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Slow Cooker Chicken And Dumplings

Updated on October 27, 2014

A Tip About Chicken And Dumplings

When adding dumplings to a liquid, make sure the liquid is hot and bubbling: otherwise the dumplings will be soggy. After the dumplings are added, cover with the lid; this will keep the dumplings from deflating.

Crock Pot Chicken And Dumplings Recipe In This Video. This Recipe Is Wonderful.

Reduce The Fat In Your Chicken Dishes

Removing the skin from chicken before cooking decreases the fat content. To quickly remove the skin from uncooked chicken parts, grasp the skin with a paper towel so it doesn't slip out of your fingers, and gently tug until the skin pulls away and separates from the meat so you can discard the skin before you cook the chicken.

Homemade Chicken And Dumplings Recipe

In the above photo we have delicious Crock Pot Chicken And Dumplings. Oh man these are so delicious.
In the above photo we have delicious Crock Pot Chicken And Dumplings. Oh man these are so delicious. | Source
I keep having people ask for a great slow cooker chicken and dumpling recipe and so here it is.
I keep having people ask for a great slow cooker chicken and dumpling recipe and so here it is. | Source

Another Great Chicken And Dumpling Recipe

Chicken And Dumplings Recipe

Ingredients For Your Chicken And Dumplings

1. 1 ( 2 1/2 Pound ) Whole Chicken Cut Up.

2. 2 Teaspoons Ground Sea Salt.

3. 3/4 Teaspoon Black Pepper, Divided.

4. 1/2 Teaspoon Dry Powdered Garlic.

5. 1 Teaspoon Dried Thyme.

6. 1 Teaspoon Ground Cayenne.

7. 1 Quart Chicken Broth.

8. 3 Cups Self Rising Flour.

9. 1 Teaspoon Poultry Seasoning.

10. 1/3 Cup Shortening.

11. 2 Teaspoons Bacon Drippings.

12. 1 Cup Milk.


Pour the chicken broth in the pot over the chicken and then add enough water to cover the chicken. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, and next three ingredients. Cover the pot with a lid, reduce the heat, and simmer on medium heat for one hour. Remove the chicken pieces from the pot and set aside to cool.

Remove the skin and bones from your chicken after it has cooled and then chop up the chicken and return the meat to the pot. Add remaining salt and black pepper.

Combine the flour and poultry seasoning in a large bowl. Mix in the shortening and poultry seasoning and mix up very well using a large fork until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add milk stirring until the mixture is moistened.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll out to 1/8 inch thickness and cut up into small 1 inch pieces.

Bring the broth and chicken to a boil. Drop the dumplings, a few at a time, into boiling broth, stirring gently. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer stirring often for 25 minutes. You can make this recipe in a pot on the stove and then pour it into a crock pot to keep your chicken and dumplings warm and ready to serve.

My late mother used to grate up whole hard-boiled eggs and when she dipped up each persons bowl of chicken and dumplings she would sprinkle the top of each bowl of chicken and dumplings with the grated hard-boiled eggs. Try it and I bet you'll love them served with the grated hard-boiled eggs.

I also like to serve chilled whole berry cranberry sauce with each bowl of chicken and dumplings. I put a scoop of whole berry cranberry sauce on little saucers and each person gets one of the little saucers of cranberry sauce at their place at the table.

Some people like to put a small square of corn bread in the bottom of the serving bowl and then they put the chicken and dumplings over the corn bread square.

Slow Cooker Chicken And Dumplings Recipe

Over the many years I have been cooking I have tried and tried to come up with a delicious chicken and dumpling recipe for the slow cooker or crock pot and here it is. I promise if you follow the recipe carefully your chicken and dumplings will turn out perfect every time.

I use a lot of flavorful ingredients in my recipe that you may find unusual in a chicken and dumpling recipe but I promise if you give it a try you'll be delightfully surprised at the wonderful flavors you will experience when you taste these oh so wonderful chicken and dumplings.

I love Yukon Gold Potatoes and I have included them here in this recipe. If you can't find Yukon Gold Potatoes you can substitute other potatoes. But try to find the Yukon Gold Potatoes if you can.

Also check in your supermarkets produce section for fresh thyme and rosemary if they have it. If they don't then go with dried spices but the fresh spices will give you flavor you won't find anywhere else.

For Your Crock Pot Chicken And Dumplings you will need.

1. 6 - 8 Skinless Boneless Chicken Breast Half's cut into one inch cubes.

