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Chicken,Fennel,Sun Dried Tomato Pot Pie with Buttermilk Biscuit Crust

Today is Day 2 of how I used my vegetable box.I decided to focus on fennel .I was stumped because I have only had fennel in salads. A Internet search pulled up the same types of recipes. I could have roasted it with and served it up with fish or chicken. Nah. I decided to use in a Chicken Pot Pie. Why Not? I had a really good chicken pot pie in the company cafeteria and wanted to do it my way. Rather than a short crust I decided to make a Buttermilk Biscuit crust( need to use that leftover buttermilk from the Daring Bakers Challenge). I figured Certain Someone may like this .Plus there would be leftovers as he and I towards the end of the week will be in opposite directions. While I'm sunning( working ) it up in sunny Florida he'll need some good leftovers to pull out.I decided to use Martha Stewart's Biscuit recipe for the buttermilk biscuit.The filling is my inspiration.It wasn't to thick , all the better to sop up the sauce with your biscuit crust!

Coco's Chicken,Fennel,Sun dried Tomato Pot Pie with Buttermilk Biscuit Crust


1 bulb of fennel sliced thin(remove tops).
3/4 cup of frozen peas
3 boneless chicken breasts cooked and cut into cubes( I cooked mine in ground sage, salt ,pepper, bay leaf and parsley.Save any liquid).
1 cup plain yogurt
2 1/2 cups chicken broth
9 sun dried tomatoes snipped into pieces
2 tablespoons of flour
2 tablespoons of butter
Preheat oven to 375 .Mix chicken , sliced fennel,peas, and sun dried tomatoes in dish you are baking in.In a pan melt 2 tablespoons of butter. Add flour. Mix like a roux until incorporated.Gradually add chicken broth while whisking. You should have a slightly thickened sauce. Add the yogurt and thoroughly mix.Pour over chicken and vegetables.Make Martha Stewart's Buttermilk Biscuit ( note I reduced this by half). Roll out a round of dough to top dish.You can add cut outs with the leftover. Brush the tops with Buttermilk and bake for approx 25 minutes or until golden and bubbly.

Dont forget about Tamale Open!

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Courtney said...

this looks great. i love the different different ingredients you used for a pot pie.

Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

I swear, this is the best biscuit topping for a pie that I have ever seen, just perfect!

Peter M said...

Girl, you know biscuits! The fennel/chicken pairing sounds wonderful too!

Ben said...

Courtney, this sounds really good! Specially right now that I am on a "diet"! LOL

I think I should stop visiting tasty food blogs. This is torture! Hehehe

Deborah said...

I have actually never really loved fennel, but I have a recipe with it on my menu plan for this week so I can try it again. This sounds great!

Thanks for the link you emailed me yesterday. They are a little far away from me for weekly pick up :(
We are planning a big garden this year, though, so at least I will get my fix of homegrown veggies!

marias23 said...

Ohhh, this is fascinating! I might just have to try out that Timber Creek Organic veggie plan. Do you think a grad student on a stipend can afford it?

Also, that is one yummy veggie pot pie, girl!!! Just look at that crust! :)

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

That looks so beautiful, Courtney! I am really impressed! You are coming to Florida???

Proud Italian Cook said...

I love the last photo with your golden brown biscuit's and that yummy inside dripping down! Nice job with the fennel!

Cynthia said...

I've never had fennel before but it's one of those veggies that I'd really like to try. Of course we don't get it here.

Anonymous said...

Hello Courtney! I like your combo of ingredients in this pot pie! Also, your dandelion,figs, and balsamic in the previous post...wonderful :)

Pixie said...

Almost forgot about the tamales!!! aaack!

We usually have one favourite fennel recipe from nigel slater. It's served with chicken too.

Here you go-,,1619574,00.html it's so good!

Rosie said...

Now what great combos of flavours and buttermilk biscuit crust yes... this is one awesome pot pie you have made here!!

Rosie x

Flanboyant Eats said...

Goodness. I can't remember the last time I had pot-pie!

Sundried tomato and chicken are a great combo!

jasmine said...

This looks so great. I'm a braised fennel with roast chicken fan myself, so this is definitely something I can envisage..



Anonymous said...

I love the idea of a biscuit topping on a pot pie. Genius!

Blog Princess said...

My mouth - she is watering. Wow! Thank you for the recipe and your whole wonderful blog!

Linda said...

Now that looks scrumptious! Thanks for sharing...want to cook this ASAP, your pot pie has won me over :)

Gabi said...

Mmmmmm! Need some of that now!
I love a good pot pie.

chou said...

Pot pie happens to be an all-time favorite of mine. I imagine fennel makes it even better. Have fun in the sun!

Emiline said...

Boy oh boy does that look good! This is a really gourmet pot pie.
And you're going to Florida? You suck. I want to go.

Half Baked said...

All I can say is, yum give me a bowl please! those golden biscuits look awesome and sound great with the chicken and fennel!

Dhanggit said...

these are all lovely flavors; fennel, sun dried tomato..;sounds really delectable. i better try this recipe for my hubby he is not really a great fan of fennel but maybe this recipe will change his mind :-)

White On Rice Couple said...

The title of this dish alone makes me shiver and salivate! You got me on the buttermilk biscuit part!