Cooking a good meal at home is as easy as cutting up a few
things and popping them all in the oven. I’ve been reading a lot of
articles lately how only 40 percent of the US population regularly
cooks at home. I have always been involved with cooking at home and
find it hard to understand families eating at restaurants every
night. So here is an easy recipe I cooked up, using items I had on
hand I made chicken and biscuits in the oven.
You will need a cup and half of chopped carrots, celery, and
onion. You can make it an equal portion of each or if you enjoy one
more than the other cut up more of that. I used slightly more
carrots as they are one of my favorites.
Dump them all in with two chopped cloves into a 1/3 cup of
melted butter in a cast Iron Dutch oven and let it all soften on
medium low heat. This should take about ten minutes. While they veg
is softening go ahead and make some biscuits.
I used a Bisquick mix, because I had it on hand. Sometimes I’ve
used a can of biscuits or even make them totally from scratch. I
prefer to make them from scratch if I have the time. Divide it into
about nine balls and flatten them into round disks. Then set them
aside so that the milk can absorb into the flour. Preheat the oven
Add half a cup of flour to the vegetables in the Dutch oven. Let
it cook for a moment or two so that you cook the flour. The raw
flour taste is not so yummy. It may look a little dry in the pan,
but it is ok. Add four cups of low sodium chicken broth, Basil, and
dry Bay leaf (just remember to fish it out later), add salt and
pepper to taste. Bring it to a boil for a least a minute.
While you are waiting for it to come to a boil chop up the
chicken. I used four chicken breasts that I cooked for 25 minutes
at 350 in the oven. Just a little spray oil, so that it wouldn’t
stick, but nothing else. You can use cooked chicken from the
grocery store, those lovely rotisserie chickens or they even have
Add the chicken to Dutch oven and some frozen peas. Wait for it
to come back to a boil.
Place the biscuits on top as close as you can to each other. You
want the top to be almost completely covered.
Pop on the lid and put it in the oven for ten minutes. After ten
minutes pull of the lid and cook for anther twenty. The biscuits
should be brown and the soup bubbly. Serve and enjoy!