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Old 04-03-2008, 05:20 PM   #1
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Chicken Biscuits and Gravy question

So.. the recipe for this that i'm wanting to try, calls for a rotisserie chicken shredded up. But since I don't have one, I thought I might use some boneless, skinless, chicken breasts..

One time I made chicken and dumplings, and I just boiled some breast, and shredded them.. But I just ready somewhere that boiling chicken really dries it out.

So should I just wait until I have a rotisserie chicken? Or can I still use my boneless/skinless breasts?

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Old 04-03-2008, 05:22 PM   #2
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The trick is to not boil them. You can cook them in a flavored liquid, but just at a simmer, not a full boil.

You could actually cook them by just about any method and shred them.
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Old 04-03-2008, 05:23 PM   #3
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Hmm.. Okay. So maybe I could simmer them in some chicken broth?

If it calls for a whole chicken, how many breasts do you think I should use?
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Old 04-03-2008, 05:26 PM   #4
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I personnally would roast a whole chicken or checiken quarters. You could roast the the breasts as well. You need that flavour into the meat. Boiled chicken will not give it the same flavour. To roast the breasts, you want to season them, sear them and put them in a hot oven until done.
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Old 04-03-2008, 05:26 PM   #5
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Chickens and breasts come in different sizes. I'd say you need at least 4 BS breasts.
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Old 04-03-2008, 05:29 PM   #6
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Hmmmmm! It Martini Time.....So, quickly I would say 1 per person would/should be sufficient.

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Old 04-03-2008, 05:48 PM   #7
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Do I need to add any kind of liquid if I bake the breasts in the oven?
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Old 04-03-2008, 06:05 PM   #8
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Do I need to add any kind of liquid if I bake the breasts in the oven?
Naaa! Not a drop. Just season, place them on or in a shallow sided pan, and run them in the oven...don't over cook...

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Old 04-03-2008, 06:31 PM   #9
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Somewhere on this forum UB has a great recipe for chicken and biscuits and it is delicious. Even I made it come out perfect!
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Old 04-03-2008, 06:48 PM   #10
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Somewhere on this forum UB has a great recipe for chicken and biscuits and it is delicious. Even I made it come out perfect!
This one? http://www.discusscooking.com/forums...its-40861.html
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