dish.
  2. Loosely cover the pot pie with aluminum foil, leaving some openings for steam to escape. This prevents the crust from getting soggy.
  3. Bake for 45-60 minutes until the filling is bubbling hot. Check it early and continue baking if needed. The time will vary based on your oven.
  4. Allow the chicken pot pie to rest for 5 full minutes before cutting into it. This allows the liquid filling to thicken up. If cut too soon, liquid may spill out.
  5. Use a kitchen thermometer to confirm the center of the pie has reached 165°F or higher before serving.

Reheating Leftover Chicken Pot Pie on the Stove

The stovetop allows even, gentle reheating for leftover pot pie slices or wedges.

  1. Choose a medium or large skillet. Melt 2-3 tablespoons of butter over medium-low heat. For extra flavor, use cream instead of butter.
  2. Cut your leftover chicken pot pie into large pieces or wedges. Add them carefully to the hot skillet.
  3. Gently stir and flip the pieces to heat through for 8-10 minutes. Add 1-2 tablespoons of milk or cream if the mixture seems dry or starts to stick.
  4. Continue cooking and stirring until the filling is hot, bubbling and reaches 165°F internally.
  5. Remove the skillet from heat and serve the reheated pot pie immediately while hot.

Reheating Chicken Pot Pie on the Grill

The grill adds great smoky flavor as it reheats chicken pot pie.

  1. Preheat your grill to medium heat, around 350°F. Oil the grates lightly to prevent sticking.
  2. Cut the cold chicken pot pie into wedge shapes. Place them directly onto the hot grill grates.
  3. Close the grill lid and cook for 4-6 minutes on each side until warmed through. Check for doneness with a thermometer.
  4. Carefully remove each wedge using a wide spatula. Watch for hot filling drips.
  5. Serve the newly grilled pot pie while hot off the barbecue. The filling should reach 165°F or higher.


How do I reheat a chicken pot pie from frozen?
For best results, bake a frozen chicken pot pie in the oven. Preheat oven to 375°F. Place pot pie on a baking sheet and bake 45-60 mins until bubbly and crust is golden brown. Check temperature to confirm 165°F.

Can I reheat chicken pot pie in the microwave?
Yes, you can reheat both frozen and leftover chicken pot pie in the microwave. Place on microwave-safe plate, do not cover. Microwave 2-3 mins, check temp. Continue heating 30 secs at a time until 165°F. Let sit 1-2 mins before eating.

What temperature should chicken pot pie reach when reheated?
Chicken pot pie should reach an internal temperature of 165°F or higher to ensure safety when reheated. Check with a food thermometer in thickest part.

How do I reheat chicken pot pie without drying it out?
Use gentle heat like the oven or stove. Bake covered with foil or reheat on stove over low, stirring frequently. Add a bit of milk or cream to prevent drying out.

Can I reheat chicken pot pie on the grill?
Yes, you can reheat chicken pot pie on the grill for added flavor. Preheat grill to medium heat. Cut chilled pie into wedges, place on grill 4-6 mins per side until 165°F.

How long does reheated chicken pot pie last in the fridge?
Reheated leftover chicken pot pie will last 3-4 days refrigerated. Reheat fully to 165°F before storing. Discard if smell or appearance changes.


  • Let chicken pot pie sit 5 mins after reheating for filling to thicken before serving.
  • Undercook leftover chicken pot pie slightly before refrigerating, so it won’t be overdone when reheat.
  • Freeze extra homemade chicken pot pies for quick reheats later. Thaw overnight in fridge before reheating.
  • Brush some oil or butter on pie crust before reheating for extra browning and flavor.
  • Cover with foil when reheating in oven to prevent over-browning of crust.
  • Stir gently when reheating on stove to prevent pot pie filling from sticking.
  • Double check internal temperature using a food thermometer.
  • Refrigerate within 2 hours of cooking or reheating to prevent bacteria growth.

Recipe ideas:

  • Add mixed veggies like peas, carrots, corn to homemade chicken pot pie filling.
  • Use a combination of chicken thighs and breasts for more flavorful meat.
  • Season filling with thyme, rosemary, parsley and black pepper.
  • Make it a chicken and biscuit pot pie by topping with fluffy buttermilk biscuits.
  • For a heartier meal, place chicken pot pie filling over mashed potatoes.
  • Use a combo of chicken and turkey meat for a lighter take.
  • Mix in cooked rice or pasta in the filling for a one-dish meal.

Some appliances’ models recommended for reheating chicken pot pie:


  • Toshiba EM131A5C-BS Microwave Oven with Smart Sensor (1.2 Cu.ft)
  • Panasonic Microwave Oven NN-SN67HS (1.2 Cu. ft)
  • LG NeoChef LMC1575ST Countertop Microwave (1.5 Cu. ft)
  • Breville Quick Touch BMO734XL 1800W (1.7 Cu. ft)
  • GE JES1656SRSS Microwave Oven (1.6 Cu. ft)


  • GE JT5000SFSS 30″ Double Electric Wall Oven
  • Bosch 800 Series HBN8451UC Electric Single Oven
  • LG LDE4415ST Electric Double Oven
  • Whirlpool WOS31ES7JS Single Electric Wall Oven
  • Frigidaire Gallery FGET2765PF Electric Double Oven


  • Frigidaire FFGF3047LS Gallery 30″ Gas Range
  • GE Profile PGP7036SLSS 36″ Gas Range
  • Samsung NX58H9500WS 30″ Gas Range
  • LG LSG4513ST Slide-In Gas Range
  • Whirlpool WFG320M0BS 30″ Gas Stove


  • Weber Spirit II E-310 3-Burner Propane Grill
  • Char-Broil Performance Series 4-Burner Propane Gas Grill
  • Dyna-Glo DGB390SNP-D Smart Space Living 3-Burner LP Gas Grill
  • Pit Boss Pit Boss 700FB Pellet Grill
  • George Foreman 15-Serving Indoor/Outdoor Electric Grill

Reheating chicken pot pie is quick and easy using the common appliances in your home. Follow the detailed steps for each method to enjoy a fresh, hot meal from a leftover or frozen pot pie.

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