Friday, September 10, 2010

Crock pot Chicken & Dumplings

Crock pot Chicken & Dumplings --very easy!!!


Doesn't this look delicious? This lovely Fall-like weather has inspired me to post one of my family's FAVORITE dishes.

Ingredients:

2 or 3 boneless chicken breasts or 6 boneless chicken tenderloins, frozen OR thawed (it doesn't matter)
1 chopped onion
can of cream of chicken
can of cream of celery
a few shakes of poultry seasoning
a few shakes of thyme
a can of refrigerated biscuits

(fill soup cans with water or add a can of chicken broth)

Add everything to crock pot except for biscuits. Cook on high for 5-6 hours. When you have an hour left, tear up the biscuits and push them down into the mixture. They'll cook but still be a little gooey like dumplings.
My notes: The original recipe called for 2 cans of biscuits but I just use one and cut them up into tiny pieces. This way I feel like I'm getting more dumplings without the extra calories. :)

I use fat-free soups, so besides the biscuits, it's really not that bad for you. Also, I sometimes only let the biscuits cook for 20-30 min --b/c we are in such a hurry to eat. I know it says to cook for 5-6 hours on high but obviously that doesn't work for me (full-time working momma)! So, I cook it on low all day long then crank it up to high when I put the biscuits in. I usually forgo the seasoning and just do a few shakes of Italian seasoning and add a little chicken broth. You really can't screw it up. No matter how I make it, it always taste the same lol.

The kids gobble this one up and they frequently request this one, too! Speaking of the kids, this is one of those recipes I can sneak vegetables in without hearing any complaining. I typically add carrots and mushrooms. YUM!
I would give credit to where I found this awesome recipe but, honestly, I've been making this for so many years that I have no idea where the recipe came from. I've also tweaked it so many times to our liking, I'm not sure how similar it is to the original anyways. :)



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6 comments:

  1. Looks and sounds wonderful, especially on a cold day !!

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  2. This looks really good! I think I'm going to try it tomorrow. My day looks crazy busy and it would be wonderful to be able to come home to this. :)

    Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Oh that looks so good. Love Chicken and Dumplings and I havn't made them for years. I need to do this. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  4. i would frequently request it too...look how scrumptious it is! and a bonus that it can be done in the crock pot...i love it! thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club.

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  5. This recipe was delicious. I'm a new blogger testing recipes and crafts I've gotten from the internet and friends, and I couldn't help but to make this one for dinner last night! I've linked your page to my post!

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