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With beer bread biscuits and all the cheddar cheese!

Beer Braised Chicken Pot Pie | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Because it’s fall, and comfort food is a must.

So I’ve spent the last three days working on some new videos for you guys, and in preparation for these videos I had to look back through some older content on the blog. And when I say old, I mean old! A couple of week ago I stumbled on this recipe from way back in the day. It honestly pains me to look at those photos, BUT when I remembered back to the recipe, I couldn’t help but think, “man, I really need to bring this recipe back to life somehow because it’s like, SO GOOD”.

Enter this Beer Braised Chicken Pot Pie. It’s the same beer braised chicken, BUT with cheesy beer bread biscuits on top. Yes, yes, yes! I mean, saucy chicken is good, but saucy chicken with buttery beer bread biscuits… a million times better! <–like for real.

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I hope I’m not boring you guys with all my cozy eats, but I really just cannot help it. With all of the chilly nights we’ve been having, it’s all I am craving…just crossing my fingers that you guys are feeling the same way because there are more cozy eats to come.

When I was making this dish the other week, I was other in the middle of making a million other things as well, but I cannot lie, this was totally what I was most excited about.

Okok, AND maybe I was also overly excited because this happened to be the day I found out that the Gilmore Girls A Year in The Life is going to be premiering on Netflix November 25th…aka black Friday!! Meaning the perfect day of the year to chill on the couch and binge watch all four ninety minute episodes. Please tell me that I have some Gilmore Girl fans out there that will be doing the same??

I already have plans to have basically a second Thanksgiving, only Gilmore Girls style. Meaning coffee, doughnuts, pop tarts (homemade of course!), tacos, pizza and um, ok all the Christmas cookies and hot chocolate too…obviously.

Can you say world’s biggest dork or what? Whatever. Don’t even care. I am pumped. ?

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Wait, do you think this is something Lorelai and Rory would eat? I dunno, it feels kind of put together for them? But maybe not cause, chicken + beer + biscuits seems pretty Lorelai Gilmore, no?

Anyway, not sure how I got so off topic there…let’s get back to this pot pie!

So here’s the run-down for this beer braised chicken pot pie. It all starts off with that braised chicken, cooked in pumpkin beer with onions, bell peppers and andouille sausage and then finished with the simplest, most delicious beer bread biscuit topping. Oh, and a little cheese too, you know, for good measure! Then just bake and eat! Pretty simple, but so good. The secret here is the pumpkin beer and andouille sausage, these both add so much flavor and the sausage adds a nice smoky kick! If you’re not a fan of pumpkin beer, use your favorite variety, and if you don’t drink beer, use chicken broth.

From start to finish you can make this all in one pot if you choose, just make sure to start cooking everything in an oven safe pot. If you don’t have an oven safe pot, just transfer the braised chicken to a baking dish and top with biscuits.

Beer Braised Chicken Pot Pie | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Oh, and did I mention this is kind of a crowd pleaser? Cause it is!

Do you remember over the weekend how my brother Red had that snowboard movie premiere in Aspen? Yeah, well that meant my parents house was full, which meant I was cooking, which meant this was dinner. HUGE hit, no leftovers in site.

Winning recipe.

Beer Braised Chicken Pot Pie | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Beer Braised Chicken Pot Pie with Cheddar Biscuits.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories Per Serving: 601 kcal

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Ingredients

  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 red peppers chopped
  • 1 (12 ounce) pumpkin beer , or your favortie beer
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts or chicken thighs I used chicken breasts
  • 2 andouille sausage links quartered
  • 1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (4 ounce0 can diced green chilies
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • kosher salt + pepper
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream with 2 teaspoons cornstarch

Biscuits

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Heat a medium pot (preferably oven safe) over medium heat and add the olive oil. Add the onion and cook, stirring often, until softened, 10 minutes. Add the bell pepper, chili powder, paprika, thyme and cayenne and season with salt + pepper and cook another 5 minutes. Pour in the beer. Add the chicken, sausage, tomatoes and green chilies, stirring to combine. Bring to a simmer, cover and simmer 25-30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and shreds easily. Shred the chicken with two forks, leave to simmer.
  • Whisk together the heavy cream and cornstarch and stir into the chicken. Simmer 5 minutes and then remove from the heat.
  • Meanwhile, combine the flour, baking powder and butter in a medium bowl and toss to combine. Add the honey and beer and mix until just combined. Fold in the cheddar.
  • Remove the chicken from the heat. If not already in an oven safe dish, then transfer to one. Drop 2 tablespoons of biscuit dough over top the chicken. Place in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the biscuits are golden. Remove from the oven and let cool 5 minutes. Eat!

