Biscuit-Topped Chicken Pot Pie

"When I think of comfort food, this is the first dish that comes to mind. This is one of my family's favorite dishes. I make it often, especially when it is cold and rainy outside."
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Ready In:
1hr 45mins




  • Put chicken breasts in a large pot with water, 3 stalks celery, 1/2 onion, 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and Minor's chicken base. Simmer, covered, until chicken is tender. Remove chicken and let cool. Tear chicken into bite-sized pieces; set aside.
  • Reserve 4 cups of the broth in the pot; discard the cooked vegetables. To the broth, add the carrots, potatoes, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, 1 teaspoon salt, onion powder, and 3/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning. Cook for 10 minutes. Add 1/2 cup chopped onion, peas, and 1/2 cup chopped celery. Cook for an additional 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender; add chicken.
  • In a small bowl, add flour to the evaporated milk; stir into the vegetable mixture. Cook until the mixture thickens (add more flour if necessary). Adjust seasoning, if necessary. Pour the mixture into a greased 9x13" baking dish. Top with biscuit rounds, cutting some in half, if necessary, to cover top of mixture. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 25 minutes, or until biscuits are golden brown and mixture is bubbly. Remove from oven and brush tops of biscuits with butter or margarine.
  • Biscuits:.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add milk; mix well. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Roll out to 1/2" thickness. Cut with 2-3/4" biscuit cutter. Makes 15 biscuits.

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  1. lazyme
    I really enjoyed this. And my timing was perfect......there was snow on the ground and I was craving some good comfort food. The aroma filled the house and added to the mood. I did take a couple of shortcuts. I already had some homemade chicken broth in the freezer so used that to simmer the chicken. And I used some peas and carrots from the freezer as well. I don't do well with pie crusts so this was a wonderful option to use canned biscuits. Thanks for sharing this nice keeper, Bayhill. I'm still enjoying the leftovers.
  2. Mary E.
    I haven't made this pot pie yet, but I intend to make it . Might put some yellow food coloring into the broth , just to make it more appealing . I will remark when I make it maybe tomorrow night .
  3. tikaware
    This is like my grandmother's biscuit-topped chicken pie, right down to the peppery flavor. I added some finely-chopped flat leaf parsley to the biscuit dough. I cycled back on the black pepper quite a bit because my husband objects to too much; personally, I love it. This is the pot pie recipe I've been seeking for many a year. It is perfect to clear out little bits of everything from the fridge. My dairy was a whisked-together combination of 1/2 & 1/2, rice milk, plain yogurt and buttermilk. I made buttermilk biscuits for the top. This will definitely be in the supper recipe rotation for the new year.
  4. Given2Fly
    I've never even made a regular chicken pot pie before and I was craving something like this so much since I'm pregnant and not currently dieting. I followed this recipe, but not exactly to the T - I don't like celery, so I added more of the other veggies plus some additional frozen mixed veggies. I didn't have evaporated milk, so I just used the 2% milk I had and also just eyeballed the amounts of each ingredient rather than measuring everything. It turned out fantastic!!!! My husband and 3 yr old son loved it as much as I did and we will definitely be making this again!
  5. CareyLee
    This was very good.. the only thing I would do is cut back on the pepper at the end because it was a little too peppery for our tastes, and I did not make the biscuits but used the premade canned biscuits


  1. *OzMan*
    First of all I want to say congratulations on your victory.I wasn't sure which of your recipes I was going to try but I'm certainly glad I picked this one. I hope that you don't mind but I had leftover Thanksgiving turkey so I used that in place of the chicken. I also used turkey stock in place of the chicken broth. This was a little work but worth the effort. Thank you!


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