With the weather here in Minnesota getting worse by the day and people feeling like they want to crawl into their warm beds and not emerge until sometime next March, the time is perfect for a real stick-to-your-ribs kind of meal (cooked, of course, using the slow cooker). A recipe I found on RecipeTips.com certainly fits the bill. “Slow Cooker Chicken and Biscuits” is one of the tastiest and most satisfying entrees I’ve ever prepared using my slow cooker. I made it last Saturday night and invited a few friends over to share it with me. They all agreed with my assessment—they gobbled up every last morsel, leaving no trace whatsoever.

Slow Cooker Chicken and Biscuits

Slow Cooker Chicken and Biscuits

The ingredients for this recipe are few (only eight), and since it’s cooked in the crock pot, the preparation time is minimal.

Here’s what you need:

  • A 5 or 6-quart slow cooker
  • 2½ pounds of boneless, skinless chicken (The recipe called for chicken breasts only, but I threw in a few boneless thighs as well.)
  • 2 – 10.75 oz. cans of cream of chicken soup
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 cup of diced carrots
  • 1 cup of frozen peas
  • 1 small onion, minced (I chopped it a bit coarser)
  • ¾ cup chicken broth or water (I used the chicken broth)
  • 2 – 10 oz. packages of refrigerated biscuit dough (you know, the kind that comes in a tube and pops open when you tear off the label)

Here’s what to do:

  • Place the chicken in the slow cooker and top it with the carrots, peas, onion, butter, and soup.
  • Pour in the chicken broth or water. Make sure the chicken is covered. You may need more broth or water than what is called for in the recipe.
  • Cover the slow cooker, turn the temperature setting to high, and cook for about 6 hours.
  • After 6 hours has elapsed, remove the cover. With two forks, shred the chicken into bite-size pieces.
  • Tear the biscuit dough into pieces and layer it on top of the chicken mixture.
  • Cover the slow cooker and continue to cook on high for another hour.
  • Come and get it! Makes 8 servings.

This is one of those dishes that you just want to keep eating nonstop—one of those “unbutton your pants before your stomach explodes” type of meals that you just can’t get enough of because it tastes s-o-o-o good. Check out the recipe on the RecipeTips.com site and try it for yourself—I’m sure you’ll agree.

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