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Dutch Oven Chicken Pot Pie with Sourdough Biscuits

by Kaitlynn Fenley

My dutch oven chicken pot pie recipe is an easy sourdough chicken pot pie made in a 5.5-quart dutch oven, topped with buttery sourdough biscuits.

dutch oven chicken pot pie with golden brown sourdough biscuits on top.

Sourdough Chicken Pot Pie

The first time I made this recipe, Jon and I sat down to eat with a glass of wine and he said at least three times “you can make this again and I wouldn’t be mad.” Which is his way of saying to put this recipe in the regular winter meal rotation.

He and I both love large-batch meals we can eat for a few days.

My sourdough chicken pot pie is a very healthy dinner option too. Often people think of pot pie as an indulgent, not-so-good-for-you meal. However, when you make it from scratch with bone broth, fresh vegetables, organic cream, and long-fermented sourdough biscuits, it’s a nutrient-dense and healthy dinner.

Dutch Oven Chicken Pot Pie with Sourdough Biscuits

I like to think that pot pie is just a really thick and creamy chicken soup with vegetables and biscuits on top.

So that’s how I created this recipe. I adapted my chicken noodle soup recipe, added cream and more vegetables, and used my flaky, buttery sourdough biscuit recipe for the topping.

one serving of dutch oven chicken pot pie on a plate with a buttery and flaky golden brown sourdough biscuit on top.

Dutch Oven Chicken Pot Pie Ingredients

If you scroll down to the recipe card you may be initially overwhelmed by the ingredient list. Yes, it looks long, but it’s pretty basic and really just a lot of vegetables and herbs.

So make sure your knives are sharp and get out your cutting board because the most difficult part is chopping. Other than your basic aromatics, you’ll need bone broth, cooked chicken, heavy cream, and sauerkraut to make the pot pie base.

I love using organic rotisserie chicken from whole foods in this recipe. You can use any cooked chicken though.

You only need simple ingredients for the biscuit topping too. The most important thing I’d like to note about the biscuit ingredients is the butter. It needs to be frozen. I like to freeze a stick of butter overnight, but putting it in the freezer for about 3 hours will suffice.

Chicken Pot Pie Dutch Oven Recipe

The thing I love most about this recipe is that it’s a one-pot meal! You only need one dutch oven to cook everything.

I suggest using a 5.5-quart dutch oven for this recipe. I have a milo dutch oven that I use for recipes like this and it’s a lovely addition to my kitchen. My milo dutch oven is great for baking sourdough boules too.

Sourdough chicken pot pie in a white dutch oven.

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My dutch oven chicken pot pie recipe is an easy sourdough chicken pot pie made in a 5.5-quart dutch oven, topped with buttery sourdough biscuits.

  • Author: Kaitlynn Fenley
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Category: sourdough
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: american


Chicken Pot Pie

  • 2 cups baby potatoes, chopped
  • 2 cups carrots, sliced
  • 2 cups celery, chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 medium yellow onion, minced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 3 cups chicken bone broth
  • 4 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 cups green beans, chopped
  • 4 cups chicken, cooked
  • 1 cup sauerkraut, drained
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • fresh cracked black pepper
  • Sea salt, add to taste depending on the saltiness of your broth and kraut

Sourdough Biscuit Topping

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, frozen
  • 1 cup active bubbly sourdough starter
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream


Make the biscuit topping

  1. If you want to long ferment the biscuit topping, start this recipe the night before you plan to eat pot pie.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together sourdough starter, cream, and milk until just combined. Let the mixture sit for about 15 minutes while you prepare everything else.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Mix with a fork until evenly combined.
  4. Grate butter using the large holes of a cheese grater.
  5. Add the cold grated butter to the flour mixture.
  6. Add the milk, cream, and starter mixture to the flour mixture and stir with a spatula until a shaggy dough forms.
  7. In the bowl, knead the dough 2-3 times until it comes together. Don’t knead it too much, but make sure there are no really dry areas and the dough is all stuck together in one piece.
  8. Lightly flour your counter, and using a rolling pin, roll the dough into a thick rectangle.
  9. Cut out 8-10 thick rounds using a 2-inch biscuit or cookie cutter or the mouth of a mason jar.
  10. Immediately move on to making pot pie, or ferment the cut biscuits in the fridge overnight and continue the recipe the next day.

Pot pie

  1. Preheat your oven to 450° F
  2. Add the garlic, onion, carrots, celery, potatoes, thyme, and butter to your dutch oven and sauté on medium heat for 30 minutes until they are soft.
  3. Remove the thyme sprig stems, and turn the heat to low.
  4. Add bone broth, flour, and parsley.
  5. Next, add the green beans, the cooked chicken, sauerkraut, and heavy cream.
  6. Mix and cover with a lid and cook for 10 minutes.
  7. Stir and cook uncovered for about 25 more minutes with regular stirring until the liquid is reduced and the mixture is quite thick.
  8. Top with sourdough biscuits and place in the oven for about 20 minutes. Until the tops of the biscuits turn golden brown.
  9. Allow cooling for a few minutes before serving.

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Kaitlynn Fenley Author, Educator, Food Microbiologist
Kaitlynn is a food microbiologist and fermentation expert teaching people how to ferment foods and drinks at home.

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Anonymous November 11, 2022 - 11:25 am

delicious, hearty pot pie!

Hannah December 6, 2022 - 4:26 pm

Absolutely fantastic!

A couple of changes I made to make it work for me:

I made the biscuits in the morning and had them ferment at room temp until I was ready to bake.

I used raw chicken and cooked it with the initial veggies.

I only used half the broth because I wanted it creamier.

Added mushrooms.

Hands down awesome recipe!

Nikki December 10, 2022 - 9:46 am

Made this pot pie with leftover turkey and it was divine!

Cari December 30, 2022 - 1:10 am

Amazing. Delicious. Big fan. I was able to make it fit in a 3.5 quart pot but I also didn’t follow exact measurements – more like what I had on hand and had room for. The biscuits really make this dish.

Hazel February 2, 2023 - 1:38 pm

DELICIOUS! My go to pot pie recipe, loved by friends and family. I like to top it with a little extra sauerkraut before serving.

Kaitlynn Fenley February 2, 2023 - 2:34 pm

What a good idea to add extra kraut on top!

Billie July 12, 2023 - 2:39 pm

Do you think this could be frozen? Maybe by doing the “filling” part and freezing it and the biscuits separately? I’m going to be prepping freezer meals for postpartum and thought this would be nice and nutrient dense for that healing time!

Kaitlynn Fenley July 12, 2023 - 4:20 pm

Absolutely! I think that would work great.

Mikenna October 20, 2023 - 8:28 pm

This recipe is delicious and I will definitely make it again. The flavour and texture of the biscuits is perfect, I fermented mine in the fridge for two days. I ended up adding in a parsnip that needed used up and in my biscuits I used milk kefir instead of the milk.

Kaitlynn Fenley October 23, 2023 - 8:16 am

Happy to hear this! love that you made the biscuits with milk kefir.

Alyssa November 27, 2023 - 8:43 pm

Could discard be used if not planning on letting it ferment?

Kaitlynn Fenley November 28, 2023 - 7:58 am

for the biscuits? yes!