CREAMED CHICKEN AND BISCUITS CASSEROLE



Little did you know that over the last few days, I’ve been setting you up for something spectacular:

Chicken and Biscuits. A creamy, comforting casserole, this healthy chicken and biscuits recipe is the place where chicken pot pie and fluffy homemade biscuits intersect—a.k.a. exactly the place where we should all be hanging out right now.

Successful, less-stress cooking is attainable in part by combining tidbits of the different recipes we try. With each recipe you follow, you can learn something new, then apply that tasty nugget to your next dinner adventure.

Primo example: this heathy Chicken and Biscuits recipe. Over the last week, I’ve shared individual recipes that you can a) make and love for their own merit, then b) assemble into a dreamy pan of hug-you-from-the-inside casserole success.

Let’s take a look at those recipes, then talk about how they unite to create a family-friendly weeknight meal that will gain the approval of picky eaters and discerning diners alike.

MAKING THE BEST HEALTHY CHICKEN AND BISCUITS:

Here are the recipes that we’ll draw from to bake a healthy chicken and biscuits casserole that’s so rich and satisfying, Ina Garten and Paula Deen (both of whom have popular chicken and biscuits recipes) would both approve:

Ingredients:

1 small onion

1 1/2 teaspoons butter

2 lbs chopped cooked chicken breasts or 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs

1 (10 3/4 ounce) can cream of chicken soup

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1 cup milk

1/2 cup chopped pimiento or 1/2 cup sauteed red bell peppers or 1/2 cup jarred roasted red pepper

1 1/2 cups shredded mild cheddar cheese

refrigerated biscuit

Directions:

1 Preheat oven to 350.

2 Grease the bottom and sides of an 11×7 inch baking dish or 10 inch quiche dish.

3 Chop the onion.

4 Heat butter in a small nonstick skillet and saute until tender.

5 Combine cooked onion, soup, chicken, milk, pimiento, and mayo in a bowl and then turn into the prepared baking dish.

6 Bake for 15 minutes and remove from oven.

7 Sprinkle 1 cup of the cheese over the baked mixture.

8 Arrange biscuits decoratively in a single layer and sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup cheese over them.

9 Return casserole to oven and bake until biscuits are golden brown and sauce is bubbly, usually about 20 minutes longer.

Last Step: Don’t forget to share!