Smoky Buffalo Chicken Potpie


Hello and good morning!  Today I am sharing what we had for dinner last night which included a nostalgic trip back in time to grandma’s kitchen, an accidentally delicious chicken potpie, and…buffalo sauce.

Smokey buffalo chicken potpie slice

 

I have never really liked buffalo sauce. I mean, I don’t hate it, but it’s never been something I’ve ordered from a restaurant or thought about cooking with myself. Yet, it accidentally made an appearance at my house last evening in the form of a can of buffalo shredded chicken that I did not intend to buy. It was on sale and the last item on my grocery list. So naturally, I snatched up two cans of the stuff and hightailed it out of there without reading the label. But you know what? There are no regrets here because if I hadn’t made this little mistake, there would have been no smoky buffalo chicken potpie for dinner!

Chicken potpie is my go-to recipe. I can tweak it a little (case in point: this recipe) and it turns out great; it is easy to throw together; I can make it healthier if I choose (not this time…oops); and I can count on it to please any crowd. Last night I hit the 2-week point of craving it and was super excited for dinner. Then I saw the orange sauce of doom draining from my can of chicken and just KNEW I had ruined dinner for sure. Thankfully, this time I ended up with a tasty new twist on an old favorite. LOVE it when that happens! (It doesn’t happen that often. 🙂 )

What makes it so wonderful? Well, I’ll tell you. The subtle bite and tang that can only come from the unique blend of peppery spices in buffalo sauce work together with smoked paprika to create a flavor all new to the chicken potpie. It’s like Superbowl game day snacks crashed a normal weekend dinner in October! However, the same “creamy-chicken-y-goodness-mixed-with-veggies” taste that we all know and love is still there to whisk us back in a whirlwind of nostalgia to grandma’s kitchen where it all began.

Chicken potpie ingredients before mixing

Finished smoky buffalo chicken potpie

Ahhh…I’m there now. Grandma is cooking at the stove. Then there are some baby Clydesdales that want to work for Budweiser when they grow up. She gives me a spoonful of something to taste. Someone gets tackled and the crowd goes wild. Now Grandma is riding on a Clydesdale telling me to get the pie out of the oven when the timer goes off…Wait, I don’t think that’s how this memory was supposed to go. But that’s ok because this pie tastes sooooo good. 🙂

Smoky Buffalo Chicken Potpie
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The game day flavors of smoked paprika and buffalo sauce come together with the standard chicken potpie to create a delicious new twist on an old favorite!
    Servings
    8 servings
    Servings
    8 servings
    Smoky Buffalo Chicken Potpie
    Print Recipe
    The game day flavors of smoked paprika and buffalo sauce come together with the standard chicken potpie to create a delicious new twist on an old favorite!
      Servings
      8 servings
      Servings
      8 servings
      Ingredients
      • 1 12 oz bag mixed frozen vegetables
      • 1/2 medium onion finely chopped
      • 1 c. cream of chicken soup homemade or store bought
      • 1 Tbsp. smoked paprika
      • 1 tsp. thyme
      • 1 10 oz can shredded chicken
      • 3 Tbsp. buffalo sauce homemade or store bought
      • 2 pie crusts
      Servings: servings
      Instructions
      1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
      2. Combine frozen veggies, onion, canned chicken, and soup. (I rinse and drain the salt off my chicken and shred it with a fork before adding it.)
      3. Add the sauce and spices. Stir ingredients together well.
      4. Pour mixture into pie plate with prepared crusts.
      5. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.
      6. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake for another 45 minutes.
      Recipe Notes

      * You may need to use a pie ring or aluminum foil to keep the crust from burning.

      * The recipe for the condensed soup comes from Deliciously Yum and can be found here.

      * The recipe for homemade buffalo sauce comes from Honey and Birch and can be found here.

      2 thoughts on “Smoky Buffalo Chicken Potpie

      1. This sounds SO good! Your memory diversion cracked me up. Ha! Instead of canned chicken, can I just shred grilled chicken and use that? Thank you for sharing this, it’s the perfect time of year for pot pie!

        1. Thanks Carrie! This little mess gone right is going to be making an appearance at our table quite frequently, I have a feeling. 🙂 And I think using shredded grilled chicken might make this recipe even better 🙂 If you try it and like it, let me know.

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