Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

This is a recipe shown on America's Test Kitchen on PBS. This is the first dish I tried to make from their recipes and it turns out excellent! The "Pie Crust" topping are actually biscuits that you dip into the thickened chicken pot pie broth. It is so incredibly easy. The biscuits that top the chicken that ATK used were James Beard's Cream Biscuits, but I rarely have cream to use, and I just used regular milk and they still turned out great! You can double the biscuit recipe if you need more, this one should make about a dozen.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • For the Chicken Pot Pie Broth

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • salt and pepper, added so season the chicken and some more to season the broth
  • 1 onion, Chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 (14 ounce) can chicken broth
  • 2 cups milk (Can use heavy cream if you have it for a richer broth!)
  • 2 cups mixed frozen peas and carrots (You can add some more if needed)
  • For the Biscuit Topping

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar


  1. Heat oven to 400°F to have hot and ready for the biscuits.
  2. Heat a large skillet pan on high heat and melt the butter. Salt and Pepper the chicken to season it well. Lay the chicken breasts on the thick side down into the pan. Cook for about 7 minutes and turn, and cook for about 3-5 minutes, and when the second side is slightly browned. Remove the chicken from the pan and lay on a plate. The chicken does not need to be cooked through yet because it will continue to cook later.
  3. Add the remaining butter to the pan and add the chopped onions. Add about 1 tsp salt to the onions and sauté for about 5 minutes and they are cooked. Add the flour to the onions and stir the flour in well. Add about 1 cup of Water and stir with a wire whisk until the flour is mixed in well. Add the chicken broth and the milk and stir well. Season the sauce well with the poultry seasoning and salt and pepper for taste.
  4. Return the chicken to the pan, adding the juices onto the plate from the chicken, which will add some great flavor! Cover the pan with a lid and cook for about 10-15 minutes.
  5. Start to prepare your biscuits by adding the flour to a medium size bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and stir well. Transfer the dough to a well floured counter surface and knead the dough for about 1 minute. Don't try to knead for too long or that may make the biscuits turn out tough.
  6. Roll the dough out with a rolling pin and with a round cookie cutter make individual biscuits. Place them onto a baking sheet and bake for about 15-20 minutes or until the biscuits are browned.
  7. Return to the skillet and remove the chicken from the pan. Allow the chicken breasts to sit for about 5 minutes or so.
  8. Add the frozen peas and carrots and stir well. Put the lid back on and cook for about 5 minutes. While the frozen vegetables are cooking through, cut the chicken into bite size pieces and return them to the skillet.
  9. When the peas and carrots are cooked through, the biscuits should be done.
  10. Pour the chicken sauce into a bowl and top with the biscuits. Enjoy by dipping the biscuits into the chicken broth!


Most Helpful

check your ingredients--way off. too much liquid in filling and too much milk in biscuit.

please check ingredients before posting and rating recipe.

pmgerman January 18, 2013

Recipe is completely off. I thought this was the test kitchen recipe, but it is not. 2 cups of milk and 2 cups of flour does not leave you with a a dough that is capable of kneading, but instead a running thing of mush. Not sure how you are supposed to make biscuits with that.<br/><br/>Also, from other web browsing for the recipe it seems that the pot pie filling only needs 1/2 cup of heavy cream, not 2 cups of milk or heavy cream as this recipe suggests. Again, the result is too soupy.<br/><br/>Do not waste your time with this recipe. It'll waste an hour of your time and ingredients.

reesebw January 19, 2015

Just made this. I used the Pilsbury biscuits because it was much easier. It tasted great

michelle.lofaro November 13, 2007

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