Whenever we have family reunions, we have different roles to fulfill. The roles usually take a rotation every reunion so that everyone will have a fair share of responsibilities. For example, a group of us will be assigned to cook for breakfast. Another group will be assigned for lunch etc. There’s another group assigned for cleaning duties- washing everything from plates to pots and pans. And there is the group who will watch over the children. Among all of these groups, probably the most important one is the last one. Kids shouldn’t be left alone.
Most of the time, I am assigned to the kids along with two of my cousins or cousins-in-law. We need adults whom they will listen to all the time; an I am one of those. They always listen to me and they behave quite well.
I remember the first time when we allowed them to just roam around and play among themselves without any adult supervising. It resulted to fights and a few minor accidents. Ever since, we always assign people to watch over them.
Anyway, one way of making the kids behave is through food. This recipe that I am about to share with you reminds me of them because this is their favorite- chicken and biscuit casserole. One of my aunts always makes this, and everyone loves it especially the kids.
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To Make this Recipe You’Il Need the following ingredients:
This chicken and biscuit casserole can be considered as a comfort food. Its taste reminds you of home, of your childhood, of those days in the kitchen with your mom. It’s a classic food that we used to eat when we were just little, and it brings back those memories. Isn’t it nice to eat food that reminds you of those days? This is the reason why this is a favorite in the family. The taste of this chicken and biscuit casserole reminds us of the good times.
1/4 cup butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped baby carrots
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 cups chicken broth
1 (10 ounce) can peas, drained
4 cups diced, cooked chicken meat
2 cups buttermilk baking mix
2 teaspoons dried basil
2/3 cup milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.
In a skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Cook and stir the garlic, onion, celery, and carrots in butter until tender. Mix in the flour, sugar, salt, 1 teaspoon dried basil, and pepper. Stir in broth, and bring to a boil. Stirring constantly, boil 1 minute, reduce heat, and stir in peas. Simmer 5 minutes, then mix in chicken. Transfer mixture to the prepared baking dish.
In a medium bowl, combine the baking mix and 2 teaspoons dried basil. Stir in milk to form a dough. Divide the dough into 6 to 8 balls. On floured wax paper, use the palm of your hand to flatten each ball of dough into a circular shape; place on top of chicken mixture.
Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Cover with foil, and bake for 10 more minutes. To serve, spoon chicken mixture over biscuits.