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Sweet Potato Chicken Pot Pie

sweet potato chicken pot pie
  • (2 Tbsp.) olive oil, divided
  • (3/4 lb.) boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into bite size pieces
  • (2 ribs) celery, thinly sliced
  • (2 medium) carrots, sliced
  • (1 large) onion, chopped
  • (1 clove) garlic, minced
  • (2 medium) sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 in. cubes
  • (2 medium) turnips, peeled and cut into 1/2 in. cubes
  • (8 cups) reduced sodium chicken broth
  • (2 sprigs) thyme
  • (1) bay leaf
  • (1/2 tsp.) salt
  • (1/4 tsp.) freshly ground black pepper
  • (1 1/2 Tbsp.) cornstarch
  • (1/2 cup) water
  • (2 cups) sifted all purpose flour
  • (2 tsp.) baking powder
  • (1 tsp.) baking soda
  • (1/2 tsp.) salt
  • (1/4 cup) canola oil
  • (1 cup) buttermilk

Sweet Potato Chicken Pot Pie

A thick and creamy chicken and vegetable filling with buttermilk biscuits on top.

Preparation Time
About 15 minutes
Cook Time
About 50 minutes


  1. 1Place a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add 1 Tbsp. oil. When hot, add chicken and cook 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside on a plate.

  2. 2Place Dutch oven back over medium-high heat. Add other 1 Tbsp. oil with celery, carrots and onion. Cook 3-5 minutes, stirring every so often.
  3. 3Add garlic, chicken (w/juices), sweet potatoes, turnips, broth, thyme, bay leaf, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then simmer 20 minutes on medium heat. Take out bay leaf.

  4. 4Meanwhile, use a fork to mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix in oil and buttermilk, set aside.
  5. 5Pour water over cornstarch in a small bowl, mix together until pastey. Add to filling, cook 2-3 minutes.
  6. 6Add tablespoonfuls of biscuit mixture over filling, simmer 10 minutes uncovered, then 10 minutes covered. Serve when biscuits are fully cooked.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1/8 of dish

Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 388
  • Total Fat 14.1 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 42.1 g
  • Protein 23.5 g
  • Cholesterol -- mg
  • Sodium 740 mg
  • Fiber 3.4 g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Dinner

Recipe Subcategory: Casseroles

Recipe Ethnicity: N/A

Dietetic Info:
  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: No

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: Contains Poultry, Dairy

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.