Sunday, February 20, 2022

Southern Staple: Chicken and Biscuits

Chicken and Biscuits is a Southern staple that makes you feel like you are wrapped in a warm blanket.  Tender chunks of chicken and vegetables in a delicious sauce topped with a flaky biscuit.  It's the perfect winter meal!

Chicken and Biscuits

This Southern classic is usually a time-consuming effort, but with the help from a few high quality convenience items you can have this dish done in 1 hour!  This version utilizes Bisquick, to help with making the biscuits, and a rotisserie chicken.  The vegetables are  staples of mushrooms and peas along with leeks, which are a more delicate substitution for standard onions.  To jazz up the biscuits I've added Swiss cheese along with fresh thyme for a bit of a savory bite.

The sauce comes out rich and creamy and has loads of flavor to compliment the chicken and vegetables. Great comfort food in under and hour is heaven in my book.  Perfect for a Sunday dinner!


What Ingredients do I need?

  • Bisquick
  • milk
  • Swiss Cheese
  • fresh thyme
  • leeks
  • white button mushrooms
  • flour
  • garlic
  • low sodium chicken broth
  • heavy cream
  • rotisserie chicken
  • frozen peas

Substitutions and Variations

  • Use Gruyere cheese instead of Swiss
  • Use leftover roasted chicken breasts or make your own shredded chicken in the Instant Pot (fresh chicken tastes the best)
  • Use a yellow onion for the leeks

Kitchen Tips and Notes

  • Buy a block of Swiss cheese and grate it yourself.  Pre-grated cheese is full of ingredients that keep it separated.  
  • Par-baking the biscuits help them from getting gummy as thy would if baking fully with the chicken.  

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Chicken and Biscuits

serves 6

1 1/2 cups Bisquick
3/4 cup milk
1 cup Swiss cheese, shredded
2 Tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped, divided
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3  Tablespoons canola oil
1 lb. leeks, white and light green parts, washed thoroughly and sliced thin
8 oz, white mushrooms, sliced
1/4 cup flour
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 1/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
1 cup heavy cream
3 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
1 cup frozen peas, thawed

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.  Stir together Bisquick, milk, cheese, 1 Tablespoon of chopped thyme, and pepper together in a medium bowl.  Scoop out biscuit dough using a spoon to make about 9 drop biscuits and place them on a parchment lined baking sheet.  Par-bake the biscuits for about 7 minutes.  They will not be done at this point but they will cook through once they top the chicken and vegetables.

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add leeks and mushrooms and cook about 5-7 minutes until soften and lightly browned.  Add the flour and garlic to the skillet and stir for about 1 minutes.  Whisk in broth and cream, scraping up any browned bits on the bottom of the skillet and smoothing out any lumps.  Simmer until thickened about 3-5 minutes.  Stir in shredded chicken and peas and 1 Tablespoon of fresh thyme.  Simmer until heated through.  Season with salt and pepper.

Pour mixture into a 9x13 greased baking dish or casserole dish.  Place biscuits on top and bake until the filling is bubbly and the biscuits are browned, about 10 minutes.  Remove from oven, let cool slightly and serve. 

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