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Nana's Chicken Pie


  • 1/2 cup pearl onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
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  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup milk


Cook pearl onions and carrots in boiling water to cover 5 minutes. Add green pepper; continue to cook 3 minutes. Remove from heat, and drain. Add peas; set aside. Saute' 1/2 cup chopped onion in oil in a large skillet until tender and lightly browned.

Remove half of onions to a paper towel; set aside for use in biscuits. Add 1/4 cup flour to onion and oil in skillet, stirring until smooth. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually add broth, and cook stirring constantly, until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Stir in pepper. Add vegetables and chicken; simmer 5 minutes, stirring often.


Pour into a lightly greased 9 inch square baking dish; set aside. Combine 1 1/2 cup flour, baking powder, and salt; cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add milk and reserved onion, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead 4-5 times. Roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness; cut with a 2 inch round cutter. Arrange biscuits on top of chicken mixture; bake at 450 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or until biscuits are lightly browned.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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