As we head into fall for real now, the comfort foods, like this Biscuit Topped Chicken Pot Pie, are more and more appealing. This deliciously flavourful dish is everything that you want in a comforting, one-pan casserole. It has the most amazingly creamy filling of chicken & veggies in gravy, topped with buttery, flaky biscuits baked right in. Those tender biscuits are golden on top, but underneath, they soak up all that creamy gravy, creating a perfect crust.
Chicken Pot Pie, A Classic Comfort Dish
It’s just a divinely perfect comfort dish, this chicken pot pie. You can make chicken pot pie with a pastry crust, and, yes, that is so delicious, too. But this recipe is one that kind of simplifies the pie, and I love it just as much. The biscuits are simple to whip up, and these ones are made with beer. I have included gluten-free instructions in the recipe notes, and if you’re looking for a gluten-free beer, here’s a list of brands: Best Gluten-Free Beers
A Great Way to Use Leftover Chicken and Vegetables
This is a perfect dish to make if you have leftovers from a roast chicken dinner. You’ll already have leftover chicken, gravy, and veggies just waiting for some tender, flaky biscuits to top it all off for a brand new take on last night’s dinner. It works equally well with turkey, too so it’s ideal for the leftovers from a holiday feast. But even if you have to cook the chicken, this delicious pot pie is worth making.
Cooking Chicken Pot Pie In Cast Iron
As usual, I’m making use of my cast iron skillet. I love cooking with my cast iron. It goes anywhere, from stovetop to oven, to the grill. And as long as I keep it well seasoned, it has a perfect cooking surface and heat distribution. However, you can easily make this recipe in a casserole dish or any other oven-safe pan. To serve, I continued with the cast iron using these cute little loaf pans.
How To Make Biscuit Topped Chicken Pot Pie
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- One small onion diced
- 2 carrots diced
- 2 stalks celery diced
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 2 chicken breasts boneless, skinless, sliced into 2" cubes
- 4 cups low sodium chicken stock
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/2 cup white wine or chicken stock
- 3/4 cup frozen peas
- 2 tsp fresh thyme leaves (or use dried)
- 1 tsp fresh rosemary leaves chopped
- 1 tsp fresh sage leaves chopped (or use dried)
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup butter
- 3/4 cup of beer
Heat oil over medium-high In a large cast-iron skillet, or dutch oven
Add onion, garlic, carrot, and celery, cooking until vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes
- Add chicken, and cook, stirring, until browned, about 5 minutes
- Add chicken stock and bring to a boil
- In a measuring cup or small bowl, whisk together flour and wine until you have a smooth paste with no lumps.
- Slowly whisk wine mixture into the pot, continuing to whisk until the broth is thickened to a gravy texture and smooth.
- Add thyme, rosemary, sage, and frozen peas.
- Taste and add salt and pepper as desired.
- Reduce heat to low and allow to simmer gently while you make the biscuits
- Preheat oven to 400°
In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt
Add butter, and using a pastry blender, or your fingers, combine until mixture resembles coarse crumbs
- Add beer, mixing quickly until a smooth dough forms
- Roll dough into a ball and on a lightly floured surface, roll out to a 1/2 inch thickness.
- Use a round cookie cutter or a glass to cut dough into circles
Cover the top of the chicken mixture with dough circles, with circles touching, but not overlapping
Bake in center of the oven for 10 minutes or until biscuits are golden
For a gluten-free chicken pot pie, use a gluten-free flour blend in both the filling and the biscuit topping. Replace the beer with a gluten-free beer, or another liquid, such as milk, or white wine using the same measurement.