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Biscuit-Topped Chicken Potpie

Tasty Biscuit-Topped Chicken Potpie will be a one-dish hit with both the kids and adults. If you’re pressed for time, use 6 large refrigerated biscuits from a 1-lb. can.

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  • Yield: Serves 6
  • Cook time: 30 Minutes
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes
  • Total: 50 Minutes
  • Cost Per Serving:$1.83


  • Biscuits:
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 9 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled, cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup plus 3 Tbsp. milk
  • Filling:
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
  • 3 cups shredded cooked boneless, skinless chicken (from a rotisserie bird)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


1. Make biscuits: Preheat oven to 375ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment. Mix flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Use a pastry cutter to cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse sand. Gently stir in all but 1 Tbsp. milk. Turn dough onto a lightly floured countertop, knead just to bring together; pat into a 1/2-inch-thick circle. Cut into 6 biscuits with a 3-inch cutter. Place on baking sheet, cover and chill.

2. Make filling: Whisk cream and cornstarch in a bowl. Melt butter in a large pan over medium heat. Sauté shallot until softened, about 3 minutes. Stir in broth, vegetables, chicken and salt; bring to a boil. Stir in cream mixture; cook, stirring, until thickened.

3. Transfer filling to an 11-by-7-inch baking dish; arrange biscuits on top. Brush biscuits with remaining 1 Tbsp. milk. Bake until biscuits are golden, 18 to 20 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 561
  • Fat: 32g
  • Saturated fat: 19g
  • Protein: 29g
  • Carbohydrate: 38g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 147mg
  • Sodium: 895mg

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