"We love this at our house! " Jill W.
Chicken and Biscuits from "Double Delicious" by Jessica Seinfeld
Modified to increase nutrient content by GOOD CLEAN HEALTH. This recipe had some nice modification in it to make it healthier than your traditional Chicken and Biscuits. There were some areas I noticed could be upgraded further to make this the ultimate comfort food that is also nutrient dense. So, the changes I made were intended to boost the nutrition of the dish without sacraficing the flavors and textures you expect from chicken and biscuits. So, the major changes were to 1) Get rid of the highly processed can of preservative "soup" 2) Increase the amount and variety of veggies so much so, that you could leave out the chicken without anyone missing it. 3) Use a gluten free flour or a healthier flour for the biscuit. Even with these changes this dish is comfort food at it's best! This dish is capable of washing away the worst of days and replacing it with gratitude and a smile. Now this is my kind of southern comfort.
Alabama Chicken and Biscuits
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 boneless, Organic free range skinless chicken breasts, cubed
- 1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1 (8.5 oz
) can reduced fat cream of celery soupSee Below for "non-canned" soup recipe
- 1/2 cup organic nonfat milk (I used whole raw milk) See notes
- 1 cup of sweet potato puree (I boiled 2 sweet potatoes and mashed with a fork)
- 1 cup diced asparagus or peas
- 1/2 cup of finely chopped fresh collard greens or your favorite leafy green
- 1/2 cup diced carrots
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour or Gluten Free All Purpose flour or garbanzo bean flour if that meets your needs
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup trans-fat-free, soft tub
margerineorganic butter or Earth's Balance vegan spread
- 1 large egg beaten
- 1/4 c honey
- 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
- 3/4 c low fat buttermilk
Full fat dairy has more absorbable nutrients. Raw dairy is not ultra pasturized and these animals are raised in a more sanitary, natural and "happy" environment. Also, raw milk still contains the enzymes necessary for digestion. Many individuals with lactose intolerance are able to tolerate raw milk, or goats milk. You may want to explore this but consult your physician first. You could also use nondairy substitutes at any time such as almond or rice milk. I do not recommend soy milk.
Ingredients for Homemade cream soup:
- 1 tbsp. butter
- 3 tbsp. flour (I used gluten-free flour)
- 1/2 cup any broth (I used organic chicken stock)
- 1/2 cup milk
- mushrooms, chopped and sauteed, or leek or whatever other flavoer you are after (how ever much you desire)
- salt and pepper to taste
To make the soup
- Melt butter in a saucepan over Med-Low heat.
- Stir in flour a little at a time until smooth, then remove from heat.
- Add broth and milk a little at a time, stirring to keep mixture smooth. Then, stir in mushrooms.
- Return to heat and bring sauce to a gentle boil; stir constantly until sauce thickens.
- Add salt and pepper to taste
1. Heat the oil in a flameproof casserole or Dutch oven over high heat. Sprinkle the chicken with pepper. Add it to the casserole and cook until the chicken begins to brown, 4-5 minutes. Stir in the soup, milk, and sweet potato puree until all ingredients are well combined. Remove from heat.
2. Preheat the oven to 375. Prepare the biscuits. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Rub the butter into the flour with your fingertips until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add the egg, honey, cream of tartar and buttermilk all at once. Mix just until soft dough forms. Dot the biscuit dough over the chicken mixture. Bake 20-25 minutes, uncovered, until the biscuits are cooked through and golden top.
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