Better Homes & Gardens
Chicken Pot Pie with Biscuit Topper
For optimal texture, use a pastry blender to mix the butter into this homemade biscuit mixture. No need to bake separately, the dough is spooned over the casserole and goes into the oven for about 20 minutes.
1 hour, 5 mins
Total cook time
- 2 tablespoons butter, , plus 1/4 cup, divided
- 1 cup thinly sliced celery,
- 1 cup sliced carrots,
- ½ cup chopped onion,
- 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 3/4-inch pieces,
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, , plus 1 cup, divided
- ½ teaspoon dried thyme, crushed,
- ½ teaspoon salt, , divided
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper,
- 2 cups milk, , divided
- ½ cup frozen peas,
- 1½ teaspoons baking powder,
Preheat oven to 450°F. Coat a 2-quart square or rectangular baking dish with cooking spray.
In a large skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add celery, carrots and onion; cook 8 minutes or until onion is tender, stirring occasionally. Add chicken; cook 5 minutes or just until browned, stirring occasionally. Stir in 2 tablespoons flour, thyme, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper; gradually stir in 1 1/2 cups milk. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Stir in peas; cook and stir 1 minute more. Cover and keep warm.
For biscuit topper, in a medium bowl, stir together 1 cup flour, baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in 1/4 cup butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in center of flour mixture. Add 1/2 cup milk all at once; stir just until moistened.
Transfer chicken mixture to prepared baking dish. Drop biscuit topper in nine mounds on top of chicken mixture. Bake 20 minutes or until filling is bubbly and biscuits are golden. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
All recipe ingredients should be cooked to a safe internal temperature according to USDA guidelines. After preparing a recipe, please store any leftovers in the refrigerator.