This Costco chicken pot pie review for 2024 will tell you everything you need to know about this delicious comfort food. Find out how long do you bake a chicken pot pie from Costco, get calories, nutrition information, price, and more. Learn about the Kirkland Signature chicken pot pie and Costco frozen pot pie options, so you can buy the one that’s best for you.
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Are Costco chicken pot pies good? My local Costco actually has two pot pie options, and both are tasty (depending on what you like, of course).
The first Costco pot pie (AKA the Kirkland chicken pot pie) can be found in the Costco prepared foods section. This is a fresh, unbaked pot pie that weighs a whopping 5 lbs. (2.27 kg) or more. It contains big pieces of chicken, peas, carrots, and a creamy chicken pot pie gravy.
My biggest complaint about the Kirkland pot pie is that it’s saltier than I’d make at home. Some may think it’s too salty. That said, the high salt content is nothing unusual for prepared deli foods, and we still thought this pot pie tasted good.
You can find Costco’s second pot pie option in the frozen foods section. There you’ll find 8 packs of Marie Callender’s chicken pot pies. The Marie Callender pot pies weigh 10 ounces each (0.28 kg).
Today we’ll cover how long do you cook Costco chicken pot pie (both kinds). So, let’s get to it!
Table of Contents
- ➕ Costco Chicken Pot Pie (How Long to Cook)
- ❓ Costco Chicken Pot Pie Calories
- 🤔 Costco Chicken Pot Pie Nutrition
- 📋 Costco Chicken Pot Pie Price
- ⭐ Costco Chicken Pot Pie Servings
- 🥧 Costco Chicken Pot Pie Recipe Ingredients
- 🌡 Do Costco pot pies need to be refrigerated?
- 🥶 Cooking Frozen Chicken Pot Pie
- 🔥 Costco Chicken Pot Pie in Air Fryer
- 👉 Can You Microwave Costco Chicken Pot Pie
- 🥗 How to Serve Costco Chicken Pot Pie
- 💭 Expert Tips from a Dietitian
- 👩🏻🍳 More Costco Reviews
- 📖 Recipe
- 💬 Comments
➕ Costco Chicken Pot Pie (How Long to Cook)
So you got a Costco chicken pot pie- how to cook it? Here are the step-by-step directions for how to cook Costco chicken pot pie (from prepared foods section):
- Preheat the oven to 375F (190C).
- Remove the plastic outer shell from the Costco chicken pot pie. Put the pot pie, in its metal pie tin, on a cookie sheet. (Hot tip! Brush a beaten egg on top of the crust for an extra crisp crust.)
- Place the cookie sheet on a rack ⅓ down from the top of the oven. Bake the pot pie for 1¼-1½ hours, until it reaches an internal temperature of 165F (74C) with a meat thermometer.
- Let the pie cool for 10 minutes before cutting and serving.
Should I cover my pot pie with foil?
I did not need to cover the Costco pot pie with foil, and the crust became nicely browned. If your crust is becoming too browned during baking, you can cover the edges of the pie with aluminum foil.
How to cut Costco chicken pot pie?
To cut chicken pot pie from Costco, take a sharp knife and slice it into 8 wedges. The first slice of pot pie always comes out a bit messy, but it tastes just as good as the others. To get neater slices of pot pie, chill the cooked pot pie, slice it, then reheat the slices.
How do you know when pot pie is done?
The best way to know when a pot pie is done is check the pot pie internal temperature with a meat thermometer. The inside of the middle of a fully cooked pot pie should reach a minimum safe internal temp of 165F (74C).
How do you keep the bottom crust of chicken pot pie from getting soggy?
How do you get a crispy crust on the bottom of a pie? For homemade chicken pot pie, try partially prebaking the bottom crust in a metal pie tin before adding the filling. (Your Costco pot pie will turn out great if you follow the baking directions provided, so no worries about this.)
How to freeze Costco chicken pot pie?
IMHO, the best way to freeze chicken pot pie from Costco is to bake it, slice it, and freeze individual portions. If you pack the portions in freezer and microwave-safe airtight containers, reheating the frozen pot pie is easy.
❓ Costco Chicken Pot Pie Calories
What are the calories in Costco chicken pot pie? How many carbs in Costco chicken pot pie? Costco chicken pot pie has 300 calories per 5 ounce serving (142g), 23 grams of carbohydrates, and 13 grams of protein.
This nutrition information is straight from the nutrition sheets in the Costco prepared foods section. Nutrition information is current at the time of writing for US Costco; info may differ at Costco Canada. Costco chicken pot pie is not a keto, low carb, vegan, or vegetarian food.
Costco frozen chicken pot pie (Marie Callender) has 600 calories, 61 grams total carbohydrate, and 17 grams protein per pie. Each pot pie weighs 283 grams (10 ounces). This is the same amount of calories as 10 ounces of pot pie from the Costco prepared foods section.
