crock pot chicken & biscuits.

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It almost feels wrong to offer you another crock pot recipe when it’s now officially {officially!} spring. And yet.

Fresh Scratch, Chicken & Biscuits, Crock Pot, RecipesAnd yet, we are still busy. It’s still nice to come home to a house that smells delicious. I will confess to you that I have made this dinner no less than four times in the last six weeks. And if you’ve been around for any length of time with me in this space, you will remember my Monday Meal Madness (!) posts, where I basically hardly ever made the same dinner twice.

So, yeah, it’s a big ol’ deal.

Fresh Scratch, Drop Biscuits, RecipesYou’ll need about fifteen minutes up front to assemble the ingredients in the crock pot. This will leave you with most of a bottle of white wine, by the way! Drinking and cooking always gets a thumbs-up from moi, unless maybe it’s like 8 am. My two favorite whites? Any white by L’Ecole and Eroica by Chateau St. Michelle…

You’re also going to need about a half an hour to whip up these drop biscuits, from start to finish. Because the crock pot doesn’t do these like an oven does, okay?

This recipe makes the perfect amount for a family of four or five. If you want serious leftovers or are feeding a crowd bigger than that, doubling works great. You really pack it into the crock pot, but if you cook it on the longest setting, it works out just fine.

Chicken & Biscuits in the Crock Pot
Serves 5
Comfort food at its finest, with little work or time from you.
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
6 hr
Total Time
6 hr 30 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
6 hr
Total Time
6 hr 30 min
For the Chicken in the Crock Pot
  1. 4 carrots, cut into quarters length-wise and diced
  2. 2 celery stalks, cut into quarters length-wise and diced
  3. 1 small onion, chopped finely
  4. 1/4 cup flour
  5. 8 chicken thighs (2 or 3 breasts also work)
  6. salt & pepper
  7. 1/2 cup white wine
  8. 1/2 cup chicken broth
  9. 1 cup frozen peas
  10. 1/2 cup cream
For the Biscuits
  1. 3 cups flour
  2. 2 Tbsp. baking powder
  3. 1 tsp. salt
  4. 1 1/2 sticks of cold butter, cut into small pieces
  5. 1 1/4 c. buttermilk
For the Chicken in the Crock Pot
  1. 1. Toss the carrots, celery, and onion with the flour in the crock pot.
  2. 2. Lay the chicken on top of the vegetables and season with salt and pepper.
  3. 3. Add wine and broth. Do not stir.
  4. 4. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.
  5. 5. 10 minutes before serving, add peas, cream, and 1/2 tsp. salt and stir. Cover and cook for 10 minutes.
  6. 6. Serve over a split biscuit.
For the Biscuits
  1. 1. Combine flour, butter, baking powder, and salt in a food processor until pea-sized clumps form. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. 2. Add buttermilk and pulse until moistened. Don't over do it!
  3. 3. Drop mounds of dough onto cookie sheet lined with a Silpat liner or parchment paper, leaving 2 inches between each mound.
  4. 4. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  1. The drop biscuit recipe yields about a dozen biscuits.
Adapted from Real Simple Magazine and The Pioneer Woman
Adapted from Real Simple Magazine and The Pioneer Woman
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The little moments of my busy little week, as captured on the camera that’s always, always with me: my cell phone.


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Oh, my gosh. Have you played this game?? Carcassonne . I’m pretty sure it’s an oldie, but we’ve just been introduced. Last Friday it was my turn to choose what the four of us were doing for “family night,” and I shocked them all by choosing a game. And it was super-fun. And…I won. Which nearly never happens! Love. This. Game.


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In between rain showers last weekend, I had to go shoot for an article I’m writing about a city art installment. My trusty sidekick Clementine came along, because, well, she is my shadow. Out of all the little poems, I loved this one.

Know what else I love? Swapping my black Converse for my white Converse now that spring is here. I’m weird like that.


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After the kids were in bed last Saturday, I put on my jammies, put my hair up for the night {now that would be a picture you’d want to see!}, grabbed this ice cream and It’s Complicated {I adore that movie!}, and suddenly felt twenty years younger as I drove with the radio up to my aunt and uncle’s house. My cousin Evie flew home for Grammy’s funeral, and somehow snuggling up with her on the couch and watching a movie and eating ice cream felt like the right thing. And it was.


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Mama delighted the kids by buying herself a birthday gift that could be shared: a box of Froot Loops and a box of Lucky Charms.

We get boxed cereal probably three times a year here: one night of Advent, my birthday, and I’m pretty sure they go nuts on it while I’m in Europe in the summer. Why not all the time? Because I’ve read Michael Pollan’s books. My kids kind of hate you, Michael Pollan

I’ve relegated all of my guilty pleasures to the “no!no!no!” corner of my life until recently. Part of being real is admitting to our weaknesses, sometimes if only to ourselves. And do you know what I found out from a bunch of my Instagram followers? Tons of them hide a box of Froot Loops to have for dessert because, apparently, it has less sugar than a bowl of ice cream. Good to know.

My wish for all of us this weekend? Sleep. Go to bed early or get up late or throw all caution to the wind and do both. We deserve it.

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