Chicken Enchilada Pot Pie

An easy pot pie recipe with Mexican appeal! Each Chicken Enchilada Pot Pie is hearty, zesty, and a real crowd pleaser. If your family loves classic chicken pot pies (and loves Mexican food) expect hugs, praise, looks of adoration when you serve these little beauties.

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The “favorite dinner” varies in our house from season to season, yet one dish that is always high on the list is a good pot pie recipe.

Lt. Dan has loved pot pies as long as I’ve known him. The year we met, he would leave the office we were both interning in, to go out for pot pie lunches on Fridays.

We weren’t dating at the time, but a girl doesn’t forget when she notices the key to a man’s heart.

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Twenty years and two babies later, and I still know how to make him smile.

Carson has followed suit, agreeing with daddy that a pot pie recipe is the end-all when it comes to comfort food.

Yet, even with our favorite classic pot pie recipe, it’s sometimes fun to mix things up and add a little ole’ to the dinner table.

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My Chicken Enchilada Pot Pie recipe couldn’t be easier.

I made a quick chicken enchilada filling using fresh veggies, Old El Paso Green Chiles and Enchilada Sauce. Old El Paso Enchilada Sauce is so flavorful, it turns plain chicken filling into something truly amazing.

I scooped the filling into muffin tins lined with puff pastry.  Then I topped each Chicken Enchilada Pot Pie with cheese, closed them up, and popped them in the oven for 20 minutes.

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And look what comes out…

Crispy little pies filled with zesty chicken and rice filling, oozing with cheesy goodness.

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Like I said, I hold the key to the heart of both of the men in my house.

This easy Chicken Enchilada Pot Pie recipe helps me keep my whole family happy, even on a busy week night.

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Chicken Enchilada Pot Pie

Yield: 8

Prep Time:20 minutes

Cook Time:30 minutes

5 / 5 (3 Reviews)
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  • 2 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 8 ounces chicken breast, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1 can Old El Paso Chopped Green Chiles
  • 1 cup can Old El Paso Enchilada Sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 3/4 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1 egg


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Spray two large muffin tins with non-stick cooking spray. Lay the puff pastry out flat and cut each piece into 4 equal squares (8 squares all together). Then fit the puff pastry squares into the muffin tins, spreading them out so they don’t touch.
  2. Place a large skillet over medium heat. Add the butter, and once melted, saute the shallots and garlic for 2-3 minutes. Then add the chicken and red pepper. Saute another 3-5 minutes, until the chicken is mostly cooked through. Stir in the rice, green chiles, Old El Paso Enchilada Sauce, and cilantro then turn off the heat.
  3. Spoon the chicken enchilada filling into the prepared puff pastry cups. Sprinkle the top of each with shredded cheese. Fold the ends over the top and brush with egg wash, made with 1 egg + 1 tablespoon water.
  4. Bake the Chicken Enchilada Pot Pie recipe for 20 minutes until golden and crispy on top. Then use a butter knife to gently lift the pot pies out of the muffin tins. Serve warm.
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Disclosure: The post is sponsored by Old El Paso. All opinions are my own.


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36 comments on “Chicken Enchilada Pot Pie

  1. Betty Lynneposted November 19, 2014 at 10:17 am Reply

    I made these last night and we all loved them — even my picky eater! I couldn’t find enchilada sauce but substituted some Jack’s fresh salsa instead and it tasted great. I doubled the recipe and managed to fit 16 of these into two muffin tins with no trouble. Really nice presentation and we ate them up. Only one leftover for me for lunch today!

    Rating: 5
  2. michelleposted October 22, 2014 at 6:31 pm Reply

    this was a huge hit at dinner tonight! thanks for the recipe!

    Rating: 5
  3. Nutmeg Nannyposted October 5, 2014 at 8:52 pm Reply

    Yum! I LOVE these delicious little chicken pies.

    Rating: 5
  4. Jamie | My Baking Addictionposted October 5, 2014 at 7:43 pm Reply

    Must add these to the menu soon. Love that you made Tex-Mex into comfort food!

    – Jamie

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  6. Lizposted October 4, 2014 at 6:17 am Reply

    Whoa, do these pot pies look incredible!!! My hubby would be ALL over them, too

  7. Jessposted October 4, 2014 at 5:29 am Reply

    Considering i just made enchiladas for dinner tonight, I think these will have to make it into the rounds next time.

