Chicken and Biscuits

I love a comfort casserole on a cool winters night. This casserole resembles a chicken pot pie on the bottom with delicious cheesy buttermilk biscuits on top. Oh yeah. Your family will love this.

Ingredients:

1 stick of butter

1 sweet onion, chopped

6 carrots sliced in 1/4” slices, my carrots were small so if you have big carrots, use 3

3 stalks of celery chopped

Salt snd pepper to taste

1/2 cup flour (all purpose or gluten free)

1 32 ounce box of chicken broth (I used low sodium)

1/4 cup heavy cream

1 cup frozen peas

4 cups cooked chicken from a rotisserie chicken, shredded or cut into bite size pieces

3 scallions sliced, white and green parts

Preheat oven to 375degrees. Butter or spray a deep 9 x 9 pan.

Melt butter in a large pan with high sides over medium heat. Add onion, carrots and celery. Season with salt and pepper. Cook about 8 minutes until vegetables are cooked. Add flour and and make a roux. Cook two minutes. Add chicken broth and heavy cream. Bring to a boil and simmer on stove over low heat. Stir in peas, chicken and green onions. Pour mixture into your prepared casserole dish.

Biscuit Topping:

2 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

6 Tablespoons very cold (or frozen) butter, I like to grate the butter on a box grater

1 1/2 cups buttermilk

2 Tablespoons melted butter

Parmesan cheese to top buttered biscuits

Whisk dry ingredients in a bowl. Add grated butter and mix with hands until the flour mixture looks like small crumbs. Stir in buttermilk and combine.

Drop biscuits on top of chicken mixture, covering the top of the casserole dish. Brush biscuits with melted butter and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake 30 minutes or until biscuits are golden and chicken filling is bubbling. Enjoy!

Not Your Mama’s Cornbread Biscuits

  
I am not a true Souherner but my Mom was and I have lived in the South since 1978. I do love cornbread. I have created a biscuit recipe that is not your typical biscuit. It has corneal, bacon, cheese, chives and jalapeños. It was love at fist bite. My Mom never made anything like this and my Grandma didn’t either but I know they would haved loved this recipe. 

  
Ingredients:
2 cups all purpose flour

1 cup cornmeal

1 teaspoon salt

1 Tablespoon baking powder

1/4 cup sugar

1 stick of butter, cubed into 1/2 inch pieces

1 egg

1/2 cup heavy cream

1/2 cup buttermilk

2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated

1 cup crispy bacon, crumbled, I used thick sliced

1/4 cup chopped pickled jalapeños, or more for more heat

1/4 heaping cup of chopped chives

  
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.
In a bowl, whisk together flour, cornmeal, salt, baking powder and sugar. Add butter and cut it in with 2 knives or pastry blender, working the butter into the dry mixture and the dry mixture crumbs are pea shape or smaller. Add cheddar cheese, bacon, chopped jalapeños and chives to the dry ingredients and set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk egg, heavy cream and buttermilk. Add to dry mixture and stir to form dough. Turn dough out on to floured surface and pat into a 1 inch round. Cut into biscuits, using a 2 inch biscuit cutter. Rework scraps to make additional biscuits. Recipes makes 12 – 16 biscuits.  I got more than a dozen because I don’t measure cheese or bacon. One can never have enough cheese or bacon!  Enjoy!

  

Biscuit Dinner


This is a quick comfort food that is easy on the budget, filling and quick to prepare. I cut my original recipe in half. I bought all of my ingredients for under $10.00 at my local grocery. This is almost like an open face cheeseburger, very tasty. This dish served with a side salad and a vegetable is a great little meal.


Ingredients:
1 can of butter biscuits or plain flakey, whatever you prefer
1 pound of ground beef, I used chuck
10 – 12 ounces of tomato sauce
1 small onion, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste (I used garlic salt)
8 ounces grated cheddar cheese, I used sharp



Line an 8 x8 pan with biscuits. Mash them together and connect them. Put them in a preheated 350 degree oven. Bake about 20 minutes until brown. While your biscuits are baking, brown your seasoned meat and onion. Drain grease and add tomato sauce. You want it to saucy but not runny. Simmer while biscuits bake and grate your cheese. When biscuits are done, add ground beef mixture on top of the biscuits. Top with grated cheese and bake for 15 minutes until cheese is melted and casserole is hot and bubbly. Enjoy!

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