Ultimate comfort food – Chicken & gravy with biscuits

Comfort food. There’s something special about it and everyone has their own special somethings that can just make the darkest days seem bright. We could have used a bit more comfort food around here the last few days. And now that Stefan is finally home again and getting back to a healthy state, he needs plenty of home-cooked to get him back on his feet. Hospital food barely qualifies as edible. It’s something warm in the belly but always lacks flavor – and sometimes identifying exactly what you are eating is a challenge too.

One of my new favorite comfort foods is the following dish. It’s a simple meal which doesn’t take long to prep but it is SO delicious. You can also freeze the chicken & gravy for quick meals during the week – the biscuits freeze great too. Use store-bought ones, a mix or make your own biscuits from scratch – either way, your family is going to be licking the bowls clean after this meal.

Chicken & Gravy with Biscuits

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 6 chicken breast halves (about 1 pound or 600 grams)
  • A few tablespoons of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cups green peas

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C ). Drizzle olive oil in the bottle of a large casserole dish. Lay chicken breasts in dish and coat with oil. Add salt and pepper. Flip breasts over and add more oil if needed. Add salt and pepper. Bake for 30-60 minutes, depending on thickness of breasts, until no longer pink or the juices run clear.
  2. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour, then add broth, cream, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Mix together and cook until thickened. Stir in chicken and peas. Heat through and serve over hot cooked biscuits.

Comments

  1. Sounds like great comfort food. Hope his recovery is quick.

  2. Quick question – I don’t understand why the recipe includes both chicken breast halves that you cook in the oven, PLUS an additional 3 cups of chicken breast meat. Thanks!

    • Nice catch! I corrected the recipe above. I apparently never proofed the final draft very well! :) That would be one very chicken-filled recipe otherwise!!

  3. Thanks so much Janet! He’s being a trooper. Just hope the guys at work leave him alone for a while cause he’s still pretty under the weather.

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  2. [...] Chicken & Gravy Oh how I love this dish. I make a bunch of biscuits at once, freeze them and then thaw a couple as needed for breakfast sandwiches or this. Stefan looked at me pretty strangely the first time I made this, but now he can’t get enough of it. And it’s super simple! [...]

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