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Chicken Pot Pie

Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Stephana Bottom
Prep time 40 mins
Cook time 25 mins
Yield Serves 8
When you serve chicken pot pie for dinner, your kids may not even notice that they’re eating veggies when the spoon into in the creamy chicken mixture topped with tender biscuits.  The budget-friendly feature of this recipe is that you make your own biscuits from pantry basics instead of buying canned or frozen biscuits.

Ingredients

  • Filling:
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups low-sodium, nonfat chicken broth
  • 1 cup nonfat milk
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • Salt and pepper
  • Topping:
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 cup plus 2 Tbsp. nonfat milk

Nutrition Information

  • calories 423
  • fat 13 g
  • satfat 4 g
  • protein 29 g
  • carbohydrate 46 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • cholesterol 62 mg
  • sodium 525 mg

How to Make It

  1. Make filling: Warm oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery and bell pepper and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 7 minutes. Add flour and stir for 1 minute. Pour in broth and bring to a boil, scraping browned bits from bottom of skillet, until mixture is thick and creamy.

  2. Reduce heat to medium-low and stir in milk. Add chicken and cook, stirring, until firm and opaque, about 7 minutes. Stir in peas and carrots. Season with salt and pepper. Pour into a 2-quart baking dish.

  3. Make topping: Preheat oven to 425°F. In a food processor, pulse flour, baking powder and salt. Add butter and pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal. With processor on, add oil and 1 cup milk. Process just until dough forms a ball. Turn out onto floured work surface; knead for 10 seconds. Roll dough to 1/2-inch thickness. Use a 2-inch cookie cutter to form 16 biscuits. Place biscuits on top of filling and brush with remaining milk.

  4. Bake pot pie until filling is bubbling and biscuits are lightly browned on top, about 25 minutes. Serve hot.