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Biscuit-Topped Lemon Chicken

This homey recipe combines two of my favorite things: hot, crusty biscuits and a flavorful lemon-pepper sauce. I've taken it to potlucks and given it as gifts with potatoes and carrots baked in. —Pattie Ishee, Stringer, Mississippi
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    15 servings (30 biscuits)


  • 2 large onions, finely chopped
  • 4 celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 8 cups 2% milk
  • 12 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 5 cups self-rising flour
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted


  • In a Dutch oven, saute onions and celery in butter. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add green onions. Stir in flour until blended; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • Stir in chicken, soup, lemon juice and zest, pepper and salt; heat through. Pour into two greased 13x9-in. baking dishes; set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine biscuit ingredients just until moistened. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead 8-10 times. Pat or roll out to 3/4-in. thickness. With a floured 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter, cut out 30 biscuits.
  • Place over chicken mixture. Bake, uncovered, 35-40 minutes or until golden brown.
Editor's Note
As a substitute for each cup of self-rising flour, place 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a measuring cup. Add all-purpose flour to measure 1 cup.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 687 calories, 34g fat (19g saturated fat), 180mg cholesterol, 1224mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 2g fiber), 47g protein.

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