Discover the ultimate comfort food with this Easy Chicken Pot Pie with Cheddar Herb Biscuits recipe. Experience the timeless childhood favorite of a classic chicken pot pie with a twist! This delectable dish boasts shredded chicken, mixed veggies, and white beans, all nestled in a creamy extra cheesy filling. But the real magic lies in the flaky cheddar herb biscuits on top, offering a perfect blend of flakiness and cheesy goodness. It's bound to become a new favorite weeknight dinner in your household. Vegan + Gluten-Free options.
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Ah, Chicken Pot Pie-----my childhood fave!! I remember eating the microwavable version of chicken pot pie and loving every bit of it. So I knew I needed to master the homemade version but with a little twist. And this Chicken Pot Pie With Biscuits is PERFECT! Imagine tender shredded chicken, vegetables, white beans + a creamy cheesy sauce, AND the star of the show soft pillowy homemade Herb Biscuits on top to serve as the crust. Absolute comfort in every spoonful. I love to bake the whole thing from scratch family-style so everyone can serve themselves! Plus, these Honey Butter Cornbread Drop Biscuits are truly something special!
If you are searching for a meatless version then be sure to check out my Vegan Pot Pie it's one for the books if you're wanting a meat-free + dairy-free option without compromising the comforting taste and feel of pot pie. And If you love home-cooked comfort food meals be sure to check out this Butternut Squash Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie next! Oh and don't miss My Favorite Peach Crumble Pie for a sweet treat!
I'm definitely making this Chicken Pot Pie with Biscuits again. While this dish is intended for dinner, you can change things up a bit for the entire family by eating this for lunch and it makes amazing leftovers --It's so versatile and the savory flavor is dynamite. Plus it's satisfyingly filling, the perfect weeknight dinner, and just as good as the classic.
Overall, this Chicken Pot Pie with Cheddar Herb Biscuits is super easy to make and only requires a few short steps and just ONE skillet. You start by sautéing your onions, carrots, and garlic. Then you add in the flour (the thickening agent) followed by the remaining ingredients, being sure to stir frequently to avoid any lumps.
Then you go on to make the biscuits by mixing together the dry ingredients, adding in the butter, blending both ingredients together until "peas-like" and adding the liquid until moist.
I love to use an ice cream scoop for greater ease and dollop about 2 Tbsps of the biscuit mixture unto the top of filling, brush with egg wash, and let it all bake for 20-25 minutes. Wallah!
OK, so as I've mentioned, classic chicken pot pie recipes consists of an actual "pie-like" look----a bottom + top crust. And while there are still many recipes that still keep things classic, I wanted to create a NEW comforting way of enjoying such an amazing childhood dish. That's why I chose to add biscuits to the top.
Oh, but these biscuits are not just regular biscuits----I wanted to add additional bold cheddar flavor, therefore, adding cheddar herb biscuits to the mix really created that burst of flavor. Trust me, once you try this weeknight dinner recipe, you'll thank me later!
To make this Easy Chicken Pot Pie recipe, you’ll need:
Now, I know what you're thinking—biscuits in a pot pie? Hear me out, because this underrated gem is about to blow your taste buds away. Forget the traditional double-crust situation. I'm all about maximizing the filling-to-crust ratio and delivering a burst of flavor in every bite.
Oftentimes, you will see a pot pie baked in a perfect pie manner. That means, there is a bottom layer of crust in addition to a top layer. The filling is sandwiched in between the top and bottom layers.
Other times, you may see pot pie with the filling in a baking dish with the crust layer on top only. This leaves more room for that delicious filling and half the amount of crust.
Brainstorming another bread topping lead me to one of my favorite quick breads – biscuits! Biscuits bake on top of the filling to perfection while the filling gets hot and bubbly underneath. Thus, my Chicken Pot Pie with biscuits was born.
When it comes to the traditional pot pie as I previously mentioned, there aren't biscuits included---it's actually a crust for the base and top. However, for this dish, I wanted to add extra pizazz to this delicious recipe by adding Cheddar Herb Biscuits on top.
While these biscuits are super easy to whip together, if you're pinched for time or just don't feel like making biscuits for a quick weeknight dinner, you can always use store-bought biscuits. Simply take them out of their packaging and place them evenly on top and let it bake. Wallah!
Yes---I know. You might be wondering why I've stated this but it works. Since we'll be using 1 stick in this recipe, I simply cube half of the butter and grate the other half. Honestly, I think that the variation in the butter pieces helps some to melt faster and settle more in the dough, which creates a beautiful flakiness like no other for these cheddar herb biscuits atop this chicken pot pie.
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When it comes to creating pulled or shredded chicken, there are two most effective ways to do so. Firstly, you would need to ensure that your chicken is fully cooked and cooled and then you shred the chicken in one of the following ways:
Forks: For this method you would need two forks. If using this method, place your cooked chicken breast onto a plate or cutting board and use both forks to separate the chicken meat and 'shred' as you separate. Continue doing this until all of your chicken is shredded.
Stand Mixer: If you're looking to avoid using arm strength, then the method of a stand mixer might be just for you. This is by far the fastest and easiest way to shred chicken and you simply place all of your cooked chicken breasts in the bowl of stand mixer. Add the paddle attachment and mix on low. In just 15-20 seconds you’ll have shredded chicken. That easy!
This Chicken Pot Pie recipe is a showstopper, stealing the spotlight all by itself but if you feel a side is needed here are some delicious ideas-
Mashed Potatoes - Creamy mashed potatoes make for a classic side dish. Or try my Loaded Mashed Potatoes
Roasted or Steamed Veggies - Roast or steam an assortment of seasonal vegetables like Maple Herb Glazed Carrots, adding a delightful burst of freshness to your plate.
You can store any leftover chicken pot pie in a tightly covered container or glass dish and refrigerate for 4-5 days. Of course, for a longer salvage, you can store your uncooked pot pie filling in the freezer using a freezer-safe storage bag or container for up to 3 months. Once ready to use, thaw overnight in the fridge, add filling to a baking dish, add your freshly prepped biscuits, and bake per the recipe.
Absolutely! I actually have a great Vegan Pot Pie recipe on the blog! It's just as creamy, tasty, and boasts of similar topped biscuits for a plant-based weeknight dinner option!
Of course! To make this pot pie GF, simply substitute the flour with GF All-Purpose flour or 1-to-1 GF Baking Flour, which Bob's Red Mill has a great one! Ensure that other ingredients are GF-friendly (i.e. stock, etc.)
To thicken the filling, you can add a slurry of cornstarch or flour mixed with water or vegetable broth. Add it gradually, stirring continuously until the desired thickness is achieved. Simmer the mixture for a few minutes to cook out the raw taste of the thickening agent.
Yes, you can make the filling ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for a day or two. When you're ready to assemble and bake the pot pie, allow the filling to come to room temperature before topping it with the biscuits.
Absolutely! You can use individual ramekins or small baking dishes to make single-serving pot pies, perfect for a weeknight dinner. Adjust the baking time accordingly, as smaller pies may require less time in the oven.
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