Chef John's Chicken and Biscuits

Chef John's Chicken and Biscuits

Chef John 21756

"This recipe is the best of three chicken dinner favorites--chicken and biscuits, chicken pot pie, and chicken and dumplings--all in one!"


3 h 20 m servings 746 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 746 kcal
  • 37%
  • Fat:
  • 59.3 g
  • 91%
  • Carbs:
  • 28.4g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 24.5 g
  • 49%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 113 mg
  • 38%
  • Sodium:
  • 1135 mg
  • 45%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place chicken in large (9-quart) stock pot, pour in water, and drop in bay leaf and single clove. Bring to simmer over medium-low heat. As foam rises to the top of the broth, skim and discard with a ladle. Add peeled garlic cloves, cover pot, and simmer on low for 1 hour.
  2. Remove chicken from pot, and allow to cool for a few minutes. When cool enough to handle, remove all meat from the bones, and set the chicken meat aside. Pour stock into a bowl and set aside.
  3. In a large oven-safe pot or Dutch oven over medium heat, melt butter, and cook and stir carrots, celery, onion, and mushrooms until the vegetables start to become tender, about 10 minutes. Season with salt, white pepper, cayenne pepper, black pepper and paprika. Mix in flour, stirring to coat vegetables with flour, about 5 minutes. Add half of reserved stock, and stir with the vegetables and flour to form a very thick sauce. Stir in remaining stock until sauce is smooth; reduce heat to a simmer, and cook uncovered for 45 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  5. Stir milk into the sauce, and gently mix in the reserved chicken meat, herbes de Provence, tarragon, and rosemary. Bring stew back to a simmer, and cook for 10 more minutes. Pop open the can of biscuits, separate, and place biscuits on top of stew.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until the biscuits are golden brown and the stew is bubbling, about 20 minutes. Place lid on the pot or Dutch oven, and return to oven; bake until biscuits are cooked through, about 15 more minutes. Test biscuits for doneness by pulling apart a biscuit near the middle of the stew to see if it's cooked through.


  • Cook's Note:
  • For a richer stew, you can use chicken broth instead of water.
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  1. 84 Ratings


Wow. I followed this recipe instructions exactly, except for the fact that I had no idea where to find cloves, and I don't personally like mushrooms. Yes, it takes a while, but you can reasonabl...

Wonderful flavor. A bit time consuming but overall very good.

This was tasty, but a bit too spicy. Next time I would not so much fresh taragon since it has a strong licorice flavor to it. I probably would opt for a spoon of it dry. I'd also cut all of th...

Full of flavor with perfect results. Be warned this is spicy hot, so do take that into account when preparing this dish. I used dried herbs as I did not have the fresh and just cut back to 1 ts...

Awesome recipe! Only a few things I did to make this simpler: One I baked chicken breasts in the oven and used store bought chicken stock, and two I did not cook the stew for 45 min. I let it...

WOW! I can't believe there aren't more written reviews. I didn't have all of the herbs called for but used what I had, and the stew was amazing. I also didn't have mushrooms, so I just added a ...

I gave this 3 stars because the basics are there for a good dish but it's not good as written. For starters, there is way, way too much pepper and it overpowers everything else. The last time I ...

I am just so happy I found and tried this recipe. It is flavourful and delicious. A warning to those about to make it it is a tad bit spicey. I am not one for spicey foods but I still loved this...

Comfort food times ten. I did a double take when I saw the ingredient amounts for the herbs and spices. After reading through other reviews, I checked the amounts for this recipe on Chef John’s ...