Drop Biscuits

Notes: Quick and fast. Family said they like these almost as much as my buttermilk biscuits. I think these are better for savory dishes, and wouldn’t make a great breakfast biscuit. You could easily add 1/2 cup shredded cheese to these.

Servings: 6-7 | Prep Time: 5 minutes | Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (White Lily)
  • 1 stick cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 TBSP baking powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup whole or 2% milk

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 400F.
  2. In a food processor, combine flour, butter, baking powder and salt. Pulse until pea-sized.
  3. Add milk and pulse just until moistened.
  4. With a 1/2 cup measure, drop large mounds of dough onto a greased baking sheet. Bake until golden, about 19-20 minutes.

Recipe Origin: Adapted from Real Simple recipe.

Slow Cooker Chicken with Biscuits

Notes: Easy and delicious. The biscuits are very easy to make.

Servings: 6 | Prep Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 2:45

Ingredients:

  • 4-5 carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 stalks celery, thinly sliced
  • 1 small onion, chopped finely
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 8)
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine (you can skip this and increase chicken broth by 1/2 cup)
  • 2/3 cup low-sodium chicken broth or homemade chicken broth
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
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Directions:

  1. In a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker, toss together the carrots, celery, onion, and flour. Place the chicken on top and season with the poultry seasoning, 1 teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Add the wine and broth.
  2. Cover and cook until the chicken and vegetables are tender, on high for 2 1⁄2 hours  (my preference) or on low for 5 to 6 hours.
  3. Thirty minutes before serving, prepare the Drop Biscuits.
  4. Ten minutes before serving, add the peas, cream, and ½ teaspoon salt to the chicken and stir to combine. Cover and cook until heated through, 5 to 10 minutes more.
  5. To serve, place the bottom halves of the biscuits in shallow bowls, then top with the chicken mixture and the remaining biscuit halves.

Recipe Origin: Adapted from Real Simple recipe. Increased broth from 1/2 cup to 2/3 cup, increased flour from 1/4 to 1/2 cup, increased celery and carrots, decreased salt.