Camp Cooker Chicken Pot Pie

What says comfort food to you? For my husband chicken pot pie ranks right up there.

chicken pot pie cooked in a pie iron plated in green bowl

He loves to douse it with hot sauce, and it brings back such good memories for him. Making camp cooker chicken pot pie while camping is comfort food for sure. And we get to create new memories with our child.

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Who doesn’t love food cooked over a campfire? Actually, we know a lot of people who don’t and we just have to feel sorry for them. Because we love to cook over a campfire, especially in a pie iron. These are sometimes called camp cookers, pudgy pies, or even hobo pies, but we use the term pie iron. Whatever you choose to call it, know that these trusty tools make extremely delicious food cooked over the campfire.

What we love about Camp Cooker Chicken Pot Pie:

  • Comfort food!
  • It has veggies…
  • Mild as is, but can be spiced up for adventurous people

The Ingredients for Camp Cooker Chicken Pot Pie:

  • Cooking spray (to prevent sticking)
  • Crescent roll dough (to contain all that goodness about to come)
  • Chicken strips, already cooked (we like to buy the pregrilled ones for flavor and convenience)
  • Can of mixed vegetables (whatever you like in your pot pies)
  • Can of cream soup (we tend to stick with chicken, but it can be any cream of soup)
  • Powdered chicken bouillon (because it doesn’t need refrigeration)
  • Salt and Pepper (to taste)
chopping chicken into bite sized pieces
prepping rectangles of dough
adding goop to pies
baked chicken pot pie

The Process

  1. (Optional) Preheat your pie irons over the fire while getting your supplies ready. We recommend a double/rectangle pie iron for this recipe.
  2. If your chicken is not already in bite sized pieces, chop them up and drop them in your mixing bowl.
  3. Add the can of vegetables, drained, and the can of soup.
  4. Sprinkle with seasonings and powdered chicken bouillon.
  5. Stir everything to combine.
  6. Spray the insides of your pie irons.
  7. Open your tubes of crescent roll dough.
  8. Place one rectangle (two triangles) inside the pie iron.
  9. Spoon some goop, roughly 1/3 – ½ cup, onto your dough.
  10. Place another rectangle on top of your filling.
  11. Pinch together to seal the dough.
  12. Close pie iron carefully and place over campfire.
  13. Cook over fire, flipping occasionally, until dough is cooked. Time needed will depend on how hot your fire is. We start with five minutes on each side and then start checking. It usually takes us about 20 minutes to be done.

FAQ & How to Customize:

Q. Does it have to be chicken?

A. Nope! It can be turkey pot pie, beef pot pie, even a veggie pot pie. Your imagination is the limit!

Q. I don’t have bouillon in the house. What else can I substitute?

A. Instead of bouillon, you can use any seasoning blend you like. We tend to reach for fajita and taco seasonings, but we can see seasoning blends from any of the big brands such as Lawry’s, McCormick, or Weber being tasty as well. Additionally, you can branch out with different flavors of meat. We enjoy mesquite and we tried a honey roasted chicken which was very tasty! See what might be on sale at your grocer.

Q. Can you use other items for the crust?

A. Short answer yes! Longer answer is we have used both the crescent rolls and crescent sheets. We have also used biscuit dough, pie crust pastry, pizza dough, and even in a pinch, sandwich bread. The only thing to keep in mind is that different doughs (and bread) cook at different rates so you will need to adjust your cook time accordingly.

Equipment needed:

  • Pie iron(s): We have two cast iron double pie irons, two cast iron single pie irons, and two aluminum single pie irons. Pie irons also come in a variety of specialized types such as circles, hamburger (round with slots for draining grease), hot dog/bread baker, and (hard to find) waffle versions. Most of our pie irons come from Rome. We recommend a cast iron double for this recipe.
  • Cutting board and knife: You will want to have a clean surface to work with, as you open up the tube of dough. Additionally, you might want to chop the chicken into smaller pieces.
  • Mixing bowl and spoon: We recommend combining all ingredients in a mixing bowl so that your goop is evenly distributed.
  • Heat resistant gloves: If you are going to be working around a fire, at some point you will probably get burned. These gloves can help prevent that.

More Recipes to Enjoy using Crescent Dough:

Camp Cooker Chicken Pot Pie

Enjoy some comfort food around the fire when you make chicken pot pie in a camp cooker, aka a pie iron.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: camping, chicken, convenience products, pie iron
Servings: 4 people

Equipment

  • Pie Irons
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Cutting board and knife

Ingredients

  • cooking spray
  • 6 oz pregrilled chicken strips
  • 16 oz canned mixed vegetables drained
  • 10.5 oz can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 tsp chicken bouillon granules
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tubes crescent roll dough

Instructions

  • (Optional) Preheat your pie irons over the fire while getting your supplies ready. We recommend a double/rectangle pie iron for this recipe,
  • If your chicken is not already in bite sized pieces, chop them up and drop them in your mixing bowl.
  • Add the can of vegetables, drained, and the can of soup.
  • Sprinkle with seasonings and powdered chicken bouillon.
  • Stir everything to combine.
  • Spray the insides of your pie irons.
  • Open your tubes of crescent roll dough.
  • Place one rectangle (two triangles) inside the pie iron.
  • Spoon some goop, roughly 1/3 – 1/2 cup, onto your dough.
  • Place another rectangle on top of your filling.
  • Pinch together to seal the dough.
  • Close pie iron carefully and place over campfire.
  • Cook over fire, flipping occasionally, until dough is cooked. Time needed will depend on how hot your fire is. We start with five minutes on each side and then start checking. It usually takes us about 20 minutes to be done.

Tag us @CampingAnswer and tell us about your favorite variations on pot pies, made camping or at home!

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