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Chicken & Cheddar Biscuit Casserole

I always get rave reviews when I bring this casserole to my son's Cub Scouts meetings. It's the perfect comfort meal after a long day. —Sarah Phillips, East Lansing, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups chicken broth or stock
  • 5 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 3 cups biscuit/baking mix
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup roasted sweet red peppers, drained and chopped

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425°. In a 6-qt. stockpot, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery and carrots; cook and stir 3-5 minutes or until tender. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 minute longer. Stir in flour, salt and pepper until blended; gradually whisk in broth. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir over medium heat 4-6 minutes or until thickened. Add chicken.
  • Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, 20 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine biscuit mix and milk just until moistened. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead gently 8-10 times. Roll dough into a 12x8-in. rectangle. Sprinkle with cheese and peppers. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to seal. Cut crosswise into 1-in.-thick slices. Place slices on top of hot chicken mixture. Bake, uncovered, 15-20 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown.
    Freeze option: Cool baked casserole; cover and freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 425°. Bake casserole, covered, 40 minutes or until heated through and a thermometer inserted in center reads 165°.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 357 calories, 16g fat (7g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 1081mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 23g protein.

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  • Baking Diva
    Sep 24, 2020

    My husband loves this casserole and has requested it a couple time since I first made it. It goes together quickly after work when I make the gravy/chicken part ahead. I simply reheat that part, make up the biscuit part and bake. Very satisfying and filling supper that looks like you fussed when you really didn't.

  • muffbear74
    Jun 27, 2017

    Halved this recipe to use up some leftover chicken and was happy with it. I'm thinking that I will make the full version for a potluck sometime.