Chicken Pot pies can be made mini size for a chicken pie kids
cooking party. You can make this as simple or complex as you choose.
You can prepare your own homemade pie dough and give each child a
ball of dough to work with. Or you can cut circles out of already
made pie crusts to fit into small pie pans. It is a good idea to
have extra dough and chicken mixture on hand in case you need it.
Planned Kids Cooking Curriculum
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For this kids cooking party, you will want to write down the chicken
pot pie recipe below. Create one for each child that will be at the
party. This will give them each a chance to follow the recipe while
they are preparing the menu. It is also a good idea to include an
extra one for them to take home, one that won't get messy. They can
impress their own family with what they learned at the cooking
It is also a good idea to write the menu on a sheet of paper hung on
the wall or chalkboard. You can even make this look like a
Once you know the number of children coming go through the list of
things needed especially utensils, bowls, etc. If you need extra ask
friends or family if you can borrow some items for a chicken pie
kids cooking party.
Items Needed for a Chicken Pie Kids Cooking Party
Small individual size pie
pans, if you don't
have these available use a muffin pan and label each child's pie
along the edges with masking tape.
Masking tape. To label kid chefs name on the pans.
Buy non perishable items, goody bags and any craft supplies
you need if you are decorating aprons or hats
Prepare chef hats ahead of time
Several days ahead:
Put your goody bags together
Get a final number of how many children are coming to the
chicken pie kids cooking party
One to two days ahead:
Do your grocery shopping for the remaining items
Prepare cooking party cake if you are having one
Line kitchen tables or any large table with a plastic
tablecloth or white butcher paper.
Morning of party:
Prepare homemade pie dough. Or cut circles out of already made
pie crusts to fit into small pie pans.
Set up table with cooking items
If not using cream of chicken soup make homemade sauce from
recipe below. You may need to warm this up slightly before
pouring on pies but preparing it ahead will save you time
If using fresh vegetables instead of frozen cook vegetables
this morning then set aside
Chicken Pot Pie Recipe
Pie dough homemade or store bought
Aluminum individual pie pans
Can cream of chicken soup (see below if you prefer to make a
Frozen mixed vegetables (if you prefer fresh cook several minutes to
speed baking time)
4 cups shredded chicken
2 tablespoons butter, melted
You will need to make several batches of dough depending on the
number of children. One batch of dough should make 3-4 mini pies
with a bottom and top crust. It is a good idea to have extra on hand
in case you need it.
To start this Chicken Pie kids cooking party give each child two
balls of pie dough and a mini pie pan. Sprinkle the table with flour
and allow them to roll out a ball of pie dough into a small circle.
Place dough into the small pie pans. If you are using already rolled
out pie dough circles skip the above step and just add circle to pie
pan. Roll out the second ball of dough into a circle for the top
As a team effort allow each child to do a certain step, add
vegetables, chicken, and cream soup or homemade sauce to a mixing
bowl. Have each child spoon mixture into their pie shell. With the
second circle use mini cookie cutters or cut slits in the circle.
Top pie with second pie crust. Cut off the excess dough around the
edges and pinch the edges together. With a pastry brush, brush tops
of pie with melted butter before cooking. Place on a cookie sheet
and label with masking tape each kid chef's pie. Several children
can share a cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes or
until crust is golden brown.
During the chicken pie kids cooking party make time to prepare a
dessert, decorate aprons, chef hats or play cooking games.
pot pie sauce to replace cream of chicken soup.
1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 3/4 cups chicken broth
2/3 cup milk
In saucepan melt butter. Whisk in flour until thickens. Whisk in
chicken broth and pepper. Bring to a boil until thickens. Whisk in
milk and again bring to a boil until thickens set aside and allow
to cool for the party.