Can I Reheat Chicken Pot Pie? Tips on Which Method Is Best

If you didn’t grow up eating chicken pot pie, you must not have grown up in the U.S.! Chicken pot pie is even more American than apple pie.  

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And one of the most wonderful things about it is that you cannot really get it wrong. Get a pie crust, cut up some veggies, throw them into the pie shell with some chicken and a gravy, cover the top with more pie crust, throw the whole thing in the oven, and BAM! Perfect dinner. 

And if you’ve got leftovers, reheating chicken pot pie is just as easy. 

Can You Reheat Chicken Pot Pie? 

Yes, yes, yes! You can reheat chicken pot pie.  

Can You Reheat Chicken Pot Pie

Sure, you have to make sure you don’t burn your already-cooked crust or overcook the chicken, but that’s no problem.  

We can effectively reheat this dish with pretty much any appliance. It’s all about the right approach.  

Typically, with foods that have been frozen or refrigerated, you just have to know which appliance, and which method, will yield the best results. With foods that have been breaded or fried, we tend to find better results with the oven or air fryer, and with foods that have been baked or grilled, we are often best off using the oven or the grill again.  

Surprisingly, with chicken pot pie, is one of those rare cases where we are probably better off using the microwave to reheat it! 

But let’s run through all our appliances to be sure.  

Should You Reheat Chicken Pot Pie? 

Before we get into how to best reheat chicken pot pie, let’s talk about safety.  

It’s a fair concern, whether you should be reheating leftover cooked chicken. We want to be sure to avoid foodborne illnesses and practice proper food safety.  

In general, with chicken, you’ll want to check the internal temperature to be sure it reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.  

But, of course, you should always do your own research. To help you get started, I have linked this BBC article on what you need to know about reheating takeaways.   

How to Reheat Chicken Pot Pie in the Oven 

Reheating chicken pot pie in the oven is easy, but not super quick. However, it will ensure your pie is heated through and your crust is still crispy.  

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  
  2. Place the pot pie on a greased baking sheet and cover it with aluminum foil to prevent the crust from burning.  
  3. Heat the pie in the oven for 30 minutes.  
  4. Allow the pie to cool for a couple of minutes and enjoy! 

How to Reheat Chicken Pot Pie in the Microwave 

Quick, easy, and pretty hard to get wrong, reheating chicken pot pie in the microwave is magic.  

The crust is hardy and unlikely to fall apart or get rock hard, and the filling is like a thick, gravy soup that will heat up all together.  

  1. Place your pot pie in a microwave-safe dish and heat in the microwave for 2 minutes on full power.  
  2. Check the pie to be sure it is warmed all the way through.  
  3. If necessary, you can heat for another 30 seconds to a minute.  
  4. Allow it to cool off, serve, and enjoy! 

How to Reheat Chicken Pot Pie in an Air Fryer 

An air fryer? Yes! Reheating a chicken pot pie in an air fryer is totally doable.  

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  
  2. Place the pot pie directly in your air fryer tray.  
  3. Cook the pie for 10 minutes and check to be sure it is warmed through.  
  4. You can always heat for another minute or two.  
  5. Be sure to allow it to cool off before digging in! 

How to Reheat Chicken Pot Pie on a Grill 

Okay, this is a little crazy, but it is actually possible to reheat your chicken pot pie on your barbecue grill if you happen to already be outside using it.  

Preheat your grill to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and wrap your entire pie in aluminum foil so it is fully covered and tented to allow room for steam.  

  1. Place the pie directly on the grill over indirect heat and close the lid.  
  2. Allow to heat for about 20 minutes. Check to see that it is heated through.  
  3. You can always throw it back on for another 5 minutes if it needs more time.  
  4. Allow it to cool off and enjoy! 

How to Reheat Chicken Pot Pie in a Toaster Oven 

Alas, sometimes all you have to work with is a toaster oven, and look, this appliance has been a kitchen staple for decades for a reason. It works! And it can work for chicken pot pie, too.  

  1. Preheat your toaster oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  
  2. Place your pie on a greased baking tray and cover with aluminum foil.  
  3. Heat the pie in the toaster oven for 20-25 minutes, checking to be sure it is heated through.  
  4. Allow it to cool off, serve, and enjoy! 

How to Reheat Chicken Pot Pie in a Pan on the Stove 

Okay, I’ll admit, reheating chicken pot pie in a pan on the stove is not going to be easy. What you will have to do if you want to take this route is essentially trap heat and create steam.  

How to Reheat Chicken Pot Pie in a Pan on the Stove 

 

  1. Place a skillet on the stove and coat the bottom of the pan with olive oil, bringing the heat to medium low.  
  2. When the pan is hot, place your pie in the skillet and cover it with a lid.  
  3. Allow the pie to sit in this steam trap for about 10 minutes before checking to see if it is heated through. You can always put it back for another couple of minutes.  
  4. The end result should yield you a crispy crust and a warmed through pie.  
  5. Allow it to cool off and enjoy! 

Winner! – The Best Way to Reheat Chicken Pot Pie Is Using the Microwave 

Look, the microwave does not win at much in these articles, but for chicken pot pie, it is the best tool for the job, hands down. As long as you don’t overcook this dish, you can get it out of the microwave quickly and easily and still absolutely deliciously.  

What do you think? Do you have any best tips and tricks for reheating chicken pot pie? Tell me about them in the comments.  

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