Shortcut Dutch Oven Chicken Pot Pie

SERVES4 to 6



  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons cold heavy cream


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3 cups cooked, shredded chicken (from a rotisserie chicken or prepared from about 1 1/2 pounds boneless chicken breasts)
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen peas and carrots
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper



  1. Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 425°F.
  2. Whisk the flour, cheese, thyme, baking powder, and salt together in a medium bowl. Add the cream and use a wooden spoon to stir until a shaggy dough forms. Refrigerate while you prepare the pot pie.


  1. Heat olive oil in a 3-quart (or large) Dutch oven or ovenproof pot over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the onion and sauté until tender and lightly browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook 1 minute more. Sprinkle in the flour and stir until the flour dissolves. Stir in the chicken broth and milk. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, stirring constantly, until thickened, 5 to 8 minutes.
  2. Remove from the heat and stir in the chicken, peas and carrots, salt, and pepper. Divide the biscuit dough into 6 portions (about 2 heaping tablespoons each). Use your hands to shape each biscuit into a 1/2-inch-thick patty and place on top of the chicken mixture, spacing them about 1/2-inch apart.
  3. Bake uncovered until heated through and bubbling and the biscuits are golden-brown, 15 to 18 minutes. Let cool about 5 minutes before serving.

NOTE: I used canned biscuits

I also doubled the sauce and added in pare boiled potatoes and frozen corn


Storage: Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Easy Double Enchiladas

Easy Double Enchilada


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Lawry’s Garlic Salt
  • 3 cups cooked shredded chicken such as a rotisserie
  • 2 10 ounce cans red enchilada sauce
  • 2 10 ounce cans green enchilada sauce
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 30 count white corn tortillas small
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups shredded white cheddar or mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup quartered cherry tomatoes


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Place ground beef, salt, pepper and garlic salt into a large skillet over medium heat, cooking and stirring until browned. Drain and place beef into a large bowl. Place chicken into a separate large bowl.
  • Pour red enchilada sauce and green enchilada sauce into separate large bowls. Add 1/2 cup sour cream into each bowl, whisking to combine. Place 1/2 cup of each sauce into bottom of 9 x 13 inch baking dish 1/2 red on one side and 1/2 green on one side.
  • Warm about 7-8 tortillas at a time in microwave for 60 seconds, until hot. Starting with beef, spoon 2 tablespoons of ground beef into center of tortilla with 1 tablespoon of shredded cheddar cheese. Roll slowly and tight, transferring seam side down into the red sauce side. Continue placing filled beef and cheese tortillas until 1/2 of the pan is full. For the chicken side, fill with 2 tablespoons of shredded chicken with 1 tablespoon of cheddar cheese. Roll slowly and tight, transferring seam side down into the green sauce side. Continue until that side of the pan is full.
  • Top the beef side with remaining red sauce and chicken side with remaining green sauce. Top evenly with white cheese and bake for 30 minutes, until melted and enchiladas are hot. Remove from oven and top with quartered cherry tomatoes and chopped fresh cilantro. Serve hot.


  • One of the biggest tips I can give you when making enchiladas, is make sure your white corn tortillas are hot before rolling into the pan. If you try rolling them while cold or room temperature, you’ll find that they tear and fall apart.
  • I heat about 8 tortillas at a time on a paper plate in the microwave for 60 seconds. Prepare the first batch, and heat another stack to finish.

Chicken Cacciatore


2 skin-on chicken breasts with backbone, halved diagonally crosswise (through the bone)

4 skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons olive oil

1 large red bell pepper, seeded and cut into strips

1 large sweet onion, thinly sliced

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 small Fresno chile pepper, sliced into strips

2 tablespoons tomato paste

1/4 cup dry white wine

One 28-ounce can diced tomatoes with juice

1/4 cup drained capers

1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves

Heaping 1/4 teaspoon sugar

3 tablespoons red wine vinegar

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken stock

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

1/4 cup chopped fresh basil


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Using paper towels, pat the chicken skin dry. Sprinkle each piece of chicken on both sides with salt and pepper (about 1/2 teaspoon of each per side). Dredge the skin sides of the chicken pieces in the flour to lightly coat.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large heavy-bottomed sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add the chicken pieces to the pan skin-side down and cook until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes. (If all the chicken does not fit in the pan, cook it in 2 batches.) Transfer the chicken to a plate and set aside.
  4. To the same pan, add the bell pepper, onion, garlic and Fresno and sauté over medium heat until the onion and bell pepper soften, about 3 minutes. Add the tomato paste and allow to cook until lightly caramelized, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Deglaze with the white wine, scraping the browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Add the tomatoes, capers, oregano, sugar and 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar. Bring the sauce to a simmer and allow to simmer for a couple of minutes to thicken. Nestle the chicken back into the pan skin side up. Add the butter and chicken stock, being careful not to touch the chicken skin.
  6. Place the pan in the oven and cook, uncovered, until a digital thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the chicken reads 160 degrees F, 28 to 30 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven and drizzle the remaining tablespoon red wine vinegar over the sauce of the chicken. Garnish with the parsley and basil and serve.