Monday, January 6, 2014

Chicken Pot Pie Filling And Biscuits

Recently I found the best biscuit recipe ever. You can find it here.

Super easy, and makes those Hardees style biscuits, which I'm not gonna lie, have always been my favorites.

The first time I made them I ended up with these-

Ohhhhhhhh they were love at first bite.

I had also been cooking down ten pounds of frozen chicken breast(it was on sale at the local old fashioned general store for 1.35 a pound) that day, which left me with this(headed to the freezer for soups and such)

and this(chicken juice. Or, stock. I just like using the word "juice".)

I decided that my biscuits needed something. Pot pie filling sounded appropriate.

I googled a few recipes to get the basic gist of what it consists of, then cooked up this-

Which, you might not be able to tell from these photos, but good grief, it was fantastic.

It was super easy to make too. Very similar to making sausage gravy. You cook your onions and veggies(I chose peas and carrots) in butter(I used about 3/4 stick), add your pre-cooked chicken cut into cubes, then add flour(I think I used about 1/3 cup) and stir until it is all soaked up. Then add chicken stock(about 1 1/2 cups) and some milk(I did about a half cup) and your spices(I used salt, pepper, parsley, garlic powder and dried green onion) and bring to a boil then simmer on low until it is the consistency you want and all the veggies are tender. If it is too thin, add a little(like 1/2 to 1 tablespoon) flour. If too thick, add a little more milk(1 or 2 tablespoons at a time).

It isn't an exact science. I just go by "feel", if that makes sense.

I will say that anytime I make biscuits and gravy, or now this, I do have to remind myself that it thickens after it is on the plate, so I don't want it to be the desired consistency in the pan. I need it to be a little less thick in the pan so that it reaches perfection as it cools.

I think the chicken juice really makes this dish. It adds an extra level of richness. It is so simple, but so hot, creamy, comforting and DELICIOUS. Spooned over those fabulous biscuits, well, let me just say that The Husband and I ate all but a small dish full and a couple biscuits which we MADE ourselves reserve for his work lunch the next day.

So if you're looking for the comforting taste of pot pie without the pie-ness, this might be worth a shot.

Or come to my house and I'll make it for you. I'm dying for a reason to make it again.

I told The Husband that I wasn't gonna make it again unless we had some help in eating it.

I suppose I could just make half as much as I did last time, but then we'd be fightin over who got more to eat.

We really like our chicken and biscuits in this house...

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