Brown Bag Lunch - Chicken Stew Recipe

When I first discovered this Martha Stewart Lighter Chicken and Biscuits recipe and tried it, my partner was in shock that I could make a meal with biscuits in what seemed like fifteen minutes.  At that time I used cooked roasted turkey leftovers.  This is the first time that I've made this recipe with chicken breasts.  Instead of the whole wheat biscuits I complement it with fresh scones.

The recipe is simple with easy ingredients that are found year-round in your kitchen.  What has been confusing with the recipe is that it includes the whole wheat biscuits.  I've separated the Chicken Stew Recipe below for your convenience.

Chicken Stew Recipe
2 tbsp flour
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup water
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 chopped onion
4 chopped celery
4 chopped carrots
1/2 - 1 lb chicken breast chopped (depending on how much eat you like to eat)
thyme, pepper, salt for seasoning

  1. Meanwhile, in a 5-quart Dutch oven or large heavy pot, heat remaining 2 teaspoons oil over medium-high. Add carrots, celery, and onions; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until vegetables are tender, 7 to 10 minutes.
  2. Sprinkle vegetables with remaining 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour; stir in remaining 3/4 cup milk, 1/2 cup water, and thyme. Simmer until liquid is thickened, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes. Add chicken; simmer until cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes. Serve chicken stew with biscuits or scones.