Everyday Mom's Meals: Skillet Supper

Monday, September 23, 2013

Skillet Supper

Fall is officially here. If you missed it, the first official day of autumn was indeed yesterday, bringing with it all the favorite flavors we look forward to every year. Of course you have your apple and pumpkin lovers. I include cinnamon in the list too. But one thing that I think everyone can agree on is that when the leaves are falling, and we have crisp mornings followed by sunny days with just a nip in the air, ending with clear nights perfect for bonfires, something that always tastes good is good ole' fashion comfort food!

Now me...I love comfort food year round, but it does taste different in each season. And one of the things I love most about fall, and that season that comes next, which I refuse to even discuss at this point, is the fact I can enjoy all of my favorite comfort foods, and they are functional too, warming me and my family from the inside out! Let's face it, there is nothing better than coming home after a long chilly day, to a piping hot meal sitting on the table inviting you to sit down, relax and thaw out!

One meal that is at the top of that list for us is Chicken Pot Pie. And I have a pretty simple one that is my go-to recipe, but when I found this I knew it was going to be even simpler, perfect for those days when I'm rushing here and there.

This comes together in almost no time at all, and while every single bite is filled with intense chicken flavor and delicious veggies, the stars of this meal are definitely the biscuit pieces seasoned to perfection. They make this a fun, new, unique way to enjoy a classic!

Comfort food is one of the best things about the new season that is upon us. So get in the kitchen, whip up something delicious, maybe even this dish, and enjoy every single bite!

Skillet Chicken Pot Pie Inspired by Pillsbury
1 1/2 lbs. chicken tenders, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 1/2 TBS vegetable oil
2 c. chopped carrots
2 c. frozen diced potatoes
1 1/2 c. frozen peas
1 (12 oz.) jar chicken gravy
1/2 -1 c. chicken broth
1 (10 ct.) Grands Jr. biscuits, cut into quarters
1 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
Salt and Pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400. In a larges skillet heat oil over medium high heat. Add chicken to oil and season with 1/2 tsp. thyme, salt and pepper. Stir and cook until chicken is browned on all sides, about 5-7 minutes. Add potatoes and carrots. Cook for another 5 minutes. Add gravy and 1/2 c. broth. Stir well. Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to low. Cook 20 minutes, stirring often. If too thick, add other 1/2 c. broth. Add peas and cook for 5 additional minutes. Remove from burner but keep warm. In a large bowl combine biscuit pieces, 1 tsp. thyme and garlic powder. Toss to coat. Lay on a ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes until golden brown. To serve, ladle chicken mixture onto plates and top with several biscuits.

Shared on The Country Cook September 27, 2013
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