This is a lot like a chicken pot pie, but using biscuits instead of a pie crust. I’ve made it with a pie crust before too and it is just as good. This is one of those recipes that you can change the veggies to your tastes or even make it vegetarian by making substitutions.
I started off with chopping a mirepoix: carrots, onion and celery. I used 2 ribs of celery, a bunch of carrots and a medium onion. I also used two cloves of garlic but didn’t add them until the other veggies are softened so it didn’t burn.
After everything has been softened, I added one large potato, peeled and cubed. I sauted this with the others to soften, then added 3.5 cups of chicken stock, a bay leaf, s&p, and some italian seasoning.
I brought that to boil to cook the potatoes. I added cauliflower to the simmering mixture after 5 minutes of cooking.
After cooking the veggies, I made a slurry of flour and cold water to thicken the broth. I use white flour for this because whole wheat just makes for a gritty texture. Bring to boil to full thicken.
After the stock is thickened, I added 1/4 of milk for creaminess and added the chicken and frozen veggies (green beans and corn). I just used chicken that I had frozen that was precooked and shredded. You could use raw chicken and just dice it up and add it sooner to this process if that is what you had on hand.
Spray a 9×13 pan and add the thickened mixture. I baked it at 400 degrees for 40 minutes.
I baked the biscuits on the side because I like the bottoms crispy and then add them when serving. You can top the stew mixture with the biscuits, just bake the mixture then add the biscuits for the last 10 minutes of so. I totally admit that I used the ones from the can, only because I have yet to find a good biscuit recipe and I am not a fan of the mixtures that are out there.
After you pull out the pan full of chicken-y goodness, let it set for 10 minutes to let it set and cool some before you serve.
Mine turned out a little runnier than usual so I could have used more of the slurry, but it was still good. J gave it two thumbs up, and ate a ton of it, so I know it was good. It was somewhat easy, and much better for you than some of the recipes I looked at today, some which had two sticks of butter included with it. :O