Quick Chicken and biscuits
See, first I made a roast chicken, since I had a lot of leftovers I came up with this Chicken 2 Ways concept to get two dinners out of one chicken.
The Baby wanted pot pies but I didn’t have any pie shells, and I thought, biscuits might work just as well. It was BETTER! Because you got to make cute little cut out biscuits for the tops. I just used a Bat cookie cutter, not *the real* Batman symbol, but it was close enough that the Bat-Baby approved so that’s all that matters. (I think he was just hungry, otherwise he’d insist on the correct symbol, I’m sure of it.)
2 cups leftover roast chicken, cut into cubes
1/2 cup leftover roasted onions, cut up
1/2 cup leftover roast carrots, cut into a small dice
1/2 cup corn
1/2 cup peas
1-1/2 cups chicken broth
1 cup flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 stick (4 Tablspoons) butter COLD, diced
3 ounces half and half
1 egg mixed with 1 Tablespoon water (for egg wash)
Take all your leftover roast chicken ingredients, plus the corn and peas, and divide them up into ramekins (either 4 large or 8 small). Divide the chicken broth into each ramekin evenly. Now make the biscuits.
In a mixer, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Add the butter and mix on low speed until crumbly. Slowly add the half and half, still on low speed.
Dump the dough onto a flour board and roll out to about 3/8″ thick. Round is kind of boring, but you can do it, I like to get the cookie cutters out and really have fun with it. Plus it makes the kids WANT to eat.
Who can resist Batman, am I right? The Baby called this BAT POT PIE.
Brush the tops of the biscuits with the egg wash and sprinkle with a little kosher salt. Arrange the ramekins on a lined baking sheet, in case it bubbles over. Bake for 20-30 minutes, until the biscuits are brown and the chicken mixture is hot.
This is a great use of leftovers and so fun to eat. Also – before the egg wash, you can just freeze what you have and pull them out for a meal later. Just finish up with the egg wash and baking on another day!