Saturday, February 7, 2009

Chicken Ragout

This is another family favorite around here. I first made this from an Everyday Food recipe but it was not a favorite until I changed it to our likes. Once everything is chopped up it goes together really fast. It is a one pot meal more or less.

6 skinless and boneless chicken breasts
1 1/2 pound small red potatoes-quartered
2 red onions-quartered then cut into 2 inch pieces
2 yellow or red bell peppers-seeded and cut into 2 inch pieces
1 1/2 pints of cherry tomatoes-halved
1 cup of water
Salt and Pepper to taste

Salt and pepper chicken to taste and brown chicken on both sides in a skillet coated with oil. Remove from skillet and add onions, peppers, potatoes, and 1 cup of water. Scrape skillet to release all of the goodies left by the chicken. Cover skillet and cook for 15 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender, now add the chicken and tomatoes back to the skillet and cover. Cook for 20-30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. The gravy that this makes is really good sopped up with the chedder biscuits that I have just listed also.

Cheddar Biscuits

These are really good biscuits. They are similar to the Red Lobster biscuits. Give them a try the next time you have soup.

2 cups Bisquick
2/3 cup of milk
1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese-shredded
1 cup butter-melted
1 t garlic powder

Mix Bisquick, milk, and cheddar until a soft ball forms. Drop by 1/8 cup balls and bake at 450' for 8-10 minutes. Now mix butter and garlic powder. As soon as the biscuits come out of the oven roll in butter mixture.