Slow Cooker Chicken and Biscuits

5 from 2 votes

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Slow Cooker Chicken and Biscuits is a deliciously easy meal that’s perfect for anyone looking to fill their home with the smell of home-cooked comfort. With tender chicken and soft, warm biscuits, it’s a surefire hit that promises to make dinner a time everyone looks forward to.

A bowl of chicken and biscuits.

Dive into this slow cooker recipe and discover your family’s new favorite dish — it’s so good, you’ll be counting down the minutes until you can savor it again!

About this Family Recipe

Chicken recipes are one of our go-to dinner ideas. Things like oven-fried buttermilk chicken, slow cooker chicken drumsticks, our kid-friendly chicken cordon bleu casserole, panko chicken, and of course our recipe for Cornell chicken barbecue.

Like our other chicken dinners, this Slow Cooker Chicken and Biscuits recipe is more than just food; it’s a piece of my family’s tradition, especially delightful on a cold winter day. It’s the best part of coming together, filled with memories of the past and the warmth of the present.

A ladle of shredded chicken and biscuits.
Enjoy a ladle of love with this Slow Cooker Chicken and Biscuits recipe handed down from my mom.

This is a very easy recipe, perfect if you’re just learning how to cook or anytime you need that iconic comfort food. It’s been a family favorite for a long time and brings together simple ingredients in a delicious way.

Ingredients and Notes

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Our Slow Cooker Chicken and Biscuits recipe uses easy, everyday ingredients to make a tasty meal. You’ve got chicken for the main part, creamy soups for the sauce, some veggies for crunch and color, and biscuits for added texture and something to soak it all up with. It’s all simple stuff that comes together to make something really delicious and comforting.

A raw chicken and other ingredients.
  • Chicken: Whether it’s whole chicken, chicken breasts, boneless chicken thighs, or even rotisserie chicken, it’s all about that tender, juicy goodness. A can of chicken broth and poultry seasoning enhance the flavor, making every bite a delight.
  • Cream of Mushroom Soup & Cream of Celery: These, along with cans of cream of chicken soup, are the base of your creamy sauce, creating the comforting meal everyone craves.
  • Onion & Onion Powder: These bring the flavor of the onion, making the slow cooker chicken and biscuits mixture something special.
  • Frozen Corn and Peas & Green Beans: Add color and sweetness, with frozen peas bringing a pop of freshness and green beans adding a crunchy, healthy side.
  • Biscuits: Made from simple biscuit mix or homemade biscuits for those buttery, flaky biscuits that perfectly match your chicken mixture.

How to Make Crock Pot Chicken and Biscuits

(See the full recipe in the printable recipe card below.)

Prep time is a breeze with this easiest recipe. Start by preheating your slow cooker on it’s high setting. Add a cup of warm water.

Adding ingredients to a whole chicken in a crock pot.
  1. Start with your chicken and place it in your crock pot.
  2. Add a diced onion and you can add an optional bay leaf if you like.
  3. Add a can of cream of mushroom soup.
  4. Season well with fresh ground black pepper and a teaspoon or so of salt. Now reduce the heat setting to medium or low, depending on your slow cooker. Allow the chicken to cook like this for 6 to 8 hours, with the cover on.

Once the chicken is cooked, remove it from the slow cooker and allow it to cool on a plate. You can easily take it out of the Crock pot it by using a couple of big spatulas or wooden spoons.

A whole cooked chicken, next to a slow cooker.

Now it’s time to finish making this slow cooker chicken and biscuits recipe.

Adding frozen peas and frozen corn to a slow cooker.

Add the frozen peas and corn to the slow cooker and mix it with the soup mixture.

When the chicken has cooled enough to handle, shred it with a fork and place it back in the other ingredients, and let your slow cooker do its magic, transforming these simple ingredients into an easy crockpot chicken feast.

A slow Crock Pot of chicken and peas and corn.

Then, prepare your homemade biscuits or refrigerator biscuit dough in the oven for golden, crispy tops.

How to Make the Biscuits

(See the full recipe in the recipe card at the end of this post.)

You can easily use some store-bought or canned biscuits for this slow cooker chicken and biscuits recipe. Or, we prefer to make our own with this easy recipe for homemade biscuits.

Start by preheating your oven to 450° or as directed on the canned or packaged biscuit mix (if you’re not making your own.)

Stirring some flour and other ingredients.
  1. Using a large mixing bowl, combine the flour with other dry ingredients and mix it all together. Add the shortening and stir with a fork until you have a pebbly texture.
  2. Then, in a smaller bowl, combine an egg.
  3. Along with some milk. And stir until they are well combined.
  4. Add the egg and milk mixture to the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
Some unbaked biscuits on a cookie sheet.

