To save time, you can throw the chicken breasts in the slow cooker and leave it on low for 6-8 hours while you're at work, so the chicken will be ready when you get home. That's what I did today, except I simply cooked it on low for 2 hours while we were at church and the chicken was fully cooked by the time we got home. I'm sure it would be more tender if left in the slow cooker all day...
The recipe for the cheesy garlic biscuits has been floating around the What's Cooking Board for a few weeks now; I think MrsBowen originally posted it. The version I used is from Laney's blog, but the original source isn't cited so if you know where the recipe came from, please let me know. The biscuits don't taste exactly like the Red Lobster Biscuits, but they are to die for! I've already had three since they came out of the oven ;)
*Update: Thanks to Jessica for showing me the original recipe for the biscuits from Bisquick (linked below)
Chicken 'n Dumplings
dumplings recipe from Bisquick
method modified by Joan Presley
2 chicken breasts
1-1/3 cup Bisquick mix
6 tbsp skim milk
salt and pepper, to taste
Boil chicken breasts in salted water (just enough to cover the chicken) until done, approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour (I cooked mine in the slow cooker on low for 2 hrs). Remove the chicken, and set the water aside for later use. Shred the chicken (using 2 forks works really well), or cut into small pieces.
Heat the reserved chicken broth until just barely boiling.
While the broth is heating up, stir the Bisquick mix and milk together until a soft dough forms. Roll the dough out to approximately 1/8" thickness. Cut into strips and add a few at a time to the reserved chicken broth. After they are all added, continue to cook on low for 5 minutes or until the dumplings are done. Add the chicken back to the dumplings, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Cheesy Garlic Biscuits (aka Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits)
from Laney's Goodies (original recipe from Bisquick)
2 cups Bisquick mix
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2/3 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon parsley
1/4 cup butter - melted
Preheat oven to 450 F.
Combine first 3 ingredients until moist. Drop onto greased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 minutes, or until golden.
While the biscuits are baking, mix melted butter, parsley and garlic.
Pour over hot biscuits and serve.
Makes 8-10 biscuits.