Monday, January 19, 2009

Chicken and biscuits

Here's another delicious winter all in one meal, that I could maybe eat every day. Or at least every day for a week, then maybe not for a while. 

Chicken and Biscuits (or dumplings)
I'm not sure if these are biscuits or dumplings, on one hand I used a biscuit dough recipe, on the other the dough is dropped and cooked in the liquid gravy, which is what dumplings are. Either way, oh maaaaaan. Chicken recipe based off a recipe from the Joy of Cooking.

3 lb chicken (I used thighs, boneless and skinless)
salt and pepper
4 T butter
1 large or 1 1/2 medium diced onions
1/2 c rice flour or sorghum flour
1 1/2 c hot water
1 1/2 c chicken stock
2 c mushrooms, quartered
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
2 handfuls green beans, cut into 3/4" pieces
1 t dried thyme
1 t salt
1/2 t pepper

Cut the chicken into pieces of whatever size you'd like in your dinner. I cut mine into 1" pieces, but you can use bigger or smaller pieces. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, then melt the butter in a large pan. Add the chicken, then cook for 3-5 minutes without stirring, then toss and cook until browned on all sides. Remove the meat from the pan, and add the onions. Cook until slightly softened, then sprinkle with the flour and cook for a minute, then whisk in the water and stock. Bring to a boil, then add meat back to the pan with the vegetables, thyme, salt and pepper. I might add potatoes next time. 

Bring to a simmer and cook, covered, while you mix up the biscuit dough. Preheat the oven to 400. Pour the chicken and gravy into an oven safe casserole dish, then plop the dough on top in meatball sized balls. Bake 20-25 minutes until golden brown, and serve hot. 

I might, just for fun, try cooking the whole thing on the stove next time, covered, like dumplings. But I would make the dumplings smaller to make sure they cook all the way. 


  1. awesome, and perfect timing, as my last attempt at dumplings was an epic fail. I shall try it this way next, and if it looks even remotely like yours, we will all be happy!

  2. Oh my goodness!! I can't believe how good this looks. I need this! ;) And I can't tell you how amazing those dumplings look. I always put dumplings in my stew, but since going GF, we've been missing them. This is a MUST TRY! Thank you!

  3. Anonymous3:26 PM

    This is one of my favorite comfort foods. I will definitely be trying this when I'm back to eating. Thanks for posting. My mouth is watering!!!

  4. that looks like SUCH comfort food.

  5. I love all in one meals! Looks really delicious.

  6. Anonymous6:59 PM

    I made this with whole thighs and drums and served it over quark biscuits. This is now my go to chicken and biscuit recipe. Thank you!

  7. I found this post a few months back & printed it out to try. It has since become a staple in our home and my GF daughter's absolute favorite meal! Thank you for sharing!!

  8. how is this a crockpot recipe?

  9. Anonymous9:56 AM

    could this be cooked in a crockpot?

  10. Anonymous10:29 PM

    I do that all ontop of the stove n dice up the (I cheat n buy pre made) into small peices n cook in a larg pot. Else it may boil over.
    I also cheat cause being a college student I got free chicken in cans n used them to shread up the chicken n used that juice. Add cream of mushroom n chicken soup n some milk n it makes it really creamy!!!!!

  11. My Mom used to make this but since her passing I don't have the recipe. I can't wait to make it and feel that connection. THANK YOU!

  12. Eewwww....there are no onions in chicken n' dumplins. :) LOL But this does sound pretty good!!! Love the great photos too!

  13. Anonymous12:39 AM

    This. Is. Amazing. Absolutely wonderful. I traded the green beans for celery, but other than that - wow! It's very hearty. I think that there maybe needs to be a LITTLE more dough to cover the dish, and perhaps a little more butter in it, but the filling is great. As a gluten-sensitive and egg-allergic girl, this is the first time I've ever had chicken and dumplings, so thank you!