Monday, January 19, 2009

Comfort Food

This recipe is perfect for cozy dinner with the family. Don't you just love meals like this on cold winter evenings. Fluffy, cheesy biscuits are smothered in a creamy chicken and veggie sauce -- comfort food at its finest.
Chicken and Biscuits

2 cups chopped round red potato (2 medium)
1 cup coarsely chopped carrot (2 medium)
1/2 cup coarsely chopped onion (1 medium)
1/2 cup coarsely chopped celery (1 medium)
1 4-oz. can (drained weight) sliced mushrooms, drained
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. dried thyme, crushed
1/2 tsp. dried sage, crushed
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
2 Tbsp. quick-cooking tapioca, crushed
1 pound bone-in chicken thighs, skinned
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup frozen peas
1 3-oz. pkg. cream cheese, cut up
Cheesy Biscuits
1. In a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker, combine potato, carrot, onion, celery, mushrooms, garlic, thyme, sage, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle tapioca over the mixture. Top with chicken thighs. Pour broth over all.
2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 7 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 3-1/2 hours.
3. Remove chicken from slow cooker. When cool enough to handle, remove meat from bones and coarsely chop; discard bones. Return meat to slow cooker along with peas and cream cheese. Cover and cook for 10 minutes. Stir well; serve with Cheesy Biscuits. Makes 6 servings.
Cheesy Biscuits:Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. In a medium bowl, combine 1-2/3 cups packaged biscuit mix and 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (2 ounces). Stir in 1/2 cup milk. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead 10 times. Pat into a 1/2-inch-thick circle. Cut with a floured 3-inch biscuit cutter. Reroll scraps as needed. Place biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.
Recipe from Better Homes & Gardens


monstermash said...

...and I think the whole family'd like it!

Marci said...

Oh my gosh, I totally want that NOW! You keep posting tasty recipes that make me hungry :-)!

sewpink said...

hmmmmm...very comforting and very yummy!

Diane said...

I am with Marci! This looks yummy. the cream cheese is an unexpected ingredient, I can't wait to try it!

stacey said...

This recipe looks really good. I can't wait to try it!

dreamit said...

I love new ideas for chicken. This will be a big hit.

Heather said...

Girly - Where's your cookbook?

I am copying this little comfort meal for sure!