Chicken Pot Pie With Cheddar Scallion Biscuits

6-7
Servings
25m
Prep Time
60m
Cook Time
1h 25m
Ready In


"This recipe for chicken pot pie is made in ramekins as individual pot pies topped with cheesy cheddar-scallion biscuits. Butternut squash replaces the usual potatoes for a nice hit of color and sweetness. If wanting to turn out this pie by using a traditional single casserole dish / pie plate, I can't see why that would stop you, if that's what you prefer."

Original recipe yields 6-7 servings
OK
  • FOR CHICKEN PIE FILLING
  • FOR BISCUITS

Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (543.9 g)
  • Calories 598.3
  • Total Fat - 26 g
  • Saturated Fat - 14.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 367.2 mg
  • Sodium - 1322.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 57 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.9 g
  • Sugars - 8.5 g
  • Protein - 34.7 g
  • Calcium - 400.1 mg
  • Iron - 4.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 29.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

For The Chicken Pie Filling


Step 1

In a medium-size saucepan over high heat, bring chicken broth to a boil. Add carrots and squash. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until vegetables are tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain vegetables, reserving broth. Set aside.

Step 2

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add celery, onion, and salt; cook until golden, 10 to 12 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook until they release most of their liquid, 5 to 7 minutes. Add flour and cook, stirring, about 2 minutes. Add milk slowly, whisking as you go; then add reserved broth, whisking until smooth. Cook, stirring often, until sauce thickens, 8 to 10 minutes.

Step 3

Season with pepper and poultry seasoning. Add parsley, chicken, reserved vegetables, and peas. Check for seasoning and taste and correct, if needed. Divide filling evenly among 6 ramekins or other 8- to 10-ounce ovenproof bowls, leaving about a half-inch at the top for biscuits. If you have extra filling, put it in another ramekin.

For The Biscuits


Step 4

Preheat oven to 425°. Make the biscuits: In a large bowl, whisk flour with baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Use your fingers to smear the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse meal, with plenty of lumps. Stir in cheddar and scallions. In a medium-size bowl, whisk together egg and buttermilk; then add to flour mixture. Stir with a fork until a shaggy dough forms.

Step 5

Divide dough into 2 balls. On a lightly floured counter, press dough out to a half-inch thickness. Using a biscuit cutter or the floured rim of a glass, cut out 2- to 3-inch rounds. Gather dough again as needed and press out again. Repeat with second ball.

Step 6

Divide biscuits among ramekins, overlapping as necessary. Brush tops with milk, and set ramekins on a baking sheet lined with foil. Bake until crust is nicely browned and filling is bubbling, about 20 minutes.

Make-ahead tip: Prepare pies up to the point of baking; then wrap tightly in foil and freeze for up to 3 months. When ready to use, thaw in refrigerator and bake as directed.


NOTE: I would imagine that you could easily turn this recipe into a traditional casserole dish / pie plate in place of ramekins, if that's what you would prefer.


Tips & Variations


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Luvcookn

Delicious! Added a wee bit of cayenne and a splash of lemon juice (as I don't use salt). Made this for visiting family who loved it and wanted more biscuits. Made in oval baking dish which worked out perfectly. Thank you for sharing another keeper ForeverMama! Made for Billboard Recipe Tag.

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(1 Jul 2022)