Drop tablespoon-size portions of biscuit dough on a greased baking sheet and
bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.

A basket of fresh biscuits on a kitchen towel.

Another way to bake the biscuits is to place them on top of the chicken mixture, in the slow cooker. We use this method in our Hungarian goulash and seemed dumplings recipe.

Scoop those warm biscuits right on top of the chicken mixture and let them soak up that creamy goodness.

A bowl of chicken and biscuits.

How to Serve This

Serve this one-pot meal in shallow bowls, topping the creamy chicken mixture with a warm biscuit or two.

It’s the only thing you’ll need to satisfy the whole family with a cozy meal. This great comfort food meal fills the room with the aroma of home-cooked goodness, making it perfect for any time of year.

Common Questions

Can I make this in an Instant Pot?

Yes, adjust the cook time and settings according to your device.

How do I store the leftovers

Keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator to enjoy your delicious dinner again.

Can I use frozen chicken?

You’ll want to use a thawed chicken for this recipe.

My Top Tips

  1. Richer Flavor: Add a splash of heavy cream or a bit of garlic powder in the last hour of cooking.
  2. Avoiding Soggy Biscuits: Bake them separately in the oven until golden brown, then serve on top of the chicken mixture.
  3. Leftovers Magic: We usually have enough leftovers to make a homemade chicken pot pie later in the week.  You can also add it to white rice or serve it over warm biscuits for a quick and easy next meal.
A close-up view of a fork with some food on it.

There you have it, an easy slow cooker chicken and biscuits recipe that is sure to become a new favorite in your home. It’s simple, it’s hearty, and most importantly, it’s made with love.

So, grab your ingredients, and let’s make dinner time special! Happy cooking! See the recipe card and nutrition info below to make this dish fit into any special diet or preference. Enjoy this long-time cozy meal that’s perfect for picky eaters and food lovers alike!

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Slow Cooker Chicken and Biscuits

5 from 2 votes
Slow Cooker Chicken and Biscuits combines tender chicken, vegetables, and creamy soup, all topped with fluffy biscuits, into a comforting one-pot meal. It's an easy and heartwarming dish perfect for bringing the simple joys of home-cooked food to any table.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 6 hours
Total: 6 hours 15 minutes
Yield: 8 servings
By: Dan from Platter Talk


for the chicken

  • 1 whole chicken
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 medium onion, coarsely sliced and diced
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 2 cups frozen peas

for the biscuits

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup milk


for the chicken

  • Preheat the slow cooker to a high setting and add a cup of warm water.
  • Place chicken in slow cooker. Add the cream of mushroom soup, diced onion, and salt and pepper.
  • Reduce the temperature setting to medium or low, depending on your slow cooker, and allow it to cook, covered, for 6 to 8 hours.
  • Remove cooked chicken from slow cooker and allow to cool on platter.
  • Add corn and peas to slow cooker and cover.
  • Remove meat from bones and place the meat back in slow cooker and stir with fork to incorporate meat with the peas and corn.
  • Keep warm and covered until ready to serve.

for the biscuits

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  • In large mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients
  • Add shortening and work in with flour mixture using fork to achieve pebbly texture
  • In separate bowl combine egg and milk, beat until thoroughly combined.
  • Add liquid to to flour mixture, stirring until completely mixed.
  • Drop tablespoon-size portions on greased baking sheet
  • Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.


Additional Recipe Tips
  1. For a thicker sauce, mix in a tablespoon of flour or cornstarch during the last hour of cooking.
  2. Add a sprinkle of cheese on top of the biscuits before baking for a savory, cheesy twist.
  3. Garnish with fresh herbs like parsley or thyme before serving to add a burst of color and flavor.


Calories: 541kcal, Carbohydrates: 45g, Protein: 26g, Fat: 29g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 94mg, Sodium: 237mg, Potassium: 711mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 473IU, Vitamin C: 20mg, Calcium: 142mg, Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
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  1. I love good old fashioned comfort food..Especially made in the slow cooker. Love that it’s economical also making it a keeper for sure.

  2. 5 stars
    oh comfort food…!! lucky friends .. Love those biscuits. Been ages since I made biscuits.. now I have no excuse – Thanks

  3. What a lucky group of friends you have to sit around your table and enjoy this wonderful meal! I love how you get several meals out of it as well! We are always looking for recipes that last us through a busy weekend.