Beer Braised Chicken Pot Pie | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Wednesday meet your new favorite pot pie. 🙂

Beer Braised Chicken Pot Pie | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

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  1. 5 stars
    I made this recently and it was amazing! I didn’t have nearly as much juicy sauce as shown in your pictures. If I were to add more beer chicken broth to get additional sauce, would you recommend increasing the seasoning as well?

  2. 5 stars
    I didn’t see an amount for olive oil in ingredient list so I just drizzled a little in the pan. This was delicious. Hubby and I both loved it on this cold night. I haven’t been able to find pumpkin beer so I’ve been using Samuel Adams Pumpkin Ale. It’s delicious in this pot pie and your Beer Bread recipe.

  3. I plan on making this soon but have a question… Can you clarify how many ounces of sausage the recipe calls for?

    1. Hey Chelsea,
      I just used 2 sausage links:) I hope you love this recipe, please let me know how it turns out! xTieghan

      1. Is it two hotdog type sized or the really long ones they have to fold in the package? (longer than 12 inches)

        1. Hey Chelsea,
          Two hot dog sized:) This really does not have to be exact, you can add more or less to your liking! xTieghan

  4. 5 stars
    New Home Cook Here (as in, I just moved out of my parents house for the first time and am starting to learn how to feed myself)! Chose this for a ‘Family Dinner Night’ with some friends, and it went SO WELL! Even though I fumbled through the chopping and the mixing (deciding what size pot to use was strangely challenging), it turned out delicious! This dinner made clean-plate-club members of all of us!

    1. Hey Shannon,
      Fantastic! I am so glad you enjoyed this recipe, thanks so much for making it! Happy Friday:) xTieghan

    1. Hey Valerie,
      No, this recipe is not spicy. I hope you love the dish, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  5. Should the sausage be fully cooked or raw when going in with the chicken? I’ve mostly seen precooked andouille sausage so I wanted to be sure!

    1. Hey Lauren,
      They are going to be raw. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  6. 5 stars
    This was the best pot pie I have made. My family loved it! I added to some zucchini and carrots too just to up the veggie factor. Thanks for another great recipe.

  7. 5 stars
    I’m not big on beer, but the way it cooks in this is lovely! This is the coziest comfort food I’ve had in ages! Yet again, fantastic job, Tieghan!

  8. 5 stars
    This recipe was really good! I had some extra biscuit dough so just made them into extra biscuits. I’ll probably also add salt/pepper to the dough next time. The flavor profile of the chicken and sauce was amazing! I will definitely make this again.

  9. 5 stars
    This recipe was great, I used boneless chicken thighs and baked a more basic biscuit separately. Result was flavorful and spicy. Next time I might serve it with rice as it came out almost like a gumbo.

  10. I am confused by this ingredient: 1 ounce pumpkin beer 12, or your favortie beer. Did you mean “1 12-oz pumpkin beer, or your favorite beer”? If not, how much beer goes into the chicken dish itself?

  11. Hi, I gotta say this recipe looks absolutely delish! I’ve decided to make it for my birthday dinner party next weekend, hope it will please my crowd as it has yours. 🙂 I was just wondering if you think it would be ok to substitute the pumpkin beer, which I don’t have in my country, with apple cider? I was thinking that it might add a nice sweetness to it. Also, since I want to be with my guests as much as possible and avoid spending too much time in the kitchen, would it be ok to make the chicken mixture a few hours in advance and to then top it with the biscuit dough when I’m ready to put it in the oven?
    Thank you so much!
    Have a great day. 🙂

  12. I made it! So yummy but mine turned out really watery. I followed the instructions to a T….can’t figure out where I went wrong.

