Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

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Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

Embrace the warmth and comfort of a classic home-cooked meal with this Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings recipe.

Perfect for busy days, this dish combines tender chicken, nutritious vegetables, and soft, pillowy dumplings in a savory broth, making it a family favorite.

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Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts: A lean source of protein.
  • 3 carrots, sliced: Adds a sweet, earthy flavor and rich in vitamins.
  • 3 celery stalks, sliced: Provides a crisp texture and fresh taste.
  • 1 onion, finely chopped: A fundamental ingredient for a flavor base.
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced: Enhances the dish with aromatic depth.
  • 4 cups chicken broth: The foundation of the stew, rich in flavor.
  • 1 cup frozen peas: A pop of color and a source of fiber.
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme: An herb that complements chicken wonderfully.
  • Salt and pepper to taste: For seasoning and enhancing overall flavor.
  • 1 cup milk: Adds creaminess to the dish.
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour: Thickens the broth for a hearty texture.
  • 1 can refrigerated biscuit dough, cut into pieces: For easy, fluffy dumplings.
Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings recipe

Directions

  1. Combine Base Ingredients: In your slow cooker, place the chicken, carrots, celery, onion, garlic, chicken broth, thyme, salt, and pepper. Set to cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  2. Shred Chicken: Once cooked, shred the chicken in the cooker using forks and stir in the frozen peas.
  3. Create the Thickening Mixture: Whisk together milk and flour until smooth, then pour into the slow cooker, stirring well.
  4. Add Dumplings: Cut the biscuit dough into small pieces and scatter them over the chicken mixture.
  5. Final Cooking Phase: Cover and cook on high for an additional 1-2 hours, until the biscuits are cooked and the stew has thickened.

Notes

  • Adjust Seasoning: Taste and adjust salt and pepper before serving.
  • Serving Suggestion: Serve hot, perhaps with a side of crusty bread.
  • Storage: Store leftovers in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Nutrition

  • Total Fat: 18g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 45mg
  • Sodium: 1245mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 37g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g
  • Total Sugars: 6g
  • Protein: 18g
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
  • Calcium: 56mg
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Potassium: 246mg

FAQs

Q1: Can I use chicken thighs instead of breasts? A: Absolutely, chicken thighs can be a flavorful alternative.

Q2: How can I make this gluten-free? A: Use gluten-free flour for thickening and look for gluten-free biscuit dough.

Q3: Can I freeze this dish? A: Yes, though the dumplings may soften more upon reheating.

Enjoy the simplicity and deliciousness of this Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings recipe, a perfect meal for any day of the week.

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Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

Enjoy the classic comfort of Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings. This easy recipe brings together tender chicken, nutritious vegetables, and fluffy dumplings in a delicious broth, perfect for any family dinner.

  • Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 carrots, sliced
  • 3 celery stalks, sliced
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 can refrigerated biscuit dough, cut into pieces

Notes

  • Adjust seasoning as needed.
  • Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Author: Emma
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Slow Cooking
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 350-400 per serving
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Sodium: 1245mg
  • Fat: 18g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 37g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 18g
  • Cholesterol: 45mg

Keywords: Chicken, Dumplings, Slow Cooker, Comfort Food, Easy Recipe

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