Rosemary Chicken & Biscuits

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Somethings just go together – like Rosemary & Chicken. The flavors meld together so seamlessly it is delicious every time. There is just something so comforting about the smell of rosemary and chicken cooking in the kitchen. And this Rosemary Chicken & Biscuits with chicken from the slow cooker, makes the whole house smell amazing by the time everyone comes home for the day.

Rosemary Chicken & Biscuits

You are not going to believe the delicious flavor you get from this rosemary cream sauce. The preparation might seem a little different but I promise you that it is worth it. The pureed carrots, celery and leeks give the sauce such a depth of flavor! With them cooking all day in the slow cooker, it would be a shame to just toss them out. And I know I say this a lot, but if you still don’t have an immersion blender – you need one!

Rosemary Chicken & Biscuits

Putting the chicken under the broiler is a necessary step. While the chicken is totally cooked and full of flavor, the skin is going to be a little, well, slimy. By putting it under the broiler for a few minutes, you get it to crisp up, which is much more appealing to most.

Rosemary Chicken & Biscuits

For the biscuits, you really can use whatever your favorite recipe is. I like to use my Butter Swim Biscuits for most of my biscuit dishes. You can use your own recipe or you can go pre-cooked from the grocery bakery or refrigerator biscuits from the tube. For this dish, the biscuits are more of vessel than anything else, so you have some leeway here.

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Rosemary Chicken & Biscuits

Slow cooked tender chicken with a velvety rosemary cream sauce over fresh baked biscuits.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword biscuits, Chicken, heavy cream, slow cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Slow Cooker 6 hours
Servings 6

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker (at least 6qt)
  • Immersion Blender

Ingredients

  • 4 Chicken Thighs, bone-in
  • 6 Chicken Drumsticks, bone-in
  • 1 qt Chicken Broth
  • 1 cup White Wine
  • 3 Carrots chopped
  • 3 Celery Stalks chopped
  • 2 Leeks chopped, only the tender bottoms
  • 2 tsp Rosemary divided
  • 1 tsp Thyme
  • 1 tsp Tarragon
  • 2 tsp Salt divided
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 4 tbsp Flour
  • 12 Biscuits

Instructions

  • Add chicken, chicken broth, white wine, 1 teaspoon rosemary, tarragon, thyme, 1 teaspoon salt, pepper, carrots, celery, and leeks to slow cooker. Secure lid and set to low for 6 hours.
  • Prepare biscuits in last 30 minutes of the cook time. (You can use refrigerator biscuits, the butter swim biscuit recipes I have linked in the post, or whatever your favorite biscuit recipe).
  • Preheat oven to Broil setting. Place a cooking rack on a parchment paper covered baking sheet. Remove chicken pieces from slow cooker and lay out on the cooking rack. Cook for 3 minutes on each side under broiler.
  • In a sauce pan over medium heat, add butter. Once melted whisk in flour and cook for 2 minutes. Ladle 2 cups of chicken stock (from the slow cooker while trying to only get liquid) into sauce pan and whisk together. Cook for 3 minutes and whisk in heavy cream, remaining salt and remaining rosemary. Reduce heat to medium-low.
  • Remove 2 cups of veggies and liquid from the slow cooker to a bowl. Using an immersion blender to blitz until smooth. Then stir into cream sauce.
  • Add 2 biscuits and 1 or 2 pieces of chicken to a plate. Ladle cream sauce over top.

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Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

4 thoughts on “Rosemary Chicken & Biscuits

  1. Donna Reidland – I'm a wife, mother, grandmother, writer, and Biblical counselor. I love sharing God's truth, hopefully in ways that will help you in your walk with God. I'm certified through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, but mostly I'm just a sister in Christ. To read more about me visit my "about me" page. My story may surprise you.
    Donna Reidland says:

    This sounds yummy!

  2. Michele Morin – Warren, Maine – Michele Morin is a Bible teacher, writer, reader, and gardener committed to the truth that women can become confident Christ-followers and students of God's Word. She has been married to an unreasonably patient husband for thirty-plus years, and together they have four sons, three daughters-in-love, four grandchildren, and one lazy St. Bernard. Michele loves hot tea and well-crafted sentences, poems that stop her in her tracks, and days at the ocean with the whole family. She laments biblical illiteracy and advocates for the prudent use of “little minutes.” She blogs at Living Our Days, and you can connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.
    Michele Morin says:

    Rosemary is definitely a favorite!

  3. Chicken and Biscuits, truly sounds like my kind of comfort food! Thanks so much for sharing with us on Full Plate Thursday, 560 and hope you come back again real soon!
    Miz Helen

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