Frozen Chicken Pot Pie in the Air Fryer: Freezer to Fantastic!

Sometimes, you just don’t feel like making dinner. I hear that! So, why not make a frozen chicken pot pie in the air fryer instead? Enjoy this comfort food classic straight from your freezer, in less time than the oven. It comes out hot and delicious, ready to enjoy!

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Flaky pastry crust around chunks of chicken, hearty vegetables, and a creamy, stick to your ribs sauce. Sound good? Well then, you’ll love a frozen chicken pot pie fresh from the air fryer.

Of course, the air fryer isn’t just limited to chicken pot pies (though they’re a classic for a reason). You’ll also find turkey, beef, and vegetable pot pies in your grocery store’s freezer section, and they’re all equally delicious fresh from the air fryer.

Frozen pot pies are available in a variety of sizes, which suit many different sized models of air fryer. There’s mini 7 ounce pot pies, standard 10 ounce, and even family sized 15-ounce versions to choose from.

air fryer frozen chicken pot pie broken open on a plate

While you could technically microwave it a bit faster, the crust always gets soggy. The air fryer provides that golden brown crispy crust like the oven, but in less time. It’s win-win!

What You Need: Ingredients

frozen chicken pot pie next to its box
  • Frozen pot pie, any flavor, brand, and size

Ingredient Notes

  • This recipe works with any flavor or brand of frozen pot pie. There’s typically chicken, turkey, beef, or vegetable to choose from. Popular brands include Banquet, Marie Callender’s, Bremer, Boston Market, Amy’s, and Swanson. I’m using Marie Callender’s 10-ounce chicken pot pie today 
  • Cooking times vary slightly between different pot pie sizes:
Frozen Pot Pie WeightAir Fryer Cooking Time 
7 Ounces15-20 Minutes
10 Ounces25-30 Minutes
15 Ounces35-40 Minutes
Average frozen pot pie cooking time in the air fryer based on weight

How to Cook Frozen Chicken Pot Pie in an Air Fryer:

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 360°F
  2. Remove the pot pie from the box and any wrapping. If it comes in a foil pie pan, leave it in the pan (otherwise you can place it in directly). To avoid a very brown crust, you may wrap the edges of the pot pie in foil
wrap the edges of the pot pie with foil
  1. Place the frozen pot pie into the preheated air fryer basket
place frozen pot pie in air fryer basket
  1. Cook on the air fry setting for 25 minutes at 360°F (based on a 10-ounce pot pie)
  2. Pot pie is done when 165°F internal temperature is reached and the crust is golden brown. Add additional time if needed in 5-minute increments to achieve this
  3. Let sit for 5 minutes before serving (it will be very hot)
overhead view of two frozen chicken pot pies cooked in the air fryer on a plate

What Goes With Chicken Pot Pie?

  • Zucchini
  • Summer squash
  • German potato salad
  • Creamed spinach
  • Corn on the cob
  • Roasted leeks
  • Jalapeno poppers
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Arugula salad
  • Spinach salad
  • Cucumber salad
  • Fennel salad
  • Tomato salad
  • Fresh fruit

There are lots of great dishes that go with chicken pot pie! I try to stick to less heavy sides, since the pastry is so rich and flaky already. The good news is that since your pot pie is frozen, you’ll have plenty of time to make a nice side since you don’t need to prep the main course!

Try frozen chicken pot pie in the air fryer with my easy Air Fryer Frozen Corn on the Cob, creamy Air Fryer Leeks, spicy TGI Fridays Jalapeno Poppers in the Air Fryer, zesty Vinegar Cucumber Onion Salad, or some comforting Air Fryer Squash Casserole.

Recipe FAQs

Can You Put Marie Callender’s In An Air Fryer?

Yes, you can put Marie Callender’s, as well as other brands of frozen pot pies, in the air fryer. It cooks much the same as a conventional oven does, in nearly half the time.

There are 3 different pie sizes offered, so make sure to choose one that fits in your specific air fryer’s basket.

How Long to Cook Frozen Pot Pie in an Air Fryer?

You cook frozen pot pie in an air fryer for 20-30 minutes on average, though the time will vary based on the size of your pot pie, as well as your specific air fryer’s power level.

