Creamed Chicken With Biscuits is one of those comfort food recipes that can quickly lift your spirits on a dreary day. Pair this CREAMED CHICKEN AND BISCUITS RECIPE with a grilled cheese sandwich, and you’ve got an amazing Southern meal that will warm you right up.
What are the health benefits of cream? Cream has been used for centuries to improve the well-being of the skin because of its highly moisturizing and anti-aging properties.
Creamed Chicken With Biscuits
Creamed Chicken and Biscuits- this homestyle southern recipe is pure comfort food and so easy to make. A creamy chicken mixture topped with tender, cheesy biscuits is such a hearty family meal.
Some shortcuts make this a quick and easy dinner recipe that only takes about 10 minutes to prep.
- Rotisserie chicken
- Frozen biscuits
- Condensed cream of chicken soup
You’ll need 4 cups of cooked, diced chicken for this recipe. I suggest using a rotisserie chicken or cooking some chicken in your crockpot the day before.
I like the taste of frozen biscuits better, but you can definitely use refrigerated biscuits. Homemade biscuits would be delicious too.
HOW TO MAKE CREAMED CHICKEN AND BISCUITS:
You’ll start by cooking some diced onion in butter until soft. Transfer to a large bowl and add a can of condensed chicken soup, 1 cup of sour cream, 1/2 cup of milk, 4 cups of diced, cooked chicken, 1 cup of peas and some black pepper. Stir well and transfer to a baking dish. Sprinkle 3/4 cup of shredded cheddar cheese on top. Evenly place the biscuits on top. They will expand some. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the biscuits are golden.
You can leave the peas out if you wish, or use a mixture of peas and carrots.
The creaminess of the chicken mixture combined with the cheesy, tender biscuits that get golden and crispy around the edges, makes this an amazingly tasty recipe. It can be made in just 30 minutes!
Easy Creamed Chicken on Biscuits
During the week, the last thing I feel like doing is making a big meal. I am wanting a dish that is filling and ready to go in less than an hour start to finish. That’s why my Creamed Chicken on Biscuits recipe is a must-try. If you are looking for a budget friendly meal that the whole family will love, this is it!
How to Make Easy Creamed Chicken on Biscuits
This easy dinner recipe is full of succulent chicken, savory vegetables, and creamy goodness. And with the addition of the biscuits, it’s a complete meal.
I love creating recipes that have a variety of components, but go together quickly, like my Stuffed Chicken Breast with Stuffing or my Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breast. Another family favorite is my Homemade Chicken Strips.
I love finding classic recipes in cookbooks. I’m still old school and at times, I would rather go through a cookbook then look on the internet for a recipe. Growing up our cookbooks rarely had photos as many where cookbooks made by home cooks. Don’t get me wrong, the internet is fantastic for finding recipes; especially with all of the photos, however, sometimes it’s fun to pull out a cookbook and discover new recipes.
Expert Tips, Ingredient List and Suggestions for Recipe Success
Before you get started on this easy to make dinner idea, here are a few tips and suggestions.
- Unsalted butter – always use unsalted so you can control the salt.
- Onion – this brings the savory flavor to your dish.
- Celery – this brings texture to your recipe.
- Mushrooms – you can leave this ingredient off if you want.
- Cream of Chicken soup – this ingredient enhances your chicken dish.
- Milk – brings the cream to the recipe.
- Cheddar cheese – you definitely need cheese right?
- Chicken – can also use rotisserie or canned as well.
- Peas – can use fresh or frozen.
- Carrots – you can omit if your family isn’t a fan.
- Salt and pepper – the basic seasonings in every great dish.
- Biscuits – can use store-bought or homemade.
Why This Recipe Works?
Creamy chicken and vegetables that have been simmered to perfection is a classic dish that has been around for decades. If you are looking for a hearty dinner recipe that the whole family will love, this is it.
How Do You Make This as a Casserole?
