Smothered Chicken and Biscuits

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Smothered Chicken and Biscuits Smothered Chicken and Biscuits Recipe Courtesy of

Servings: 4 to 6; About 12 biscuits
Prep Time: 25 min
Cook Time: 45 min
Difficulty: Easy

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2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 whole chicken fryer, cut into pieces
2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
1 tablespoon Paula Deen’s House Seasoning
2 ribs celery, chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 scallions, chopped
1/2 cup water

2 cups self-rising flour, plus more for work surface
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter





For the chicken:

Heat the oil in skillet over medium heat.

Season the chicken with salt and pepper, to taste. Combine the flour and House Seasoning in a shallow dish. Dredge the chicken in the flour mixture and add to the hot oil. Brown the chicken on each side and remove from skillet. Add the vegetables to the skillet and saute until tender. Return the chicken to the pan and add a 1/2 cup of water. Cover and cook until tender, approximately 25 minutes.

For the biscuits:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, sugar and shortening. Stir in the milk and mix together until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

The dough will be sticky. Dust your work surface with additional flour. Turn the dough out onto the floured surface. Gently fold each side toward the center. Picking up the dough and dusting the work surface with additional flour. Return the dough to the floured surface and fold each side towards the center again. Turn the dough over and press it out to a 1-inch thickness. Cut out biscuits, using a 2-inch round cookie cutter.

Melt 2 tablespoons of butter over low heat in a small saucepan. Spread 1 tablespoon on a 10-inch round cake pan and arrange the biscuits in the pan. Brush the tops of the biscuits with the remaining butter and set the pan aside to rest for 15 minutes before baking. Bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes. Serve with the chicken.

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By Jane Snider on December 26, 2013


I really love your chicken&biscuit;,really glad you're coming back Thanks for the reciept

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By dana on September 21, 2013


Watched your show with Rose Rock yesterday. I could just taste the smothered chicken when you and Rose took a bite. Couldn't wait to make it today. Didn't have chicken in the house so I made it with pork chops. Added bay leaves and basil. Oh my!!! It was so good!!! I served it with mashed potatoes and stir fried carrots,onions and garlic. Am going to try the biscuits in the morning. Thanks for all the great recipes

By Rita Gilbreath on February 01, 2013


Made these biscuits for dinner tonight, they came out wonderful. As I Was preparing them it reminded me of the days when my grandma and I made biscuits in her ketchen in the south . The recipe is very simular. Brought back some great memories that I had forgotten. Thanks for the memories and the recipe. Noonie

By Harriett on October 30, 2012


The recipe call's for 1tsp salt,not 1tb.I made this and it was very good,ya'll people that say it's to salty are putting to much salt.READ PEOPLE READ.....

By Sarah brown on August 28, 2012


Hi Paula, I always make Sunday dinner for my family. There can be any wheres from 15 to 25 people here. This week we had rolled rump roast on the grill, fresh broccoli, cauliflower,carrots, yellow and green peppers and onions stir fried, home made french bread with 1/4 cup corn meal added, mixed bead salad, and fruit salad.Then for dessert it was my 70th birthday and my 87 year old mother baked and decorated an angle food cake with ice cream. Who could ask for anything better? I am always using your recipes1 These are as always yummy! Keep up the good work! Love you and your family.God Bless all Jeanne

By Jean Bittner on July 16, 2012


What did I cook for sunday dinner? I fixed baked lemon-pepper chicken breasts with roasted brussel sprouts and red skinned buttered potatoes-excellent. love watching your show and am really loving watching your son's shows.

By melanie catron on July 16, 2012


This recipe reminds me that I haven't made chicken and dumplings in a very long time. It would be a nice (and healthier) change from deep-fried chicken.

By Raejean French on July 16, 2012


Hey; I had forgotten how my grandma and mom had taught me to make this when I was a kid. It was a sunday at Aunt Gertrude special. Thanks for the Memories today. It is the anniversary of my dad's passing and this was like going home Susan Satterfield Hastings Michigan

By Susan Satterfield on July 15, 2012


I decided to try your recipe for dinner which was very easy to follow. The meal came out great and was very delicious. Thank you !

By Judy Mahabir on July 15, 2012


You wanted to know what's for Sunday dinner...beef brisket that I simmered 12 hours in a bottle of Elderflower beer, sweet potato fries, succotash, and a big glass of red wine! We LOVE Sundays!

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We are having a light meal of Grilled Chiken And I made a foil packet of broccoli & cauliflower. Yum Yum

By Nancy on July 15, 2012


Fixed New England Clam Chowder. Was born is South Carolina and learned to cook from my grandmother.

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we are having1/2 roasted chicken with rice,beans,tomatoes,garlic.

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Betty Keeton i'm fixing mini pot pies! my sunday supper will be wedesday. then i'm fixing fried chicken , new potatoes with white gravy, fresh green beans, sliced tomatoes and cumumbers.

By betty on July 15, 2012


paula I cook pork chops in gravy with orka, corn and tomatoes and some blackeye peas that is my sunday dinner.

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