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Chicken and Biscuits with Gravy

Updated on September 11, 2013

I love all things chicken. It's a great meat that is healthy and versatile. But when it comes to slashing my grocery budget, chicken is the first meat I call into question.

My money saving fix? Only purchase whole chickens. The price is usually much better and I am able to stretch a simple five pound bird into seven healthy and homemade meals for my family!

Here is an easy recipe that is sure to stretch any cut of chicken: Chicken and Biscuits with Gravy.

Biscuits

- 3 c. flour (all-purpose or whole wheat)

- 1 T. baking powder

- 1 T. sugar

- 1 t. salt

- 3/4 t. cream of tartar

- 3/4 c. butter (softened) or shortening

- 1-1/4 c. milk

1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

2. Combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and cream of tartar in a large bowl.

3. Cut in butter/shortening with a pastry blender or fork until it resembles coarse crumbs.

4. Make a well in the center and add the milk all at once. Stir just until moistened (will be lumpy).

5. Drop the dough in large spoonfuls onto a greased baking sheet.

6. Bake for 10 minutes or until cooked through.

Makes about 12 biscuits.

Carved Chicken
Carved Chicken

Chicken and Gravy

- 2 T. butter

- 2 T. flour

- 1-1/2 c. chicken broth

- 1 t. salt

- 1/8 t. black pepper

- 1/2 c. chopped mushrooms

Note: If using meat from a whole chicken, be sure to cook the chicken first. Light and dark meat will both work for this recipe.

1. In a saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat.

2. Whisk in flour and immediately add chicken chicken broth.

3. Continue cooking over medium-high heat, whisking often, until thick and bubbly.

4. Stir in chicken and mushrooms and cook until heated through.

5. Serve chicken and gravy over biscuits.

This recipe makes about 6-8 servings.

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