October 30, 2009

Mimi's Chicken & Biscuits

This is a VERY rough recipe..."rough" as in lack of measured ingredients.
This is an easy, classic recipe!!!

3-4 chicken breasts boiled & chopped (If I'm feeling cheap I use boneless, skinless thighs...ooh.)
potatoes, canned or diced fresh & slightly undercooked
small bag of frozen peas
small bag of frozen carrots
depending on your taste either diced onions or a bag of frozen pearl onions (I add the diced to the chicken while cooking...or the frozen with the veggies.)

  • Make a creamy sauce of: juice/broth from chicken, chicken bouillon (if necessary), roux (equal parts butter & flour sauteed), herbs de Provence (French herbs....but Italian will work).
  • Add chicken, potatoes & (frozen) veggies to ample sauce. 
  • Place into a 9x13 pan. (typically makes 2 pans)
  • Top with biscuits & bake till bubbly...and biscuits are done.
  • Make extra biscuits!!! You'll want to serve them with honey on the side.

Mimi's Buttermilk Biscuits

2 c. AP flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. baking soda

1/3 c. shortening (mimi uses canola or vegetable oil...NOT butter, crisco, lard or anything else)
2/3-3/4 c. buttermilk

Sift all dry ingredients together.
Add wet ingredients.
(Buttermilk amount varies based on humidity. Do no let them be goopey.)
Knead very little.
Flour your counter and dump mix onto counter.
Roll out and cut using a glass, biscuit cutter or knife.

Bake on ungreased cookie sheet @ 450 for 12-15 min.
Makes about 16

Sally's Ranch Cookies

Be prepared ladies. This makes A TON of cookies!!! My mimi says 16 DOZEN..but I make them a bit bigger so I get less. But still a ton.

2 c. shortening
2 c. white sugar
2 c. brown sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
4 T water
4 c. flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
4 c. quick oats
4 c. rice krispies
1 c chopped walnuts

Cream the shortening.
Add sugars.
Add eggs & vanilla.
Beat Well!!!
Add water.
Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder & salt together.
Mix sifted ingredients with wet ingredients.
Fold in oats, krispies & nuts.

Spoon onto baking sheets.
Bake @ 350 for 10-15 min
Makes 16 Doz.