Costco Chicken Pot Pie WW Points
Five ounces of Costco chicken pot pie from the deli has 10 WW SmartPoints or 8 PointsPlus points. Here is the calculator I used. WW recently rolled out a new point plan; learn more on the WeightWatchers website.
🤔 Costco Chicken Pot Pie Nutrition
The Costco chicken pot pie nutrition facts are not provided on the packaging. However, you can find nutrition information on printed sheets in the prepared foods section (or ask an associate). Here is the Costco pot pie nutrition (for one 5-oz serving):
- Calories: 300
- Total Carbohydrates: 23g
- Fiber: 1g
- Net Carbs: 22g
- Total Fat: 17g
- Saturated Fat: 5g
- Protein: 13g
- Sodium: 830mg
- Cholesterol: 25mg
- Calcium: 2% DV
- Iron: 6% DV
- Potassium: 171mg
Here is the nutrition information for Marie Callender’s frozen chicken pot pies (per 10-ounce pie):
- Calories: 600
- Total Carbohydrates: 61g
- Fiber: 4g
- Net Carbs: 57g
- Total Fat: 32g
- Saturated Fat: 14g
- Protein: 17g
- Sodium: 960mg
- Cholesterol: 25mg
- Calcium: 2% DV
- Iron: 20% DV
- Potassium: 320mg
Is Costco chicken pot pie gluten free?
Costco chicken pot pie is not gluten free. Both the crust and filling of the pot pie contain wheat.
Does Costco chicken pot pie have dairy?
Yes, Costco chicken pot pie contains dairy, and is not dairy free.
Costco Chicken Pot Pie Allergens
Costco chicken pot pie says on the label that it is “made in a facility that processes soy, wheat, egg, tree nuts, peanuts, milk, crustacean, shellfish, sesame seed.” In short, this product is not made in a dedicated facility, and there is a risk of cross-contact with all of the major allergens. If you have a severe food allergy, the Costco chicken pot pie is not for you.
📋 Costco Chicken Pot Pie Price
The Costco chicken pot pie price is $4.99 per pound, or approximately $25-30 per pie. Please note that this is the 2024 Costco pot pie price (for a deli pot pie). Prices are subject to change and may vary by Costco location.
The Costco Marie Callender’s chicken pot pie is $16.99 per 8-count package. You can get them online or in local stores.
⭐ Costco Chicken Pot Pie Servings
How many people does a chicken pot pie from Costco feed? Costco lists their chicken pot pie as having a 5-ounce serving size, or 16 servings per 5-pound pie. Realistically, I think the Costco chicken pot pie serves eight, with fairly generous servings.
🥧 Costco Chicken Pot Pie Recipe Ingredients
Here are the ingredients for Costco chicken pot pie:
- Filling (water, chicken, carrots, green peas, onions, modified corn starch, chicken stock concentrate, vegetable purees, nonfat dry milk, hydrolyzed soy protein, hydrolyzed corn protein, salt, sugar, corn starch, yeast extract, natural flavors, onion powder, rice flour, maltodextrin, turmeric, soybean oil, wheat flour, celery, canola oil, carrot powder, extractives of carrot, xanthan gum, spice extractives, parsley, thyme, citric acid, nisin (preservative), black pepper)
- Crust (enriched flour, vegetable oil, water, sugar, dextrose, salt, citric acid)
- Rotisserie chicken (chicken breast meat, water, seasoning)
The store signs say that there is 1.5 lbs of rotisserie chicken per pot pie (680 grams). Lots of chicken! It’s oven ready, and packed with baby peas and carrots.
The one thing to notice here is that this pot pie definitely counts as an ultra-processed food. It has preservatives and other additives you would probably not add to a chicken pot pie from scratch. This is a price we tend to pay for convenient ready-to-bake meals.
🌡 Do Costco pot pies need to be refrigerated?
Yes, you must keep Costco chicken pot pies in the refrigerator. Do not leave your pot pie out at room temp for more than 1-2 hours, regardless of whether it’s cooked.
How long does Costco chicken pot pie last? How long can uncooked chicken pot pie stay in the fridge? Costco pot pies have a “sell-by” date that is three days after the pack date. For optimal freshness, bake Costco pot pie up to 3-4 days after the pack date.
How long is Costco chicken pot pie good for after sell-by date?
I would aim to bake Costco chicken pot pie within 24 hours of the sell-by date.
🥶 Cooking Frozen Chicken Pot Pie
Cooking chicken pot pie from frozen? Here are the Costco chicken pot pie cooking instructions for Marie Callendar’s frozen pot pies:
- Preheat the oven to 400F (200C).
- Remove outer wrapper from the frozen pot pie, but leave it in its paper tray. Wrap the edges of the crust with aluminum foil to keep it from burning.