  8. Amandaposted October 2, 2014 at 10:03 pm Reply

    I love everything about this!

  9. Lori @ RecipeGirlposted October 2, 2014 at 10:43 am Reply

    Adding this to the must-try soon list!

  10. [email protected]posted October 2, 2014 at 10:15 am Reply

    Comfort food all the way! Love this Sommer!

  11. Amandaposted October 2, 2014 at 8:45 am Reply

    What a great idea, this is going on the menu for next week for sure!!!

  12. Christine at Cook the Storyposted October 2, 2014 at 8:01 am Reply

    I love how you made these popover style… so clever!

  13. Liz @ The Lemon Bowlposted October 2, 2014 at 6:42 am Reply

    These are the cutest things ever!!! Perfect for fall!

  14. Jennie @themessybakerblogposted October 2, 2014 at 6:33 am Reply

    What a creative recipe. I love a good recipe that comes together in a snap.

  15. Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventuresposted October 2, 2014 at 6:22 am Reply

    It sounds like you know your husband well! Looks yummy!

  16. Lindaposted October 1, 2014 at 9:04 pm Reply

    This is an excellent idea! I can’t wait to try these. Thanks for sharing.


  17. Shainaposted October 1, 2014 at 7:24 pm Reply

    The perfect personal size enchiladas!

  18. Gabyposted October 1, 2014 at 3:57 pm Reply

    This looks so good! I need to make this asap!

  19. Jenny @ The Peachy Pairposted October 1, 2014 at 10:24 am Reply

    In general, not a fan of pot pies, but make them Mexican and throw them in a muffin tin? Sold!

  20. Julie @ Table for Twoposted October 1, 2014 at 9:59 am Reply

    These are so cute!! I love the Mexican twist!

  21. Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pigposted October 1, 2014 at 9:44 am Reply

    You are so creative. Absolutely loving these little pockets of goodness!

  22. Naomiposted October 1, 2014 at 9:17 am Reply

    Love that you put this in a muffin tin!

  23. marlaposted October 1, 2014 at 8:25 am Reply

    Love the enchilada twist!!

  24. Alice @ Hip Foodie Momposted October 1, 2014 at 8:17 am Reply

    oh my goodness!!! what a fabulous idea. . love these!!

  25. Aggieposted October 1, 2014 at 8:06 am Reply

    I have never made a pot pie! My neighbor was just asking me if I had a recipe…I will have to try this Sommer, they look delish! Love the Mexican twist!

  26. Jessica | Saucy Pearposted October 1, 2014 at 7:56 am Reply

    Pot pies bring back all kinds of childhood memories. No wonder your men love this – it looks delicious!

  27. Heather Christoposted October 1, 2014 at 7:55 am Reply

    these are so cute and I bet delicious!

  28. lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountainposted October 1, 2014 at 7:42 am Reply

    You are speaking my comfort food language!! Love!!

  29. Susieposted October 1, 2014 at 7:42 am Reply

    I think I’ll make these in my jumbo-size muffin tin tonight for dinner! Yum!!

  30. Mariaposted October 1, 2014 at 7:10 am Reply

    Love these mini pies!

  31. Sharana @ Living The Sweet Life Blogposted October 1, 2014 at 7:01 am Reply

    I’m not a big fan of traditional pot pie … but the flavours you describe in this version — MMmmmm .. I will definitely be giving it a taste!!

  32. amanda @ fake gingerposted October 1, 2014 at 6:55 am Reply

    My husband claims he doesn’t like pot pie. What a weirdo, right? I think this would TOTALLY change his mind though.

  33. Meagan @ A Zesty Biteposted October 1, 2014 at 6:52 am Reply

    I absolute love easy mexican recipes like this one. Plus you’ve got leftovers for days to come.

  34. Jenny Flakeposted October 1, 2014 at 6:48 am Reply

    Great Mexi-twist on Pot Pies! Mmmm!

  35. Melanie @ Carmel Momentsposted October 1, 2014 at 6:35 am Reply

    Chicken pot pie is one of my ultimate comfort foods. Love the sweet twist you put on this!
    Looks amazing.
    Happy Wednesday Sommer!

  36. Kristen @ A Mind Full Momposted October 1, 2014 at 6:22 am Reply

    Yum! We love Mexican and enchiladas so this should be a winner at our house!