I must confess... we're a family of baked food eaters. We love foods prepared in the oven. Most any meat we eat; chicken, pork, beef- we bake it because we believe baked is much better than fried :) and we just like it.
A few days ago, my SIL (who is staying with us for now) was baking something, I forget what it was, and she noticed that the oven just wasn't getting as hot as it should. We hoped it was just a one time thing.
It wasn't. Our oven is going out and we can't afford to get it fixed just yet. Soooo...
We're now becoming a crockpot family. My SIL and I are making as many of our meals in a crockpot as we can.
Here's one of my family's favorites:
Easy Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings (because ya'll know I'm not a great cook and I like things that are easy to prepare :)
also... we're a big family so we double this and use 2 crockpots
4 - 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (cut into pieces)
2 cans of cream of chicken soup
2 cans of chicken broth
1 chopped onion (we have some in our family who don't like onion so I only add this to one of the crockpots)
2 tablespoons butter or margarine (you can use a little less if you prefer)
enough water to cover everything in the pot
salt & pepper to taste (i use lemon pepper seasoning also)
FOR THE DUMPLINGS:
2 packages canned biscuit dough cut into pieces (i use the jumbo packages because we like a lot of dumplings)
Place chicken pieces in bottom of crockpot. Add onions, cream of chicken soup, chicken broth, salt & pepper, butter, and water and cover. Turn crockpot on HIGH and cook for 5 hours or until chicken is tender. Add biscuit dough pieces and let cook another 30 - 45 minutes until dough is cooked through. (i like to add about 1/4 of the biscuit dough pieces earlier so that they kind of dissolve down into the broth to thicken it. i add those and then wait 30 minutes and add the rest.)