You can use this exact same recipe, however, in a large casserole dish, add all of the ingredients once they are cooked and top with uncooked biscuits. Place in the oven and follow the instructions on the can of biscuits and cook them until they are done.
Classic recipes like this chicken casserole are always a great go to. That’s one of the reasons I love discovering new cookbooks. There are actually several in this one that I can’t wait to make! Make sure to get your very own copy of the Southern Living Party Cookbook so you can start drooling and start wrtiting out your grocery list!
Step by Step Directions
You can get a full list of directions and ingredients that you will need in the printable recipe card below. However, here are step by step directions for your reference.
Step 1: Bake the biscuits according to the directions on the tube of biscuits.
Step 2: Preheat a large cast iron skillet to medium high.
Step 3: Add in olive oil and your cut up chicken. Cook until the chicken is cooked through; approximately 8 to 10 minutes.
Step 4: Once the chicken is done, add in the celery, onion, carrots, and mushrooms and cook until they are tender; 5 to 7 minutes.
Step 5: Lower the heat to medium-low an then add in the soup and milk and heat for 3 minutes.
Step 6: Add in the salt, pepper, cheese, and peas and cook until they are heated thoroughly.
Step 7: Once the creamed chicken is ready, slice a biscuit in half and top with the warm creamy chicken.
Step 8: Enjoy!
CREAMED CHICKEN AND BISCUITS RECIPE
Creamed Chicken and Biscuits is a family recipe that has to be on my blog.
Creamed Chicken and Biscuits was one of my favorite meals that my mother fixed when I was growing up. My recipe has a lot of convenience ingredients in it that hers did not, but this still has a lot of home-style flavor and is quick to get on the table.
This is one of those meals that has worked great for me on different occasions. It is also one that not many people fix anymore so I like to think of it as a “grandma” kind of dish.
My grandchildren love this and a few weeks ago 2 of them were coming to my house between school and sporting activities. They were not going to be there at the same time so I made a pot of creamed chicken, mashed potatoes, and baked some biscuits. I could serve them each a warm meal when they arrived. later in the evening my husband and I had this for supper.
Add a green vegetable or salad on the side, and you have a complete meal.
I hope you will add this to your recipe file of comfort foods and give it a try on a cold, winter day or when you want to have a fix ahead meal that can just be warmed up.
For added convenience you can use a deli rotisserie chicken, frozen biscuits and refrigerated, purchased mashed potatoes so this is truly one of the easiest meals ever.
Line up of ingredients for the creamed chicken.A pot of delicious, warm, creamy chicken.
CREAMED CHICKEN AND BISCUITS RECIPE
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 6 tablespoons all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon coarse black pepper
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 2 cups half & half or whole milk (do not use 2% or skim)
- 1 can cream of chicken soup
- 3-5 drops of yellow food coloring
- 4 cups cooked chicken, cut in bite size pieces
- 3 cups mashed potatoes
- 6 biscuits, baked
- Melt butter in a large saucepan or dutch oven over a low heat. Whisk in the flour, salt and pepper; blend until smooth.
- Slowly whisk in the broth, half & half, and soup. Add the food coloring a few drops at a time to obtain a light yellow color. Cook over a medium heat, stirring frequently until mixture begins to thicken.
- Stir in the chicken, reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes or until desired consistency. Stir frequently while mixture is cooking. Remove from heat.
- Mixture will continue to thicken as it cools. Add additional salt and pepper to taste if needed.
- Serve warm with biscuit, mashed potatoes and a green vegetable.
- If mixture becomes too thick, may be thinned with additional chicken broth or milk.
- If mixture becomes too thin, may add additional can of soup.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF CREAM
Cream contains lots of Vitamin, Minerals and other components. Some of the vitamins that Cream has vitamin A, Vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin K, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, choline, betaine, folate, niacin, thiamin, riboflavin and pantothenic acid. Cream also contains Omega 3 fatty acids, Omega 6 fatty acids, sodium and potassium, which has lots of health benefits. Apart from this Cream also have some minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc and selenium.
