Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Modern Baker: Chicken Pie with Biscuit Topping

The Modern Baker Challenge has been working on savory tarts and pies since January. I had intentions of making many of the delicious looking tarts, but I am sadly quite behind. Before we move on to the next section (sweet tarts and pies!) I had to post my chicken pie attempt. Again, apologies, it's been awhile since I cooked it and my memory of details has faded.
First of all, check out my new food processor in action! I finally understand Malgieri's obsession with the food processor. The biscuit dough was so easy to make!

I was very eager to have a go-to chicken pot pie recipe in my repertoire. Unfortunately, this one missed the mark for me. The filling was good, but I personally prefer lots of vegetables in this kind of dish. I felt like the carrots, peas, and onion were kind of boring. Personally, I would have doubled the vegetables and added more variety- perhaps broccoli and potato.
The biscuit dough did come together well, but there was a ton of it and since I used it all, it felt like I was eating a huge biscuit with a little chicken and vegetable on the side for dinner. In addition, the dish was super liquidy. I even cooked it longer than it stated, but the liquid just didn't boil down. Chicken pot pie soup anyone?
The flavors were all good. The biscuits were delicious. But, the proportions were just wrong for me.


  1. This one didn't work for me, either. I have a pot pie recipe that I you, I prefer a ton of veggies and a small amount of biscuit topping!

  2. Although you had a ton, I think your biscuits look great! Whenever I make chicken pot pie, I have to let it cool a bit or the liquid will run everywhere. But, how can I wait when chicken pot pie is so good? =D Great post!

  3. Renee, I had the same problem with it being way too liquidy. It was tasty but almost impossible to serve.

  4. Hmmm...everyone seems to agree with the liquid problem, now the question is: do I make it as written, or do I take these comments into consideration and adjust the liquid when I make it? Decisions, decisions. I am so far behind in making these that I think I have to make two a day in order to finish it up by the end of the month...maybe even more than two a day. MINIS!! lol Your pot pie looks good, well, not the liquid soup, but the other parts.

  5. Great food processor! They are wonderful to cook with, right? I'm sorry your Chicken Pot Pie was not all that you expected. It looks very good in the picture though. Obviously an issue with the recipe since everyone is experiencing the exact same problem. Great post! Look forward to reading your entry for the pies and tarts. : )


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