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I feel like an 82-year old woman talking about the weather, but seriously.  What happened to spring?

I woke up yesterday morning, and there was snow on the ground.

Snow.

It’s April.  Unfortunately, though, here in Utah, it’s all too common.  But really.  Snow should not be allowed in April.  Or May, for that matter.

So while part of the county is sporting flip flops and short sleeves, I’m pulling the boots back out.  And I’m reverting to comfort food.  Because who really thinks about that swimsuit ready body when there is still snow on the ground?

And this meal….

All I can say is, do yourself a favor and make it.  I know it looks ordinary.  Simple.  But it is oh, so good.  In fact, it was one of those meals that I really wanted to pat myself on the shoulder after making it, because it was that good.

A word on the biscuits – these are my all-time favorite biscuit.  But they are different, and you may find yourself questioning me when you make them.  They are not traditional at all.  The “dough” is extremely sticky – you wouldn’t be able to pick it up with your hands and roll it into a ball.  I find that it’s easiest to use a spring loaded ice cream scoop, but you can also use 2 spoons.  You get the dough and then roll it into flour, then they are baked on top of a creamy chicken gravy.  The gravy is comforting and hot, and the biscuits are light and fluffy and tender.  And the whole thing leaves you wanting to keep going back for another bite.

So I’ll keep giving the snow a pass, but you’ll probably find me tucked inside with a big bowl of this Creamy Chicken and Biscuits!!


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Creamy Chicken and Biscuits

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 4-6 servings

Creamy Chicken and Biscuits

Comforting and creamy, a chicken gravy is covered by tender biscuits and cooked until warm and bubbly.

Ingredients

    Chicken Gravy
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup diced carrot
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 (2 oz) jar pimientos, drained
  • 1 lb cooked chicken, diced or shredded
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • Biscuits
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • flour, for rolling
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease a 2-quart casserole dish; set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter. Add in the onion, carrot and celery and cook until the vegetables are starting to soften. Remove from skillet to a bowl.
  3. In the same skillet, melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter. Whisk in the flour and cook for a minute or two. Slowly whisk in the chicken broth and the milk. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cook until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in the sour cream, pimientos and chicken. Pour into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with 3/4 cup of the shredded cheddar cheese. Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and baking soda. Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter. Stir in the buttermilk. The mixture will be very sticky. Using a spoon or an ice cream scoop, make 9 balls out of the mixture, dropping each into the flour and coating the outside.
  5. When the chicken gravy is done cooking, remove it from the oven and increase the oven temperature to 450F. Drop the biscuits on top. Brush the tops of the biscuits with the melted butter, then sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of shredded cheddar cheese over the top.
  6. Return to the oven and cook until the biscuits are cooked through, 15-20 minutes.
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  8. Source: Taste and Tell
  9. Biscuit recipe adapted from Cooks Illustrated
http://www.tasteandtellblog.com/creamy-chicken-and-biscuits/

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25 Responses to Creamy Chicken and Biscuits

  1. Rosa says:

    Mmmhhh, those look ever so good! Really mouthwatering.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  2. Your all-time favorite biscuit recipe?! I need to try this!
    This is such a great comfort dish!
    And keep chatting about the weather if you want to – I talk about it all the time too. :)

  3. Tracey says:

    Oh wow, that looks like the absolute best kind of comfort food Deb! I can’t resist a good biscuit :) We had one of these 70-degree flip flop days yesterday but it’s back to the 40′s tomorrow unfortunately.

  4. While we don’t have snow, it is soggy here today so I could absolutely go for a nice big helping of this!

  5. I can’t believe you all have had snow! Oh man. If the weather insists on being cold, though, this looks like the perfect comfort food! I want to try your biscuits!

  6. This is amazing comfort food, Deborah. Sounds so good!

  7. Maria says:

    Perfect for this cold weather!

  8. I hear ya on the weather! It’s been freezing and pouring here for three days. This looks like the perfect comfort food recipe!

  9. Chels R. says:

    Hahaha, Beach Body ready. What’s that? I can’t even remember what it felt like to strut it on the beach, lol! Our weather here is just as ridiculous. We had a windstorm the other night and one of our neighbors trees snapped and fell into our yard…the yard I had just raked of all the remaining leaves 2 days earlier. I wanted to scream! So this recipe looks very comforting and doesn’t make me want to scream at all!

  10. Perfect comfort food! Love the cheesy biscuits!

  11. Karly says:

    It was 81 degrees here yesterday and I complained and whined that I was hot all day (I’m a joy to live with), but this morning I woke up complaining that I was cold. It’s in the lower 40s now. Ugh. Spring is cray-cray.

    Now, this creamy chicken dinner would totally make me forget all of my weather woes!

  12. Joanne says:

    it is definitely warm here right now but it’s supposed to plummet back down to colder weather tomorrow. sigh. Comfort food here I come!

  13. Emily says:

    Holy crumbly biscuit, give this to me NOW!

  14. Tieghan says:

    yes yes yes yes! We have lots of snow here to and all I want is cozy comfort food! This looks so good!

  15. This looks so incredibly delicious! I’d take a serving of this no matter what kind of weather we’re having.

  16. Donna says:

    Whoa! I’ve never been tempted by chicken and biscuits . . . until now.

  17. I don’t care how hot it is here in Arizona, I want to curl up and live in a bowl of this!

  18. Sorry about the snow!

    On the other hand, this looks like comfort in a bowl! It’s warming up here in LA but I’ll still make and devour this!

  19. Goodness gracious, it’s snowing here in MN again today, too. :/ I could use a lovely bowl of this for lunch!

  20. grace says:

    yum! this is the epitome of comfort food for me, deborah. stellar post.

  21. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Oh my, comfort food at it’s finest! This dish has got my mouth watering :) yum.

  22. I remember one year we were visiting SLC and wanted to go fishing at a lake in the mountains on 4th of July. Unfortunately the road up to the lake was closed, due to SNOW!!! Snow on 4th of July… this Texas girl couldn’t even fathom that Utah weather craziness!

  23. Oh.my.word. I’m loving this comfort meal! Although, I’m one of those that’s been trucking along in flip flops and capris for the last few weeks. Partially due to warmer Mississippi weather, and partially due to being hot all the time from this pregnancy! ;) Seriously still want this creamy meal, though!

  24. TidyMom says:

    I make something similar to this, and it’s one of my husbands favorite meals – I’ll have to give your version a spin next time! looks delicious!

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