Homemade chicken & biscuits

This dish was my favorite growing up. You can either use a homemade biscuits, or store bought. Either way, kids love this simple dish and the consistency is great for braces.   – Dr. Rejman

homemade_chicken_and_biscuits2ingredients:

  • butter – 3 tbsp
  • onion – 1 medium, chopped
  • celery – 1 rib, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper – to taste
  • all purpose flour – 2 tbsp
  • chicken broth – 1 3/4 cup
  • thyme – 1 tsp, chopped, fresh
  • milk – 1/2 cup, whole
  • chicken – 3 cups, cooked, chopped
  • carrot – 1, roughly chopped
  • peas – 1 cup frozen
  • lemon juice – 1 tsp
  • biscuits – 12, storebought or homemade
  • egg – 1
  • water – 1 tbsp

how to:

  • Pre heat the oven to 375 F (190 C) and grease a 9×13 casserole dish.
  • If you aren’t using store bought, make these yeasted biscuits (see below) – and while they are resting make the chicken gravy.
  • In a heavy skillet over moderate heat, melt the butter and cook the onion and celery until softened, about 5 minutes – generously salt and pepper.
  • Sprinkle over the flour and stir and cook for about 1 minute.  Stir in the broth and thyme and bring to a boil over medium heat – stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in the milk, chicken, carrots, peas and lemon juice, then pour into the casserole dish and bake for about 20 minutes.  Remove the dish from the oven and increase the temperature to 425 F (205 C).
  • Cut out your biscuits into 12 rounds,  and arrange them on top of the chicken gravy.  Whisk the egg and tbsp water together and brush the biscuits with the egg wash.
  • Return the dish to the oven, and bake until the biscuits are done, about 10 – 12 more minutes.

super simple yeast biscuits

ingredients:

  • active dry yeast – 1 tbsp
  • warm water – 3/4 cup
  • flour – 2 cup
  • bran – 2 tbsp
  • salt – 1/2 tsp
  • sugar – 2 tbsp
  • vegetable oil – 2 tbsp

how to:

  • Preheat oven to 425 F.
  • Dissolve the yeast in warm water.
  • Mix the dry ingredients together in a small bowl, then mix in yeast mixture and oil.
  • Knead dough for a few minutes, then roll out.  Let sit for 30 minutes.
  • Use a biscuit cutter to cut into 12 rounds and bake for 10 – 12 minutes