Old Time Chicken and Biscuits

Recipe by Annacia
READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Make Biscuits:
  • Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 450°F.
  • Blend together flour and butter in a bowl with a pastry blender or your fingertips until mixture resembles coarse meal with some small (roughly pea-size) butter lumps. Stir in milk with a fork just until a sticky dough forms.
  • Turn dough out onto a floured surface and gently knead 7 or 8 times, (Do not overwork, or biscuits will be tough).
  • Pat dough into a 9- by 6-inch rectangle on a lightly floured surface, then cut into 6 (3-inch) squares.
  • Arrange squares 1 inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet and bake until golden brown, 15 to 18 minutes.
  • Cool to warm on baking sheet on a rack.
  • Make Chicken In Gravy While Biscuits Bake:
  • Cook onion, carrot, celery, salt, and pepper in butter in a 10-inch heavy skillet over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are softened, 8 to 10 minutes. Sprinkle flour over vegetables and cook, stirring, 1 minute.
  • Stir in broth and thyme and bring to a boil, stirring, then boil over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, 2 minutes.
  • Add half-and-half and chicken to gravy and gently simmer until chicken is heated through, about 3 minutes.
  • Stir in lemon juice.
  • To Serve:
  • Halve biscuits and put each bottom half in a shallow bowl.
  • Spoon chicken in gravy over biscuit bottoms and cover with biscuit tops.
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