Crockpot Chicken and Biscuits

Last month I shared with you about my inept knife skills and how as a Chicago Cutlery Mom Ambassador I wanted to, at the very least, not be scared to use large sharp knives in my kitchen.

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve confronted that fear, and have been using my Chicago Cutlery DesignPro 8” Chef Knife in the kitchen when prepping our food. Just the other night I cubed chicken and biscuits with it for an easy Crockpot Chicken and Biscuits meal.

You have to try this, it is delicious. I got the recipe in a newsletter from UsMomsToday – I switched up a few of the ingredients and the method from the original but that’s where the idea came from.

CROCKPOT CHICKEN AND BISCUITS

Ingredients
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
2 tablespoons butter
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 can chicken broth
2 tsps onion salt
1 tbsp dried parsley
8 buttermilk refrigerator biscuits

Directions
1. Add chicken, butter, soup, broth, and seasonings to the crockpot and cook on high for five hours.

2. At the five hour mark, cut your biscuits into quarters and roll into balls. Spraying the blade of your knife (and your hands!) will help keep the dough from sticking to them. Stir the dough into the chicken mixture and cook for another hour.

* Notes – You’ll want to use the largest crockpot you own for this. Even if it looks a little empty when first cooking, the biscuits will expand and take up quite a bit of room in the crock that last hour! Also I found the recipe to thin for my liking so I thickened it up with some dry chicken gravy mix when I added the dough in the last hour. That gave the sauce a creamier rather than broth like texture.

One of the things that makes using such a large knife easier is the innovative grips the DesignPro Knives have on their handles. It allows for the proper positioning for your hands and fingers on the knife for the best results and safety. I’ve become very aware that in the past when using knives, I would always hold the handle in the wrong position, giving me less than stellar performance from both the knife and me.

My husband wasn’t convinced these affordable knives would cut like expensive ones would. Yet I find they far exceeded my expectations. There is no “sawing” required when using the DesignPro Knives. When used correctly the Chef Knife sliced right through the chicken breast (and any cartilage and fat) like butter. Really! And with a little non-stick spray on the blade, cutting the biscuits into quarters was a quick and easy task. That’s because the DesignPro knives have ultra sharp Japanese steel blades.

When cutting with them you’ll want to avoid holding your food with your fingers outstretched, employ the practice of tucking them under and holding things with your knuckles, so if the knife should slip you aren’t slicing off any digits!

I wrote this review while participating in a Brand Ambassador Campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Chicago Cutlery and received products to facilitate my post and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.

 

Comments

  1. I like the grips!

  2. Full lifetime warranty with every knife

  3. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    I love the one piece shape of the handle and grip!

  4. The interesting grip shape…looks like they'd be easier to use then my wood handled knives.

  5. The interesting grip shape…looks like they'd be easier to use then my wood handled knives.

  6. The interesting grip shape…looks like they'd be easier to use then my wood handled knives.

  7. The interesting grip shape…looks like they'd be easier to use then my wood handled knives.

  8. The interesting grip shape…looks like they'd be easier to use then my wood handled knives.

  9. The interesting grip shape…looks like they'd be easier to use then my wood handled knives.

  10. Maralea says:

    The ultra sharp steel blades!

  11. The ultra sharp steel blades!

  12. Theron Willis says:

    My favorite feature of the knife is that it is cast as on solid piece with out a sepperate handle kept in place by bolsters.

  13. Shannon Baas says:

    How sharp they are.

  14. Brandy says:

    I like the innovative grips

  15. beth hoppe says:

    the innovative grips

  16. They have a generous warranty.

  17. Maryann D. says:

    I like that the knife has ultra sharp Japanese steel blades.

  18. Ann Fantom says:

    I like that they don't have wooden handles to crack and discolor

  19. Janice says:

    I like the full lifetime warranty

  20. mrsshukra says:

    The grip on the knife!

  21. Susan H. says:

    I love this knife brand. I have several and I know it as a brand I trust. I love that they are professional grade and and the lifetime warranty.

  22. robyn paris says:

    the innovative grips to make handling better

  23. cheryl s.k. says:

    they have a lifetime warranty

  24. Sue Ellison says:

    I like the handle grips.

  25. The ultra sharp Japanese steel blades.

  26. paige chandler says:

    I like the ultra sharp Japanese steel blades.

  27. Mary Casper says:

    I like the grips

  28. tracy davis says:

    I like the full lifetime warranty

  29. Kimberly Schotz says:

    Innovative Grips
    Kims2312@verizon.net

  30. Christine says:

    The ultra sharp steel blades

  31. Rebecca Graham says:

    I like the grips on the handle.

  32. Cheryl Abdelnour says:

    I love the handle grips.

  33. Brutus Duffy says:

    I like the all-in-one design and the grips on this knife. Thanks.

  34. Monique Rizzo says:

    The lifetime warranty.

    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

  35. Wendy says:

    I love that the knives have good grips. My hands are just not what they used to be!

  36. Marcia Goss says:

    I like the grip on the handle of the knife.

  37. sheila tf says:

    Love the simple design!

  38. Carolyn G says:

    the handle design

  39. mickeyfan says:

    The price point! I have Chicago Cutlery knives I got for our wedding 32 years ago, and they are still in great shape.

  40. I love the one piece design and that you don't have to saw your food just to cut it!

  41. Kathy M says:

    I like the grip feature to position your hand and fingers for best cutting results.

  42. randi says:

    I like the innovative handle grips.

  43. Kathy S says:

    I like the new grips.

  44. Kimberly says:

    I like the innovative grips the DesignPro Knives have on their handles.

  45. I like that they are sharp.

  46. I love the grips!

  47. laura ari says:

    The grips look neat.

