We haven’t shared a lot of food posts here in our blog in the past but between me, my mom and gram, there is lots of cooking going on around here. Last weekend my mom made an easy chicken and dumplings recipe in the crockpot that took all of 10 minutes to prepare.
Many of you have emailed in the past questions about how we handle our dinners and who cooks what and when. Crockpot dinners are very popular in our home as they are easy, fast and delicious. My mom many times will prepare a crockpot full of something the night before and then add the dish to the crockpot in the morning before she heads to work.
Easy Chicken and Dumplings in the crockpot:
5 chicken breasts cut in pieces
1 cup white wine (we used pinot grigio)
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1 box chicken broth (32 ounce)
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 stick of butter (sliced)
Salt, pepper and italian seasoning
Carrots, diced potatoes, mushrooms and diced turnip
Bisquick or baking mix for dumplings
Add your wine, garlic, chicken broth and butter to the crockpot.
Add all of your vegetables and place cut up chicken on top of the vegetables.
Mix creamed soup and 1 cup of water and pour over ingredients in your crockpot.
Cover and cook on low heat for 5 hours.
The last 30 minutes, add your dumpling mix (follow directions on bisquick box) by dropping spoonfuls of mix in the crock pot. You may need to add more chicken broth as it cooks if you like more of a broth.
Mom’s tip: To ensure your dumplings cook thoroughly and are not gooey, turn the crockpot up to high heat with 45 minutes left to bring to a boil. Then add your dumplings and leave them covered for 10 minutes on high heat. After 10 minutes, turn heat to low and remove the cover partially to allow steam to escape. You will need to turn you dumplings over with a spoon at this point to cook the underneath side. Season dumplings with italian seasoning once they are done.
So there you go, my mom’s first post on the blog with her easy chicken and dumpling crockpot recipe. You can add any vegetables you want, we just happened to have cut up turnip and sliced mushrooms in the fridge so she added those along with the traditional potatoes and carrots. There are no rules in our house when it comes to cooking! 🙂 Be sure to check out our latest chicken and mushroom recipe!