Chicken Pie with Biscuit Crust


by , Updated April 2, 2017
print This chicken pie is packed with flavor, with a rich chicken and vegetable filling and biscuit dough cut-out topping.

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Filling: Biscuit Crust: Egg Wash
Instructions:

  1. Heat the oven to 450 F.
Chicken and Vegetables
  1. In a saucepan bring broth to a boil. Add carrots, potatoes, and celery, and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.
  2. Transfer vegetables to a bowl, reserving the broth, and add the cooked diced chicken to the bowl.
  3. In another saucepan, cook the onion in the 6 tablespoons of butter over medium-low heat, stirring, until softened. Add 6 tablespoons of flour and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add 3 cups of broth in a stream, whisking constantly. Bring mixture to a boil, whisking. Add the thyme and simmer the sauce, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Stir in nutmeg, parsley, and salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Pour the sauce over the chicken and veggetables. Stir the mixture gently, until it is just combined.
  5. Transfer the mixture to a 2-quart baking dish.
Biscuits
  1. Into a bowl, sift together the 1 1/3 cups of flour, baking powder, baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Add the 2 tablespoons of chilled butter and shortening and blend the mixture until it resembles meal. Add the cheese and toss.
  2. Break egg into a measuring cup and add buttermilk to it so that the total volume is 1/2 cup. Beat with a fork. Add to the flour mixture, stirring until the mixture just forms dough. Gather dough into a ball and, on a floured surface, pat it out 1/2-inch thick.
  3. Cut as many rounds as possible using a 2-inch fluted biscuit cutter, dipped in flour. Gather the scraps and pat and cut again. Work the dough as little as possible.
  4. Arrange the biscuit rounds on the chicken mixture.
Egg Wash
  1. Beat the egg yolk with the milk and brush the tops of the biscuits with the wash. Prick biscuits lightly with a fork.
  2. Bake in the middle of the preheated oven for 15 to 25 minutes, or until biscuits are puffed and golden, and the filling is bubbling.
Adapted from a 1985 Gourmet Magazine favorite, as posted to a cooking forum.

Serves 6

Calories per serving: 540
Fat per serving: 26.3g
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