Showing posts with label biscuit-topped pot pie. Show all posts
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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Chicken Pot Pie Topped with Herbed Biscuits #recipe

LUCY BURDETTE: As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, John and I celebrated our anniversary at the end of May. But we were delighted to have a visit from my Uncle Don that weekend, so we postponed our usual restaurant meal for one at home. Not only is Uncle Don a warm and lovely conversationalist, he reminds me so much of my dad--whom we still miss every day. I decided to make a biscuit-topped chicken pot pie to celebrate all my favorite guys.

For the filling:

2-3 Tbsp butter
1/2 sweet onion, chopped
2-3 Tbsp flour
2 cups chicken broth and or milk
3-4 carrots, sliced
1 cup frozen peas or limas or green beans
1 cup broccolini
1 cup cubed potatoes or mashed potatoes
1 cup shredded, cooked chicken or turkey

Melt 2-3 Tbsp butter in a medium saucepan and saute the chopped onion until soft. Add the flour and continue cooking for several minutes. Now slowly add the broth as you would with a white sauce, stirring as it thickens. (May substitute milk for broth for a richer taste.) Add the chicken.

Steam the vegetables until tender, but not quite cooked. Add these to the sauce and keep warm. (I had a cup of mashed potatoes left over from the night before, so I added those too!)

For the biscuits:

Combine 2 cups flour (I used 1/2 cup white whole wheat) with 2 and 1/2 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp celery salt. 

Cut 5-6 Tbsp of butter and a tablespoon of fresh herbs into the flour, using a pastry blender. (I used fresh dill.) Add 3/4 cup milk and stir. Knead briefly until the mixture holds together and then roll out and cut into desired shapes. I was using a round casserole so I tapped the dough into a circle and cut it into triangles that would fit the dish.

Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes until the filling bubbles and the biscuits are brown. 

Serve with a green salad.

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