January 20, 2017

Chicken and Biscuit One Skillet Pie Recipe {Fresh from the Kitchen}

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I am so happy to say that I FINALLY (I'm sorry!!!) have a NEW RECIPE for you! I tried a recipe I found, but right away changed it up to fit our family taste. Lucky for YOU, I remembered to take photos of this delicious meal, and noted all my changes! So without further ado, here is a dish your family is going to ADORE--trust me. And if you like Chicken Pot Pie---but don't like the mess of a pastry crust, this recipe is definitely for you! Did I mention it's got some better ingredients too?? That makes it much lower in calorie count--another win!

So a recent family favorite I started making was Chicken Pot Pie. I have been using the recipe from Joy of Cooking and it's SOOOO good, but the pastry crust is a pain. AND the filling is all cream, half and half, and butter. Delicious of course--but oh the calories! LOL. When I stumbled on a recent cast iron skillet recipe, I was intrigued by the fact it had nearly the same ingredients, but without the extra fat AND it used biscuits for the crust instead of pie crust--and IT'S A ONE DISH RECIPE to boot! Major win win!

One of the greatest things about this recipe is that it only calls for 1lb of chicken breast, and yet it easily feeds a family of 6--I served it to my family of four, as well as my parents and everyone had enough and dad and Love-Of-My-Life even got extra biscuits! LOL. You will be happy to know that I have included MY recipe for the BEST BISCUITS EVER. Just ask anyone in my family. They all say they are the ABSOLUTE best biscuits on their own--but with this dish??! Phenomenal!

And a note about the filling--use whatever is your own family favorite combination! If you like corn and green beans added to the veggies, go with it! My family doesn't like peas--so I don't add them, but I left them in the recipe so you can see where they go in. If you don't like potatoes, don't add them. I would recommend adding some celery too if you have it! I plan on doing it next time. I was growing celery in my windowsill, so I just snipped a bunch of the celery greens and added celery seed for some flavor because I didn't have celery on hand. You could EASILY use rotisserie chicken for this dish or turkey. It would save time too.

This recipe is very straight forward. There is nothing fancy in the way it's put together and most people have all the ingredients. Want see the list before going to the recipe?

You will need: [for the filling] chicken, salt, pepper, oil, chicken broth, carrots, potatoes, celery, garlic, onions, sour cream, cornstarch, water, peas (opt); [for the biscuits] flour, baking powder, baking soda, butter, salt, buttermilk (or milk and lemon juice); [for the melted butter mix] butter, thyme, rosemary, chives

See? That shouldn't be much beyond what you already have!!

Now let's talk the pan...this is a ONE DISH recipe. It's going to be totally cooked in the same pan. My recipe calls for a cast iron skillet, but really, you could use a dutch oven too. The main thing is that you need to be able to take your meal from the stove into the oven. Cast iron is the best for this. And there is just something about cooking with cast iron...but if you have a nice stainless steel skillet that can go from stove to oven and it's approved for up to 500 degrees, than you would be okay.

i am confident that if you family loves chicken pot pie, your family will love this meal. If you like EASY one dish meals, you will like this one. Feel free to change out my biscuit recipe for one of your own!
Oh and unlike some recipes, the biscuits do NOT get soggy from being on top of the filling! A nice bonus! :)

You could easily make this gluten free--just make gluten free biscuits for the topping! And remember calories? Unlike traditional pot pie--there is NO cream in this. No milk. Only 2T of sour cream. Use a low sodium broth if you need to decrease the salt. So easy to play around with and fit most health needs!

Ready for the recipe? Of course you are!


Happy Eating!

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