Thursday, February 7, 2019

Chicken and Veggie Biscuit Pot Pie

Okay, this amazingly delicious supper is not hard!!!

First I had some leftover chicken from a rotisserie chicken, but that wasn't even necessary...

This is made with two chicken breasts, simmered in chicken stock until cooked through...

Five small potatoes, chopped and cooked on another burner....

1/2 bag of mixed veggies that were in the freezer, waiting for a home...

And one recipe of Bisquick biscuits to go on top because I was (GASP!!!) out of puff pastry!

So first, put about a quart of water in a medium kettle. Add about a tablespoon and a half of Chicken base to the water. Bring to a boil. Add chunked chicken breasts and cook until chicken is tender, about 25 minutes....

At same time chop a few potatoes, not too many.... I used five fairly small ones for the three of us and if it had been a big one, one would be fine because your topping adds carbs and substance to the recipe so going overboard on potatoes won't be good.

Mix 1/3 cup flour with 1 1/4 cup water. Whisk. When chicken is done, lift it onto a plate or board and cut into bite-sized pieces.

Whisk the flour/water mix into the hot broth and stir..... Mixture should thicken to gravy-type consistency.

Drain potatoes. Add them to gravy and chicken. Add that half a bag of lonesome veggies.

Pour the whole thing into a 13 x 9 pan and then top with Bisquick biscuits:

2 1/4 cups Bisquick
3/4 cup milk (their recipe calls for 2/3 but I don't want dry biscuits, so I go a little heavier on the milk)

Mix with fork or spoon and then drop by spoons full onto the hot gravy in pan.... bake at 400 degrees until biscuits are done. I like mine a little soft, but some folks like them to get crispy outside... either way works!

Gravy will thicken as this bakes....

Serve to warm those cold, damp winter nights!

And speaking of cold winter nights, freezing rain was our mainstay today, and right now sheets of ice are SLIDING off my roofs.... and it sounds like thunder as it crashes to the ground!  Ice-coated trees....

 An ice-coated picnic table!!!

This is the ground, and those cracks are the initial sheet of ice. The ground temp was 27 degrees... The upper temps were in the high thirties, so it all came down as rain and froze instantly, sheeting the driveway with glare ice.... until a car came sliding in and caused these below-the-surface cracks. It was kind of cool looking!

And then the sculpture, coated with ice!!! These poor concrete children! :)

And my dining room is filled to bursting with baskets for a fundraiser this weekend:

Here's another one, same theme...

We have a "man basket", a movie night basket, a spa basket, spa gift cards, a beach-themed 31 bag, a Mary Kay basket and more.... A hot chocolate/comfort basket... (I'm trying to think here.... but I remembered a bunch!) And there are about 20 more baskets coming from other factions...

We're part of a fundraiser for a dear friend of mine who is battling metastatic breast cancer... and we've battled and won before. We have every intention of doing it again this time!



You will find a wonderful new book promotion for my Sewing Sister's Society three-novella anthology with a giveaway of two historical collections and CHOCOLATE.

The chocolate alone is worth the price of admissions, darling!

Have you done fundraisers for others or helped plan them? What was your favorite thing to do/plan? I love hearing new ideas!

Multi-published inspirational author Ruth Logan Herne loves writing beautiful stories with unforgettable characters-- stories that touch the heart and tend the soul-- with over 50 books in print now, Ruthy is living her dream while tucked in an icy farmhouse in Western New York! Contact her at loganherne@, visit her website at and friend her on facebook!

And this week she's happy dancing over the release of her 3 novella historical anthology: The Sewing Sisters' Society, where three brides are brought west as seamstresses.... and become lovely brides when least expected!


  1. Freezing rain is cool looking, but so dangerous!
    Your recipe looks delicious - like just the kind of comfort meal you need in this kind of weather.

    Stay warm!

    1. PS - Congrats on the new release!

    2. Cate, thank you! They're actually from the novella collections I arranged for the Seekers a few years ago, but then there are new novels following because it's such a cute town! :) And I love sweet historicals. I AM A SAP.

      And the ice is STILL HERE. Within six miles of the lakeshore, everything is still coated with ice. Our temps haven't risen above freezing, and a big huge branch of a silver maple came down last night... and bounced off the house but didn't do any damage as it rolled to the ground.

      But hopefully we'll get above 32 before a storm comes along because these trees are carrying a lot of weight right now. Eeek!!!

  2. Ugh on the freezing rain, Ruthy. That was what we got more often than snow in north Texas. Even if it is pretty, it makes things mighty dangerous.

    This dish looks like my ultimate comfort food. Yum! And the baskets are so fun. I love baskets because you never know what all is in there until you unpack it. Hope they bring in lots of $$ for your friend.

    1. Mindy, I hope so too! It should be a fun time, we're all going prepared to spend money and eat pizza.

      How can that be bad??? :)

  3. Ruthy, this looks so good! Thanks for sharing. I can't believe that ice!! (Love the umbrella sculpture with icicles!) It's been over 70 degrees here the last few days! Today is supposed to hit 75. Crazy weather! Trees are blooming near the church!! Beautiful pink blossoms we should be seeing in March.

    1. Stop it.



      You stinkin' brat! I can't believe the trees are blooming, though... for real??? Although last week outside of Pittsburgh, Mandy and I saw a tree with the beginnings of bloom buds.... and it wasn't warm there, it was cold, but I wonder if it had been warm the week before?

      Cover those blossoms!!!!