Chicken is so versatile, and I love that you can create such different types of meals with it. From classics like fried chicken to healthy choices like grilled chicken. You can make pasta dishes, casseroles, spicy buffalo chicken salads,or even bland chicken soup. This recipe falls into the hearty category of comfort food. It fills you up and brings a smile to your face. It leaves you thinking of old fashioned kitchens with fresh buttermilk biscuits. It is a dish your whole family will love.
What you need:
- 2 lb chicken breast
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 10 ounces Cream of Chicken soup
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 cup self rising flour
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 stick butter
- 1 cup well shaken Buttermilk
First I boil my chicken on the stove. When it reaches a boil, I lower it to simmer and cook it for an hour or so. When it is fully cooked I remove it from the stove, and drain off the water. Shredded chicken is the goal, so you can use a hand mixer to shred the chicken. I either use the hand mixer, or my Kitchen Aid. Both options make it so much quicker than shredding it by hand or with a knife. Once the chicken is shredded, add the 1/4 t. black pepper, cayenne pepper, and garlic cloves (minced). Add the chicken broth, and the Cream of Chicken soup and mix well. Pour this into 9 x 13″ casserole dish.
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Then prepare the topping. This is what makes the dinner so good! Melt the stick of butter in a glass dish. Then in a large mixing bowl combine the melted butter, self rising flour, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and the buttermilk. Shake the buttermilk well in the carton before mixing them together. Spread the buttermilk mixture over the top of the casserole. Do your best to cover the entire top.
Put it into the oven and bake it for 45 minutes or until the top is a golden brown. Let it cool down a little while before you serve it. If you are not a garlic lover you can omit the garlic. It makes a bold statement and I love it, but you can certainly taste it. The buttermilk topping is so delicious, and really makes this dinner shine.
I paired my Chicken Pie with a cinnamon sweet potato and a salad for dinner the other night. It works well with so many vegetables. Oh that biscuit- like top just calls to me. Right now I am wishing my daughter had not finished all the left over Chicken Pie. Hope your family enjoys this wonderful comfort food recipe of Chicken Pie.