Chicken and Dumplings

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If you love hearty slow cooker meals you will love this Chicken and Dumplings! You will want to put it on the menu for this week or next. It is absolutely delicious!

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Chicken and Dumplings

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Ok, here is how I made my slow cooker Chicken and Dumplings!

Ingredients: Chicken and Dumplings

  • 1 lb chicken thighs
  • 10.5 oz cream of chicken
  • 10.5 oz water
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth no sodium
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tbsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp sage
  • 1/2 tsp celery seed
  • 1 1/2 cups mixed vegetables frozen

Dumplings

  • 2 cups bisquick prepared per box instructions
  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions: Chicken and Dumplings

  • In your slow cooker add chicken to the bottom in single layer
  • Dump all ingredients with the exception of the frozen veggies, bisquick mix and seasonings for the biscuits – parsley, salt and pepper. You can mix these ingredients together in a bowl before pouring over the chicken, but I just dumped them together on top of the chicken and it works just fine.
  • Place lid on slow cooker for 6-8 hours on low
  • Once chicken is cooked at 165 internal temperature you will want to shred or cut chicken up. Depending on your slow cooker, this will be about 5 hours. I love to use this MEAT MASHER HERE – as it does a great job shredding it up for me without taking it out.
  • Then add Frozen vegetables to slow cooker and place lid on while mixing up the drop biscuits.
  • You can make your own biscuit mix but I just use bisquick – just mix per box instructions.
  • Make drop biscuits per box instructions and drop spoon fulls of biscuit mix over the top of the meat mixture
  • Simply drop by the spoonfuls on top of the meat mixture.
  • Then add to the top of the biscuits parsley, salt and pepper.
  • Cover with lid and let it cook on low for about an hour until dumplings are done.
  • You can check with fork to make sure they are ready. Fork should come out clean and biscuits will be flakey not doughy.
  • Biscuits should be flake on top and all the meat and veggies below
  • Now scoop into a bowl and enjoy
Side Dish Idea:

This dish to me is a one pot dish, however you could add a garden salad with it if you want.

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Crazy Busy Mama Tip:

You will see in video, my chicken is still frozen you may have to adjust cooking time if you are starting out with frozen instead of thawed chicken. Less dishes later, if you use the liner on the slow cooker it makes it for easy clean up! Also, instead of mixing ingredients together in a bowl before pouring over the chicken, just dump them all on top of the chicken together. Why not save a dish this way. I always use no sodium broth but you can choose low or regular chicken broth if you desire. 

Have leftovers you can store in air tight container for 3-4 days in refrigerator.

Video Tutorial: Chicken and Dumplings

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Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplings

Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken and Dumplings
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 10 hours 10 minutes
Course dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 330 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb chicken thighs
  • 10.5 oz cream of chicken
  • 10.5 oz water
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth no sodium
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tbsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp sage
  • 1/2 tsp celery seed
  • 1 1/2 cups mixed vegetables frozen

Dumplings

  • 2 cups bisquick prepared per box instructions
  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • In your slow cooker add chicken to the bottom in single layer
  • Dump all ingredients with the exception of the frozen veggies, bisquick mix and seasonings for the biscuits – parsley, salt and pepper. You can mix these ingredients together in a bowl before pouring over the chicken, but I just dumped them together on top of the chicken and it works just fine.
  • Place lid on slow cooker for 6-8 hours on low
  • Once chicken is cooked at 165 internal temperature you will want to shred or cut chicken up. Depending on your slow cooker, this will be about 5 hours.
  • Then add Frozen vegetables to slow cooker and place lid on while mixing up the drop biscuits.
  • Make drop biscuits per box instructions and drop spoon fulls of biscuit mix over the top of the meat mixture.
  • Then add to the top of the biscuits parsley, salt and pepper.
  • Cover with lid and let it cook on low for about an hour until dumplings are done. You can check with fork to make sure they are ready. Fork should come out clean and biscuits will be flakey not doughy.
  • Now scoop into a bowl and enjoy

Video

Notes

You will see in video, my chicken is still frozen you may have to adjust cooking time if you are starting out with frozen instead of thawed chicken. 
Less dishes later, if you use the liner on the slow cooker it makes it for easy clean up! Also, instead of mixing ingredients together in a bowl before pouring over the chicken, just dump them all on top of the chicken together. Why not save a dish this way. I always use no sodium broth but you can choose low or regular chicken broth if you desire. 
Have leftovers you can store in air tight container for 3-4 days in refrigerator.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 330kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 20gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 1881mgPotassium: 497mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 2467IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 110mgIron: 3mg
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  1. 5 stars
    I used chicken breast and just did frozen peas and green beans- it was soooo good. Shared with my neighbor and she loved it too!

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