Chicken and Biscuits

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Paleo Chicken and Biscuits

Paleo Chicken and Biscuits - Fresh Planet Flavor

I don’t know when I first tasted chicken and biscuits. Maybe my beloved Texas grandmother made it for me, I can’t be sure. What I very much DO know is that this is the perfect dish to serve on a cold winter night, preferably in front of a roaring fire. Like a deconstructed chicken pot pie, you top this unfussy recipe with biscuits instead of a crust.

Tip: this dish is a great way to make use of the last of a roasted chicken. All those little scraps of dark meat lend a great depth of flavor to the simple combo of homey vegetables.

Paleo Chicken and Biscuits - Fresh Planet Flavor

If you’re wondering if you can leave the arrowroot flour out, go ahead. This chicken and biscuits recipe is perfectly savory and wonderful without it… the arrowroot merely replicates the effect of wheat flour in the original. You know, that slight thickness and gooeyness! It’s sort of my favorite part, but the choice is up to you. 🙂

Paleo Chicken and Biscuits
 
Author: Fresh Planet Flavor
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Serves: 2
In this grain-free riff on the delicious Southern dish chicken and biscuits, vegetables are cooked in broth until soft, then mixed with chicken and topped with coconut flour biscuits.
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp <a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003OGKCDC/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B003OGKCDC&linkCode=as2&tag=grokgrcom-20&linkId=STOHOU5H5OOJBZHT”>coconut oil</a><img src=”http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=grokgrcom-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B003OGKCDC” width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” />
  • 1/2 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 large carrot, sliced
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped
  • 1/2 cup peas
  • 1 cup cooked shredded chicken
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock, divided
  • 1/3 cup <a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003K8Q04O/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B003K8Q04O&linkCode=as2&tag=grokgrcom-20″>arrowroot flour</a><img src=”http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=grokgrcom-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B003K8Q04O” width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” />
  • 1/4 tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Heat the butter, ghee or oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the sliced onion, chopped carrots and celery. Sauté until beginning to soften, approximately 5-10 minutes.
  3. Add the shredded chicken, then pour in 1 cup stock and simmer until reduced.
  4. Add the last 1/2 cup stock, arrowroot flour, peas and salt.
  5. Mix well until the peas are warmed and the consistency of the combination is soft with a touch of gooeyness from the arrowroot.
  6. Top with warm biscuits and serve.
 
Notes
I used [url href=”http://paleocomfortfoods.com/recipes/biscuits-2-0/”>” target=”_blank”]Paleo Comfort Foods’ recipe[/url] for the biscuits, substituting softened coconut oil for the butter.

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sprittibee May 13, 2014 - 2:59 pm

This was fabulous. My compliments! Made it last night along with some Paleo Quick-Bread microwave biscuits from the cook book “Paleo Indulgences”. 🙂

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Grok Grub May 13, 2014 - 9:28 pm

Glad you enjoyed! Your site is cute, btw. Are you on Instagram by any chance?

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Jlhubb July 20, 2014 - 4:45 pm

I made this for breakfast today. This was amazing. Thumbs up from the whole family. I was out of arrowroot powder, but I had tapioca powder and potato starch. I opted for the potato starch (but cut back on amount a little) because I thought it might be too slimy with tapioca powder. I also added diced turnip for that potato feel that I like from traditional pot pie.

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Grok Grub July 22, 2014 - 12:04 am

Hooray! So glad it was enjoyed, and your substitutions worked out well.

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Payton January 27, 2015 - 4:31 pm

I feel that my biscuits will absolutely never come out looking that nice 😛

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Grok Grub January 27, 2015 - 5:39 pm

Well, the most important thing is that they be tasty!

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kristen November 16, 2015 - 5:25 pm

This looks amazing! especially since the weather is calling for snow tonight! Thanks for sharing!

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Brittany November 16, 2015 - 5:25 pm

Yum! Is it dinner time yet? I want some of this now!

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Grok Grub November 16, 2015 - 5:59 pm

It’s sooooo tasty…

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Nusrat November 16, 2015 - 5:25 pm

Pinning this for later this week!

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Grok Grub November 16, 2015 - 5:59 pm

Yay! So good this time of year…

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Britany Schulz November 16, 2015 - 9:18 pm

LOVE! It’s always fun finding other paleo bloggers:)

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Shadi November 17, 2015 - 1:51 am

Looks like a wonderful dinner for a cold evening! Thanks for the recipe!

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Ashleigh November 17, 2015 - 5:35 am

Wow this recipe looks good… thank you for sharing!

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Celia at Chicago Jogger November 17, 2015 - 12:18 pm

Yum, these look amazing!! Gorgeous paleo biscuits 🙂

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Vicky @ Avocdo Pesto November 17, 2015 - 9:59 pm

Sounds like the perfect comfort food to me!

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Grok Grub November 18, 2015 - 2:26 am

It’s so warming and yummy.

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