October 13, 2012

{SavourTheSeason} Day 13: Chicken Pot Pie with Cheesy Biscuit Crust!

In case you hadn't noticed, I love comfort food. I wait anxiously all summer for the return of stews and roasts and pot pie. 

I promise that this whole series isn't all about food. I have some cute fall projects coming up that I am really excited about.  But we've been travelling and having company over lately and it makes a lot of sense for me to blog about the things we're doing anyways: preparing scrumptious autumn-y comfort foods.

It helps that I have the kind of friends who don't think it's weird that I photograph the food before I let them eat it!

This Chicken Pot Pie is a flavourful, creamy stew-like-filling topped with the perfect cheesy, garlicky, biscuity crust. I like to serve it with a simple salad or some steamed green beans with butter.

For the filling:

In a large pot, heat
  • 3 Tbsp Butter
  • 4 cups diced carrots
  • 4 cups cubed potatoes
  • 1 onion, diced
Cook until the onions soften.  Sprinkle with:
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
Stir the flour in and cook for 1 minute before adding:
  •  3 cups of chicken broth
  • 2 cups of milk
Bring mixture to a simmer.  Place lid on pot and simmer for 10 minutes. Turn off heat and add:
  • 4 cups chopped fully-cooked chicken breast
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 handfuls of fresh parsley,chopped
  • 3 tsp salt (yes, I know that is a tablespoon, but it seems like a less frightening amount if I measure it in teaspoons....)
  • a generous amount of freshly ground black pepper
Stir and pour into a large casserole dish.

For Cheesy Biscuit Crust:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  In a mixing bowl, combine:
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut in:
  • 1/3 cup of butter
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • a few cloves of minced garlic
  • 1 cup of milk
Stir until dough comes together. On a floured counter, roll dough out to fit casserole pan.

Place crust on top of filling.  It doesn't need to fit perfectly.

Bake at 400 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until crust is golden and filling is bubbly. Depending on how full your casserole dish is, you may want to place it on a cookie sheet to catch any drips.

Serve to hungry guests.  And enjoy.

[This is day 13 in a 31 day series about celebrating autumn. Click here for more Autumn-y goodness!]
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  1. "It helps that I have the kind of friends who don't think it's weird that I photograph the food before I let them eat it!'" :) ha ha ha :), yes :). Funny. :)

  2. That looks de-li-cious! I'm absolutely adding that to my meal rotation. Who doesn't love warm chicken pot pie?

  3. I make a similar version of this using a large cast iron skillet for a one pot method. (I will be using the garlic in the biscuit mix idea!!) Cook your filling in the skillet, mix up your topping, I drop it by spoonfuls onto my filling and spread it slightly with a fork (or fingers). We are a family of 4 so this is usually enough for us with some leftovers. I never thought of using a baking dish for larger batches... Brilliant!!

  4. Pinning this for later use. Pot Pie is my personal husband pleasing specialty meal, so I'm hesitant to mess with it and make a different version of the traditional, but this looks like it would be a lot easier.

  5. I love that you are forced to blog everyday. I wake up and look forward to what you have for the day. I also wait for the warm, cozy meals of winter and have insisted on eating all kinds of casseroles, soups and stews even though it's not that cold yet.
    I love your pictures, and you make me want to have a good day every day. I think "I can clean this crazy house".
    So, thank you.

  6. Made this for my tea with the Apple crisp for pudding. I now have a very full and happy family thanks

  7. Yummy.
    And that's all I have to say about that. :)

  8. Even though Spring has Sprung here (29deg celsius expected this week) I can't help but try out your Autumnal recipes Kelly. Thank you!

  9. I made this for dinner last night and the whole family loved it. I haven't made scratch biscuits in a long time; thanks for reminding me how easy they are. Guess what I'm making for breakfast tomorrow? :)

  10. Thanks for this recipe! I actually didn't make the crust but instead put Grands biscuits on top and added cheese and garlic butter on top and they were delicious! I had never made homemade chicken pot pie before and this was a great recipe to start with :) Thanks!

  11. I make a pretty good chicken pot pie, but you had me at cheesy biscuit crust. Definitely have to put this one my to-try recipe list.

  12. I make chicken pot pie often, but never with a biscuit crust. This looks amazing! Do you think it would freeze well (pre-baking)?

  13. Just wanted to let you know that I made this last evening for my family, and it was SO good! My husband really enjoyed it, and he even said, "I've always loved pot pie." "You have?" I asked, surprised. "I didn't know that! And in 15 years of marriage, I've never even made it for you once!" "I know," he smiled.

    Well! I'll definitely have to change my ways and make this pot pie more often for the dear man. ;-)

    Thanks for sharing a winner of a recipe!

  14. My mom emailed this recipe because it was a real hit with the rest of my family. So far I've made it twice for my German husband, and he gobbles it down, says it's really filling. They don't have pot pies in Germany (or these type of biscuits, for that matter), so it's something different and yummy that I can make. =)

  15. This sounds delicious!! Never thought to make it from scratch..... Have always loved pot pies..... From the terrible cheap ones to the various ones at Costco...... Now i am armed and dangerous!!!!

    Btw, what type of casserole is that you used ... Stoneware ???

    Tks for your great blog!!!!

    PS. I'm Male!!! (insert sheepish grin here!)

  16. Made this last weekend! Loved it and so did the company I had over. Really wanted to try that biscuit top with cheese and garlic! It was delicious! I'll make this again & again.


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