  13. Made this last night, super yum! Next time I’ll add a little bit of sugar to the sauce, the beer made it quite bitter. The biscuits on top were out-of-this-world good, thanks so much, I love your site 🙂

  14. I just discovered this blog and already have at least 10 recipes saved for later. I’m so excited to try this one, but I couldn’t find cornstarch when I bought the ingredients. Is it necessary? Is there something else I can sub for it? Thank you!

    1. Hey Carolyn!! Thank you so much! I am thrilled you are enjoying my recipes! You can use and equal amount of flour for the cornstarch. Let me know if you have questions. Thank you! 🙂

  15. I am so excited to make this! Making for my whole family for Sunday dinner, wondered if you think i can make the chicken mixture a few days in advance and then heat it up and bake with the biscuits a few days later? Thank you!

    1. Hey Whitney! So sorry for the delay. Hope the dinner turned out amazing! For the future, yes you can make the chicken in advance and then just add the biscuits before baking. Please let me k ow if you have other questions. Thank you!!!

  16. Apologies – accidentally put these questions on the wrong recipe!!

    As per usual, this recipe looks fabulous!

    2 Questions for you –Do you think that the cream could be substituted with milk? Or would that throw off the consistency/ creaminess too much?And I’m hoping to make this on a Sunday and use as lunches – would you recommend doing the biscuits on the side, or will they keep just fine if I bake them on top?Thank you!! ?

    1. haha! Ok it’s actually the same answer for this recipe too soo….

      Hey Rebecca! Milk should work just great and as for the biscuits, yes, I would make them on the side. You can bake them at 350 on a baking sheet. Let me know if you have questions. Thank you! ?

  17. What oven temp for the biscuits, please? I ended up doing 350 – and it’s in the oven now, so we’ll see how it turns out 🙂

    Thanks so much!

    1. I am so sorry!! 350 should work just fine, but in the future it should be 375 degrees F. So sorry, but I do hope you love this! 🙂

  18. This recipe looks awesome! I’m a huge fan of your recipes. Haven’t had one failed meal yet. I love recipes with beer, since we’re huge craft beer lovers at our house. Yet, whenever I cook with beer, the meal generally comes out too bitter. Any suggestions?

  19. This looks delicious! Just have a question about the biscuit dough you said to drop 2 tbsp of batter over chicken. I’m think I should do this several times over the entire dish?? Can you pleas clarify? Thanks!

    1. Hey Amanda! Yes, use up all the batter and drop it several times over the dish. Sorry for any confusion! Hope you love this! ?

  20. This was fabulous. …. and the aroma of it filled the house…and smelled amazing & the taste was even better…definitely a hit!!..one pot dinners rule!! so much flavour here….thank you!!…I’m following your blog now …..??????

  21. OK love that you’re a Gilmore Girl fan….and yep..planning on doing just as you are..binge watch with all the fixings..ao glad I found your blog..thanx instagram?..and cooking this right now..smells great on a cool fall day…love the pumpkin pot. …cheers!

  22. Oh my goodness, can I come to your Gilmore Girls party? haha. That seriously sounds like the PERFECT day.
    And this pot pie looks so good! Especially those biscuits. YES!

  23. Yum!!!!! I am making this for dinner right now! It smells ridiculously amazing!!!

    Did I miss the oven temp for the last step?

      1. I cooked it at 375 for 20 minutes and it came out great. Also, I went by the pictures and layered the cut biscuits over the Dutch oven that I cooked the chicken in. It was really yummy – I think I’ll try it again in individual ramekins and cut the dough to be the size of the ramekins. I might also add more veggies like zucchini, peas or carrots. But I love the idea and it was a hit for a small dinner party I threw.

  24. I just started really following this blog a few days ago and fell in love…been my comfort, going thru all the great rustic recipes! I made bread beer to great compliments… made this as my first entree from the site and loved it! Thank you for sharing and your hard work and passion! It’s such a great site. I really appreciate you sharing with us!

