Chicken Pot Pie with Herbed Goat Cheese Biscuits #ImprovChallenge

Chicken Pot Pie with Goat Cheese BiscuitsChicken Pot Pie with Goat Cheese Biscuits

We’ve had some heartbreaking news about a cherished family member. Bill has had an especially tough time…and needed some comfort food. This month’s Improv Challenge ingredients are peas and carrots, so his favorite chicken pot pie came to mind. I’ve made this recipe numerous times…topping with puff pastry rounds or biscuits. I had a log of herb and garlic goat cheese in the fridge and I decided to make my favorite Goat Cheese Biscuits with a twist for the finishing touch this time. The resulting Chicken Pot Pie with Herbed Goat Cheese Biscuits was amazing!

Wow. Was this scrumptious. The biscuits were phenomenal…a must try. Light, moist and flavorful….the best I’ve ever had. I don’t think I can find a better chicken pot pie recipe. This is it. And the hubby agreed. Who knew goat cheese would be an easy sell. Maybe I’m finally rubbing off on him after 2+ decades of living with a foodie. About time!

Thanks to Kristen of Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker for being our gracious hostess. Please check her site if you’d like to join this wonderful group of bloggers and this monthly challenge where we’re assigned two foods to combine into one dish.

Chicken Pot Pie….#ImprovChallenge
Ingredients
  • Chicken Pot Pie recipe adapted from Pam Anderson:
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, poached and chopped
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 stalks of celery, sliced or chopped
  • ½ red bell pepper, diced
  • 8 ounces button mushrooms, halved
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup flour (I use Wondra for a smoother sauce)
  • 1½ cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 3 tablespoons dry sherry
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • Biscuit recipe adapted from Art Smith:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1¼ teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • 4 tablespoons (2 ounces) good quality goat herb and garlic goat cheese, cut into small piece
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • About 1 tablespoon melted butter to brush on biscuits
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in Dutch oven. Add onions, celery and carrots and cook for about 5 minutes. Add mushrooms and bell pepper and cook till all veggies are soft. Season with salt and pepper and remove from pot to bowl.
  2. Heat butter in pan and then add flour. Cook for about a minute, then slowly whisk in milk and chicken broth. Add thyme and continue to cook and whisk till thickened. Add sherry, then taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Add chopped chicken, reserved veggies and peas to sauce. Mix then pour in casserole dish.
  4. Preheat oven to 425º. Make biscuits.
  5. Sift flour, baking powder and salt into medium bowl. Add butter and goat cheese and with fingers, pinch and break apart pieces till mixture has the consistency of corn meal…some bigger pieces are OK. Add buttermilk and gently mix to form dough. You may add an extra tablespoon of buttermilk if needed.
  6. Pat out dough on floured surface.Cut into rounds and place over hot filling. Brush with melted butter. Place casserole on baking sheet to catch drips.
  7. Bake 12-14 minutes or till biscuits are browned.
  8. Yield:6-8 servings


Comments

  1. Oh! Wow! The sauce in your pot pie looks so so so yummy! Goat cheese biscuits? I’m going to have to try that. Thanks for sharing your recipe(s).

  2. Oh my, that does look delicious. I’m only sad that you came up with this amazing dinner to comfort your husband. I’m sorry for whatever the bad news was and hope that all is ok eventually.

  3. I’m sorry to hear that this recipe came about for comfort. It looks gorgeous and pot pie is one of our personal favourites. Plus those biscuits!

  4. That dish just resonates comfort. Whatever the bad news, my condolences.

  5. The filling reminds me of my grandmother´s chicken pie. You´re all in my thoughts Liz.

  6. That crust sounds amazing. Maybe we should stop using crusts all together and just use biscuits instead on everything.

  7. Liz, what a wonderful recipe this is – it looks perefcet for a family dinner, delicious chicken, vegetables and savory biscuits – I am really impressed with this recipe! I am sure that with this dish you were able to soothe the hearts and souls of all those who needed it…

  8. Yum – eeee! That sound like pure comfort food and I hope it helped. Huge hugs to you all during this heartbreaking news!

  9. I’m so sorry about the sadness. This recipe looks amazing and the perfect comfort food. Cyber hugs.

  10. This looks really great and def. comfort food! I hope everything is ok <3

  11. Love the goat cheese biscuits. I normally use puff pastry, but those sound delicious – good for having with soup, too

  12. I love the herbed biscuits as the topper to your pot pie, they sound incredible!

  13. Like I said my husband just asked for this yesterday! I don’ t think Swanson’s will suffice.

  14. I always put biscuits on my pot pie for convenience- I just buy a container of Pillsbury ones…but I may never do that again because Herbed Goat Cheese Biscuits sound seriously amazing!

