How to cook Marie Callender’s Large Chicken Pot Pie in an air fryer

Air fried Marie Callenders Chicken Pot Pie


  1. Preheat air fryer to 400F
  2. Remove pie from exterior cardboard package
  3. Leaving pie in the paper tray wrap foil around the pie crust edge
  4. Cook pot pie for 40 minutes at 400F
  5. During the last 5-10 minutes remove the foil from the exterior pastry if you like a crisper or well done finish

This recipe is based of using the COSORI Air Fryer (5.8QT model, affiliate link).

Can you cook a pot pie in an air fryer? Yes! Should you? Well, that’s a bit of a tougher question. While the air fryer certainly speeds up the cooking process compared to a regular oven, I wouldn’t say it adds anything in particular to the finished product. Of course if you don’t own an oven, or don’t want to turn it on for a single pie – the air fryer can shave a decent amount off the cooking time.

The above recipe is for the Large chicken pot pie that weighs in a 15 ounces. Smaller pot pies will require less time to cook. Here’s our guide to air frying a small pot pie from Banquet as an example.

We recommend investing in a kitchen thermometer like the Habor Meat Thermometer to ensure your food is thoroughly cooked. It's quick, under twenty bucks and it's waterproof - and hey - we get a small referral fee for any purchases.


This guide is presented as a reference only. Many variables may influence your own cooking times. If in doubt contact your air fryer or product manufacturer. Please ensure your food is thoroughly cooked before consuming. See here for more info on using our recipes.

8 comments on “How to cook Marie Callender’s Large Chicken Pot Pie in an air fryer

  1. Your directions were terrible. I ended up with a burned top crust, frozen innards, and a raw dough bottom… 340 degrees for 40 minutes does the trick
    Thanks no thanks

    1. Sorry to hear that Donovan. This was for the Cosori 5.8QT air fryer. What brand and model did you use for other folks reference? They’re all a bit different, based on size/shape/performance/setup, the above recipe was perfect in mine.

      1. Sorry to hear that GJ, what air fryer did you use? Per the article above, this recipe is for the Cosori unit, but it sounds like yours is quite different?

  2. i just bought a B&D Air Fry Oven. This pot pie recipe says to set temp knob to 400F. Why do all the “air fry” recipes give a cooking temperture when it’s not needed? With my B&D oven the temp knob is set to the “AIRFRY” setting…..to get air frying results. To set it to some amount of degrees Fahrenheit would mean you baking the pot pie not air frying. Question: What’s the point of an air fryer if you’r not supposed to use the “Airfry” setting?

    Also my oven says in order to toast sliced bread you select toasting, then you turn the bottom knob (toasting control I believe) “past 20 and past middle toast and then to desired setting”. But that’s very confusing because the bottom knob has no time settings (20 or other) just various toast doneness graphics. There’s a 20 in the timer setting but that’s not it because you may want 5 min or 7 min or 3 min? The other knob is for selecting degrees F or Air Fry. Question: Do you have any idea what B&D means by turning the knob “PAST 20 AND MIDDLE TOAST?”

    1. Hi Peter. In essence an air fryer is a small convection oven. Most are small units that generate high heat in a small space then use a fan to circulate the air at speed. That convection cooking creates the crisp finish most people love with the air fryer. You can of course get full sized kitchen ovens with convection fans, but in my own experience, its the small enclosed space of the air fryer that helps intensify air flow and maximize crisp.

      At the end of the day, yes, these are small ovens with a fancy name. Temperature control is definitely needed for nuance in cooking. Eg I can cook soft, hard and medium boiled eggs in my air fryer, but I cook at 250F, I expect 400F would be far too hot and cause them to crack. The closer you get to the 400F mark (or higher) the better your crisping results will be. The lower you go, slower baking.

      As for the B&D unit, I am afraid I’ve no personal experience with that product. I’d give their customer support a call to clarify 🙂

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