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An easy, homemade Chicken Pot Pie recipe made entirely in a cast-iron skillet! This skillet chicken pot pie has the creamiest filling loaded with carrots, potatoes, & shredded chicken & an extra flaky biscuit topping with herbed garlic butter. Easy enough for busy weeknights, & comforting enough for cold winter nights, this skillet chicken pot pie is the perfect comfort food recipe!skillet chicken pot pie. an easy homemade chicken pot pie recipe made entirely in a cast iron skillet! this skillet chicken pot pie has the creamiest filling loaded with carrots, potatoes, & shredded chicken & an extra flaky biscuit topping with herbed garlic butter. easy enough for busy weeknights, & comforting enough for cold winter nights, this skillet chicken pot pie is the perfect comfort food recipe! #playswellwithbutter #chickenpotpiewithbiscuits #skilletchickenpotpie #easychickenpotpie #castironskilletrecipes

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GUYS. guys, guys, guys, GUYS. i can hardly contain my excitement because today’s the day i FINALLY get to share this EPIC skillet chicken pot pie recipe with you. i’ve been keeping it a secret for about a month(!) at this point.

i honestly have no clue how i did it, because this skillet chicken pot pie recipe is INSANE.

i’m so obsessed because a) it’s really freakin’ delicious (how can you go wrong with a super, duper creamy pot pie filling loaded with carrots, potatoes, peas, chicken topped with extra flaky biscuits & a garlicky herb butter?!), & b) it’s really freakin’ easy to make. the whole thing comes together in a single cast iron skillet & most of the ingredients you need to make it are things you probably already have on hand this time of year.

&! c) it only takes about 10 minutes of active time to throw it all together, which makes this skillet chicken pot pie recipe totally weeknight-friendly. skillet chicken pot pie. an easy homemade chicken pot pie recipe made entirely in a cast iron skillet! this skillet chicken pot pie has the creamiest filling loaded with carrots, potatoes, & shredded chicken & an extra flaky biscuit topping with herbed garlic butter. easy enough for busy weeknights, & comforting enough for cold winter nights, this skillet chicken pot pie is the perfect comfort food recipe! #playswellwithbutter #chickenpotpiewithbiscuits #skilletchickenpotpie #easychickenpotpie #castironskilletrecipes

honestly, does comfort food get better than that?!

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one of the reasons i love this skillet chicken pot pie recipe so much is most of the ingredients you need to make the creamiest, most flavorful chicken pot pie filling are staple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry & fridge. to me, knowing i already have everything on hand for a recipe takes away a lot of the dinnertime pressure, especially during the week.

the cast of characters for perfect easy skillet chicken pot pie:

  • a little butter
  • the flavor trifecta otherwise known as onions, carrots, celery…plus garlic (obviously.)
  • a russet potato
  • frozen peas
  • all-purpose flour
  • some chicken stock & milk

what really takes this easy skillet chicken pot pie recipe to the next level, though, is the extra flaky biscuit topping.

& the super-secret ingredient? canned extra flaky biscuits. *gassssp!* i KNOW. skillet chicken pot pie. an easy homemade chicken pot pie recipe made entirely in a cast iron skillet! this skillet chicken pot pie has the creamiest filling loaded with carrots, potatoes, & shredded chicken & an extra flaky biscuit topping with herbed garlic butter. easy enough for busy weeknights, & comforting enough for cold winter nights, this skillet chicken pot pie is the perfect comfort food recipe! #playswellwithbutter #chickenpotpiewithbiscuits #skilletchickenpotpie #easychickenpotpie #castironskilletrecipes

when i first envisioned making a skillet chicken pot pie, i wanted to do everything from scratch, including the biscuit topping. but when i tested this skillet chicken pot pie, i tested homemade biscuits right alongside the “cheater” version using store-bought biscuits.

& honestly?…the store-bought biscuits gave so much convenience that they were just kind of hard to beat, with 2 major disclaimers:

  1. you must use extra flaky biscuits! the layers of extra flaky biscuits bake up so, so nicely in this skillet chicken pot pie, with the top layers crisping up to the perfect golden brown & the bottom layers melding right into the creamy chicken pot pie filling. extra flaky biscuits create the perfect texture for this otherwise creamy & soft dish.
  2. you must season up those biscuits! whenever i go the semi-homemade route, i think it’s so important to add a little freshness to the store-bought components. for the perfect extra flaky biscuit topping, i brush on a quick garlicky herb butter, made out of the herbs you already have on hand for the pot pie filling, & sprinkle on some flaky sea salt. the combination of the two really takes the biscuit topping to the next level.

