Opinions on the ideal crust type to use for a chicken pot pie vary greatly. Some cooks prefer a short crust, some prefer puff and others prefer a combination of both.
Chicken pot pie recipes from celebrity cooks Ina Garten and Martha Stewart use a homemade short crust. Leading baking blogs Joy the Baker and Sally's Baking Addiction use a homemade short crust also. Food writers Felicity Cloake of The Guardian and Jules of The Stone Soup prefer a puff crust for its flakiness and visual appeal. Alida Ryder of Simply Delicious Food likes using a short crust for the bottom of the pie for structure and flavor and a short crust on the top for an attractive presentation.