Thanks to MyBlogSpark, I recently had the opportunity to try Pillsbury® Grands!® Frozen Mini Biscuits, the new, tiny freezer-to-oven biscuits from your grocer's freezer case. Now I love my own homemade biscuits, and I'll be honest. I had never tried these. Lawdy mercy, they are good! Fantastic piping hot and straight out of the oven, I loved these. I mean look y'all, seriously.
They are the cutest, tiny little biscuits, about a Southern Belle three-biter, and fluffy on the inside but with that loveable crunch on the outside that we southern cooks are already endeared to, only with a smaller surface area. Translate: ♫More crunch y'all!♫
A perfect size for kids, there are countless ways to introduce these to meal time, from miniature ham sandwiches for the kids come lunchtime, to delicious sliders for football or evening entertaining to mini desserts. There are so many ways to make these biscuits and your family will love trying each one, and... with a little built-in portion control (that is if you can manage to resist them!) they can satisfy that biscuit craving at only 70 calories a piece, to help keep you on track with your calorie count.
Soooo, piping hot biscuits aside, I wanted to try and incorporate these mini treasures into a recipe, and remember that chicken stew that I made recently? This my friends, was where that stew was intended to land - topped off with some of these little, mini biscuits for a super easy biscuit topped chicken pot pie! I love getting multiple meals out of one meal anyway, so how about that - a 3 in 1 meal? Even better.
First, I started with my Garlic Roasted Chicken for meal one. Got a big family? Roast two chickens at one time and once it's cooled down enough, pull the meat off and place it into freezer bags. Love that! You'll easily have leftovers to make super quick weekday meals like I did with my Easy Chicken Stew for meal two. And last, the leftovers from that stew were turned into a casserole with this Biscuit Topped Chicken Pot Pie for meal three. Love that too!
Now this chicken pie makes a great casserole in a 9 x 9 baking dish, but I thought for those of you out there with little sous chefs running around, the idea of using little mini ramekins to make individual pies might be an appealing treat. Kids love having their own little individual dishes, and these little mini biscuits made a perfect topper for that!
Let's make some! The stew is a super simple dump and heat dish and very tasty, so even if you have to make it just for this chicken pie, no problem. Spoon the hot stew into a buttered baking dish or individual ramekins. Sprinkle some cooked, crumbled bacon on top of that.
I did let the biscuits thaw slightly so that I could cut them into pieces. Cut biscuits into halves or quarters, depending on the size of your ramekins. The ones pictured are the 7 ounce size, so I used two biscuits halved for each ramekin. For a larger 10 ounce ramekin, you'll probably need three biscuits. Add the biscuit pieces to the top of the ramekins and brush with melted butter. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until stew is bubbly and biscuits are golden brown and cooked through. How easy is that?
Be sure to let the ramekins cool down before letting little munchkins handle them!
Or ... go this route instead and simply transfer the hot stew into a buttered 9 x 9 inch casserole baking dish, and top it with whole biscuits instead. Bake. Easy.
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