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Because with every fall comes a new pot pie recipe!

Autumn Chicken and Phyllo Dough Pot Pies | @hbharvest

It just wouldn’t be fall otherwise. Pot pies are kind of like chili in that way, both are quintessential fall dinners, and since I already made chili, it’s time for pot pies!

I decided to make autumn inspired pot pies, because you know me, I can’t help but spruce up the classics just a bit. I mean, it’s what I do. Plus I am full on obsessed with autumn ingredients right now. But I’m thinking you guys have probably realized this already.

Serious talk now though. I woke up on Monday to snow on the mountain tops and beyond frigid temperatures. I wore TWO sweatshirts all day long because my kitchen was FREEZING and I just couldn’t handle it. I also allowed Asher to totally skip school for no other reason than that we were both cold and wanted to bake together all day. I had Halloween goodies to make and clearly I NEEDED little sister’s help. Since I was still watching her and the parents were off in the hot state of Florida soaking up the sunshine….and the drinks, I made the call.

We just needed more sister time, and since it was our last day together (parents returned Monday afternoon) it just seemed fitting. Don’t judge. I am the big sister. Not the parent. Meaning I can make fun calls like this one.


Autumn Chicken and Phyllo Dough Pot Pies | @hbharvest

Autumn Chicken and Phyllo Dough Pot Pies | @hbharvestAutumn Chicken and Phyllo Dough Pot Pies | @hbharvest

Obviously, I have zero parenting skills, oops.

Anyway, she pretended she was in the Harry Potter films and made pretend potions all while eating brownies and finger dipping through the whipped cream. And then it started to get dark, at like five freaking thirty, it literally looked like it was going to snow – SNOW!

So we took a vote and decided, one – we needed hot chocolate, and two – it was time to switch to Christmas music and have a ten minute dance party. When the ten minutes were over we would then return to all things Halloween and pretend the Christmas thing never happened.

So shh…it’s out little secret and can never be mentioned again.

As far as Mondays go, I say that one gets a two thumbs up. But little sister is gone now, the house is quiet and I should probably start focusing my brain again.


Autumn Chicken and Phyllo Dough Pot Pies | @hbharvest

SO…can we talk about this phyllo dough crust situation??

It’s a GOOD situation, a really good situation. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good crust and I have an amazing pie crust recipe, BUT sometimes as far as chicken pot pies go, I find there can be just a little too much bread crust for my liking. It has to be the right crust and just the right amount of it.

I am a pretty huge fan of phyllo dough, so naturally this little crust atop my pot pies was bound to happen sooner or later. It’s an easy way to make a homemade pot pie really shine… and well, the flaky layers just never, ever, fail…THE BEST.

SIDE NOTE: last fall I made a Spanakopita Stuffed Spaghetti Squash and it was topped with phyllo dough. It too is a killer healthy fall dinner, you’ve got to try it!

Autumn Chicken and Phyllo Dough Pot Pies | @hbharvest

As far as the fillings go, I went with butternut squash, mushrooms, sage and thyme. I also added a little apple flavor by poaching my chicken in apple cider and butter.

Yes. I went there. Chicken poached in apple cider and butter, it’s as perfect as it sounds…and SO moist. No dry chicken here.

Also, my one little pet peeve about chicken pot pies are not to have a dry, no soupy filling. I love a creamy, extra saucy pot pie, so that’s what this recipe is. If you prefer pot pies to be a little more firmed up on the inside, I recommend reducing the amount of liquid in the sauce…but then not really, because I think the sauce is pretty amazing as is!!

Double also, instead of the traditional chicken broth in the filling, I used apple cider. I loved the subtle sweetness it adds to the dish, but if you think you might not like this, just use chicken broth. No biggie!

Autumn Chicken and Phyllo Dough Pot Pies | @hbharvest

And finally, aren’t my little Mini Staub Cocottes so stinkin’ cute? I think I have them in all the colors. LOVE.

