Chicken and Whole Wheat Biscuits Casserole

Chicken and Whole Wheat Biscuits Casserole is the perfect comfort food with fluffy, low-fat biscuits and a creamy, low calorie chicken stew. It will be your new favorite dinner recipe.
Healthy comfort food for dinner or bring to a friend with fluffy biscuits and creamy chicken stew

The clouds have parted, and the angels are singing. That is exactly how I feel when we have Chicken and Biscuits for dinner. My all-time favorite bread, a fluffy biscuit, sops up the delicious gravy from the creamy chicken stew underneath. Every bite is sheer heaven. I have to admit, it took me forever to make a good biscuit, which is quite funny since the trick is to do as little as possible to it.  I have two other tips for a fluffy biscuit.  The first is frozen, grated butter.  I like to freeze the butter for a few minutes.  Then I grate it and pop it back in the freezer.  You want it really cold.  The next tip is seltzer water.  Yes, a little bubbly gives your biscuits more lift.  I always make mine by hand with a bowl.  You don’t need to use a food processor.  The dough is really simple to stir together and less chance you will overwork the dough. I barely mix mine.  I just want it incorporated, just barely.
Healthy comfort food for dinner or bring to a friend with fluffy biscuits and creamy chicken stew

When you are cutting out the biscuits, be sure to push straight down with the cookie cutter.  Do not twist it.  Don’t do it people.  Push straight down and pull the cookie cutter straight up.  It is that easy.  You can put this delicious casserole together earlier in the day and pop it in the oven to cook before dinner.  It will save you some time.  Need a dish to bring to a potluck or a neighbor.  Chicken and Biscuits is the perfect casserole.  It is comforting, easy on the tummy and filling. I love to fill mine with vegetables.  I happened to find some cute, colorful carrots.  See those purple specks in the casserole, those are carrots.  Carrots that are my favorite color, swoon!  Give this delicious and lightened comfort food a try.  Your taste buds and tummy will thank you.

Healthy comfort food for dinner or bring to a friend with fluffy biscuits and creamy chicken stew
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Yields 9

Chicken and Whole Wheat Biscuits Casserole

15 minPrep Time

1 hr, 30 Cook Time

1 hr, 45 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cup finely chopped carrots
  • 1 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 8 oz. sliced mushrooms
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp. kosher Salt, divided
  • 1/4 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. Poultry seasoning
  • 1 tsp. Thyme
  • 2 lbs. Boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into bite size pieces
  • 12 oz. frozen pearl onions, defrosted
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat Flour
  • 1 cup cashew milk
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • Biscuits:
  • 2 cup (240 grams) whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
  • 3 tbsp. grated unsalted butter, frozen
  • 1/2 cup cold cashew milk
  • 1/2 cup cold seltzer water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425•. Spray a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat.
  3. Stir in carrots, onion, celery and mushrooms. Cover and saute for 20 minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. Stir in garlic, salt, pepper, poultry seasoning and thyme. Cook, stirring, for one minute.
  5. Stir in chicken and onions. Cover and cook for 15 minutes. Remove the lid and cook for another 10 minutes, or until chicken is cooked.
  6. Stir in the flour and cook, stirring, for one minute.
  7. Stir in the milk and bring to a simmer. Simmer until the sauce starts to thicken.
  8. Stir in the peas.
  9. Pour into the baking dish.
  10. Biscuits:
  11. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and pepper.
  12. Using a pastry cutter, cut in butter until it is pea sized.
  13. Stir in milk and seltzer until just combined.
  14. Flour a work surface and place dough on top.
  15. Flour your hands and knead the dough five times.
  16. Gently pat out the dough with your hands until it is about 3/4 inch thick.
  17. Flour a cookie cutter and cut out 9 biscuits.
  18. Place on top of the chicken mixture.
  19. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes

Notes

Cal 314/Fat 9g/Carbs 31g/Fiber 5g/Protein 29g I calculated 8 Weight Watcher smart points

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Happy Healthy Eating,

Christie

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Healthy comfort food for dinner or bring to a friend with fluffy biscuits and creamy chicken stew

Comments

  1. This looks absolutely delicious! I love casseroles on busy weeknights as you can leave them to bake away and do their things whilst you get other things done!
  2. Yum! This looks so good!
  3. I love chicken pot pie and this casserole looks so good and reminds me of that. Yummy comfort food.
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Gloria, Yes the chicken is basically a filling of a pot pie just topped with fluffy biscuits instead of pie crust.
  4. Yum Yum I want some! Looks so good and easy!
  5. This looks amazing! I am such a biscuit girl! :) Great recipe!
  6. What a marvelous dish! Comfort food like this is really the best and it looks like it may be great for leftovers, too. I'm definitely going to have to try the biscuits with seltzer.
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Alisha, The seltzer gives the biscuits a little more lift along with the frozen grated butter.
  7. This looks and sounds terrific, such great comfort food! Really happy to see the whole wheat biscuits, too!
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Thanks Kimberly. The biscuits are quite light and fluffy too even though they are made with whole wheat.
  8. I love biscuits too!! I made them all the time. This recipe looks amazing. Pinning to try soon.
  9. I love this lactose-friendly version of a creamy comfort food dish. I also grate butter for my biscuits but haven't tried them with whole wheat flour -will have to give it a go!
  10. I love this! Your photos are making my mouth water and I JUST ate lunch!!!
  11. This is such a pretty, pretty dish, and oh-so-comforting! Just love it! Great tips that you've included, too - thank you!
  12. Great tips on making fluffy biscuits! I'm intrigued by the cashew milk in this recipe. Can you taste the sweet nut? I gotta try this!
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Sandra, You won't taste the cashew milk but make sure it is unsweetened. I like to use it because it is less calories.
  13. This looks SO good. Nothing beats chicken and biscuits. I could eat a mountain of this casserole.
  14. The only thing better than good comfort food is good healthy comfort food! :) This looks amazing!
  15. this is my kind of delicious comfort food and I love the addition of whole grains!
  16. Erica Schwarz says
    Hmmm, not that I think about it, I think I twist when I make my biscuits. They don't always rise, there are many times I toss them and start over and maybe that's why! Such a great tip and SUCH a delicious dinner!
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Erica, I use to twist the cutter too, but it seals the edges so they don't rise. I am sure you will have better success if you just go straight up and down with the cutter.

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