2. 4 Small Yukon Potatoes peeled and cut into one inch cubes.

3. 1 1/2 Cups Whole Baby Carrots and Green English Peas.

4. 1/2 Cup Of Celery diced in small pieces.

5. 2 Cans Regular Campbell's Condensed Cream Of Chicken Soup.

6. 1 Cup Chicken Broth. ( Full Flavor not low fat )

7. 1 Tablespoon Fresh Chopped Thyme.( Use 1 Teaspoon Dried Thyme )

8. 1 Tablespoon Fresh Chopped Rosemary. ( Use 1 Teaspoon Dried Rosemary )

9. 1 Teaspoon Ground Sea Salt.

10. 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper.

11. 2 Cups Bisquick (TM) Baking Mix.

12. 2/3 Cup Whole Milk.

You can if you wish add a 1/2 cup of onions to this recipe. I have made it with the onions and with out.

Place your chicken , potatoes , carrots , peas , and celery into a 6 quart slow cooker or crock pot. Stir your spices and soup mix up in a bowl and pour it into the crock pot or slow cooker.

Place the lid on your crock pot or slow cooker and cook for 7 - 8 hours on low until your chicken is cooked thoroughly.

Turn your crock pot or slow cooker up to high and let it get hot. In a bowl combine your baking mix and the milk and mix well. When the crock pot is hot drop the baking mix into the pot by the tablespoon full into the crock pot. Leave your crock pot lid ajar and let the dumplings cook until they are thoroughly cooked in the center.

These chicken and dumplings are wonderful served in a bowl over a square of cornbread made from Jiffy Cornbread Mix. The flavors are oh so wonderful and go together perfectly.

My Grandmother used to make Chicken And Dumplings and they were oh so wonderful. Its been many years but the recipe for the slow cooker chicken and dumplings taste so wonderful almost like the ones Grandma used to make.

I hope you will post your comments about the Slow Cooker Chicken And Dumplings and I want to thank you for taking the time to read my hub page.

Always keep in mind that you can substitute skinned boneless chicken thighs for the chicken breast in this recipe and chicken thighs are 1/3 the cost of chicken breast. If you have any tips , suggestions , or questions about the Slow Cooker Chicken And Dumplings please post them below now. And again thanks for reading.

Apple Dumplings Made Easy

Apple Dumplings made homemade are so very delicious. If you want a wonderful recipe for Apple Dumplings be sure to check out this recipe.
Apple Dumplings made homemade are so very delicious. If you want a wonderful recipe for Apple Dumplings be sure to check out this recipe. | Source

Some Dumpling Information

A Southerner has a repertoire of dumplings, each tailored in texture and composition to the dish for which they're prepared. Chicken and Dumplings is probably the most beloved dish, with a flour-based ball of dough cooked in chicken broth. For lovers of turnip greens, a ball of cornmeal and water is often plopped into the pot likker ( the juice from cooking greens in water and bacon or pork fat) and cooked.And who has not heard of apple dumplings. Oh man they are so very delicious.

© 2011 Thomas Byers

Please post your comments , tips , suggestions , or questions , about Slow Cooker Chicken And Dumplings Now. And thanks for reading.

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    • crazyhorsesghost profile imageAUTHOR

      Thomas Byers 

      5 years ago from East Coast , United States

      I think it will work fine for you. It always has for me.

    • Mike Robbers profile image

      Mike Robbers 

      5 years ago from London

      This is just what I needed. since we moved into our new house we do not have a cooker!! so I bought a "slow Cooker" and made the most delicious stew! I thought I could make Chicken but was unsure! so I am going to try this and will let you know how its turned out!! yummmm

    • Victoria Lynn profile image

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Sounds great! I love slow cooker recipes. Chicken and dumplings is a great winter comfort food. Will bookmark.

      Also, good idea on using chicken thighs instead of the breasts. I always think that I should use the breasts in recipes such as this, but I actually prefer dark meat, so I think I'll try the thighs. Thanks for the recipe!

    • crazyhorsesghost profile imageAUTHOR

      Thomas Byers 

      7 years ago from East Coast , United States

      Thanks. It is one of the best crock pot chicken and dumpling recipes I have ever found.

    • Eiddwen profile image

      Eiddwen 

      7 years ago from Wales

      Love this delicious sounding and I can't wait to try it out.

      Thanks for sharing and I will let you know how it goes.

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