skillet chicken pot pie. an easy homemade chicken pot pie recipe made entirely in a cast iron skillet! this skillet chicken pot pie has the creamiest filling loaded with carrots, potatoes, & shredded chicken & an extra flaky biscuit topping with herbed garlic butter. easy enough for busy weeknights, & comforting enough for cold winter nights, this skillet chicken pot pie is the perfect comfort food recipe! #playswellwithbutter #chickenpotpiewithbiscuits #skilletchickenpotpie #easychickenpotpie #castironskilletrecipes

How to make homemade chicken pot pie in a cast-iron skilletskillet chicken pot pie. an easy homemade chicken pot pie recipe made entirely in a cast iron skillet! this skillet chicken pot pie has the creamiest filling loaded with carrots, potatoes, & shredded chicken & an extra flaky biscuit topping with herbed garlic butter. easy enough for busy weeknights, & comforting enough for cold winter nights, this skillet chicken pot pie is the perfect comfort food recipe! #playswellwithbutter #chickenpotpiewithbiscuits #skilletchickenpotpie #easychickenpotpie #castironskilletrecipes

i’m so in love with this skillet chicken pot pie recipe because not only is it so super flavorful & creamy, i also made a point to keep it super easy to throw together. it’s comforting & flavorful enough for a special occasion or a sunday dinner, but with a few simple steps, it’s also easy enough to make any night of the week.

first thing’s first, you need a good 12-inch skillet. if you’ve been around for a while, you know just how obsessed i am with my GRIZZLY cast iron skillet.

not only are GRIZZLY’s skillets absolutely stunning, they’re 100% american-made & they’re so durable that you can use them for almost anything. but my favorite part about GRIZZLY’s skillets? they’re stupid easy to care for: no seasoning required, they’re rust resistant, & you can clean them with a regular ‘ol soapy sponge & water. so easy!!!

if you’re in the market for a new cast iron skillet, be sure to check GRIZZLY out. (…they’re also the perfect christmas gift for the foodie in your life, hint hint!)

& with your cast iron skillet on hand, you can get a start on making skillet chicken pot pie!

first up is cooking the chicken. my favorite method for cooking & shredding chicken is to first brown it off with a hard sear in a cast iron skillet, & then transfer to the oven to roast for 15-20 minutes to cook through. cooking chicken right in the same skillet you’re going to use to make skillet chicken pot pie is not only totally easy, it plays double duty to add so much flavor to the base of the pot pie!

of course, using rotisserie chicken from the store is an awesome shortcut. or! if you have leftover roast chicken hanging out in your fridge, skillet chicken pot pie makes a great clean out the fridge meal. along the same lines, this skillet pot pie would be amazing with leftover thanksgiving or friendsgiving turkey!

once the chicken is cooked & shredded, you can start making the creamy pot pie filling.skillet chicken pot pie. an easy homemade chicken pot pie recipe made entirely in a cast iron skillet! this skillet chicken pot pie has the creamiest filling loaded with carrots, potatoes, & shredded chicken & an extra flaky biscuit topping with herbed garlic butter. easy enough for busy weeknights, & comforting enough for cold winter nights, this skillet chicken pot pie is the perfect comfort food recipe! #playswellwithbutter #chickenpotpiewithbiscuits #skilletchickenpotpie #easychickenpotpie #castironskilletrecipes

sauté up some diced onions, carrots, celery, garlic & potatoes until softened, then add in some flour, chicken stock, & milk to create the base of the pot pie filling. i toss in some fresh herbs, too. no big deal if you don’t have any on hand, but if you do, they really take the filling to the next level. (& the smell of those fresh herbs infusing into the creamy sauce? omg…seriously dreamy.) skillet chicken pot pie. an easy homemade chicken pot pie recipe made entirely in a cast iron skillet! this skillet chicken pot pie has the creamiest filling loaded with carrots, potatoes, & shredded chicken & an extra flaky biscuit topping with herbed garlic butter. easy enough for busy weeknights, & comforting enough for cold winter nights, this skillet chicken pot pie is the perfect comfort food recipe! #playswellwithbutter #chickenpotpiewithbiscuits #skilletchickenpotpie #easychickenpotpie #castironskilletrecipes

last up is those biscuits! they go right on top of the creamy pot pie filling, & then that garlicky herb butter goes right on top of that.skillet chicken pot pie. an easy homemade chicken pot pie recipe made entirely in a cast iron skillet! this skillet chicken pot pie has the creamiest filling loaded with carrots, potatoes, & shredded chicken & an extra flaky biscuit topping with herbed garlic butter. easy enough for busy weeknights, & comforting enough for cold winter nights, this skillet chicken pot pie is the perfect comfort food recipe! #playswellwithbutter #chickenpotpiewithbiscuits #skilletchickenpotpie #easychickenpotpie #castironskilletrecipes

