Chicken and Dumplings
There are certain foods out there that scream comfort food and to me Chicken and Dumplings is one of those. Now I don’t always have time to mix up the dough and make the dumplings myself or stand in the kitchen and cook everything and I know that you may not either, so I have come up with a slow cooker version of the dish that will be easy for you to get started in the morning and have ready in the afternoon with plenty of time in between to run your errands or do whatever you have to do.
Here is what you need.
3 boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut into 1/2″ to an 1″ size cubes)
3 cans cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 cup diced onion (white onion)
1 bag of Pillsbury Grands Southern style frozen biscuits (12ct) (keep partially frozen)
2 tablespoons black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons garlic powder
4 cups water
white all purpose flour (optional)
Prep and cooking
Setup your crock pot and set it to low heat. Empty all 4 soup cans into the crock pot along with the water and onions. Stir it all together.
Cut up your chicken and add it to the pot and stir in the pepper, garlic and salt and cover with lid
Tip: Frozen items such as biscuits or french fries can be re-purposed and used as a quick addition to a recipe to save time.
Now comes the fun part. You will want to set the biscuits out ahead of time to start thawing. You do not want them fully thawed but just enough to be able to cut them into about 8 pieces each. If the biscuits do thaw too much and start to stick together you will want to toss out a little all purpose flour on your cutting board and roll them around a little as you cut, this will keep the pieces from sticking together. After you cut them all up add them to the crock pot, stir them in and cover. You will want to let this cook on low for about 4 to 5 hrs. You can give it a couple of good stirs throughout the cooking process if you are available to get things blending together nicely. When it is done you should have a nice thick creamy gravy like sauce that you can hardly tell from the dumplings. The chicken should be cooked white all the way through and tender enough to cut with a fork or spoon.
Tip: Slow cooker dishes such as this one are great to make and then freeze as individual portions for eating later.
This is a good and hearty dish that goes great as a main course or a side to a larger meal.
This is one of my favorite comfort food meals and is great to just sit back and relax while it cooks on a lazy day.
Thanks for reading,