Chicken and Biscuits

Who’s up for this chicken and biscuits recipe? “Chicken and biscuits in one dish? I wonder how that would taste like.” Oh yes! This is exactly one of the most unique dishes. Unique AND also delicious, my friend. “Can we cook this now?” Sure thing! But not this instant. *winks* How about we go first into a little chitchat about the star ingredient, biscuits? After that, we’ll take a huge bite of this delectable chicken and biscuits? “Sounds cool to me.” Awesome! Now, have a seat and let’s get started! *winks*

Biscuits are small round bread leavened with baking-powder or soda. It has firm brown crust with a soft interior. Biscuits are made with a chemical leavening agent such as baking powder or baking soda. They are also referred to as ‘quick breads’ because they do not require time to rise before baking. According to the Encyclopedia website, the word ‘biscuit’ comes from the Latin word ‘panis biscoctus’ which means ‘twice-baked biscuits’. ‘Biscuit’ also includes a wide variety of flour baked products, though it is “generally an unleavened cake or bread, crisp and dry in nature, and in a small, thin, and flat shape.”

This quick bread has many cultural meanings. In the United States, biscuit is a soft, thick scone product or a small roll like a muffin. While in the United Kingdom, biscuit is the same with the American cookie and cracker. As quoted in Britannia’s website, biscuits’ history can be traced back to a recipe created by Apicius, a Roman Chef. In the recipe, "a thick paste of fine wheat flour is boiled and spread out on a plate. When it has dried and hardened, it is cut up and then fried until crisp, then served with honey and pepper."

There could be many ways in baking biscuits. Rolling out the dough flat and cut into rounds is one of the many biscuit baking modes. The dough expands when baked into flaky-layered cylinders. If you add extra liquid, “the dough's texture changes to resemble stiff pancake batter so that small spoonfuls can be dropped into the baking sheet to produce ‘drop biscuits’, which are more amorphous in texture and shape.”

Chitchat is over! Let’s enjoy chicken and biscuits by having this recipe for dinner. Have fun, my dear friends! *winks*

Now it is time for you to enjoy! The link to the recipe is found on the "The Cookin’ Chicks" website below.


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