you toss the whole skillet into the oven to bake, & 20 minutes later, it’s pretty much bubbly & golden brown pot pie perfection.skillet chicken pot pie. an easy homemade chicken pot pie recipe made entirely in a cast iron skillet! this skillet chicken pot pie has the creamiest filling loaded with carrots, potatoes, & shredded chicken & an extra flaky biscuit topping with herbed garlic butter. easy enough for busy weeknights, & comforting enough for cold winter nights, this skillet chicken pot pie is the perfect comfort food recipe! #playswellwithbutter #chickenpotpiewithbiscuits #skilletchickenpotpie #easychickenpotpie #castironskilletrecipes skillet chicken pot pie. an easy homemade chicken pot pie recipe made entirely in a cast iron skillet! this skillet chicken pot pie has the creamiest filling loaded with carrots, potatoes, & shredded chicken & an extra flaky biscuit topping with herbed garlic butter. easy enough for busy weeknights, & comforting enough for cold winter nights, this skillet chicken pot pie is the perfect comfort food recipe! #playswellwithbutter #chickenpotpiewithbiscuits #skilletchickenpotpie #easychickenpotpie #castironskilletrecipes

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skillet chicken pot pie. an easy homemade chicken pot pie recipe made entirely in a cast iron skillet! this skillet chicken pot pie has the creamiest filling loaded with carrots, potatoes, & shredded chicken & an extra flaky biscuit topping with herbed garlic butter. easy enough for busy weeknights, & comforting enough for cold winter nights, this skillet chicken pot pie is the perfect comfort food recipe! #playswellwithbutter #chickenpotpiewithbiscuits #skilletchickenpotpie #easychickenpotpie #castironskilletrecipes

skillet chicken pot pie


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an easy homemade chicken pot pie recipe made entirely in a cast iron skillet! this skillet chicken pot pie has the creamiest filling loaded with carrots, potatoes, & shredded chicken & an extra flaky biscuit topping with herbed garlic butter.


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Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts (see Recipe Notes)
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 medium carrots, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 medium Russet potato, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 10 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 8 sage leaves
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • Kosher salt & ground black pepper, to season

for the biscuit topping:

  • 1 can extra flaky biscuits (from the refrigerator section)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh herbs of choice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • flaky sea salt, for sprinkling

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Cook the chicken: Add 2 tablespoons of the butter to a 12-inch GRIZZLY cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Liberally season the chicken breasts with salt and ground black pepper. Place the chicken in the skillet and brown for 2-3 minutes per side. Transfer the skillet to the oven and roast for 15-20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through. Carefully remove from the oven and transfer the chicken to a plate. Once cool enough to handle, use two forks or a pair of tongs to shred the chicken. Set aside.
  3. Cook the aromatics: Place the skillet back over medium heat. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter. Once melted, add in the onion, carrots, celery, and potato. Season with ½ teaspoon each salt and ground black pepper and stir to combine. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5-7 minutes, until the veggies are softened and slightly browned. Add the garlic and cook for another minute, until fragrant.
  4. Make the sauce: Sprinkle the flour over the browned veggies and stir to combine. Cook for 1-2 minutes, until deeply browned. While scraping the bottom of the skillet with a wooden spoon, slowly pour in the chicken stock. It will bubble vigorously, and almost cook all the way down very quickly. Be sure to scrape up any brown bits that may have formed at the bottom of the skillet – that’s where the flavor is! While stirring constantly, slowly pour in the milk. Once combined, add the rosemary, thyme, and sage – I like to leave the herbs whole, using kitchen twine to tie all the herbs together into a little bundle for easy removal. Bring to a simmer and cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened slightly. Taste and season with additional salt & ground black pepper as needed.
  5. Finish the pot pie: Stir the shredded chicken and frozen peas into the skillet. Top with the biscuits. In a small bowl, combine the melted butter, chopped herbs, and garlic. Brush the herb butter over the biscuits and finish with a sprinkling of flaky salt.
  6. Bake the pot pie: Carefully transfer the skillet to the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, until the biscuits are golden and cooked through. Carefully remove from the oven and cool slightly. Remove any spent herb stems from the skillet and serve in individual bowls. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Shortcuts for chicken: While cooking the chicken right in the skillet adds a lot of flavor to the base of this pot pie, skillet chicken pot pie is a great recipe to use up any leftover chicken you have in your refrigerator. You can also use Rotisserie chicken as a great store-bought shortcut, or any leftover Thanksgiving turkey you have after a holiday meal this season. If you’re using already cooked chicken or turkey, go ahead and skip Step 2!

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Don’t forget to pin this Skillet Chicken Pot Pie recipe for later!!!skillet chicken pot pie. an easy homemade chicken pot pie recipe made entirely in a cast iron skillet! this skillet chicken pot pie has the creamiest filling loaded with carrots, potatoes, & shredded chicken & an extra flaky biscuit topping with herbed garlic butter. easy enough for busy weeknights, & comforting enough for cold winter nights, this skillet chicken pot pie is the perfect comfort food recipe! #playswellwithbutter #chickenpotpiewithbiscuits #skilletchickenpotpie #easychickenpotpie #castironskilletrecipes

Hi there, I'm Jess!

