Thursday, March 1, 2012

Comfort Food at its Finest!

How about another new recipe to try??

This recipe also originated with Marmee Dear's Greene Acres Old-Fashioned Cookery Book, but of course, I tweaked it just a bit!  ;)  

I gave this recipe a try last night for supper, and it's old-fashioned goodness was a real family pleaser!!  The only problem (except for the fact that it wasn't done in time to eat before church, and we had to eat afterwards!) was that some people saw this pan and got all excited because they thought I had made cinnamon rolls!!!  Cinnamon rolls these are not; but delicious they are!  :)






Chicken Roll-Ups


Cook whole chicken or chicken leg quarters in water.  Debone and shred the chicken, saving the broth.


Make your favorite biscuit dough (or use recipe below).


Roll out dough and spread with soft butter.  


Sprinkle pieces of cooked, shredded chicken over dough.  


Roll it up as you would to make cinnamon rolls, then slice it into 1" slices.


Place the slices in a greased pan and bake them at 400 degrees F for about 20 minutes or until lightly browned.  Make gravy with the chicken broth, while roll-ups are baking.


Serve the roll-ups and pass the gravy to ladle over the top of each!  Delicious!!!  :)






The Easiest Biscuits:


This recipe is super quick and easy and is made in your food processor!


4 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour (2 cups can be whole wheat)
2 Tablespoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 stick (8 Tablespoons) cold butter, cut into pieces 
2 cups milk


Put flour, baking powder, salt and butter pieces into food processor.  Pulse until mixture is coarse and crumbly.  


Pour milk into tube at top; pulse just until mixed.


Remove from food processor and turn out onto a floured surface.  With floured hands, knead 10 to 12 times.  Roll out to 1/4" thick for recipe above (1/2" thick for biscuits).




Chicken Gravy:


1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1/2 cup unbleached, all-purpose (or whole wheat) flour
4 cups reserved chicken broth
salt and pepper to taste


In large skillet over medium heat, melt butter.  Stir flour into butter with a wire whisk, cooking until it starts to brown.  Whisk in chicken broth.  Add salt and pepper.  Cook and stir until thickened.  Serve hot and ladle generously over chicken roll-ups.  




Let me know if you try this recipe!   

3 comments:

Beth said...

This looks delicious! We are having chicken and rice vegetable soup tonight. I made it out of frozen veggies and leftovers and added some dried soup mix I buy at an Amish market!
Thanks for the recipe! I will probably try it very soon!

Pamela said...

This recipe is so delicious! Thank you for sharing. I had just made a turkey dinner for our family on the day you posted this, and when I saw this recipe, I knew what I wanted to do with all of the leftover turkey breast meat. I made it last night and had guests over and it was everything I hoped for. The biscuits were light and flaky, I made them in my food processor as you suggested and it worked great. I used 1 cup of whole wheat to the white, so it seemed a little healthier. I made some fresh cranberry sauce to serve with, and for the gravy, I followed your instructions but I also added some sauteed mushrooms, and some white wine for flavor. I wasn't sure how much I would need having company, so I doubled the recipe, and ended up with an extra pan which instead of baking up, I threw in the freezer. That will be my test to see how it freezes, but since I had our 5th baby a few weeks ago, I'm hopeful that I can pull it out in a week or two to use on a busy day. I shared the link on my facebook page, as I had enjoyed it so much. :)

busymomof10 said...

Pamela,

Thanks for the feedback! I'm so glad you enjoyed this recipe! It sounds like the timing was perfect for you!! :)

I *think* it should freeze well. I know you can freeze chicken, and the biscuit recipe I used said you could freeze the biscuit dough -- so why not?? :) Of course, you can always make some healthy gravy from chicken broth/stock that you've made and frozen!

I will definitely be making this again soon, as my family LOVED it!

Thanks so much for taking the time to post your comment! :)

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