Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplings {recipe}


Cold winter days and comfort food go hand in hand.  And one of my favorite comfort foods (as well as homemade mac & cheese, mashed potatoes, and anything else delicious and unhealthy) is chicken & dumplings.  This recipe isn't 'homemade'  per say -- but it is still delicious and comforting.  Not only that, but it can be made in one of my favorite kitchen appliances... a slow cooker!  Anything that gives me more time with my beautiful little family gets an A+ in my book!

Last night after my husband got off work, we went downtown get some last bits of Christmas shopping done (and get me a new phone.. I'm pretty sure mine fell out of my pocket somewhere.. and now it's roaming the streets of Korea).  It was COLD outside.  Sometimes I think I forget how cold it gets in the winter.  Anyway.  We got back.. I gave my little munchkin a nice warm bath.. and still had time to play with her before dinner was done.  I like to cook.. but sometimes it's nice to have that 'break' from it.. without having a huge mess in the kitchen.. and yet still have a yummy and fulfilling dinner.

And the great thing about this recipe is that you can add/omit whatever you want.  Don't like celery?  Leave'em out!  Want to add mushrooms or peas?  Go for it!  Yup.. you can pretty much do whatever you want.. it will taste delicious, I promise.  :)

Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplings
adapted from BubbleCrumb

  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts (4-6 small ones, or 2 big ones)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup (next time I think I will use 1 cream of chicken and 1 cream of mushroom)
  • 1 can chicken broth (vegetable broth would work too)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 3-4 carrots, diced
  • 3/4 cup celery, diced
  • 4 Grands Flaky Biscuits

 Place chicken in crock pot.  Add  butter, cream of chicken, and chicken broth.  Add onions, bay leaves, garlic powder, pepper, carrots, and celery.  Cook on high 4-6 hours.

After cooking time has elapsed, shred the chicken with 2 forks.  Then, cut up the 4 Grands Flaky Biscuits into 9 pieces each (feel free to add more biscuits if this isn't enough for your liking).  Stir into hot chicken mixture and cook for 30 more minutes on high.  Add more broth as necessary.  Enjoy!! :)

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