One of Chris' favorite meals is chicken pot pie. I have never been a fan of chicken pot pie, so I have actually only made it once for him... and it was just for him, and it was VERY early on in our relationship. After that... he may have eaten one, but it wasn't from my kitchen!! A couple weeks ago, I was scanning through my new Food Network magazine, when I ran across a recipe for turkey biscuit pie. Sort of a spin on the old pot pie... this was done in a cast iron skillet and used a biscuit topping and, to my surprise, looked AMAZING!! So, I thought what the heck, let's make Chris happy and feed my little sudden craving all at the same time... it's a win win situation in my book!! I'm so glad I tried it.. it was delicious!! My chicken mixture got a little thick, which I didn't mind, the one thing I don't like about pot pies is sometimes they can be too soupy. And, of course, I took a short cut and used Bisquick mix to make the biscuits. Despite those little differences, I was very happy with the dish and so was Chris, so as I suspected... it was definitely a WIN WIN!!
Chicken Biscuit Pie
Adapted from Food Network Magazine
2 chicken breasts, cubed and cooked
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
1 large carrot, peeled and chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1/2 sweet onion, diced
2 teaspoons chopped thyme
salt and pepper
1 Tablespoon whole grain mustard
3 Tablespoons flour
1 1/2 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup milk
For the biscuits-
1 1/2 cups Bisquick mix
1/2 milk (maybe more.. sorry I didn't measure)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In a cast iron skillet, over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the carrots, celery, onion and thyme. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 7-8 minutes or until the veggies are tender. Stir in the mustard then sprinkle in the flour. Cook for 2 minutes. Whisk in broth and milk. Add the chicken. Reduce heat to simmer and cook until the sauce thickens, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Make the biscuits by mixing the Bisquick and milk together until combined. Drop dough in randoms areas on top of the chicken mixture. Place skillet into oven and bake until the biscuits are golden brown, about 10-15 minutes. Carefully remove from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy!
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