Are you looking for something simple you can make in your cast iron?
Try this Easy Skillet Chicken and Biscuits recipe.
You won’t need a lot of ingredients, nor does it require much prep work.
Since it’s a one-pan meal with meat, vegetables, and biscuits, you don’t have to make anything else.
This recipe feeds 3-4 people.
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Easy Skillet Chicken and Biscuits Recipe
This recipe is indeed easy and delicious. You will need cream of mushroom soup, chicken breast, frozen mixed vegetables, salt and pepper, and a small can of biscuits. Prep time is 5 minutes or less (to cut up the chicken), and baking time is 40 minutes for a total of 45 minutes to make this skillet meal.
- 2 cans (10 1/2 ounces) Cream of Mushroom soup
- 1 pound chicken breast, cut in bite-size pieces and seasoned
- 1 1/2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
- 3/4 – 1 can of water
- 7.5 ounce can of biscuits
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Preheat the oven to 450°F (232°C).
- Put the soup in a 10-inch cast iron skillet.
- Add chicken, vegetables, and water, mix together.
- Bake for 30 minutes.
- Remove pan and reduce oven temperature to 375°F (190°C).
- Place the biscuits on top of the chicken and vegetables.
- Return pan to the oven for 10 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown on top.
Tips and Variations
This recipe can be a template, meaning you can substitute one ingredient for another to make a different skillet meal. For example:
- Replace Cream of Mushroom soup with Cream of Chicken.
- Use chicken thighs (dark) or even a different kind of meat.
- Add other seasonings for different flavors.
- Use fresh vegetables (more prep work) or another type of frozen vegetables.
- Add more vegetables and replace the meat with Tofu.
- Use a 12-inch skillet if you plan to add more vegetables or meat for a larger meal.
- Add melted butter to the top of the biscuits.
- As long as your pan is well-seasoned, you won’t need to add any oil. However, go ahead and put a little oil in the bottom of the pan if your skillet is newer or the seasoning isn’t that great (optional).
Use your imagination.
When a recipe becomes a template, you can make various meals instead of just one. In other words, you can create different flavors, and it will seem like a new dish even if some of the ingredients remain the same.
Maybe you’re looking for a dessert to complete the meal. How about skillet cookies? With a scoop of ice cream?
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For a similar, but a little more complex recipe, see the video below.
Chicken and Biscuits Skillet Pot Pie
How I Made It
I made it according to the recipe with one adjustment.
Since I didn’t have any chicken breast, I used three leftover thighs that I had already cooked. It equaled about 2 cups.
I also basted butter on top of the biscuits before putting them in the oven. And I left them in 15 minutes, instead of 10. The extra 5 minutes allowed the tops to get golden-brown.
10 Interesting and Fun Facts About Chicken
Here are a few facts about one of our favorite foods to eat. No matter where you live in the world, you probably either eat chicken or know someone who does.
1. Over 65 billion chickens are consumed every year. It’s the second most-consumed protein, second only to pork.
3. It’s estimated that 55 million chickens are eaten around the world daily.
4. There are nearly 24 billion chickens in the world at any given time.
5. Chickens have a great memory. They can learn their own name and recognize the faces of people and even other chickens and animals.
6. In Gainesville, Georgia, it’s illegal to eat fried chicken with anything but your fingers. Apparently, 91-year old Louisiana resident, Ginny Dietrick, was caught eating her fried chicken with a fork in the Longstreet Cafe. The Gainesville police chief spotted her and informed her she was being arrested for breaking the law.
7. The largest serving of fried chicken weighed 3,675 pounds, 12 ounces. On Sept 15, 2019, 18 vendors came together at the 12th annual Karaage Festival in Nakatsu, Oita, Japan, to fry chicken from 6-10 am. They set a new world record.
8. 1.42 billion chicken wings are expected to be eaten Superbowl Sunday, 2022. I will be one of them. Will you?
9. Chicken wing sales at the grocery store totaled more than 3 billion dollars over the 2020 Superbowl weekend.
10. The National Chicken Council has kept records of the per capita consumption of poultry and livestock from 1965 to forecast 2022, in pounds. Chicken has by far risen the most, while beef has decreased.
Well, there you have it.
An easy skillet chicken and biscuits recipe, and some ways to make other skillet meals using the recipe as a template.
And I finished with some interesting and fun facts about chicken.
Did you have any idea people ate that much chicken or that it’s right behind pork in consumption?
Or how many chicken wings that people consume every Superbowl?
I wonder how many will make their chicken wings in cast iron?