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    Crustless Rotisserie Chicken Pot Pie Casserole

    Pot pie without the pie?? Yes, if you are like me craving those comfy, cozy flavors. That delicious creaminess with sweet veggies and the hearty goodness of chicken. And yet, you don’t feel like the XXtra work of dealing with a pie, pastry or biscuits.

    You probably don’t have them in your pantry anyway. And then you crave for pot pie? Simple. Scratch the pie and still gobble up the goodness of your favorite ultimate comfort food.

    A wooden spoon scooping some of this casserole out of a cast iron skillet.

    I’m sure many of you haven’t tried your favorite chicken pot pie without the pie. Some might balk at the idea of eating it without their beloved crust or biscuits. I get it, I love it like that too. But this one is for those lazy and easy days, my friends. Give it a try, you’ll like it.

    This crustless pot pie casserole works for yo ‘cuz

    1. It spells EASY. It shouts QUICK weeknight dinner. Why? It has precooked rotisserie chicken. Who doesn’t love that leftover rotisserie chicken in your fridge? This dish will take just 15 minutes of your active hands and the rest will bake peacefully in your oven.
    2. This one uses pantry staples you already have in your kitchen. No fancy shmancy long ingredient list. Just a few veggies, a little cream and little broth and a few other basic accompaniments.
    3. It results in one wholesome, hearty meal that everybody will love to dig in to at the end of the day.
    4. Casseroles like this are a must for cold winter nights. Warm up the belly bringing back all those childhood pot pie loving memories.
    Cooked casserole in a cast iron skillet.

    What you need for this crustless chicken pot pie casserole

    • Rotisserie chicken – Shredded or cubed.
    • Fresh veggies – Onion, carrots and celery. All diced.
    • Frozen veggies – Corn and peas.
    • Garlic – Finely chopped.
    • Cream – We are using heavy but you can go light.
    • Chicken broth
    • Parmesan cheese
    • Panko
    • Flour
    • Butter
    • Noodles – We are using bowtie, but really any kind of cooked noodles will work.
    • Salt & pepper

    This is what you do…

    This one is one of the easiest casseroles you can whip up on a busy night. Start by preheating the oven to 375 degrees F.

    Cook the noodles according to the instructions on the package. You want to cook them al dente, as they will be cooking more in an oven.

    Heat butter in your cast iron skillet (I love them as a casserole since you have one less dish to wash, as they go straight from stovetop to oven). Sauté onion, carrots, celery and garlic for 3-4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and stir in flour. Cook for a minute.

    Two picture collage. First showing cooking veggies, the second with broth and cream added.

    Add in chicken broth and cream and cook for another 3 minutes or so until it starts thickening up a bit.

    Two images. First adding the chicken in, then peas and corn.

    Stir in chicken and mix well. Time for the thawed peas and corn to go in, along with cooked noodles. Combine well.

    Two pictures. First noodles added, then panko and parmesan mixture added on top.

    In a bowl, mix panko and parmesan cheese together and layer it nicely over the chicken noodle mixture. Now this one is ready to go in the oven for 25-30 minutes.

    That’s it. Look out for the nice crusty golden brown top. Let it cool down for a few minutes and dig in. Your perfect all in one (veggies + protein + carb) no hassle casserole. Ain’t that easy? All your pot pie flavors without the work. We love to give you easy. 🙂

    Our cast iron skillet full of this chicken pot pie casserole.

    Some variations

    1. Though a classic chicken pot pie has the above mentioned veggies, try different ones on different days. Mushrooms, broccoli, green beans, zucchini or bell peppers would be great in this creamy sauce.
    2. This casserole might not be that light when it comes to calories, with butter and cream. But if you don’t care for calories at all on certain days? Make it even more cheesy and rich by adding a cupful of mozzarella cheese in the sauce before layering it with panko and parmesan. So good…
    3. Experiment with different cheeses. Gruyere, provolone, cheddar, goat cheese… just throw it in the sauce and get ready for different yums…
    4. Play with noodles. I can see penne, rotini and even egg noodles going great. Or use different colored noodles to make it prettier.
    One more picture of the casserole.

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    Crustless Rotisserie Chicken Pot Pie Casserole, on my Gypsy Plate… enjoy!

    A serving of this casserole on the Gypsy Plate.

