Maw-Maw's Chicken Pie

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro, Laura Martin
This simple recipe gives rise to a golden, cakelike crust that won rave reviews at the tasting table. Try replacing a portion of the chicken with an equal amount of frozen, thawed vegetables, or stir a cup of shredded cheese into the soup mixture. We especially enjoyed the pie with broccoli and Cheddar cheese.


Makes 8 servings

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Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 40 Minutes


4 cups chopped cooked chicken
1 (10 3/4-oz.) can cream of chicken soup, undiluted
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup butter, melted


1. Place chopped chicken in a lightly greased 12- x 8-inch baking dish. Whisk together soup, broth, and cornstarch; pour mixture evenly over chicken.

2. Whisk together flour, buttermilk, and butter; spoon batter evenly over chicken mixture.

3. Bake at 400° for 40 minutes or until crust is golden brown.


Dorothy J. Sweat, Childersburg, Alabama,

January 2007