Chicken & Biscuits, Boo!

Tonight I adapted this recipe for dinner.

The recipe is a little misleading.

First of all, I don’t think you can call store-bought biscuits “dumplings.” Secondly, according to the comments, it was a little bland, so I changed it up a wee bit.

This was the recipe as directed (and my switcheroos)

1 3 1/2- to 4-pound rotisserie chicken, meat shredded (rotisserie chicken freaks me out a little, because I don’t like having to take it all apart. Chicken bones give me the willies, and I don’t really care for dark meat (as far as poultry is concerned). So I just cooked three chicken breasts in the crockpot on high for three hours, and then shredded them.)
1 10-ounce package frozen mixed vegetables (apparently 10-oz packages don’t exist, at least not at my grocery store, so I used a 12-oz bag, because I hear vegetables are good for you.)
1 10.75-ounce can condensed cream-of-mushroom soup (I used cream of potato soup because 1) this is sort of a stew, and I think stew needs potatoes, and 2) mushrooms are disgusting.)
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt (I think you could bump this up to 1/2 tsp.)
1/4 teaspoon black pepper (…and this too)
1 10-count tube refrigerated biscuits (couldn’t find a 10-count, so I went with eight, which was more than enough for my casserole dish)
3/4 cup of water  (I used chicken stock, because I had it, and I’m a rebel)

A lot of people seemed to complain about the lack of seasoning, so I also added:

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon rosemary
… and I might add a bit more of each next time as well

It was a pretty simple dinner to throw together — just preheat your oven to 400, and mix everything (except for the biscuit dough) together and spread it out in a casserole dish. The recipe said to bake the chicken and vegetable mixture for 45 minutes, covered. It also suggested baking the biscuits separately and adding them before serving — but I added them to the casserole dish on top of everything for the last 15 minutes, and they cooked perfectly, and soaked up some of the flavor from the chicken.



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