Slow Cooker Upside-Down Chicken Pot Pie

No, you don't have to turn your slow cooker upside down to enjoy this savory pot pie. Pop biscuits in the oven about 30 minutes before it's done, then serve the chicken mixture over the biscuits. Bottoms up!

Yield

8 servings

Ingredients

1 1/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
1 tablespoon instant chopped onion
1 dried bay leaf
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 (18 ounce) jar chicken gravy
2 medium celery stalks, cut into 1/2-inch slices
2 1/4 cups baking mix (e.g. Original Bisquick®)
2/3 cup milk
1 (12 ounce) bag frozen mixed vegetables

Directions

Place chicken in 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker. Top with onion, bay leaf, pepper and gravy. Place celery on gravy.

Cover and cook on LOW heat setting 8 to 10 hours.

About 30 minutes before serving, make and bake 8 biscuits using baking mix and milk as directed on package.

Meanwhile, gently stir frozen vegetables into chicken mixture. Increase heat setting to HIGH. Cover and cook 15 minutes. Remove bay leaf.

For each serving, split biscuit and place in soup bowl or tart pan. Spoon about 3/4 cup chicken mixture on top of biscuit.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 hours
Bake Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 10 hours 25 minutes

Additional Information

This recipe was tested in slow cookers with heating elements in the side and bottom of the cooker, not in cookers that stand only on a heated base. For slow cookers with just a heated base, follow the manufacturer's directions for layering ingredients and choosing a temperature.

In a rush, enjoy this as a hearty stew without the biscuits.

Stir 1/4 cup white wine into the chicken mixture, and bake frozen puff pastry shells in place of the biscuits for an elegant twist.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories 335 (Calories from Fat 135), Total Fat 15 g (Saturated Fat 4 g), Cholesterol 45 mg; Sodium 940 mg; Total Carbohydrate 29 g (Dietary Fiber 3 g), Protein 21 g; Exchanges: 2 Starch; 2 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Fat

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