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CrockPot Chicken and Dumplings from Scratch

CrockPot Chicken and Dumplings from Scratch

Comfort food…..those dishes that instantly take you back to your childhood….. to your happy place……that makes you feel warm just thinking about them.  Chicken and dumplings from scratch are one of those dishes for me. Figuring out how to make CrockPot Chicken and Dumplings? EVEN BETTER!

Though I love chicken and dumplings, I rarely made it because it seemed like a LOT of work.  I also think I was afraid it wouldn’t stand up to my expectations.  Well, now I have found the perfect Chicken and Dumplings from scratch made in the CrockPot!  It is yummy enough to honour my memories yet easy enough for this busy mom to make. Yep. CrockPot Chicken and Dumplings is just that easy!

The pictures with this post were made with chicken breasts (3) instead of chicken thighs. I also didn’t have mushrooms so they aren’t in there. Basically, this recipe is so delicious and easy, you can tweak it to use what you have in hand. Just wanted to let you know in case you were looking for mushrooms.

CrockPot Chicken and Dumplings from Scratch

Ingredients:

1 large potato, peeled and chopped
3 carrots, peeled and chopped
1 onion, peeled and chopped
3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1 cup sliced mushrooms (optional)
1 Litre chicken broth
1/4 cup flour
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp ground thyme
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
8 boneless skinless chicken thighs or 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut into 1-inch pieces)
2 cups frozen peas

Dumplings:

6 Tbsp butter, melted
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk

Directions:

Onion, carrots and potato chopped

Prep your veggies and add them to your crock pot.

Mix broth and flour

Whisk chicken broth and flour together.

Making Chicken and Dumplings in the CrockPot

Add broth mixture, spices and chicken pieces to your crock pot. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.

Adding Peas

One hour before you want to serve your meal, add frozen peas. Cover and allow the food to come back to a bubble.

Making Dumplings

While you are waiting, make your dumplings.

Dumpling Dough

Stir together until you get a soft dough. Drop into the dumpling mixture in the Crock Pot in small spoonfuls. Cook for 20-25 minutes or until dumplings are done in the middle.

CrockPot Chicken and Dumplings from Scratch (Printable)

chicken and dumplings from scratch

CrockPot Chicken and Dumplings

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 6 hours 45 minutes

Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings. Southern comfort food made easier in your crockpot. The perfect dinner on a cold winter night.

Ingredients

  • 1 large potato, peeled and cubed
  • 3 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 litre chicken broth,
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground thyme
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 cups frozen peas

Dumplings:

  • 6 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup milk

Instructions

  1. Add potato, carrot, onion, garlic and mushrooms to the crock pot.
  2. Whisk together the flour and chicken broth. Pour over veggies.
  3. Add spices and chicken pieces. Stir well and cook on low for 6 - 8 hours.
  4. One hour before you want to serve the chicken and dumplings, stir in the frozen peas.
  5. Let chicken mixture return to bubbling.
  6. Stir dumpling ingredients together in a small bowl but don't over mix.
  7. Drop into bubbling chicken mixture by tablespoonfuls.
  8. Cook for 20 - 25 minutes or until dumplings are done in the middle.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 512Saturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 175mgSodium: 953mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 5gSugar: 6gProtein: 38g

Recipe Notes: This recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings is awesome. There is some variability on saltiness depending on the broth you use.  If it seems bland just add salt and pepper at the table. This is going to be a go-to recipe from now on.  The entire family LOVED it.

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Jennifer Soltys

Wednesday 3rd of October 2018

This looks perfect! My hubs is always asking for chicken and dumplings, so this is going to be the one I try!!!

Nicky

Wednesday 3rd of October 2018

My family loves chicken and dumplings. I often will make the dumplings with a little bacon. Yum!

Jen Duncan

Thursday 8th of February 2018

This is definitely on my comfort food list. My grandma used to make chicken and dumplings all the time, and this dish always makes me think of her. I think I'll be bringing out my slow cooker soon to try this recipe - thank you!

Jaclyn Shimmel

Thursday 8th of February 2018

I love slow cooker meals! I also love dumplings so this recipe sounds like a match made in heaven - thank you for the idea!

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Tuesday 20th of September 2016

Hmm it looks like your blog ate my first comment (it was super long) so I guess I'll just sum it up what I wrote and say, I'm thoroughly enjoying your blog. I too am an aspiring blog blogger but I'm still new to everything. Do you have any helpful hints for rookie blog writers?

I'd really appreciate it.

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