*WARNING* I am not responsible for any repercussions of making this dish. That includes increased salivation, weight gain, obtaining a Southern accent, or if this is what your family asks you to make EVERY night for dinner.
I asked my husband what he wanted for dinner Monday night, and he said, "chicken and dumplings." He's never requested anything like that, but I figured I could handle it, so I looked up a few recipes, combined a couple of them together, and went shopping for the things I needed. Oh yeah, did I mention this is a crock-pot recipe? And it doesn't require making dough from scratch (not that there's anything wrong with it, it's just hard if you don't have time). I forgot to take a picture of the "before," with raw chicken and onions and clumpy soup (yes, it's canned soup time, so sue me!). but, the further along it got, the better it looked.
Crock Pot Chicken & Dumplings
4 chicken breasts (frozen or thawed, I always throw in frozen and they cook wonderfully)
2 cans Campbell's Cream of Chicken & Mushroom
1 small onion, chopped
2 Tbsp butter
1 tsp salt
2 tsp black pepper
1 Tbsp Oregano
2 cans chicken stock (I just filled up the empty soup cans)
2 cans Pillsbury Grands! Buttermilk biscuits (or your favorite biscuits)
Put everything except the biscuits into the crock pot. Cook on low 6-8 hours or until chicken is done. When chicken is done, shred it with two forks. About an hour before serving, tear or cut the biscuits into small 1 inch pieces. If you use the Grands! biscuits, those are big, so I'd cut them into at least 6 pieces. Toss the pieces into the crock pot and stir gently. If it feels too thick, you can add a cup of water or more chicken stock. Allow to cook for up to an additional hour to let the biscuits cook. Enjoy!
*TIP* I recently found a pin on Pinterest suggesting a new way to shred chicken breasts. If you have a stand mixer, you can throw them in the bowl with the beater and put them on the lowest setting. I did this and it works amazingly! You have to keep it on a low setting and it only takes about 30 seconds. Sure beats shredding them with forks!