Tuesday, January 11, 2011

CROCKPOT CHICKEN AND BISCUITS



This is one of those brainless dinners you can put in the crockpot in two minutes and then have most of your supper done when you get home. I just make either mashed potatoes (my husband will even eat instant-OUCH), rice, or egg noodles to go with. Add a vegetable or salad and you've got a warm, delicious meal ready for your family, even when you're tired and have had a long day at work.

CROCKPOT CHICKEN AND BISCUITS
6-10 pieces of chicken (I use boneless, skinless breast tenders because that's what we like but even thawed bone-in pieces would work)
1 can cream of chicken soup (generic is fine or even homemade)
water
pepper (there's plenty of salt in the soup so I don't add any salt)
1-2 cans of cheapo biscuits


Instructions:

If you think about it the night before: Put the frozen chicken pieces on a plate in the fridge to thaw - even partially - in the fridge overnight.  If you are using boneless chicken tenders, frozen is fine.  If you are using bone-in chicken pieces, make sure they are thawed. In the morning, place the chicken pieces (thawed, frozen, or partially thawed is fine if it cooks the entire 8-10 hours) in the crockpot (you must use a crockpot that has a removable insert for making this dish). Dump on the can of cream of chicken soup along with 1 1/2 cans of water. Stir a little.  (This takes a total of about 90 seconds, seriously!) Cook on low 8-10 hours.

After arriving home and before serving.  Preheat the oven to 400 °.  Top with 1-2 cans cheapo canned biscuits or 1 can of Grands if you like. I have even made homemade biscuits to drop on top.  Remove the ceramic insert from the crockpot (with the chicken/gravy/biscuits inside) (its HOT so use potholders).  Place the ceramic insert (without the lid) in a preheated 400 degree oven for 8-10 minutes or until the biscuits are browning.

Take it out of the oven, get the table set, and DIG RIGHT IN!

My family loves this and leftovers make a terrific pot pie.



Unbaked biscuits just lay on top of the chicken/gravy that is cooked all day in the crockpot.

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