  15. Liz: This pot pie looks so creamy, rich, and appetizing…I wish I could have it for dinner!!!

  16. I absolutely love Chicken Pot Pie! :D I love to organize parties with themes, and once I did an american dinner and this was the main dish. Everyone loved it :D

    Have a good night! :)

  17. Lail | With A Spin says:

    Sorry about the sad family news.

    I’ve always made pot pie’s with Parmesan and never with goat cheese. This must have tasted out of the world.

  18. Looks delicious and so comforting especially on our unseasonably cold night here in Georgia.

    My Improv Cooking Challenge entry this month: Mom’s Beef Vegetable Soup, hope that you’ll stop over and check the recipe out.

    Lisa~~

  19. So sorry for the sad family news. this is definitely a comfort food dish and the goat cheese biscuits sound absolutely amazing!

  20. goat cheese biscuits?!? that is a brilliant idea! what a deliciously comforting meal!

  21. Oh I love the look of the creamy chicken filling too!! Yum!
    We are coming into our cooler season so this would be so delicious!

  22. Happier Than A Pig in Mud says:

    This sounds great! I was thinking about Chicken and Dumplings on Sunday, but we like Pot Pie too:@)

  23. The chicken pot pie looks out of this world!

    I am so sorry about the bad news. My heart goes to you, Bill and your family.

  24. Wow Lizzy! The pie looks incredibly yummy! I think the biscuit makes the whole dish stand out… Definitely going to try this.

  25. –The Gods must eat this. OMGgggosh. WOW.

  26. Your presence and this pie with the divine looking goat cheese biscuits must have made a world of difference to Bill….Sending prayers of peace and comfort your way…Although it looks like you’ve got the latter covered =)

  27. Hearty and comforting dish ! That chicken pot pie looks wonderful !

    I’m sorry about the the bad news ; hope your family is coping well ………..

  28. This is a true comfort food! Especially when it’s still snowing outside, even though it’s supposedly spring.

  29. Goat cheese! Yum!

  30. Oh my, the biscuits have already won me over! This is such a great way to make chicken pot pie and I hope that you and your husband are doing well and feeling better.

  31. Lovely looking biscuits :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  32. This looks delicious! I’m sure it was the comfort food your family needed. So good!

  33. So sorry to hear about bad news, hope this pot pie helped cheer things up a little it looks delicious! Love the incorporation of goat cheese

  34. I’m in love with pot pies right now–I had a successful one on pie day so I am pretty happy! Your recipe looks perfect–it has all the good veggies in it and the biscuit topping looks perfect. Good job Lizzy. A first rate comfort food.

  35. Gosh..that sauce is KILLING me! A great comfort food, Liz.

  36. Yes, I have been thinking of Bill’s Dad. Not too easy to try to get through your day-to-day routines, is it? Stressful for the whole family circle. I have always combined Julia Child’s/Jacques Pepin’s recipe for Chicken Pot Pie with a recipe from a local midwestern church guild but I might be inspired to go out on my limb and do something different. I definitely will do the biscuits also. I’ve never seen you rave so much about a dish. Worth a try, for sure.

  37. Wonderful comfort meal!! My family would really love this. :)

  38. I haven’t had chicken pot pie in years. This sounds so comforting especially with your goat cheese biscuits. We’re expecting 4-6+ inches of snow tomorrow so this would be a nice meal to warm our inners tomorrow. I can’t believe I missed this. Nice recipe!

  39. This is some fantastic comfort food, my friend. So sorry to hear about the bad news, hope everything is okay.

  40. Chicken pot pie—the perfect comfort food. Here’s wishing your family the best!

  41. I’m so sorry about the difficult times that Bill, you and your family are experiencing. I’ll add you to my prayers. What a loving thing to do to prepare such a wonderful dish for him. This is outstanding Liz. My Bill craves chicken pot pies at least twice a month! With your biscuits, I’ll do my best to prepare this for him. Thanks for sharing it with us!

  42. This pot pie looks like a winner and I hope Bill is feeling better.

  43. Lizzy,
    I’m so sorry about the bad news. I’ll send some prayers your way.
    I’ve never made chicken pot pie but yours looks delicious and I’ll have to make it. I love goat cheese and my husband loves chicken pot pie, so this recipe is a great combination.
    Annamaria

  44. Yummy – comfort food, for sure. Love the biscuits on top.

  45. I’m a big fan of goat cheese in baked goods, and of pots pies, so this is a perfect combo – well done!

  46. I love the look of this! I just tried to make it for my family but the biscuits didn’t rise. Any idea why this happened? It just does not look as good without the fluffy biscuits on top!

    • A couple ideas…if the filling has cooled down, the biscuits will not get the heat from below (as well as from above). Baking powder is also notorious for losing it’s oomph even before the expiration date. I replace mine before it expires. You could also bake the biscuits separately first, and then place the baked biscuits on the filling for the last few minutes of baking. Sorry to hear it didn’t go perfectly! I hope you enjoyed the filling, Kailey!

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