There are certain meals that just qualify as “comfort food.” Chicken pot pie is definitely one of them. There is just something about this creamy dish, as the weather turns colder, that just hits the spot. I have been making this recipe for many, many years and I never get tired of it.
Deep Dish Chicken Pot Pie
- 3 cups cubed cooked chicken
- 1 cup sliced cooked carrots
- 1 cup diced cooked potatoes
- 1 cup frozen green peas
- 1/3 cup unsifted flour
- 2 tablespoons chicken flavor bouillon or 6 chicken flavor bouillon cubes
- 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 4 cups milk
- 6 tablespoons butter or margarine
- 2 cups biscuit baking mix
Preheat oven to 375 degrees (or temperature of biscuit mix). In a saucepan melt butter. Stir in flour, bouillon and pepper. Add milk slowly while stirring. Cook and stir until mixture thickens. Add remaining ingredients except biscuit mix. Mix well. Pour into 2 1/2 quart casserole (9×13). Prepare biscuit mix for rolled biscuits. Roll out to cover casserole. Cut slashes in center of dough. Place on top of casserole and crimp edges. Bake 40 minutes until golden.
Note: You may omit bouillon and replace 1/2 of milk with chicken broth.
I started out by cutting up the carrots . . .
and the potatoes.
I also cooked and cut up the chicken. I then boiled the potatoes and carrots in a pan, so they would be ready to add when the time came.
I melted the butter in a saucepan and stirred in the flour and pepper. I then added the 2 cups of milk and 2 cups of chicken broth and stirred until the mixture became thick.
Once the mixture was thick enough, I added in the cooked carrots and potatoes and the cut up chicken. Unfortunately, (or fortunately for the non-pea lovers in the world) I didn’t have any peas, so I had to leave them out. (They do add a nice touch of color, though, so I would recommend using them if you have them on hand.)
I then, made up the biscuit dough (I used Bisquick, but I’ve also made them from scratch and they work fine either way.) and rolled it out until it was the right size to go over the casserole dish. I poured the chicken and vegetable mixture into the pan and then covered with the biscuit dough. I put it in the preheated oven. The recipe says 40 minutes, but I have found it usually takes less time than that for the biscuit dough to turn a golden brown and the filling to begin bubbling a little bit.
I then pulled it out of the oven and my whole family enjoyed it. I hope your family will enjoy it too!