Grandma Nancy's Chicken and Biscuits

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Dawn Moore

By
@the2dees

Growing up, Grandma Nancy made her famous Chicken & Biscuits for every special occasion and holiday gathering! It was always delicious and we never got tired of it!

Grandma went into an assisted living facility over 2 years ago; and unfortunately can no longer cook her delicious meals. Since she never followed recipes, there was no "official recipe" in writing for her famous Chicken & Biscuits. Oh, how we missed that meal!

So a few months ago, mom sat down with her and asked her to walk through her process step-by-step. Mom went home and made it and from the very first bite, she had it...mom nailed the recipe! I now have my hands on it and I was sure to get it written down so I can pass this family favorite onto my kids!! It's a new family favorite in this house!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
6-8
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
2 Hr

Ingredients

  • 8 c
    chicken broth, divided
  • 1 c
    carrots, peeled & chopped
  • 1 c
    celery, chopped
  • 1 tsp
    poultry seasoning
  • 4
    boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut in half
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt (more or less to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground black pepper (more or less to taste)
  • 1/2 c
    cornstarch
  • 1/2 c
    cold water
  • 1 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp
    salt
  • 4 Tbsp
    cold butter, cubed
  • 1/4 c
    + 2 tbsp. milk

How to Make Grandma Nancy's Chicken and Biscuits

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt. Using a pastry blender or knife, cut butter into mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Stir in the milk a little at a time until a soft dough forms. Drop the dough onto a lightly greased or parchment-lined baking sheet (you should get about 6 biscuits). Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until light golden brown. Remove from oven and transfer to a wire cooling rack.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine 2 c. broth, carrots & celery. Heat on high, just until mixture comes to a boil and vegetables start to get tender.
  5. Add the remaining broth and chicken and bring the mixture back up to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and allow it to simmer for 1-1/2 to 2 hours.
  6. Remove the chicken from the pan and place it on a plate. Use two forks to pull it apart into bite-sized pieces. Set aside momentarily.
  7. Meanwhile, whisk the cornstarch and cold water in a small bowl until thoroughly combined. Add mixture to the hot broth and whisk continuously over medium heat for 1-2 minutes. Add the chicken back to the saucepan and stir well.
  8. To serve, split a biscuit horizontally and place it on a serving plate. Spoon a generous amount of chicken & gravy over the biscuits. Serve with mashed potatoes if desired.

Printable Recipe Card

About Grandma Nancy's Chicken and Biscuits

Course/Dish: Chicken
Collection: Grandma's Table



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