Monday, February 17, 2014

Simple Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings


Chicken and dumplings are the epitome of comfort food, aren't they?  What could possibly be better?  A delicious chicken and dumplings recipe that is so easy you can make it in your slow cooker.  I put this recipe together to recreate a childhood favorite of ours (well, who am I kidding it is a favorite of adults too!).

Like many of you a lot of my favorite family dishes were made with a can of this and a can of that.  Cooking styles have evolved a lot over the years and many of those recipes were left behind.  I decided to rescue this one and remake it with all homemade ingredients.

This Simple Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings with a creamy chicken soup loaded with tender chicken and topped with scrumptious dumplings!  It  is soooo good that you will have a hard time eating just one bowl.  Chad devoured this and declared it his new favorite chicken and dumplings.  It is pure comfort food in a bowl.  Enjoy.  I know you will.

Dinner's Ready!

With love from our kitchen table to yours.

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Simple Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings
serves 8
2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, uncooked
3 cups Homemade Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup (or 2 cans store bought)
6 cups chicken broth, low sodium
¼ cup butter
2 teaspoons onion powder
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1 teaspoon parsley
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1 recipe dumplings (recipe to follow)

In your slow cooker combine all ingredients, stir to combine.  Cover and cook on high for 5 hours, stirring occasionally.  Add dumplings with a tablespoon scooper or by heaping teaspoon, gently press on dumplings to submerge.  Reduce heat to low, cover  and cook for 1 hour, do not stir until done cooking.  Serve and enjoy!

Dumplings
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon butter (softened)
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup water

Combine ingredients in a medium bowl.  Mix well with a fork.

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Recipe developed by Donna Elick - The Slow Roasted Italian
Copyright ©2012 The Slow Roasted Italian – All rights reserved. 

Originally published 9/17/12

30 comments:

  1. Serious comfort good Donna! Sounds way too easy and looks amazing. Have a great week.

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  2. I've never attempted chicken and dumplings, but this recipe looks simple enough - love that it is done in the crock pot!

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  3. These are dumplings like my grandma used to make! Can't wait to give this a try and with the homemade condensed soup, awesome! Pinned.

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  4. Thanks for posting at Foodie Friends Friday Vegetarian Challenge sponsored by Daiya Foods vegan cheese. All types of recipes were okay to post though the main theme was vegan or vegetarian.

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  5. This recipe is awesome and smells so good....I have it in the crock-pot right now....I just have one question after you put the dumplings in the crock-pot and you press them down to submerge are they supposed to float on the top....will they still get done if they do that....thanks for a wonderful and easy recipe....I am sure I will make this again....

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    1. Hi Karen! They will cook even though they float to the top. I just dunk them from time to time because I like them all juicy. Enjoy. Let us know how is goes.

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    2. OR YOU CAN USE BISQUICK !!

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  6. I made these for dinner tonight, and oh my goodness they are delicious. I've never done anything chicken in the slow cooker, but it was so amazing and tender. I didn't have bay leaves, onion, or poultry seasoning on hand, but I used celery seed to flavor (it's what my grandma used to put in her chicken and dumplings that I loved so much). It came out so good. Thanks for the idea!

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  7. should you cook the chicken first?

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    1. No need to cook the chicken first. Enjoy.

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  8. It doesn't say to cut the chicken into bite sized pieces, but I'm guessing that would be the best way?

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    1. You do not need to cut the chicken first. It will become so tender it will fall apart. If you would like to cut the chicken in an attempt to have bites size pieces, go ahead. Enjoy! Let us know how it goes.

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  9. It doesn't say it in the recipe, but I'm guessing you should cut the chicken into bite sized pieces?

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    1. You do not need to cut the chicken first. It will become so tender it will fall apart. If you would like to cut the chicken in an attempt to have bites size pieces, go ahead. Enjoy! Let us know how it goes.

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  10. What if one used.... canned , condensed chicken soup ? Would it be too salty ? Also , does the recipe mean... 2breasts of chicken ? Thanks .

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  11. this looks really good! the pic shows carrots, i'm going to try this and add carrots too! :-)

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    1. That is actually a different recipe, but carrots would be delightful in this recipe too. Enjoy and let us know how it goes.

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    2. Cups always baffle me as ee work in grams and ounces. Can someone please tell me the measurements please. Also silly I know but how do you make the broth ? Really want too try this x

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  12. This is awesome. I like the homemade cream of chicken soup. I would love it if you linked this to What'd You Do This Weekend.

    Have a great week,
    Linda @ www.tumbleweedcontessa.com

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  13. This looks so good! But one question: If I wanted to add some veggies, like chopped carrots or celery, what would be the best way to do so?

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    1. Carrots and potatoes take about 6 hours in the crock pot, so I would add vegetables to the pot at the beginning of cook time. Make sure they are tender when you are ready to serve. For leafy veggies, add they before you serve. Enjoy!

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  14. I made this recipe today and I had high hopes but I personally feel it lacked flavor, the dumplings were sticky and gooey texture like they were not cooked enough and Im not sure why but the soup wad broty and not creamy and I could see the pieces of chicken fat because of putting it into the crocpot raw I'm guessing, I will say I was impressed with the homemade cream of chicken though,

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    1. Sorry the recipe did not come out for you. We loved it. It sounds like something may have been missed, I would be happy to go over the recipe with you. My boneless skinless chicken doesn't have fat on it, so I am not sure why you are seeing so much chicken fat. I would guess that the dumplings needed to be cooked longer. Email me if you would like to go over the recipe.

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  15. To me your times seem backwards in the recipe. I would think it should be cook the chicken on low for 5 hours (you should never cook boneless skinless chicken breasts more than 6 hours on low [that's 3 hours on high] or it dries out). Then increase to high for the 1 hour to cook the dumplings.

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    1. As the chicken is cooked in so much liquid it comes out perfect. Feel free to adapt the recipe to suit your tastes though.

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  16. Just n FYI. When I have ever done dumplings or a cobbler in a crock pot, before I put the lid on I cover the crock pot with a kitchen towel to catch some of the moisture, it's not as gooey.

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  17. On one of our first cloudy cooler days this month, this recipe really hit the spot. I'm serving it for supper tonight, but it finished cooking around 2 (and I hadn't eaten lunch yet), so I scooped out a bowlful to taste. This is not my grandmother's recipe, but to not heat up the kitchen and use a ton of electricity in the summer it is so worth it! I made this as part of my Please Don't Heat Up the Kitchen New Recipe Challenge. Next time I will definitely make it with the homemade cream of chicken soup, though!

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  18. Ive made this recipe twice and i want to make it a third time. Im wanting to save time and money so Im cooking a whole chicken today and want to know if i can use the left overs for this. Would i just put everything in the crock pot long enough so everything is hot then add the dumplings like normal?

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  19. .What size cans of cream of chicken soup do you use?

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