Old favorites… new twist

8 Mar

When I was little, my mom used to make this dish that was great. At the time it seemed insignificant. It was a casserole. It wasn’t that it didn’t taste great, it was amazing, but I just couldn’t appreciate it at the time. When you’re a kid you just eat what’s given to you. A couple of night’s ago I was having dinner with my mom and we were talking about this dish. She told me that she used to make it it with chicken breast and cream of mushroom sauce and frozen peas.

I love you Mom, but I’m taking my own spin on this and making it from scratch. The other quirky thing about this recipe is that although this dish resembles chicken pot pie or chicken an dumplings, it’s neither, and it doesn’t have a name. It’s half Betty Crocker and half Diane B. Now, it’s part Katie and I guess it’s about time to name this dish. If you have any ideas let me know 🙂

1/2 cup carrot, small dice
1/2 cup celery, small dice
1 cup onion, small dice
1/2 cup fennel, small dice
1 tablespoon bacon fat
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon flour
1/2 cup white wine
2 cups milk
1 pound chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch pieces
3/4 cup frozen peas
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
salt and pepper to taste
1 package of Pilsbury flakey butter biscuits

In a hot pot, add the bacon fat and oil. Add in the chicken and cook until brown on the outside. remove the chicken from the pan and set aside. Add in the vegetables and cook until just starting to turn soft. Add in the flour and wisk into the vegetables. Slowly add in the thyme, wine and milk, wisking to combine. Allow to come to a boil and then add the chicken back into the pot. Season and then turn the heat off and arrange the biscuits on the top of the chicken mixture. Bake in the oven at 350 for 35-40 minutes or until the biscuits are fluffy and golden brown on top.

This is great for a cool night. It really hearty and has minimal clean up since it’s all in one pot. What’s not to love about this comforting, delicious meal?

Always thinking about the next meal

Katie

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2 Responses to “Old favorites… new twist”

  1. Cathy March 8, 2010 at 8:11 pm #

    How about, Diane and Betty’s Chicken Katie.

  2. mrsmarquiss March 9, 2010 at 7:54 am #

    hmm that might work

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