Chicken Pot Pie with Pork Rind Crust

Alright folks, today I’m making my famous chicken pot pie with, you read right, pork rind crust! No, we haven’t lost our minds, pork rinds make a delicious pot pie crust that’ll blow your mind.

You can use this to make top and bottom pie crusts, like we’ll do today for our pot pies.

Lots of people like to make their chicken pot pie with leftover baked chicken or they go out and buy a rotisserie chicken. I like to use a chicken breast, pound it, season it well, butter that baby, wrap it up in tin foil and throw it on the grill. The smoke that’ll come off of the mesquite coals on the grill adds a delicious flavor to your chicken pot pie.

You can bake these in a conventional oven, but y’all know how much I love cast iron cooking. We’re making these in a 12” dutch oven with a good layer of hot mesquite coals on the bottom, and heavy on the top to get some good heat all around and a nicely browned crust on the top and bottom.

Chicken Pot Pie with Pork Rind Crust


For the Filling:

  • 2 carrots sliced
  • 1 russet tater diced
  • 1 stalk celery diced
  • ½ yellow onion diced
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 10.5 oz can cream of chicken soup
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 large cooked chicken breast chopped

For the Crust:

  • 2 3.4 oz sacks pork rinds
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • sprinkle of salt
  • 1/3 cup + 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • cup + 3 tbsp warm water


For the Filling:

  1. In a saucepan, add the carrots and potato. Fill with enough water to cover the vegetables. Bring to a boil until tender.

  2. Meanwhile, in a skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the celery, onion and garlic and cook under tender, stirring occasionally.

  3. Drain the water from the potatoes. Add the celery mixture in with the potatoes. Stir in the and combine with the celery mixture. Stir in the chicken soup and water. Stir in the chicken and bring to a simmer a few minutes or until the mixture is hot.

  4. Spoon the mixture into the crust and top with crust. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 – 30 minutes or until crust browns and sets.

For the Crust:

  1. Crush the pork rinds or run through a food processor until finely ground. Place in a large mixing bowl. Stir in the baking powder, sugar, pepper, salt and flour.

  2. Stir in enough water so the dough forms a soft ball that will stay together. You may need to add more water or flour for desired consistency.

  3. Roll the dough out onto a floured surface to about ¼-inch thick and cut out a top and bottom crust to the desired size, depending on your dish.

  4. Lightly grease the dish and place the dough on the bottom and press up the sides.



Watch the video for the full recipe. It’s a good one, folks…