The Costco Chicken Pot Pie is a marvel to behold. The pot pie dinner weighs in at over five pounds and can feed my family for days!
The pot pie is a pretty popular item and folks have a lot of questions about it. Keep reading and I’ll see if I can get some of those questions answered for you!
The cooking instructions for the pot pie are as follows:
- Preheat your oven to 375F.
- Remove the pot pie from the plastic packaging and place on a cookie sheet.
- Bake the Pot pie on the middle rack of your oven for 1.5 hours until an internal temperature of 165-180F is reached.
We follow these instructions and the pot pie comes out great every time.
I have seen some people on Facebook who paint the crust with an egg wash before baking and it makes the finished pie look beautiful!
Easy Costco Chicken Pot Pie!
- 1 Costco Chicken Pot Pie
- 1 Egg
- 1 tbsp water
- Green Veggies of Choice
- Preheat your oven to 375F
- Remove the Pot Pie from its packaging and place on a baking sheet.
- If you want a pretty crust then mix the egg and water to form an egg wash. Brush the egg wash onto the crust.
- Place the baking sheet with the pot pie into the oven and bake for 90 minutes.
- Remove the pot pie when it reaches an internal temperature of at least 165F.
- Let the pot pie cool for 10 minutes.
- Serve the chicken pot pie with your green veggie or salad of choice.
Roasted VegetablesRoast a mix of your favorite vegetables, such as carrots, peas, green beans, and potatoes, tossed in olive oil and seasoned with salt, pepper, and herbs. The caramelized flavors of roasted vegetables complement the creamy and savory chicken pot pie filling.
Garlic Mashed PotatoesCreamy mashed potatoes with a hint of roasted garlic make a wonderful side dish for chicken pot pie. The rich and comforting flavors of the mashed potatoes enhance the creamy chicken filling of the pot pie.
Mixed Greens SaladA simple mixed greens salad with a tangy vinaigrette can provide a refreshing contrast to the richness of chicken pot pie. Use a variety of fresh greens, such as lettuce, spinach, and arugula, and toss with a light dressing for a burst of freshness.
Steamed AsparagusLightly steamed asparagus spears tossed in lemon butter or garlic butter can provide a crisp and refreshing side dish for chicken pot pie. The bright flavors of asparagus can help cut through the richness of the pot pie filling.
Cranberry SauceTangy and slightly sweet cranberry sauce can add a burst of acidity and contrast to the creamy pot pie. The vibrant color and flavors of cranberry sauce can be a great addition to your meal.
The chicken pot pie must be cooked because, even though the filling is precooked, the dough is completely raw.
You can freeze these pies and bake them later straight from the freezer. To bake the frozen pie you need to follow the instructions above but allow an extra hour of cooking time. Apparently it helps to wrap the outer edges with aluminum foil to stop them for getting too dark during the extended cook time.
According to a post on the official Costco page on Facebook, you will get better results if you cook the pie before freezing.
One serving of the pot pie is 5 ounce and has the following nutritional information:
- Calories: 300
- Total Fat: 17g
- Cholesterol: 25mg
- Sodium: 830mg
- Carbohydrates: 23g
- Protein: 13g
There are around 17 servings in this massive pie and it is so large that you automatically dish out more than a single serving. A single serving is about a cup of food and that would barely make a dent in this meal.
The bigger concern than calories is the that it has a LOT of sodium.
The nutrition information for this meal is posted at the kiosk in the warehouse where you order party platters from the Deli and is similar to what is posted online at MyFitnessPal.
The meal is loaded with large chunks of chicken and has enough carrots and peas to let yourself think you are eating a healthy dinner. I love the tender, flaky crust. My only complaint is that I wish the pot pie had more sauce to coat the chicken.
The biggest issue you are going to have with this meal is the leftovers. The leftovers are going to take up a massive amount of space in your refrigerator and you will be tired of eating this after a couple days.
I have to admit that on multiple occasions our pups got the remainder of the leftovers on Day 3.
If you are looking for a healthier meal that will not create so many leftovers then take a look at Costco’s Stuffed Peppers! I think the Chicken Pot Pie is a hundred times better than Costco’s Shepherds Pie.
We usually serve the pot pie by itself as a complete meal.
However, if you want to get some variety on your plate then I would suggest going with some green vegetables for the color and nutrition. Some suggestions include:
- Caesar Salad
- Sautéed Asparagus
- Roasted Brussel Sprouts
- Green Beans with Slivered Almonds
I would stay away from heavy carbs like roasted squash or mashed potatoes as the pot pie is already a “heavy” meal.
The pot pie is marked with a “Pack Date” that indicates when it was made and a “Sell By” date which is always three days later than the Pack date.
The pot pie will be good, uncooked, in the refrigerator for three or four days past the “Sell By” date. Once cooked the pie will be good for anther 3-4 days.
Dietary Concerns About the Meal
Whether you have picky eaters, are sensitive to certain foods or have an outright food allergy there are some things to note about this meal.
The pot pie has the following items that many people are sensitive towards:
The pot pie is produced in a location that also handles:
- Tree Nuts
The meal is not keto or paleo friendly.
Cost and Location
The Chicken Pot Pie is Item Number 16382 and it costs $3.99 per pound. The weight of each pie is a little different but they are all around five pounds which means the meal will cost you around $20.
The pie is found in the refrigerated section of the deli with the other Take and Bake meals.