Chicken Pot Pie with Pillsbury Crust

Chicken Pot Pie with Pillsbury Crust
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Chicken Pot Pie with Pillsbury Crust

Ali Rosen

Chicken Pot Pie with Pillsbury Crust

Chicken pot pie is quintessential comfort food. Yet the crust can often scare people off — most store-bought pie crusts are not thick and rich enough for a pot pie, but making it from scratch can turn an easy weekday meal into a long production.

For this recipe we cheat a little bit by substituting Pillsbury biscuits for crust. The result creates a flaky, full topping for a dish you can make easily.

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Ingredients

  • 4  Tablespoons  butter
  • 1  Cup  carrots, diced
  • onion, diced
  • 2  Cups  cubed chicken breasts
  • One 16-ounce can Pillsbury biscuit dough
  • 1/2  Cup  all-purpose flour
  • 2  Cups  chicken stock
  • 1/2  Cup  peas

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Melt the butter in a sauté pan over medium heat. Add the carrots and onions and cook for about 5 minutes. Add the chicken and cook for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, roll out the dough so that it is smooth. Make sure it is approximately the size of a 1-quart roasting pan.

When the chicken is almost cooked (but still a bit under), add the flour and chicken stock. Stir until the flour is fully incorporated and the mixture thickens. At the last moment, add the peas and stir them in, but don't allow much time to cook. Transfer the mixture to the roasting pan, add the dough to the top (just like you would on a pie), and put it in the oven until the crust on top is browned, about 12-15 minutes.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9g
13%
Sugar
6g
7%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
40mg
13%
Carbohydrate, by difference
68g
52%
Protein
23g
50%
Vitamin A, RAE
27µg
4%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
6µg
7%
Calcium, Ca
32mg
3%
Choline, total
16mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
28µg
7%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
20mg
6%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
78mg
11%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
1433mg
96%
Water
172g
6%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Chicken Pot Pie Shopping Tip

Southern food is a mixture of Native American, Creole, and European influences. Staples of this comfort food include corn (in all its forms), honey, chicken, pork, and seafood, all easily found at any neighborhood grocery store.

Chicken Pot Pie Cooking Tip

Southern and comfort food is often rich and heavy, be sure to include lots of greens and vegetables with these dishes.