    1. I’m so happy you found my blog!! Thank you so much for commenting!! I hope you continue to enjoy everything!! (:

  25. Kind of a pot pie/gumbo hybrid 😀
    Sounds like something Lorelei would taste in Suki’s kitchen 😀

  26. Could you make a Gilmore Girls themed party post?!! That would be amazing and perfect since it’s totally a fall/comfort food show.

  27. This looks and sounds so amazing!! I’ll be fixing it ASAP!! Thanks for sharing 🙂 I’m wondering what the Oven Temp. is for those marvelous Cheesy Biscuits?

    1. So sorry about that! It is 375 degrees F. for about 25 minutes. Let me know if you have any other questions. Hope you love this! 🙂

  28. “Drop 2 tablespoons of biscuit dough over top of chicken.”

    What about the rest of the dough? Don’t you mean make individual biscuits and place/cover them over the top of the chicken filling?

    Still, looks amazing. Definitely a chilly evening dinner. Thanks!

    1. Hey don, Sorry for the confusion. I mean to drop 2 tablespoons of the dough on top and then repeat with the remaining dough. You can also just cut biscuits into circles and place on top if that feels easier for you. Hope this answers your questions. Let me know if you have any others and I hope you love this! 🙂

  29. Oh I think Lorelai would be all over this. You know what, I think she would dip chips into it! 😉 I am totally stoked for the Gilmore Girls reunion episodes. I am trying to make sure I have all of my course work done before then, and I too am planning on making a bunch of things that the Gilmores would snack on. Definitely second Thanksgiving, hee hee.

    This looks delicious – love the idea of using pumpkin beer. One day, when I have my dream kitchen, I will have to get that Staub Pumpkin. It is so awesome. 😀

  30. Just yesterday I was looking for an updated chicken pot pie recipe and I think I found it! Thank you for reading my mind 😉 I’m going to make this along with the apple crumble cake for a nice, cozy dinner!

    1. I am so sorry! It is 3/4 of a cup and the recipe is fixed. Thanks for pointing that out. Let me know if you have other questions. Thanks!

    1. Hey Sophie! Yes! You can cook the chicken mixture in the crockpot and then I would add the biscuits about 45 minutes to an hour before you are ready to eat. I think that will work great! Let me know if you have any questions. Hope you love this and thanks! 🙂

  31. I don’t mind the cozy recipes one bit because it is freezing here!
    Looking absolutely glorious and those beer biscuits… Aaah yum.

  32. Hey Tieghan,
    I love your blog and I’m looking forward to your cookbook. Do you publish your book in GERMAN, too? That would be perfect. Fingers crossed! :]

    Happy wednesday!
    Izzy

    1. Hey Sue! I am so sorry! It is 3/4 of a cup and the recipe is fixed. Thanks for pointing that out. Let me know if you have other questions. Thanks!

  33. This looks SO yum! and please; you’re talking to the person who owns all 7 seasons and has marked November 25th on her calendar. Rory and Lorelai are my spirit animals and I totally think this is something Luke would serve Lorelai from his “off-menu”. 😉 Are you Team Dean;Team Jess;or Team Logan? I am actually hoping they bring someone new into the picture.

    1. Hi! OMG Ok, so I am torn, but I think I am actually team jess, but I don’t know. I cannot wait! So excited you are GG fan! 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  34. Yes to cozy eats!!!! Love those biscuits! I have to make those. And who doesn’t love cooking with beer? (or any spirits 😉 ) I think they just add so much flavor! And I’m sure this chicken pot pie is no exception. In fact, I have spareribs marinating in my fridge as of the moment with bourbon in the marinade! So excited! This is a very creative way to make a pot pie, and honestly, I love this much better as I’m not a big fan of the classic pot pie. I mean I can eat it or leave it. Is your bro Red an actor? What’s the title of his movie? Oh and I love the gilmore girls too! 😉

  35. Hi,

    For the biscuits, there is no beer listed as an ingredient but there is beer in the instructions. Which is correct? Thanks.