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Biscuit Chicken Pot Pie

Updated on September 20, 2011

My Biscuit Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

A timeless comfort food, chicken pot pie has been a favorite since before our grandparents. Like many great dishes however, the recipes change as they're handed down from generation to generation. The beauty of this dish is that it nearly always provides a warming feel and rarely fails to satisfy an empty stomach. In fact, I've often prepared this dish when I'm concerned about how I'll satisfy a diverse group of tastes and it's never let me down.

This recipe for biscuit chicken pot pie isn't for those searching for lighter fare. It's a more traditional recipe, but one that certainly provides plenty of rich flavors. Above all however, it's simple, easy to make, and can be personalized to suit the palate of your own family or guests.

Getting Started

The ingredients for your Biscuit Chicken Pot Pie

To serve 4-6 people, you'll need:

  • 1 1/2 cups cooked chicken, shredded
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups cooked vegetables of choice, chopped as needed*
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 Tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed rosemary
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 3/4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 8 refrigerated biscuits or other biscuits of choice

*Common vegetable combinations include carrots and peas, or celery, potatoes, and corn or green beans.

Set Up

Preheat your oven to the temperature indicated on the biscuits, generally 375°. You'll be cooking your vegetables and chicken, and then placing them in a 8x12 bake dish, covering them with your sauce, and then baking for approximately 30 minutes. (topping with biscuits the last 15 minutes if using refrigerated biscuits)

The sauce is the heart of this biscuit chicken pot pie and you'll find it's the only part that's very specific in this recipe.


The Poultry

I generally prefer dark meat as I feel it has more flavor but if you prefer breasts that will certainly work just fine as well. To make life easy I tend to stick with boneless, skinless varieties. However, if you don't mind the extra work, the chicken can retain more flavor and moisture if it's prepared with bones and skin intact, and then removed before adding to the chicken pot pie.

Again how you prepare the chicken is up to your preference. You can even use meat that is already cooked for other purposes. Merely shredding it into small pieces for our dish.

My preferred method of preparation however, is to brine it (soak it in a salt and water solution) in the refrigerator for 1 hour and then place in a saucepan, cover with water, and simmer for 15-17 minutes on the stovetop.

Remove the chicken and cool. Shred and place in the bake dish with vegetables.

The Vegetables

Personalize your biscuit chicken pot pie based on your family's favorite vegetables. You can use frozen or fresh, or if you're in hurry, canned.

For carrots and peas, I merely cook them in boiling water on the stove top. If I use mushrooms or celery, I saute. Potatoes are boiled. I generally prefer tender crisp to avoid overcooking.

Drain and add to the bake dish with the shredded chicken.

The Sauce

The sauce is the basis of this biscuit chicken pot pie recipe. The rest is really up to your individual taste. You have the option of making it differently each time you prepare it. Mix it up and have some fun!

Without further ado, here it is:

  • 3 Tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 Tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 tsp crushed rosemary

Melt butter in pan and saute onion and garlic for 4 or 5 minutes, until tender. Toss in rosemary and then stir in flour. Cook for 1 minute over low heat. Turn heat up to medium and gradually pour in chicken broth, stirring with a whisk. Allow to thicken and gradually add whipping cream.

Once warmed throughout and thickened, pour over vegetables and chicken.

Top It Off

To finish off your biscuit chicken pot pie, you need biscuits.

If you're mixing up home made or Bisquick type biscuits, merely place the batter on top and bake for the time indicated for the biscuits. For refrigerated biscuits, place the bake dish in the pre-heated oven for 15 minutes before adding the biscuits. Then, arrange them on top and return to the oven for 13-15 minutes or as indicated on the packaging.

Photo Credit

Introduction and Topping It Off:Ninjapoodles.

The Vegetables: Matt Biddulph.  

The Sauce: crd!.

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    PaperNotes 6 years ago

    This recipe reminds me of chicken empanada that we made in our culinary class in high school. The chicken pot pie is baked, while the empanada is deep fried to cook the dough.

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    Tony McGregor 7 years ago from South Africa

    Great recipe! How did you know I had to cook chicken today? I mean really!

    Thanks for sharing

    Love and peace

    Tony

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    Eddy2106 7 years ago from Chicago Suburb, IL

    sounds good, and easy to do. Geat hub i'm going to try it out.

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    Janice S 7 years ago

    Usually we use puff pastry for our pot pie topping, but I have to admit that those biscuits look pretty darn good. May have to give that a try next time.

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    Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

    This sounds great! I make something similar but use cream of chicken soup for the sauce part. Thanks for sharing!

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    Derek James 7 years ago from South Wales

    This sounds good, I must try it. Thanks for the recipe

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    mommadd 7 years ago

    its on its way to oven, can't wait to eat it. so easy to make even if i did cheat and buy a rotisserie chicken -- saves time and is flavored so good.

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    LizzyJean 8 years ago

    Awesome Recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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    Artemus Gordon 8 years ago

    This was one I always loved when my mom made. I just had no idea how to do it myself.

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    EverythingMouse 8 years ago

    This looks like a great recipe!

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    Ashley Joy 8 years ago

    Delicious! My mother used to make a pot pie I loved and I have been wanting to find a good recipe to make my family.

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    Amy M 8 years ago from Manzano Mountains

    It sounds rich, saucy, and delicious.

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    mulberry1 8 years ago

    I guess it's from the USA, that's where I'm at, and I put it together from other recipes I was familiar with here.

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    British Food 8 years ago

    Is this a british dish or one from USA ?

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    Paula Atwell 8 years ago from Cleveland, OH

    This was one of my favorites as a child, but I only ate it in restaurants because my mother did not make it. Thanks for the terrific recipe. I will have to try it and see how I do.

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    ThePartyAnimal 8 years ago

    OMG that looks so good - My favorite part of a pot pie is the crust and boy does that look good - Ithink I will have to have my hubby make it for me - I am too lazy - lol

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    Erick Smart 8 years ago

    This is a great dish to make with leftover turkey or chicken from another meal. The more meals you can get out of a bird like that they better off you are especially in these tough times.

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    Jesus_saves_us_7 8 years ago from Seeking Salvation

    Mmmmm :)

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    Mike Fuller 8 years ago from Indiana

    Wow it's almost 2am and I want to make a pot pie, Nice hub, great detail

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    gss 8 years ago from Florida

    This looks delicious!... Will have to try it.

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    kristinemac 8 years ago from Michigan

    This sounds really good. I think I will try it tomorrow!

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    cegainesjr 8 years ago from No Mans Land

    Great recipe & very professional hub.

    cegainesjr

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    Seedplanter 8 years ago

    That is too pretty to eat! Makes me hungry and it 's too late to eat.

    Nice hub! First time to hubpages.

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    funwithtrains 8 years ago from USA

    Sounds great, you are making me hungry!

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    Janet21 8 years ago from New York

    This chicken pot pie sounds delicious! I'll have to give it a try. Great first hub. :)