Creamed Chicken and Biscuits is a family recipe that has to be on my blog.   An updated recipe for an old fashioned family, comfort food recipe.

Creamed  Chicken and Biscuits  was one of my favorite meals that my mother fixed  when I was growing up. My recipe has a lot of convenience ingredients in it that hers did not, but this still has a lot of home-style flavor and is quick to get on the table.

This is one of those meals that has worked great for me on different occasions.  It is also one that not many people fix anymore so I like to think of it as a “grandma” kind of dish.

My grandchildren love this and a few weeks ago  2 of them were  coming to my house  between school and sporting activities.  They were not  going to be there at the same time so I made a pot of creamed chicken,  mashed potatoes, and baked some biscuits. I could serve them each a warm meal when they arrived.  later in the evening my husband and I had this for supper.  

Add a green vegetable or salad on the side, and you have a complete meal.

I have also made this ahead of time and taken it different places.  We have an RV and like to go to a nearby lake for the weekend. I took it there once.   My husband has a race car and sometimes I send a big pot of this with the guys when they are at the race track for the weekend.   They can warm up a plate in the microwave and have a home cooked meal.   They really love when I do that.

Two years ago my husband was going through treatment for throat cancer and finding foods he was able to eat was very difficult.  He was able to eat the creamed chicken with only a small amount of the chicken in it, diced very small.  The broth was comforting to him and actually helped give him nourishment.

I hope you will add this to your recipe file of comfort foods and give it a try on a cold, winter day or when you want to have a fix ahead meal that can just be warmed up.

For added convenience you can use a deli rotisserie chicken, frozen biscuits and refrigerated, purchased mashed potatoes so this is truly one of the easiest meals ever.

creamed-chicken-and-biscuit-recipeLine up of ingredients for the creamed chicken.creamed-chicken-and-biscuitsA pot of delicious, warm, creamy chicken.

*This recipe was shared at Week-End Potluck party @

Creamed Chicken
Serves 6
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  1. 6 tablespoons butter
  2. 6 tablespoons all purpose flour
  3. 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  4. 1/4 teaspoon coarse black pepper
  5. 2 cups chicken broth
  6. 2 cups half & half or whole milk (do not use 2% or skim)
  7. 1 can cream of chicken soup
  8. 3-5 drops of yellow food coloring
  9. 4 cups cooked chicken, cut in bite size pieces
  10. 3 cups mashed potatoes
  11. 6 biscuits, baked
  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan or dutch oven over a low heat. Whisk in the flour, salt and pepper; blend until smooth.
  2. Slowly whisk in the broth, half & half, and soup. Add the food coloring a few drops at a time to obtain a light yellow color. Cook over a medium heat, stirring frequently until mixture begins to thicken.
  3. Stir in the chicken, reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes or until desired consistency. Stir frequently while mixture is cooking. Remove from heat.
  4. Mixture will continue to thicken as it cools. Add additional salt and pepper to taste if needed.
  5. Serve warm with biscuit, mashed potatoes and a green vegetable.
  1. If mixture becomes too thick, may be thinned with additional chicken broth or milk.
  2. If mixture becomes too thin, may add additional can of soup.
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  1. I used to make this for Jenna when she was little – hadn’t thought about it in ages! I should invite her and the family over and try your recipe out on Amara who has never had it! And in my opinion it has to be served with green beans!

    1. Thank you.. this is just one of those old recipes a lot of people don’t make any longer. My mom cooked whole chickens, used the broth and picked the meat off. She didn’t use soups or rotisserre chicken but this really tastes good and reminds me of hers.

    2. Thank you more than you can know. I lost my mother when she was 60. I am a coal miner’s daughter and my mom was a cajun. My favorite dish at my Mamaw’s house in southwestern Va, was this!! Like Pamela up above this one said, they did not use the soup and the broth. It was usually an old chicken and their fat was more yellow. They used dumplings but I never liked dumplings. I would leave the dumplings in the bowl and eat just the chicken and gravy with mashed potatoes with homemade buttermilk biscuits and home grown vegetables. I have searched on Pinterest for years looking for something that looks and hopefully, will give me that memory dinner once more. I have my chicken cooking right now and cant wait to try this.

  2. I need to purchase chicken breasts from my butcher by the piece. How many breasts would I need in order to yield 4 cups? I can’t seem to find a uniform answer anywhere.

    1. In my experience, it would take 3 chicken breasts. I know the main reason there is no uniform answer is because it would depend on the size of the chicken breast. The size I seem to get takes 3 breasts to get 4 cups.

  3. Thank you so much for this recipe! My great-grandma used to make this for me when I was a kid – we called it chicken and biscuits and she used to let me cut out the biscuits with a drinking glass. When she passed away, I looked for this recipe but couldn’t find it – maybe she didn’t have one written down. I’ve been searching for years for something similar and this looks like it. I can’t wait to try it 🙂

    1. Oh my gosh! I’m about to cry. I remember doing the biscuits with a drinking glass, growing up also. My mom’s was so good but she cooked the chicken and picked the meat off. The broth was so rich. I never got her recipe either. This one is good and much easier but don’t we sure wish we had their recipes. Oh I hope you like it. You are so kind. Thx.

  4. Great recipe, I make this frequently for my family and the kids love it. We serve the creamed chicken over basmati rice with croissants on the side, but growing up my grandmother (and then my mother) made it all from scratch from a whole chicken and then served over biscuits. Either way it brings back fond memories!

    1. Thank you for sharing this. We have so many memories of loved ones that we associate with food. My husband loves it over rice also. Thank you for visiting my blog.

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