Everyday Mom's Meals: Happy 2019

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Happy 2019

I hope the first week of the new year has treated you well. We head back to school this week, and that means B.U.S.Y. Between homework, basketball practice, games, quizzes, tests...I can honestly say I didn't miss the grind these past two weeks.

I guess it's time for me to pull on my big girl panties and get back to reality, and back in the kitchen. I cooked over break, but not like I normally do. We had a lot of leftover nights, simple meals and ate out a little extra too.

If the schedule is about to explode once again, simple suppers better be on the menu! For me, not only is it nice if a meal doesn't take much time come dinner time, but if I prep some of it during the day when I'm home, that really helps too.

If you like a classic chicken pot pie, this is a terrific play on those same flavors. Plus, the chicken can be cooked earlier in the day, or even the night before! Heck, you could even make it on the weekend when you've got extra time and freeze it for later in the week. So many options to take some of the pressure off when 6 o'clock rolls around.

I am tired just thinking about how busy this week is. But at least I know supper time doesn't have to be exhausting too, thanks to easy, delicious comfort food like this.

Skillet Chicken n Biscuits
2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken tenders
Vegetable Oil
8 count refrigerated biscuits
2 (12 oz.) bags frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
2 TBS butter
2 (12 oz.) jars chicken gravy
1/2 c. chicken broth
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 TBS cornstarch
2 TBS water
1 egg
Dried Parsley 
Salt and Pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400. Baste chicken with oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 30-40 minutes until juices run clear and browned. Cool. Chop into small pieces. In a large skillet melt butter. Saute vegetables until crisp tender, about 5 minutes. Add chicken. Season with salt, pepper, thyme and garlic powder. Add gravy and broth. Stir well. Whisk together cornstarch and water. Add to chicken mixture. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes until slightly thickened. Add a splash of water to the egg and beat. Brush tops of biscuits with egg wash and sprinkle with parsley. Bake according to package directions until browned. Add to skillet and let cook a couple minutes. *NOTE* If you have an oven safe skillet, you can absolutely bake the biscuits on top of the chicken mixture and make this a one pan meal!

Shared at Weekend Potluck

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