  48. clarissa says:

    I am impressed by the handle design

  49. Tamar says:

    I love how big it is and how great the grips are.

  50. Hi Tammy,
    really like the one piece style that won't break apart and the metal construction is easier to keep clean.

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway and letting me enter.
    Hugs…Tracy @ <a href= "http://www.cottonpickincute.blogspot.com"&gt; Cotton Pickin Cute </a>

  51. brooke t says:

    The ultra sharp steel blades!

  52. Charlotte V. says:

    Definitely the innovative grip because I think this is so important when using a knife. That way it doesn't slip or break (like some I've used in the past).

  53. Daniel M says:

    lifetime warranty!

  54. Karen Medlin says:

    First, loved your tips!!! My favorite feature in the warranty

  55. Virginia Rowell says:

    I love the grips for proper positioning.

  56. jennifer says:

    I love that these are one solid piece!

  57. I love that it's all one piece, so no food, germs or bacteria can get caught in any cracks and crevices!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  58. Nancy says:

    I like the sharpness and the special grip!

  59. Miz Vickik says:

    It's a good size for slicing things!

  60. sleek design and handle grips

  61. I love the ultra sharp blade!

  62. Amber Warfield says:

    Love the lifetime warranty

  63. anonymous S says:

    sleakness

  64. John Kirkpatrick says:

    I like the size of the blade.

  65. Karen says:

    I like the innovative handle grips. Thanks for the giveaway.

  66. Jenny says:

    I like that the knife has ultra sharp Japanese steel blades.

  67. Alexa B. says:

    i like how sharp the knife is.

  68. Harold D says:

    No "sawing" required.

  69. Lorri S says:

    I like the lifetime warranty

  70. spirit_kim says:

    The handle looks comfortable and the all steel design.

  71. Kim Henrichs says:

    It's the perfect length!

  72. I love the warranty

  73. latanya says:

    the innovative grip

  74. Gaye M says:

    My favorite feature is the Innovative Grip for Superior control and cutting .

  75. Tamara says:

    the innovative grips

  76. wendy wallach says:

    i like the innovative grips

  77. Russell Moore says:

    I gave one of these to my brother as a gift. It is exceptionally well balanced for a knife at this price point.

  78. Debbie C says:

    I like the most obviously important feature: its sharp edge. If a knife isn't sharp, it isn't of any use other than for spreading butter.

  79. I like the "no sawing" feature.

  80. tia beverly says:

    affordable

  81. s riches says:

    I like that it is one piece

  82. I like the lifetime warranty

  83. one solid piece and the grip

  84. kathy pease says:

    I like the innovative grips on the handles

  85. jim rohrer says:

    I like the handle grips

  86. Rosey says:

    I like the ergonomic handles.

  87. Habnagram says:

    It's really sharp.

  88. Nice and shiny! 🙂

  89. Jennifer Williams says:

    lifetime warranty

  90. clynsg says:

    the fact that it is one piece.

  91. PinkySwayers says:

    My favorite feature is the Japanese steel blade. Thanks for the giveaway!

  92. Beth Palacios says:

    I like the ultra sharp steele blade. Dullness is not a good thing. 🙂

  93. Dorothy Hubbard says:

    The innovative grips.

  94. kelley c says:

    I like the lifetime warranty.

    kelleyc76(at)live(dot)com

  95. Brad Merrell says:

    The blade

  96. rebecca day says:

    I like that the knife has ultra sharp Japanese steel blades

  97. susan smoaks says:

    i love the innovative grips!

  98. a marie hj saver says:

    the grip handles.

  99. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    the innovative grip!

  100. Jennifer Peaslee says:

    I like that it cuts through without having to saw…most of my knives are 'sawing' knives, lol

  101. christina barnes says:

    The ultra sharp steel blades!

  102. Carmen says:

    I love that they have a lifetime warrantly, makes it a better deal !

  103. Tanya White says:

    The ultra sharp steel blades

  104. I like how the blade is ultra sharp for effortless cutting

  105. Charlene Kuser says:

    My favorite feature is the innovative grips on the handle

  106. Lucy Schwartz says:

    The design and sharpness both in looks and in function.

  107. Leah Shumack says:

    the lifetime warrenty

  108. Thomas Murphy says:

    the lifetime warranty

  109. Cheryl Reinhardt says:

    I like the ultra sharp Japanese steel blades

  110. Vicki D. says:

    They have ultra sharp steel blades.

  111. Mary D. says:

    The innovative grip handle

  112. okmelanie says:

    the ultrasharp blade

  113. Brittney House says:

    The lifetime warranty

  114. Vikki Billings says:

    The full life time warranty

  115. Richard Hicks says:

    love the great warranty

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

  116. Alisha L. says:

    The Lifetime Warranty!

  117. McCoy says:

    I like the design

  118. Jayne G says:

    I think I'd like the ultra sharp Japanese steel blade.

  119. Laura Proctor Unger says:

    I like the ultra sharp Japanese steel blades that don't require any sawing.

  120. LIsa L says:

    I like that there's a full lifetime warranty for every knife!

  121. Donna C, says:

    I like that the blade is ultra sharp

  122. Jessica A says:

    My favorite feature is that there is no "sawing" required.

  123. heather c says:

    The one piece design. I dread when my handle and blade start jiggling.

  124. Krystal says:

    The grip on the handle.

  125. I like how sharp it is!

  126. brian e. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway…we like that it does not have a wooden / composite handle which shows wear & tear; easy to clean too.

  127. Buddy Garrett says:

    The lifetime warranty is my favorite feature.

  128. Betty C says:

    I like those ultra sharp Japanese steel blades.

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