Monday, October 6, 2014

Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

This recipe is one of  many versions I’ve seen online, and I just went with one of them, although I did add a few things to suit my tastes. It’s hard for me to not add vegetables, because besides the fact that they add such vibrant flavor to dishes, they also boost the  nutrition. So this is my take on Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings, which is more like chicken stew with dumplings, and it was fantastic!

So, let’s get cooking!

Dice the onion and celery. Peel and mince the garlic. Peel and slice the carrots. Slice and dice the chicken breasts.

Place the veggies and chicken in the crock pot. Add the can of cream of chicken soup, and the can of cream of celery soup, plus the black pepper and the dried thyme. Mix all together thoroughly.

Cook in the crock pot on low for 5-6 hours.

For the dumplings, you’ll need about 20 minutes at the end. In a medium bowl, stir together the dry ingredients, then cut in the shortening with a pastry knife, a fork, or two knives. Add the milk and stir with a wooden spoon just until moistened.

Carefully place large spoonfuls on top of the stew. You don’t want them to plop in and sink. Gently place them on top. Cover and let cook for about 20 minutes. I turned my crock pot up to high for this last step.

Serve up a hearty portion with a fluffy dumpling. Enjoy! ~TMMF

Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

2 huge chicken breasts
1 med. onion
2 big stalks celery
5 big carrots
1 clove garlic
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of celery soup
1 tsp black pepper
¾ tsp thyme

The Dumplings

1 ½ c flour
¾ tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
3 Tbl shortening
¾ c milk

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