Larger pot pies take longer, of course, while mini pot pies may require less time. Make sure that the center of the pie reaches 165°F for food safety.

Can You Put Pies in Foil Containers in an Air Fryer?

Yes, you can put pies in foil containers in an air fryer. If it is safe for use in your oven, it is safe for use in your air fryer.

This should help the pie to hold its structure during cooking and transferring into and out of the air fryer.

Recipe Pro Tips

  • I don’t recommend covering the entire pot pie in foil, as that does extend cooking time. Rather, I only foil around the edges of the crust to prevent browning
  • The paper pans the Marie Callender pot pies come in are safe to put in your air fryer as well (in addition to the foil ones)
  • Note that it’s normal for some drips to occur as the sauce will bubble over the sides. You may want to put parchment or a liner of some kind under the pie for easier cleanup
breaking open the crust of an air fried frozen chicken pot pie

Storage and Reheating

  • Store any leftover chicken pot pie in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Do not refreeze once you have cooked the pie
  • To reheat leftover pot pie, place it back into the foil pan (or another similar oven safe dish) and air fry at 325°F for 5-7 minutes, or until heated through. You may also microwave for 1-2 minutes on high, but the crust will become soggy

More Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Favorites to Try

Final Thoughts

This frozen chicken pot pie in the air fryer gets dinner on the table with no prep even required. It takes nearly half the time of a conventional oven (not including preheat), plus it doesn’t heat up your house. That makes this convenient meal perfect year round!

Feel free to take that extra time to make a nice, lighter side dish to accompany your pot pie to complete the meal.

If you want to try your hand at making your own, make sure to check out my easy recipe for homemade Chicken Pot Pie in the Air Fryer. While there is some minimal prep, it cooks even faster than its frozen counterpart, so it’s totally worth it!

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Frozen Chicken Pot Pie in the Air Fryer (Marie Callender)

Skip the prep and enjoy a quick meal with this frozen chicken pot pie in the air fryer. It cooks in less time than a conventional oven, with a perfectly flaky crust.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 600 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Frozen pot pie, any flavor, brand, and size (such as this Marie Callender’s 10-ounce chicken pot pie)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your air fryer to 360°F
  • Remove the pot pie from the box and any wrapping. If it comes in a foil pie pan, leave it in the pan (otherwise you can place it in directly). To avoid a very brown crust, you may wrap the edges of the pot pie in foil
    1 Frozen pot pie, any flavor, brand, and size
  • Place the frozen pot pie into the preheated air fryer basket
  • Cook on the air fry setting for 25-30 minutes at 360°F (based on a 10-ounce pot pie)
  • Pot pie is done when 165°F internal temperature is reached and the crust is golden brown. Add additional time if needed in 5-minute increments to achieve this
  • Let sit for 5 minutes before serving (it will be very hot)

Notes

  • This recipe works with any flavor or brand of frozen pot pie. There’s typically chicken, turkey, beef, or vegetable to choose from. Popular brands include Banquet, Marie Callender’s, Bremer, Boston Market, Amy’s, and Swanson
  • Cooking times vary slightly between different pot pie sizes as well as the normal variations between air fryers
  • I don’t recommend covering the entire pot pie in foil, as that does extend cooking time. Only foil around the edges of the crust to prevent browning
  • The paper pans the Marie Callender pot pies come in are safe to put in your air fryer as well (in addition to the foil ones)
  • Note that it’s normal for some drips to occur as the sauce will bubble over the sides. You may want to put parchment or a liner of some kind under the pie for easier cleanup
  • Store any leftover chicken pot pie in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Do not refreeze once you have cooked the pie
  • To reheat leftover pot pie, place it back into the foil pan (or another similar oven safe dish) and air fry at 325°F for 5-7 minutes, or until heated through. You may also microwave for 1-2 minutes on high, but the crust will become soggy
  • Exact nutritional values will vary based on brand and flavor of ingredients, any sides added, and total quantity consumed, so please consider this a guideline only

Nutrition

Serving: 283gCalories: 600kcalCarbohydrates: 61gProtein: 17gFat: 32gSaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 960mgPotassium: 320mgFiber: 4gSugar: 6gCalcium: 30mgIron: 3.7mg
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