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Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings

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Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings
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The secret to perfect dumplings is to not overmix the batter and to drop the batter onto very hot, bubbling liquid. That way the dumplings begin cooking immediately and don't get soggy. The last time I made this I used baby bella mushrooms and added some dried basil and thyme to the dumplings. Yum!

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours

Total Time: 8 hours, 25 minutes

Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 potato, peeled and chopped
  • 3 carrots, sliced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms, if desired
  • 14 oz. can ready to serve chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme leaves
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts, cut into 2" pieces
  • 9 oz. pkg. frozen baby peas
  • 1-1/2 cups Homemade Bisqwick Mix
  • 1 Tbsp. snipped chives
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, melted

Preparation:

In a 4 quart crockpot, mix potato, carrots, onion, garlic, and mushrooms if using. In medium bowl, combine chicken broth, flour and seasoning and mix until smooth. Pour over vegetables in crockpot. Add chicken.

Cover crockpot and cook on low for 6-8 hours until chicken is thoroughly cooked and no longer pink in center. Add peas and cover again. Cook on high for 20 minutes until peas are hot.

In small bowl, combine baking mix with chives, milk, and melted butter and mix just until combined. Do not over mix.

If you don't have any baking mix, combine 1-1/2 cups flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1 tablespoon snipped chives in a small bowl. Melt 6 tablespoons butter and mix with 1/2 cup milk; add to flour mixture and stir just until combined.

Drop dumplings by tablespoons onto hot, bubbling chicken mixture in crockpot. Cover and cook on high for 20-25 minutes until dumplings are cooked through, fluffy, and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
Easy and good, Member Tony6661959

I remember my mom making chicken and dumplings when I was young. This recipe isn't hers, but it is really good. The dumplings are really fluffy and light. And the chicken is so tender. My three girls loved it too.

34 out of 36 people found this helpful.

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