- Place pot pie on a cookie sheet and bake in the oven for 50 minutes. Ensure pot pie has reached a minimum safe temp of 165F (74C) using a meat thermometer. Add additional cooking time if needed.
- Let pot pie rest for 5 minutes to cool before serving.
🔥 Costco Chicken Pot Pie in Air Fryer
The fresh Costco chicken pot pie is 11 inches in diameter, and won’t fit in most air fryers, including air fryer ovens. If you buy the smaller frozen pot pies, here are directions for cooking frozen pot pie in the air fryer.
You can also reheat Costco pot pie in the air fryer after cooking. Put a cooked and chilled slice of pot pie on an aluminum pan. Bake in the middle of an air fryer oven for 3-5 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200C).
👉 Can You Microwave Costco Chicken Pot Pie
You cannot microwave an uncooked Costco pot pie from the prepared foods section. The pie tin the pot pie comes in is not microwave safe. Also, microwaves can’t give the pot pie a nice golden brown crust.
You can, however, reheat cooked slices of Costco chicken pot pie in the microwave. To do so, place the chilled cooked pot pie on a microwave-safe plate. Cover with a paper towel, and microwave for 1½ minutes on high. (Keep in mind that microwave times may vary.)
If the pot pie was cooked and frozen, you can reheat it from frozen in the microwave. Place the frozen pot pie on a microwave-safe plate and microwave for 3 minutes on high.
The microwave is my favorite way to reheat leftover potpie, since it’s fast and heats the filling well.
🥗 How to Serve Costco Chicken Pot Pie
Costco pot pie works as an all-in-one comfort food meal, but adding green vegetables is a smart choice. Here are some side dishes for Costco chicken pot pie:
💭 Expert Tips from a Dietitian
This is a level 3 recipe (weight maintenance and active lifestyles). Is Costco chicken pot pie healthy? As always, it depends on what you’re looking for.
Nutritionally, the Costco chicken pot pie is too high in sodium to be a good fit for low sodium diets. This is particularly true if you eat twice Costco’s suggested serving size (which is an entirely reasonable portion size, IMO).
In terms of macros, about 50% of the calories in Costco’s chicken pot pie come from fat. About 33% of the calories are from carbs, and only 17% from protein. As with many high fat/high carb combo foods, most of us find pot pie easy to overindulge in.
All of that said, pot pie has a delicious taste, and I think that’s the point. If you’re looking for a comfort food dish that’s easy to make, the Costco pot pie might be just what you need. There’s something about cozy fall and winter foods like this that can really soothe the soul.
It’s true that pot pie is loaded with white flour and added fat, but you’re also getting some chicken and veggies. Sure, you could make a “healthier” pot pie from scratch, but many of us don’t have the time or inclination to do so. Luckily, most healthy diets do have room for occasional indulgences, and this is one I definitely enjoy. I hope you do too 🙂
Is Costco chicken pot pie seasonal?
What is the Costco chicken pot pie availability? Costco chicken pot pies are seasonal, and they tend to reappear in stores in the fall.
Was Costco chicken pot pie discontinued?
No, Costco chicken pot pie wasn't discontinued. If you can’t find Costco chicken pot pie in stores, keep in mind it’s a seasonal item. Also, I noticed my local Costco doesn’t have the same prepared foods available every week, so be sure to check back on subsequent visits.
Do you need to cook Costco chicken pot pie?
Costco pot pies are not already cooked, and you do need to cook them before eating. The crust is completely raw!
Where are Costco chicken pot pies made?
According to the Costco Facebook page, the Kirkland Signature Chicken Pot Pies are made fresh at the Costco Service Deli.
Should I thaw a pot pie before baking?
If the pot pie comes frozen, you will generally NOT thaw it before baking. The Costco pot pie from the deli comes fresh, not frozen, so there is no need to thaw.
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Costco Chicken Pot Pie (Calories, Nutrition, more!)
- 1 Costco chicken pot pie (5-6 lbs.)
- 1 Hungry family 🙂
- Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
- Remove the plastic outer shell from the Costco chicken pot pie. Put the pot pie, in its metal pie tin, on a cookie sheet.
- Place the cookie sheet on a rack ⅓ down from the top of the oven. Bake the pot pie for 1¼-1½ hours, until it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C) with a meat thermometer.
- Let the pie cool for 10 minutes before cutting and serving.
- To cook Costco frozen chicken pot pie (Marie Callender): Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Remove outer wrapper from the frozen pot pie, but leave it in its paper tray. Wrap the edges of the crust with aluminum foil to keep it from burning. Place pot pie on a cookie sheet and bake in the oven for 50 minutes. Ensure pot pie has reached a minimum safe temp of 165°F (74°C) using a meat thermometer.
- To reheat pot pie: Reheat a slice of pot pie in the air fryer at 400°F (200°C) for 3-5 minutes. Alternatively, place pot pie slice on a microwave-safe plate, cover with a paper towel, and microwave for 1½ minutes on high.
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