Gluten Free Chicken or Turkey Biscuit Pot Pie is the perfect recipe for left over cooked poultry with an easy biscuit topping!
Whether you celebrate Thanksgiving and enjoy turkey or not, you can easily make this recipe using left over cooked chicken and it will be just as delicious. Often when we have roasted chicken for dinner my family prefers the dark meat. The breast is left for me and I always have left overs of it. Freezing the meat is the best way I've found to not let if go to waste in the fridge forgetting it's in there.
The biscuit recipe is new to me provided by a reader named Emily. I made just a few slight adaptions and it is an amazing gluten free biscuit that everyone loved, even the picky ones! I used my basic Healthier Whole Wheat Turkey Pot Pie recipe and adapted from there. I've also made the biscuit recipe using whole wheat pastry flour instead of the gluten free and found them to be dense and heavy so I wouldn't suggest it. The biscuit recipe is perfect as is folks.
Once you make the biscuit dough you can shape them easily into 8 rounded pieces or just do what I did here for a more rustic free form kind of pot pie. I just plopped the dough all over as you see here and let my family choose the amount of biscuit piece they wanted. My little 7 year old was happy to have a small amount and the hubby was happy to have a giant piece!
Top with some fresh parsley and enjoy your easy fabulous meal with left overs!
Gluten Free Chicken Or Turkey Biscuit Pot Pie
- 2 cups diced red potatoes
- 3 cups diced carrots
- 5 cups chicken broth low sodium
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 cup diced onion
- 1 cup diced celery
- 3 tablespoons gluten free flour
- ⅓ cup milk 1%
- 3 cups cooked diced chicken breast or turkey
- 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
- 1 cup frozen peas
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
Gluten Free Biscuit
- 2 cups gluten free flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon xanthan gum
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup butter cubed
- 1 egg beaten
- ⅔ cup milk 1%
- Optional: 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
- In a large pot add potatoes, carrots and broth and bring to a boil.
- Cover and simmer until tender.
- In a large skillet, heat oil and cook onion until translucent and soft.
- Sprinkle flour over onion and cook about a minute.
- Add milk and celery to broth, carrots and potatoes to pot.
- Stir in onion/flour mixture and simmer until thickens, about 15 minutes.
- Remove from heat and stir in remaining ingredients and pour into baking dish.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- In a bowl whisk together the first 4 dry biscuit ingredients.
- Work the butter into the dry ingredients with your fingers or food processor.
- Stir in the egg and milk until dough forms.
- Let stand 10 minutes then make 8 free form biscuits and drop onto pot pie.
- Bake 30 minutes until biscuits are golden.
- Top with parsley to serve.
I tried this tonight and my whole family loved it. I have celiac and try to find gluten free recipes everyone can eat because who has time to make 2 meals. I cheated a little to save time and used Bisquick and it was so good.
Just tried this recipe on 9-13-15 for my daughter's birthday. She loved it!!! I do have a question...I want to know who on earth can peel and dice potatoes, carrots, onions and celery, plus get everything measured and mixed in just 15 minutes? Just what exactly is included in "prep" time?
Thanks again for the wonderful recipe.?
Hi! I've made this recipe off your site before, and we loved it. I'd like to try it again, but I was wondering if you've tried freezing it? Thanks!
I've not tired freezing it as we ate it up within two days.
Although I enjoyed the the bottom, I thought and so did my family that the dumplings were quite dry. And was time consuming recipe.
I'm sorry you didn't like the biscuits. My family loved them and prefer then over whole wheat biscuits. Maybe the cooking time was a bit too long for your oven.
Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living
Brenda - this looks like a great way to use up any leftover Thanksgiving turkey - the biscuits that Emily came up look fantastic!
What if you don't have xanthum gum?
The biscuit recipe I received from the reader Emily, did not include xanthum gum and she said it was terrific. I added it as I wanted to make sure it had a nice texture to it. But I'm sure you could try leaving it out.