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Beer Cornbread Topped Chicken Pot Pie

Happy 2013.

Anyone broken their New Years Resolutions yet?

I love resolutions, I just don’t make those "I’m going to remove things I love from my life" kind.

I make resolutions that are more inline with goals. As in:

-I’m going to take a homemade pasta class

-I’m going to read more food lit

-I’m going to explore vegan cooking, because produce is amazing

Someday I’ll set the "I’m going to start homebrewing this year" resolution, but I’m not there yet.

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It’s possible that were you live, it’s actually cold right now. And maybe you set a resolution about cooking more often, if that’s the case, I have the perfect thing for you.

Chicken pot pie, with cornbread build right in. Oh, and some beer.

Beer Cornbread Topped Chicken Pot Pie



  • 4 ears of corn
  • 2 tbs butter plus 2 tbs, divided
  • 1 large shallot chopped
  • 2 large carrot peeled and sliced into rings
  • 1 cup peas
  • 2 ribs of celery chopped
  • 2 tbs oil
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 3 tbs flour
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 4 sage leaves minced (about ½ tsp)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1/3 more, plus more chicken

Cornbread top:

  • 3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 tbs baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • ½ cup beer pilsner or low to medium hopped pale ale
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tbs melted butter

Yield: 6 servings


  • Preheat oven to 400.
  • Cut the corn off the ears, set aside.
  • In a large pot, melt 2 tbs butter. Add the shallots and cook until softened, about 3 minutes. Add the carrots, peas, and celery, cook until the vegetables have soften about an additional 5 minutes. Remove from pot, set aside.
  • Heat the olive oil. Add the chicken, cook until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes, remove chicken from pot.
  • Add remaining 2 tbs butter, heat until melted. Spinkle flour on top, whisk until well combined. Add the chicken broth and bring to a low simmer. Return the chicken and vegetables to the pot along with the corn, allow to simmer for about 10 minutes.
  • Place 6 individual, oven safe bowls (about 1 ½ cup sized) on a baking sheet. Pour chicken soup into bowls until about 2/3 full.
  • Ina large bowl, add the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, salt and stir until combined. Make a well in the dry ingredients, add the beer, egg and melted butter. Stir until just combined.
  • Top the bowls with cornbread mixture (it’s OK if the batter sinks, it’ll rise during baking).
  • Bake at 400 for 20 minutes or until cornbread is golden brown.


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Averie @ Averie Cooks January 1, 2013 um 1:19 pm

If nothing else, I want to make something like this so I have reason to buy adorable little heat-safe dishes like yours!


Jackie January 2, 2013 um 9:32 pm

You should! I think those are Target? I’ve had them so long, and I use them all the time.


Amber @ Slim Pickin’s Kitchen January 1, 2013 um 2:25 pm

I’ve tried to stop setting resolutions for myself that aren’t really all that achievable, and I’ve now started to make ones that I have a chance of pulling off! I love, love, love making chicken pot pie with cornbread topping! It’s so delicious!


Cassie | Bake Your Day January 1, 2013 um 3:03 pm

I love everything about this…I’ve been craving chicken pot pie lately and am totally on board with a beer cornbread topping.


Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies January 1, 2013 um 5:13 pm

It is definitely that pot pie time of year. These are so perfect!


Jackie January 2, 2013 um 9:32 pm

So easy to make veg too, just sub in some mushrooms!


Zacks longchamp from france January 1, 2013 um 9:48 pm

ANybody can see how yummy thi is. It’s ALRIGHT. You can cook anything with beer


Ashley – baker by nature January 2, 2013 um 7:35 am

It is absolutely freezing here! I’ll be dreaming of this all day long.


Emily January 2, 2013 um 8:03 am

Chicken pot pie. Wow, it’s my favorite winter meal. Thank you–looks wonderful! I love goal-oriented resolutions, too. Happy new year!


Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes January 2, 2013 um 9:07 am

Oh my word. It’s actually quite cold here in Arizona, and I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about pot pies. Now I’m going to be spending a lot of time thinking about THIS pot pie. And I agree with Averie – those dishes are too cute!!


Jackie January 2, 2013 um 9:34 pm

Thanks! It’s starting to get "colder" her in LA, although I’ve only really needed to wear a coat once. Most of the time a heavy sweater will do. But that is still not deterring me from eating my body weight in pot pies!


louise b January 2, 2013 um 1:10 pm

Thank you, I’ve just been thinking about making a pot pie, and i love the cornbread idea


addie | culicurious January 2, 2013 um 1:23 pm

I’m with you – i like to set goals more than I do resolutions! Great looking pot pie. Anything with cornbread is a winner in my book 🙂


Rachel @ Baked by Rachel January 2, 2013 um 1:58 pm

I’m with you on those kinds of resolutions. I just can’t cut things out of my life – not when it comes to food!


Jackie January 2, 2013 um 9:35 pm

I know, I can’t even pretend anymore. The best I can do is cut back. But I start to panic if I think about giving something up forever.


Jessica’s Dinner Party January 2, 2013 um 4:03 pm

Cornbread + Chicken Pot Pie = I Need to Make Right Now! Love both with a passion, glad you gave me the idea to try them together!


Katie @ Blonde Ambition January 2, 2013 um 4:10 pm

I love that you topped it with cornbread! (cornbread made with beer, no less!)

My boyfriend and I unknowingly resolved to brew beer this year – I bought him an IPA kit for his birthday and we ended up starting it on New Years Day!


Jackie January 2, 2013 um 9:37 pm

That’s so awesome! You’ll have to post the recipe for the IPA once you get it done. WHEN I do homebrew, my first beer with be a spicy IPA.


Katie @ Blonde Ambition January 3, 2013 um 5:13 pm

Since we have a kit and not just a recipe, it’ll be a little harder…but we do have the names and approximate amounts of the 2 hops we used! When we were making it, one of the hops had a citrusy aroma, and the other was a bit more bitter smelling (if it’s possible to smell bitter :-P). I’m so excited to see how it turns out!


Laurie {Simply Scratch} January 2, 2013 um 10:07 pm

You never do let me down Jackie! Another winner! PS my husband told me I had to make those mini corn dogs 🙂


Jackie January 2, 2013 um 10:09 pm

He’s right, you should 😉
Super Bowl party?


Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie January 3, 2013 um 8:41 am

I’ve been wanting to make chicken pot pie for awhile. This version is superb.


claire @ the realistic nutritionist January 4, 2013 um 8:41 am

I just have no clue how I missed this last week. I love cornbread on chicken pot pie!! or biscuits, anything but stupid pie crust 🙂


mayorwalda February 9, 2013 um 4:08 pm

What beer would you suggest for pairing (and cooking) this with? We used an IPA and were a little less than thrilled with the outcome–the beer being a little too prevalent in the recipe and not subtle as we had hoped it’d be.

We said to one another (my partner and I) that we had wished we could have picked up a beer you had suggested but didn’t find one on the recipe page. Just a thought, thanks for the recipes none the less! (the potpie was really good minus the beer)


Jackie February 10, 2013 um 11:46 am

Thank you for the feedback. It’s really difficult with beer recipes because it all depends on personal preference. No matter what the recipe, no one can ever agree if the beer is too much, not enough or just right. In general, when cooking with beer, the higher hop beer you choose will determine how strong the beer flavor is. IPA’s are some peoples go-to because they give you the biggest beer punch. For other people, they just want a really subtle beer taste, so for them I would say a pilsner.


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