Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lindsey Lower
Hands-on Time
1 Hour
Total Time
2 Hours 30 Mins
Serves 8 (serving size: 1 1/2 cups chicken mixture and 4 biscuits)

Buttery buttermilk biscuits make this family-style fave irresistible, and they couldn't be simpler to prepare, even for biscuit novices. Cooking the chicken bone-in makes it more flavorful and moist, but for convenience, you can substitute 4 cups diced skinless, boneless chicken thighs. Brown them first, and then mix into the filling to bake in the last step.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 500°.

Step 2

Weigh or lightly spoon self-rising flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Place self-rising flour in a bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add buttermilk; toss with a fork until moist. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls onto a foil-lined baking sheet coated with cooking spray to make 32 biscuits. Bake at 500° for 12 minutes or until edges are browned. Cool on wire racks. Reduce oven temperature to 350°.

Step 3

Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Sprinkle chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Add half of chicken to pan; cook 5 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove from pan. Repeat procedure with remaining chicken. Remove from pan.

Step 4

Add carrot and next 5 ingredients (through shallots) to pan; cook 5 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Add wine; cook until liquid is reduced to 1/4 cup (about 2 minutes). Add stock; bring to a boil. Add browned chicken. Cover and place in oven; bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until chicken is very tender. Remove from oven. Remove chicken from pan, and let stand 5 minutes.

Step 5

Remove chicken from bones; discard bones. Strain liquid over a bowl; reserve solids. Combine 1/2 cup cooking liquid and all-­purpose flour in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Add flour mixture and remaining cooking liquid to pan. Bring to a boil; cook 3 minutes or until slightly thickened.

Step 6

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil; swirl to coat. Add Brussels sprouts, cut sides down, to pan; cook 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Add remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and mushrooms to pan; sauté 5 minutes.

Step 7

Combine chicken, carrot mixture, cooking liquid, and mushroom mixture in a 13 x 9-inch glass or ceramic baking dish. Arrange biscuits evenly over chicken mixture. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until bubbly.

Cotton, Monroe, Louisiana

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Ratings & Reviews

steponme's Review

October 08, 2014
Great meal to kick off fall. However, it is as another reviewer stated, laborious, but the end result is so worth it. Reheats for leftovers well. I took the biscuits off to warm the filling and put them back on the last 10-12 seconds in microwave.

gwester1's Review

September 21, 2014
Had excellent flavor. I didn't have issue with biscuits burning.

Vangibbons253's Review

October 08, 2014

GolfGal's Review

September 16, 2014
Caution - check your biscuits after 5-6 min. I burnt the first two batches ( one at 12 min, and the other at 8 min). They were perfect at 6 min. This is meant for a day when you feel like puttering around in the kitchen, as it takes a long time to make. I used a large bone-in chicken breast, and cut the recipe in half. I had a ton of meat from that breast, I wished the recipe told you how much meat you should have after de-boning. I just added extra broth to compensate. The Brussels sprouts added an interesting dimension, but did not over-power the dish for the non- Brussels Sprout lovers. It was a good dish, but took lots of time.