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Easy Chicken Pot Pie with Cheddar Herb Biscuits
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Easy Chicken Pot Pie with Cheddar Herb Biscuits

This Easy Chicken Pot Pie with Cheddar Herb Biscuits recipe is a childhood favorite that never gets old. While it's classic version contains a top and bottom crust with the filling wrapped inside, this recipe is a nice play on tradition meets modern. Don't worry--you'll still be satisfied with the flakiness of these cheddar herb biscuits and the extra cheese in the filling adds a great creaminess that's really hard to resist. Nothing short of flavor. Super easy to whip together and all made in one skillet.

Course: Main Course
Keyword baked, biscuits, chicken, classic, dinner, easy, food, healthy, homemade, indulge, plant-based, recipe, savory, skillet, southern, traditional, veggies
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4 servings
Creator Shanika | Orchids + Sweet Tea

Must-Haves:

Pot Pie:

  • 3 Tbsps unsalted butter (I use Land O'Lakes)
  • 4-5 cups mixed vegetables, frozen (Includes peas, carrots, corn, and green beans)
  • 1 Medium red onion, chopped finely
  • 2 Medium organic chicken breasts, cooked + diced (See Notes!)
  • 1/4 cup organic all-purpose flour + 2 Tbsps! (I use Bob's Red Mill)
  • sea salt + black pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tbsps white cooking wine
  • 1 cup organic chicken stock, low-sodium (I use Pacific Foods)
  • 3/4 cup Almond milk (I use So Delicious Dairy-Free; You can use your fave plant-based milk!)
  • 1 cup organic shredded cheddar cheese (I use Organic Valley)

Cheddar Herb Biscuits:

  • 2 cups organic all-purpose flour (I use Bob's Red Mill)
  • 3 Tbsps baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 Tbsps dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup organic shredded cheddar cheese (I use Organic Valley)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold + cubed (I use Land O'Lakes; That's 1 stick!)
  • 1 cup organic heavy whipping cream + 1 Tbsp lemon juice (For Buttermilk; Keep it COLD!)
  • 1 large organic egg + 2 tsps fresh water! (I use Organic Valley)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a medium skillet. Set aside.

  2. Next, add butter to a medium pot on medium-high heat and once butter melts, add mixed vegetables and onions. Add sea salt + black pepper, to taste. Toss and cook vegetables until softened, about 5-6 minutes. 

  3. Add flour to veggies, stirring until well incorporated and cooking everything for 1 minute or so, until fully coated. Add in white cooking wine, chicken stock and milk.  **NOTE: Be sure to whisk in the liquid with the vegetables as soon as it's poured in to ensure that NO lumps are formed.**

  4. Once well incorporated, increase the heat to high heat so that the mixture begins to boil for about 3-4 minutes, then reduce to a simmer. Finally, add in the diced chicken, tossing it in to ensure that it's well incorporated and then simmer until sauce thickens, about 5-6 minutes. 

  5. Once thickened, turn off the heat and stir in shredded cheese, until fully melted and creamy. Set aside.

For Cheddar Herb Biscuits:

  1. Whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and sea salt in a medium bowl. Then add in the parsley, thyme, oregano, garlic powder and shredded cheese and whisk everything together.

  2. Add in cubed cold butter. Using a pastry cutter or fork, cut the butter into the flour mixture until it looks like 'pea-sized' clumps. 

  3. Slowly add in the buttermilk and gently stir everything together until well combined. **NOTE: DON'T OVER-MIX!**

Assembly:

  1. Pour the pot pie filling into the prepared skillet and top with biscuits by grabbing 2 Tbsps of biscuit dough into your hands, gently rolling into an imperfectly semi-round shape and placing it atop mixture. Repeat until all biscuits are formed.

  2. Brush biscuits with egg wash mixture (egg + 2 tsps water) and bake for 18-20 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown and fully baked through. 

  3. Once biscuits are golden and pot pie filling is bubbly, remove from oven and serve.

  4. Bon Appetit!

Tips | Notes:

BISCUITS (TIP): If making perfect, traditional biscuits, make sure that you don't twist the biscuit cutter into the dough to avoid the biscuits from baking awkwardly; try to remove biscuit cutter straight up. Directions: Place dough mixture onto a lightly floured surface and use a rolling pin to gently form it into a large rectangle. Fold the dough in half over itself and roll into another rectangle the same size. Repeat this process twice again. Using a 1/4 cup-sized measuring cup (if you don't have a biscuit cutter) to cut 12 biscuits. **If needed, re-roll scraps of dough to make any remaining biscuits**. 

BUTTERMILK: Instead of traditional buttermilk, you can make 'dairy-free' buttermilk by adding 1 cup of your fave plant-based milk + 1 Tbsp of lemon juice, mixing everything well. Set aside for 5-10 minutes for the acids to activate and slightly thickening mixture.

CHICKEN: Wash and season chicken breasts with sea salt and pepper. Roast (at 400 degrees Fahrenheit) in foil paper for about 25-30 minutes, or until cooked through and cut into cubes.

STORAGE: Place any leftovers in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.