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CHICKEN POT PIE TOPPED WITH CHIVES AND ONION BISCUITS

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Cook: 18 - 20 minutes

CHICKEN POT PIE TOPPED WITH CHIVES AND ONION BISCUITS

Easy and tasty way to use leftover chicken….

  • Pot Pie:
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ¾ cup chopped carrots
  • ¼ cup cake flour
  • 2 ½ cups chicken stock/broth
  • 1 chicken cube
  • ½ cup cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • a pinch or two of truffle salt, optional
  • a couple sprinkles of red pepper for a little heat
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 ½ cups shredded chicken from a rotisserie chicken or home made leftover chicken
  • Biscuits:
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 6 tablespoons chilled butter cut into chunks
  • 1 cup buttermilk or cream
  • dash of salt
  • dash or two of red Cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped onion

Pot Pie:
Melt the butter in a large skillet or pot over medium-high heat, add in onion and carrots and sauté for 2-3 minutes, stirring often until the onions begin to wilt and turn translucent.
Sprinkle the flour into the pan, remove from the heat and stir until combined.
Return to the heat and cook for a minute more, stirring constantly.
Slowly add in the chicken stock, ⅓ of it at a time, stirring constantly and scraping up any browned bits from the pan.
The filling will begin to thicken just after it begins to bubble.
Sprinkle in the chicken cube and truffle salt (if using) and stir to combine.
Remove from heat, add in the cream, stir, place back on heat and allow it to reach a simmer.
Remove from heat, season to taste with salt, pepper and red pepper.
Stir in the peas and set aside.

When ready to bake, add in your shredded chicken, pour into a lightly oiled baking dish or cast iron pan, top with biscuit dough by plopping biscuit sized scoops, almost touching, over-top your filling.
Bake in a preheated 200ºC  oven on a middle rack for 18 – 22 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown and cooked through (depends on the size of your biscuits).

To make the Biscuits:
Combine flour, baking soda and baking powder in a bowl, whisk together.
Add in the butter and using a pastry cutter or your fingers work the butter into your dry ingredients until it becomes crumbly.
Gently fold in the buttermilk, just until it all comes together.
Add in your salt, red pepper, chives and onion and fold it until it is all incorporated.
Using your hands, grab a small biscuit sized piece of dough and plop it over-top your pot pie filling allowing a small bit of space between each “plop” of dough.

Note:
You can also add in ⅓ cup shredded Cheddar cheese if you want a biscuit with cheese.

Recipe and photo: Amanda Conradie and Elize de Kock

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