Monday, October 10, 2011

Chicken and Biscuits

Thus I continue on my adventures in cooking through the "Double Delicious" cookbook by Jessica Seinfeld. I have made a dozen or so recipes from this cookbook and have posted hardly any of them! I am determined to catch up before Baby #2 arrives (due in 10 days)! Also, most of my posts here on out will be geared for family meals.

Ingredients for Chicken:
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cubed OR about 10 boneless skinless chicken tenderloins which is what I use (about 1 lb; add more or less depending on how much you need)
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 can reduced fat cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 cup low fat milk
  • 1/2 cup carrot puree (can also use pumpkin or sweet potato puree)
Ingredients for Biscuit Topping:
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup trans-fat-free, soft tub margarine (you can substitute any butter, if using regular butter it should be softened)
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tarter
  • 3/4 cup low fat buttermilk
Steps:
  1. Heat oil in an dutch oven or flame proof casserole dish.
  2. Sprinkle chicken with pepper.
  3. Add chicken to the casserole dish until it begins to brown.
  4. Stir in soup, milk and puree until all ingredients are well combine.
  5. Remove from heat.
  6. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  7. Prepare the biscuits by combining flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
  8. Rub the margarine into the flour with your finger tips until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  9. Add egg, honey, cream of tarter and buttermilk all at once.
  10. Mix just until soft dough forms.
  11. Dot the dough over the chicken mixture.
  12. Bake 20-25 minutes, uncovered, until the biscuits are cooked through and golden on top.
Yield: 6 servings

Storage: 3 days in the refrigerator. I do not recommend freezing.

Timing: I would wait until your little one has teeth to grind and chew through the bread and chicken. For us this was 12 months. We gave it to Little Joy at 17 months.

Serve: Serve immediately. This is a great family food and goes great along side sauteed green beans or steamed broccoli. OR a green salad for the adults, YUM!!!

Difficulty: 3 out of 5; easy and fast but does require a little prep time so I gave it a three vs. a two.

Epicutie Rating: Yummy in the Tummy--see right side of page for descriptions
Little Joy seems to like everything the first 2-3 times she has something, then if we have it several days in a row as leftovers, she is waving us off saying "All done" in sign language and verbally saying "All done chicken. No Thank You". HA!

Step 3: Cooking chicken in oil

Step 5: Remove from heat; all chicken ingredients combined.

Step 10: All dough ingredients combine

Ready to serve

Served to Mommy and Daddy with salad :)

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