Okay, I was dying to show you this completely worn out and abused recipe. Isn't it hilarious? It came from my 1992 Better Homes and Garden magazine. I think this is the one and only time they ever ran this ad, because I've never seen it since...anywhere! And every time I've made it to take to someone, they always beg me for the recipe. I posted it enlarged at the very end of this post, but first I wanted to tell you about a couple of changes I've always made to it.
It calls for 2 cups of cubed chicken. I use to bake a whole chicken and just use all the meat off of it...(because we were on a tight budget and I could get a whole chicken for around a dollar or so on sale). Did I ever mention that our oldest child was 16 before we paid off all our student loans? Fun times!! : ) Now I'm spoiled and only use chicken breasts.
If you're in a super hurry, you can buy a bag or two of frozen vegetables, but I don't like to because they just turn soggy in the dish. So I always take the time to cut and steam the veggies first.
Now we're ready to assemble the chicken, boiled potatoes (I use at least 5 or 6), and steamed veggies.
Now for the first change: I use two cans of cream of chicken soup instead of the cream of broccoli. I don't know why, I just always have. I'm sure the other would be fine too.
Mix very carefully so as to not break up the potatoes and make them mushy.
While the dish is baking for the first 15 minutes, get your biscuits cut into triangles with a clean pair of kitchen scissors. Another change: I like the Grands instead of the Flaky for some reason. They're just bigger and more substantial I think.
Okay, after the first 15 min., dish comes out, you apply the cut biscuits, and return for the remaining 15 minutes. One trick I've learned is to turn the dish around half way through so the biscuits get evenly browned.
So, So pretty. But nothing compared to how wonderful it tastes. And the VERY best part is that it has your meat, veggies, and bread all in one dish.