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    Crustless Rotisserie Chicken Pot Pie Casserole

    Yield: 6 servings
    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 40 minutes
    Total Time: 45 minutes

    Pot pie without the pie? Yes, if you are like me craving those comfy, cozy flavors without the extra work. This one is for those lazy days.


    • 2 cups rotisserie chicken, shredded or diced
    • 1 cup onion, chopped
    • 1/2 cup carrots, chopped
    • 1/2 cup celery, chopped
    • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
    • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
    • 3-4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
    • 2 Tbsp flour
    • 2 cups chicken broth
    • 2 cups heavy cream
    • 3 cups cooked noodles (bow ties)
    • 1/2 cup panko
    • 1/4 cup parmesan
    • 2 Tbsp butter
    • Salt to taste
    • Pepper to taste


    1. Thaw frozen peas and corn. Shred or cube the rotisserie chicken. Pre heat the oven to 375° F
    2. Cook the noodles according to the instructions on the packet. You want them al dente.
    3. Heat butter in cast iron skillet (see note 1) over medium heat. Add onion, carrots, celery and garlic and sauté for 3-4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
    4. Add in flour and cook for a minute stirring continuously.
    5. Stir in chicken broth and cream and cook stirring for 3 minutes, till the sauce thickens up a bit.
    6. Add chicken, peas and corn, and noodles. Mix well.
    7. Mix parmesan and panko in a bowl and sprinkle it evenly over the top of the casserole.
    8. Pop this casserole in the oven to bake uncovered for 25-30 minutes.
    9. Remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before serving.


    1. I used a 12" skillet for this recipe, which was perfect. If using a smaller skillet, you may have to scale down the ingredients.

    Nutrition Information
    Yield 6 Serving Size 1
    Amount Per Serving Calories 665Total Fat 43gSaturated Fat 24gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 15gCholesterol 183mgSodium 850mgCarbohydrates 40gFiber 5gSugar 8gProtein 33g

    Nutrition information calculated by Nutritionix.

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      14 thoughts on “Crustless Rotisserie Chicken Pot Pie Casserole”

      • Made this last night and it was DELICIOUS. I added a few additional seasonings and ended up transferring to a casserole dish to bake. Everyone raved about how delicious it was. Thanks for the recipe; it’s definitely a keeper.

      • I have made this 4 times now, it comes out delicious every time. Some additional seasonings I add are garlic powder, oregano, Italian seasoning, all spice and tumric.

      • This meal was a good find. For my usual schtick with cooking, it was a bit on the unusual side but still lovely. It is one that I can easily cook for my nieces and nephews, yet not feel like adults are missing out due to blandness. Using the farfalle turned it into a pasta bake rather than a pie in my mind, but I admittedly botched adding in the cream (I got it precisely for this recipe and forgot to add it in – classic me). What I also did was put some mushrooms into the mixture.

        I will be making this one again shortly. It just screams winter fare.

      • This was a hit tonight with my family, even with my child who hates pot pie! I did have to size down ingredients to fit my smaller cast iron, which ended up being a disaster because it was so delicious that everyone wanted more. I think next time I will just use a larger pan for stove prep and transfer to a large casserole dish for baking.

        • I wouldn’t recommend freezing it, as both the noodles and cream tend to lose their consistency. You can make ahead and refrigerate it for 2-3 days though. Just cover it tightly with cling wrap before storing in the fridge.

      • Panko is not in the ingredient list…..idk how much to add. People with neurodivergent issues rely on the recipe lists to shop. I cooked everything and have to go back to the store to get panko. And then still have to guess on measurement. 1/10 🙁

      • Making this tonight for dinner but not seeing how much panko crumbs does one use? Also do you combine the crumbs and Parmesan with butter, if so how much? Thanks and looking forward to seeing how this turns out!

      • hi. as usual, i miss you, and hope you are all well.
        A way to keep this lighter is make a roux instead of adding cream. it’s not as easy peasy as yours, but it’s better for those with cholesterol issues, or just don’t want the creamy fat. This was sure good. (I did use the roux, tho. sorry)
        Pot Pies are absolutely my favorite food item. thanks, lady

        • Miss you too Amy.. and hope all good your side..
          Yea making a roux will make this real light option.. Some more pot pies are coming soon..
          I still remember the taste of meat pie from Aussie and kiwi land.. Keep on reading..
          Take care..

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