Thursday, April 18, 2013

Kelly's Easy Slow Cooker Chicken and Biscuits

Using the slow cooker is one of my favorite things to do when cooking because it is SO easy! One our favorite slow cooker recipes are chicken and biscuits. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do and I hope I can finish this post before the power goes out! Crazy thunderstorms here and tornado warnings too! 
2 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 can of cream of chicken soup
1 can of cream of mushroom soup
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 cup diced carrots
1 cup frozen peas
1 can of sweet corn
1 small onion, diced (I only used about 1/2 of a medium sized onion)
1 packet of dry onion soup mix
1 can chicken broth
2 packages (10 oz. each) refrigerated biscuit dough
flour and/or corn starch if needed
-Place the chicken breast on the bottom of a 5 or 6-quart slow cooker. Top with both cans of soup, carrots, onion and dry soup mix. (see below regarding the other veggies, I don't like mine mushy, so I add them towards the end of cook time).
-Pour the chicken broth over the soup mixture. The chicken should be covered; if not, add more broth.
-Place the cover on the slow cooker and turn on high. Cook on high for 5 to 6 hours.
- At about 4-5 hours (depending on your slow cooker) take a fork or whisk and shred the chicken. You don't even have to take the chicken out, just shred while in the slow cooker.
-Add the peas and corn.
-Check the consistency of the sauce. If it seems too watery, add some flour and corn starch until you achieve a thick sauce.
-Tear the refrigerator biscuit dough into pieces and place it on top of the chicken mixture in the slow cooker. Replace the cover and cook another hour or until the biscuits are done all the way through.
**you can skip this step if you want to just cook the biscuits in the oven and then plate the biscuits with the chicken mixture, but still cook the slow cooker for one more hour. Total time should be 5-6 hours (again, depending on your slow cooker).** If you choose to bake your biscuits in the oven and serve them separately, I like to brush mine with a little butter before putting them in the oven...makes 'em super delicious :)
-To serve, spoon the chicken and biscuits onto plates directly from the slow cooker.
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