Recipe from my Childhood
Here I go with another nostalgic recipe from my childhood! I’ve modified it over the years to be Chicken and Biscuits, but it’s based on my mom’s recipe that she always made using leftover turkey after Thanksgiving. She would serve it up with leftover stuffing and my uncle’s Amazing Buttered Onion Rolls, which are made from frozen dinner rolls! When I was little, I thought he actually made the dough for the rolls and I envisioned him getting up in the wee hours of the morning, working all day to make them. He’d arrive at our house with 4 or 5 trays and we’d warm them up in the oven while we were putting the finishing touches on dinner.
The Turkey and Biscuits version my mom made used turkey broth and leftover turkey gravy. It was absolutely heavenly! I looked forward to this meal almost as much as I did to Thanksgiving dinner! I always had fun helping her make it. She would let me pop open the package of biscuits, separate them and lay them on top of the turkey gravy. It’s the perfect job for helping hands and to get your kids involved in cooking.
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- Meat from one rotisserie chicken, shredded (OR 2 large chicken breasts, cooked and chopped / shredded)
- 1 T olive oil
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1 cup of your favorite chopped vegetables (I use ½ cup sliced carrots and ½ cup sliced asparagus)
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 2 cups 1% milk
- ½ cup fat free half and half
- ½ to 1 Tablespoon Better than Bouillon Chicken Flavor (to desired salt level)
- 3 Tablespoons cornstarch mixed in 3 Tablespoons cold water, mixed well
- 1 package of Pillsbury Grands Jr. Biscuits (10 biscuits; 12 ounces)
- Garnish with dried parsley (optional)
- Preheat oven to 375F.
- Remove meat from rotisserie chicken, shred with two forks and set aside
- Saute diced onion in olive oil on medium-high in a dutch oven or large oven-safe soup pot until transparent
- Add vegetables and chicken to the pot
- Add broth, milk, half and half and ½ Tablespoon of the chicken bouillon and mix well
- In a separate container, mix the cornstarch and water together into a slurry
- Mix or whisk well to remove clumps, then add to the pot while stirring continuously
- Bring to a slight boil / bubble for a few minutes to thicken into a gravy consistency
- Remove from heat, then layer the biscuits (in one layer) over the gravy
- Place the pan in oven and cook for 16 to 18 minutes, until tops of biscuits are golden brown
- This recipe is great to make ahead of time if you want to prepare it for someone who could use a homemade meal. Just prep the chicken gravy, let it cool and put it in a Tupperware container. Deliver it with a container of biscuits and the instructions for how to cook the recipe.