Autumn Chicken and Phyllo Dough Pot Pies | @hbharvest

Autumn Chicken and Phyllo Dough Pot Pies | @hbharvest

Autumn Chicken and Phyllo Dough Pot Pies.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 6 Pot Pies
Calories Per Serving: 976 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


  • 1-2 cups apple cider
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken tenders breast or thighs (I used tenders)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small sweet onion chopped
  • salt + pepper to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup butternut squash peeled + cubed
  • 2 cups button mushrooms chopped
  • 6 leaves fresh sage chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme chopped
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth or use apple cider
  • 2 cups milk
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • 18 sheets phyllo dough
  • melted butter or olive oil for brushing
  • roasted pumpkin or butternut squash seeds optional


  • Add the apple cider, butter and chicken to a large pot and set over high heat, covered. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer. Simmer 20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Remove the chicken from the cider and allow to cool. Shred the chicken with two forks or your hands.
  • Meanwhile, add the olive oil to a large skillet and set over medium heat. Once hot, add the onion and cook until softened and slightly caramelized, about 5 minutes, season with salt + pepper. Add the garlic, butternut squash and mushrooms. Continue to cook until the butternut squash is fork tender, about 10 minutes. Stir in the sage + thyme.
  • To the skillet, add the remaining 6 tablespoons butter. Once the butter has melted add the flour and cook, stirring to incorporate for a minute. Slowly pour in the the chicken broth, milk and a pinch of cayenne. Bring the sauce to a low boil and then reduce the heat and stir in the peas. Simmer for 5 minutes or until the sauce has thickened. Remove from the heat. Stir in the shredded chicken. Taste and season with more salt + pepper if needed.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Lightly grease 6 (8 ounce) ramekins with butter or cooking spray.
  • Divide the chicken mixture evenly among the ramekins. Lay three pieces of phyllo dough flat on your counter. Liberally brush the top sheet with melted butter and squish the the sheets together to fit over top of your ramekin. Repeat with the remaining dough. Place the pot pies on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes or until the phyllo dough is golden and the filling is hot. Serve with fresh thyme and toasted pumpkin/butternut squash seeds if desired.
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Autumn Chicken and Phyllo Dough Pot Pies | @hbharvest

So now we eat, right?!? Yes. <–MAKE THESE. EAT THESE…have EXTRA happy stomachs. Wednesday + Autumn Chicken and Phyllo Dough Pot Pies = Complete.

Autumn Chicken and Phyllo Dough Pot Pies | @hbharvest

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  1. Silly question
    What do you do with the cider butter? Was it suppose to go back in with the chicken broth? Made it tonight. I ended up added some of it and it was delicious!

  2. 5 stars
    This was my first time making chicken pot pie and it was so good! Usually, I find chicken pot pie to be weirdly gelatinous, but not this one! Will absolutely make again.

    1. Hey Sara,
      Fantastic!!🐣 Thanks so much for making this recipe and sharing your comment, so glad to hear it turned out well for you! xT

    1. Hi Kelly,
      You are looking at puff pastry, not phyllo dough:) Phyllo dough should come in a pack of at least 16. I hope this helps! xT

    1. Hey Kelly,
      Totally, a large 12 inch skillet will work well for you! I hope this recipe is tasty, let me know if you give it a try! xxT

  3. Hi Tieghan! this looks incredible and I plan on making it tomorrow night for my husband! wondering, when you refer to “adding the chicken broth” milk and cayenne, are you talking about the apple cider and or chicken broth that you initially cook the chicken in ….. so like using this broth that is left?

    1. Hi Andrea,
      Nope, the recipe calls for 1 1/2 cups of chicken broth, you are going to use that:) Let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xTieghan

  4. Your website sucks. In the middle of trying to read the recipe instructions ads keep popping up. They move the text and all of a sudden you lose your place where your reading. I’m never come back to half baked unless you stop your adds from moving text.

    1. Wow Steve, that was unnecessary. If you’d like to view the recipe without ads, just select “print recipe”, it will bring you to a text-only page. Likewise you could also support the content creator for her recipes by buying her cookbook, instead of scouring websites for free recipes and then complaining about the ads. We all gotta eat.

  5. 5 stars
    Excellent comfort-food dinner. For the sauce, I used half chicken broth and half apple cider (so 3/4 cup each) and only 1 1/2 cup of milk, which was the perfect consistency for us. One pie was more than enough, even for our heavy eaters. Will definitely make this again.

  6. 4 stars
    Just made this tonight! It was really yummy! I swapped the mushrooms and squash for carrots and potatoes and did half chicken broth half apple cider and it was so good. Took a lot longer to do everything than I was expecting. I also would recommend a bigger ramekin size than 8 oz- they were kinda small so we ended up eating two each. And I hadn’t used phyllo dough before so I didn’t realize it has to be thawed beforehand. I also wish I could’ve gotten the dough to look like yours! So maybe more detailed tips on the phyllo dough and mention thawing! Thanks for the recipe 🙂