As you may know I’m addicted to the Bar Method. On Monday’s I usually attend the level 2 class which beings at 6pm, thus giving me time to head home and do a few things before class, instead of leaving straight from work. On my way home I swing by the grocery store to pick up dinner and other assorted items for the week. On the menu is chicken pot pie, so Monday night is dedicated to roasting the chicken I’ll need. I jam home and quickly prep the chicken; EVOO, lemon, salt, and pepper. Nothing fancy.
After the chicken is prepped and kicking it in the fridge, I change for Bar Method and leave the house. We have one of those sneaky doors that locks behind you when you leave, the second I close the door I feel my pockets and realize I definitely don’t have my keys. My cell phone tells me it’s quarter to 6 and I almost always need the full 15 minutes to get to class, park, and grab my weights etc.
I call my roommate in a panic, which amounts to something like “OMG when are are you coming home, I’m locked out of the house and I need to go to Bar Method in 15 minutes??!!??” at sort of a yelly dramatic volume, which turns out is fully obnoxious. Luckily, she is on her way home, but just leaving work and probably wouldn’t get there until approx. 6pm. I look up and see the bathroom window is slightly ajar. We live on the second floor.
I decide I’m scaling this bad boy. I mean the apartment. Anyways, I shove a plastic storage container next to the fence pull myself onto the fence. Jump from the fence to the garage roof, from the garage roof to the balcony, get to the bathroom window jimmyrig the screen off, open the window, and climb inside. Grab my keys and I’m off..I just want you to know that I completed that sequence in under 2 minutes. I felt like a ninja.
California got its second rain last week. Yes, SECOND of the season. So of course I made comfort food. Chicken pot pie. The biscuit recipe was inspired by smitten kitchen and the original can be found here.
Upside Down Chicken With Biscuits
Makes about 4 servings
For the Pot Pie Filling:
2 C Shreeded or diced cooked chicken
1 Head broccoli cut into small pieces
1-1.5 C frozen peas
1 Can Cream of Chicken Soup
1/4 C Parmesan Cheese
1/4 C Cream
1 C water or chicken broth
salt and pepper
1/4 t dried dill
For the Biscuits:
3 T Melted butter
2 C All purpose flour and more for dusting
1.5 C Heavy Cream
1/2 t Salt
1 T Baking Powder
Preheat oven to 425F. For the filling: Combine, chicken, broccoli, peas, parmesan cheese, cream of chicken soup, cream, water or chicken broth, and dill. After combing taste for salt and season accordingly. Place mixture into a medium baking dish. Set aside.
For the biscuits:
Melt the butter in a bowl or on the stove top. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt. Fold in 1 1/4C Cream to the flour mixture. If the mixture is not sticking together add the rest of the cream. Press the dough onto a floured surface to about 3/4″ thickness. Cut biscuits out with either a biscuit cutter or the top of a decent sized drinking glass (my ultra technical method). Dip the top of the biscuit in melted butter and arrange on top of chicken pot pie filling. Continue this until all dough is pressed and cut. Bake the mixture at 425F for 15-20 minutes until the mixture is bubbling and the biscuits are golden brown.
Pot pie is best served hot out of the oven, so dig in. I found that a serving size was approx. two biscuits with filling.