If there’s 1 thing to know about me, it’s this: I am head-over-heels in love with food. I’m on a mission to make weeknight cooking flavorful, fast, & fun for other foodies, & PWWB is where I share foolproof recipes that deliver major flavor with minimal effort. Other true loves: pretty shoes, puppies, Grey’s Anatomy, & my cozy kitchen in Minneapolis, MN.

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  1. 2.17.20
    Ren said:

    It was delicious!
    I added spinach to mine because we had it in the house and it needed to be used!
    It was a fun meal to make alongside my husband.

  2. 1.7.20
    Jessica D. said:

    This is one of our favorite recipes! I recently found out that it freezes very well, so I wanted to share what I did in case others wanted to do the same.

    I made 6x the recipe–in two big pots–and used my pressure cooker to cook a big batch of chicken to shred, but otherwise cooked it the same way up until the baking step. After the filling cooled, I froze it in 6 vacuum sealer bags. After defrosting, heat up the filling either in a cast iron skillet or separate pot (the first time I tried to bake it from cold, and the biscuits never fully cooked through) then top with the biscuits and bake as directed. The filling seemed like it had separated a little when it was defrosted but cold, but everything smoothed out very well once it was baked with the biscuits.

    It worked so well, and I’m so glad I took the time to stockpile almost fully cooked meals before I had a baby. Thanks for the great recipe!

    • 1.8.20
      jess said:

      This is AMAZING! You’re a meal prep queen, Jessica! Thanks so much for sharing your freezer instructions. I am going to update the Recipe Card to include your notes. =) Enjoy all that pot pie! xx

  3. 12.24.19
    Alexis H said:

    This skillet chicken pot pie recipe REPLACED my tried and true recipe I have been using for years! So yummy!

    • 1.9.20
      jess said:

      This makes me SO happy to hear!!! We’re obsessed with this recipe too. =) ENJOY! xx

  4. 11.13.19
    Kari said:

    Fantastic recipe! Easy to cook and tastes great.

    • 11.16.19
      jess said:

      So glad you like it, Kari! xx

  5. 11.13.19
    Elizabeth said:

    This is a perfect cozy weeknight meal. The refrigerator biscuit hack makes it weeknight friendly but the homemade sauce makes it special. Love!

    • 1.10.20
      jess said:

      Couldn’t agree more, Elizabeth! So glad you love it!

  6. 11.12.19
    Ellen said:

    This was amazing and delicious. Definitely will make this again.

    • 1.10.20
      jess said:

      So glad you loved it, Ellen!!! xx

  7. 11.12.19
    Elizabeth said:

    I love any excuse to use my cast-iron skillet, especially when it’s the only pan I’ll use for the meal, and this does not disappoint. I have made this with leftover Thanksgiving turkey when I had Thanksgiving leftover fatigue and it was delicious, and I’ve also made it with a store-bought rotisserie chicken and it was fantastic! The herb butter on the biscuits is to die for, and gives the pot pie an interesting element so that it’s not just all soft and smooth from the filling. My only one tiny problem (and hence 4-star rating) is that I wasn’t able to get the biscuits fully cooked just on top of the pot pie, and have taken to par-baking them before finishing on top for full flakiness.

    • 2.12.20
      jess said:

      Thanks so much for the feedback, Elizabeth! I’m so thrilled you love the flavor of the pot pie. The biscuits definitely do have a softer texture on the bottom when you bake the pot pie as described (it sort of reminds me of chicken & dumplings!), so if you want fully crisp & flaky biscuits, baking on a baking sheet is definitely the way to go.

  8. 11.12.19
    Ellen said:

    Holy crap, this is delicious. The broth is so creamy and flavorful, and the whole deal is so cozy and comforting and satisfying. The biscuits end up fluffy and crispy on top, and doughy and soaked with goodness on the bottom. We ate it for dinner and leftovers for lunch. So. Good.

    Also, if you’re like me and forgot you need kitchen twine, you can wrap the herbs in a little makeshift rope of aluminum foil. 🙂

    • 2.12.20
      jess said:

      Ah aluminum foil is a great trick! You could also use a twistie tie…I’ve done that on many occasions. =) Thanks so much for commenting, Ellen! I’m so glad you enjoyed this skillet pot pie!

  9. 11.12.19
    Maria said:

    I love the twist on the classic chicken pot pie. Anything I can add a canned biscuit too, I’m all for! Love this recipe all year long.

    • 2.12.20
      jess said:

      Haha, couldn’t agree more. Canned biscuits are kind of my favorite. =) I’m so glad you liked the pot pie, Maria! Thanks so much for commenting!