Many years ago, where I worked they served a chicken and biscuit Bake and it was so good. Then several months ago I got a sudden craving for it. I knew it had chicken in it of course and a biscuit topping. I also remember peas and carrots. But that is about it. So I decided that I was going to try and duplicate it. Duplicate being the operative word. I was hoping it at least came close to the great taste.
I decided to go the easy route. No surprise if you have read any of my previous articles. Rotisserie Chicken was the way to go. Not only is the chicken already cooked for you but it has an amazing taste as well. If you don’t have access to rotisserie chicken then cooking 3 to 4 chicken breasts or thighs would work as well. You will need 4 cups of cubed chicken. Another reason I like using a rotisserie chicken is that you get the combination of white and dark meat.
The Vegetables And Topping
I don’t care for carrots or frozen peas so I decided on canned peas and carrots. Again the easy route. Now that I had the peas, carrots, and chicken. I knew I needed biscuits for the top. The decision was whether to go the easy route again or make it more homemade. That part was easy peasy. I don’t like canned biscuits so somewhat homemade was what I decided. I honestly didn’t feel like making homemade biscuits But I knew I had a box of Bisquick. Check
Now I needed to figure out the filling. I knew that it needed to be thickened somewhat close to gravy and I wanted to get some taste in there as well. So I decided on onion, celery, and garlic. Salt and pepper as well as ground thyme and dried basil for the spices. Flour and chicken broth would work for the thickening and gravy. I like just a little sweetness as well so sugar went into the mix. After I figured out what to do it was time to put it all together. And this is what I came up with.
Chicken and Biscuit Bake Ingredients
- 1/4 cup butter
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 cup chopped celery
- 1/2 cup flour
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon ground thyme (optional)
- 3 1/2 to 4 cups chicken broth- depending on how thick you want it.
- 4 cups chopped/diced chicken
- 2 cups Bisquick
- 2/3 cup milk
Chicken and Biscuit Bake Directions
In a small bowl mix the flour, sugar, salt, pepper, and spices. Set aside. In a large skillet, melt butter and then add onion, celery, and garlic. Cook for 2-3 minutes until vegetables are soft. Add the flour mixture and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add broth and cook for 5 minutes or until the mixture becomes thickened. Add chicken and a can of peas and carrots. Stir well. Place mixture into a greased 9×13 pan.
In a medium bowl add the 2 cups of Bisquick. Add the milk and mix well. Drop the biscuit mixture onto the top of the chicken mixture. You can make your biscuits as small or large as you want. I went with a sort of medium size and got 9 biscuits. Weird, an odd number. I have to be honest, I’m not very good at portioning. I just wing it. I flatten the biscuits a little with the back of a spoon.
Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 30 minutes or until the biscuits are done and the filling is bubbling. If biscuits are browning too much you can cover with aluminum foil for the last 10 minutes of baking time. You can either put a biscuit on your plate and then smother it with the chicken filling or just scoop out the biscuit and filling together with the biscuit on top. Personally, I like the second option.
I don’t want to brag but the chicken and biscuit bake turned out pretty good. Well better than good. My husband ate two helpings if that tells you anything. And I made it again the next week. It wasn’t quite the same as the chicken biscuit bake that I had at work. You see I worked at a long-term care facility and the meat had to chopped real fine for the residents to be able to eat it. Maybe next time I make it I will chop or dice my chicken into smaller pieces or maybe shred the chicken. Hmm
Anyway, it tasted wonderful and fulfilled the craving. Well until the craving hit again the next week:) I love chicken and fluffy biscuits(not canned). This is comfort food at its best.
What to serve with chicken and biscuit bake? I served it with mashed potatoes. You could also serve it with another vegetable just as green beans or corn. You can never get enough vegetables. Also sliced tomatoes. Or you can serve it alone. I have many times.
I hope you enjoyed my little journey in making this chicken and biscuit bake. And I hope you give it a try as well.
I will close with a little debate. Would you call this chicken and biscuit bake, casserole, or chicken pot pie?
I know that many would call this chicken pot pie. I disagree. Wikipedia has this to say about pot pie.
Please leave me a comment below with your thoughts.
And as always
Have A Wonderful Day!