Saturday, January 31, 2015

Chicken "Pot Pie"

My garlic cheddar biscuits make men weep.

I do not even know why we call this chicken pot pie. There are no pots. There is no pie. Instead, it's a chicken casserole kinda thing but with biscuits atop.


1 tablespoon Butter
Enough Extra Virgin Olive Oil to sauté the onion until caramelized
1 whole Onion, Medium Sized Diced Fine
A whole bunch of chicken. I use about 1/2 of a pack of boneless breasts or 1/2 of what I end up with after boiling and deboning chicken quarters.
3 cloves Garlic, Minced
A thing of celery, minus the yellow middle, sliced.
About half a pack of carrots, sliced.
1 teaspoon Rosemary, Dried
1 teaspoon Sage
2/3 cup Flour
1 box-like container of Chicken Stock; I think it’s about 3 cups.
Halfish of a bag of frozen peas. So just under a pound?

THE BISCUIT PART2c All-Purpose Flour
2T Baking Powder
1t Sugar
1 Salt
1t Garlic Powder
3T Shortening
4T Cold Butter
2T Parsley
1 1/2 cups Cheddar Cheese
3/4 cup Milk

FOR GARLIC BUTTERRemainder of the stick of Butter
1-2t Garlic Powder
1-2T Parsley

FOR FILLING: Preheat oven to 400 degrees.1. In a large pan melt butter over medium high heat and add olive oil and onions. Saute until onions are caramelized.
2. If using whole chicken, add it now and brown it. If using cooked chicken, skip to the next part.
3. Add chicken, garlic, celery, carrots, rosemary, and sage. Mix to combine.
4. Add flour and stir to coat chicken and vegetables about 1 minutes.
5. Slowly stir in chicken stock to prevent lumps from forming.
6. Add peas and cook until mixture thickens.
7. Place mixture into a 9"x13" pan.

FOR BISCUITS:1. Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and garlic powder. Mix until combined.
2. Using a pastry cutter or fork cut in butter and shortening to the flour mixture until butter resembles peas.
3. Stir in cheese and parsley until well combined.
4. Stir in milk until barely combined being careful not to over mix.
5. Drop 12 equal sized biscuits over filling.
6. Bake for 25 minutes or until mixture is hot and bubbly and biscuits are cooked through.

FOR GARLIC BUTTER:1. Combine all ingredients in bowl and microwave until melted.
2. Brush over the top of cooked biscuits directly out of the oven.

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