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Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Pot Pie

This Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Pot Pie recipe is simple and easy to follow, and best of all, it cooks in the air fryer so you don’t have to heat up your kitchen. In just 20 minutes, you’ll have a delicious personal-sized chicken pot pie that is perfect for a quick and easy meal.

cooked chicken pot pie on a plate

I love using my air fryer to cook frozen foods. Not only do you not have to use any oil, but the food cooks the food so quickly that you don’t have to wait long for a delicious meal.

You can make frozen salmon, chicken, hot dogs, shrimp, and even frozen beef and turkey burgers right in the air fryer with no thawing or defrosting needed!

An individual-sized frozen chicken pot pie can also be made in the air fryer in just 25 minutes!

🧊 Why Air Fry Frozen Chicken Pot Pie?

  • No long preheating time like an oven. Just 5 minutes of preheating and you’re ready to go!
  • You don’t have to heat up your entire kitchen or use a lot of electricity to cook a meal. This is especially helpful in the winter.
  • The chicken pot pie is evenly thawed and cooked with a crispy crust in less time than a traditional oven would take.

🥧 What You’ll Need

  • Air Fryer or Ninja Foodi: Any air fryer will work for this recipe. I love the Ninja Foodi because it’s convenient and is an all-in-one product.
  • Frozen Chicken Pot Pie: You’ll need a personal-sized frozen chicken pot pie. You can find these in the frozen entree section at the grocery store. Popular brands include Banquet, Marie Callendar’s, Mrs. Budd’s, and other store brands like Aldi and Great Value from Walmart. These chicken pot pies are usually 7-10 ounces in size.
marie callendar's chicken pot pie frozen

♨️ Air Fryer Instructions

Preheat the air fryer: Turn your air fryer to 350F and let it preheat for 5 minutes. This will help start the thawing and cooking process immediately.

Create holes for steam: If possible, poke about 4-5 small holes using the tip of a sharp knife in the top of the chicken pot pie. This will allow steam to escape and cook the inside evenly.

Cover with foil: Cover the top with a light layer of aluminum foil. This will help prevent the crust from burning and will also help cook the inside.

Cook the chicken pot pie: Add the foil-covered chicken pot pie to the preheated air fryer and set the time for 20 minutes. Halfway through, use tongs to remove the foil and discard. Cook the rest of the way until golden brown and warmed through on the inside.

Let cool and serve: The chicken pot pie will be very hot once removed. Let it cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.

👩🏻‍🍳 Air Frying Tips & Tricks

  • Before serving, you can let it cool faster by opening the top of the crust to let even more steam escape.
  • While preheating isn’t always necessary when air frying food, it helps when cooking frozen food to speed up the thawing and cooking process.
  • If you air fry frozen food often, it’s a good idea to buy an air fryer with a temperature probe. This will help ensure that your food is cooked evenly all the way through without over-cooking or burning any edges.
  • These cooking times and temperatures are based on a frozen chicken pot pie that is 7-10 ounces. Chicken pot pie that is larger in size will need more cooking time.
  • You can use this method when making a turkey pot pie or a beef pot pie that is also frozen. This also works for individually sized sweet pies like apple or cherry.
  • Always use the proper tools such as tongs or a spatula to handle the food as the chicken pot pie will be very hot.

❔FAQ

Can you put a frozen pot pie in an air fryer?

Yes! You can air fry a frozen chicken pot pie, turkey pot pie, or beef pot pie. This method and cooking time and temperature are for individual-sized pot pies but can be adjusted for larger frozen pot pies.

How long do you cook a frozen Marie Callender’s chicken pot pie?

This depends on the size. For a frozen chicken pot pie that is about 11 ounces, cook it in the air fryer for 25 minutes at 350F. For a family-sized chicken pot pie, you’ll need a very large air fryer to fit it. It may take up to 45 minutes to cook through.

Can you put aluminum foil in the air fryer?

Yes, this is safe because the air fryer is a dry cooking method. The aluminum foil will help prevent the crust from burning and also help cook the inside of the chicken pot pie.

What should you do if your chicken pot pie isn’t cooked through?

If the chicken pot pie isn’t cooked through after the recommended cooking time, increase the time by increments of a few minutes.

Can you air fry non-frozen chicken pot pies?

Yes! This method works for both frozen and fresh chicken pot pies but the air frying time will be different. For a homemade or store-bought fresh chicken pie that is about 7-10 ounces, air fry it at 350F for 12-15 minutes until golden brown and cooked.

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Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Pot Pie

This Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Pot Pie recipe is simple and easy to follow, and best of all, it cooks in the air fryer so you don't have to heat up your kitchen. In just 20 minutes, you'll have a delicious personal-sized chicken pot pie that is perfect for a quick and easy meal.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 350kcal

Equipment

  • 1 air fryer or Ninja Foodi

Ingredients

  • 7 oz Chicken Pot Pie frozen

Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer: Turn your air fryer to 350F and let it preheat for 5 minutes. This will help start the thawing and cooking process immediately.
  • Create holes for steam: If possible, poke about 4-5 small holes using the tip of a sharp knife in the top of the chicken pot pie. This will allow steam to escape and cook the inside evenly.
  • Cover with foil: Cover the top with a light layer of aluminum foil. This will help prevent the crust from burning and will also help cook the inside.
  • Cook the chicken pot pie: Add the foil-covered chicken pot pie to the preheated air fryer and set the time for 20 minutes. Halfway through, use tongs to remove the foil and discard. Cook the rest of the way until golden brown and warmed through on the inside.
  • Let cool and serve: The chicken pot pie will be very hot once removed. Let it cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 350kcal

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