1. Cream Helps to Boost Energy:
One of the main health benefits of cream is an energy booster. Cream is very high in calories; consumption of 230 grams of cream can provide 455 calories of energy, due to this cream is a excellent energy booster. Cream can provide you instance energy, when you feel like you have lost some energy. You only have to do is add some cream to your most loved fruit juice to get more energy. It is such an amazing and delectable approach to get more energy.
2. Cream Improves Eye Health:
Cream is highly rich in various types of antioxidants, such as Vitamin A and it is very helpful in protecting our retina from oxidative damage caused by the harmful free radicals. Beside this antioxidant properties of Cream helps in neutralizing free radicals and prevent them to do oxidative damage to our eye cell, this is the main cause of macular degeneration , which can lead to blindness. Studies have been proven that, those who are consuming Cream on a regular basis in a moderate quantity in their daily diet, they have less chance of affected by various types of eye problem, such as cataract.
3. Cream Promotes Growth:
Vitamin B2 is one of the vital compound found in Cream, which is very helpful for the growth and development of the tissues, for example, eyes, skin, mucous layers, connective tissue, strengthen immunity, nervous system and reproductive organs. Also, it advances the soundness of the skin, hair and nails.
4. Cream Strengthen Bones:
Due to the high amount of calcium and phosphorus present in Cream, it is very beneficial for our bone health. Calcium and phosphorus helps to improve our bone density and keep our bone stronger and healthy. Studies have been proven that those who are consuming Cream on a regular basis; they have less chance of affecting by bone diseases such as osteoporosis.
5. Cream Helps to Reduce Stress:
Pantothenic acid present in cream is highly helpful in reducing the stress and various mental problems such as depression, anxiety and lack of concentration. It controls the hormones, which are the reason for these psychological conditions.
6. Cream Improves Cognitive Function:
Vitamin B6, which is contained in Cream, assumes the vital part in the focal sensory system. It secures the cerebrum work and enhances the intellectual capacity. Apart from this Cream is highly rich in Zinc, which is very beneficial to prevent the cognitive decline. Studies have been proven that those who are consuming Zinc rich food such as Cream on a daily basis, they have less chance of affecting by cognitive decline issues.
7. Cream Boost Immunity:
Cream is highly rich in antibacterial and antiseptic properties, which is very beneficial to prevent certain types of bacterial infection in our body. Studies have been proven that consumption of Cream can prevent various types of bacterial infection, such as bronchitis, meningitis, and tuberculosis. Beside this Cream contains high amount of antioxidant, such as Vitamin A, which is very good for our immune system, its protect our body from free radicals to do oxidative damage to our cells that helps to protect our body from macular degeneration and various types of cancer.
8. Cream Promotes Brain Health:
Your mind is exceptionally dependent on omega-3 fats. So consumption of Omega 3 fatty acids rich food such as Cream has been appeared to beneficially affect a wide range of brain related conditions. These can be as far reaching as mood and stress reduction, treating learning issue in kids, lessening headaches, bringing down the danger of Alzheimer’s and enhancing the nature of your rest. Apart from this Cream is also high rich in Vitamin A, different studies have been proven that consumption of Vitamin A rich food such as Cream is good for our brain health and improves the neuron activity in the brain.
9. Cream Promotes the Production of Red Blood Cells:
Different studies have been proven that red blood cells are the one of vital components in the human body. RBC is the reasons your body is working ideally on the grounds that the metabolism system could work since hemoglobin in the RBC conveys the supplements and oxygen to your body cells. Iron and different minerals are fundamental to the formation of red cells and fortunately cream is so rich of specific minerals and vitamins.
10. Cream Improves Skin Health:
Cream is highly rich in vitamin A, some B family vitamins and mineral such as phosphorous and zinc, which is very good for our skin health. Vitamin A fights against free radicals and prevent oxidative damage to our skin cells, which is the main cause of various types of skin issues, such as wrinkles, acne, dark sport, etc.