Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplings Recipe

Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplings Recipe
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Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplings Recipe

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Here's a homey dish that people just can't wait to dive into! Yes, you can have chicken and dumplings from the slow cooker. The homemade classic takes a bit of work but is certainly worth it. —Daniel Anderson, Kenosha, Wisconsin
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6 hours + standing
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6 hours + standing

Ingredients

  • 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3 celery ribs, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups chicken broth, divided
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • DUMPLINGS:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter

Directions

Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook and stir until no longer pink, 6-8 minutes. Transfer to a 6-qt. slow cooker.
In same skillet, cook celery, carrots and onion until tender, 6-8 minutes. Add garlic, tomato paste and remaining salt and pepper; cook 1 minute. Stir in flour; cook 1 minute longer. Whisk in 2 cups chicken broth; cook and stir until thickened. Transfer to slow cooker. Stir in bay leaves, thyme and remaining chicken broth.
For dumplings, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Stir in milk and butter to form a thick batter. Drop by 1/4 cupfuls over chicken mixture. Cook, covered, on low until bubbly and dumplings are set, 6-8 hours. Discard bay leaves. Remove insert and let stand, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplings in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2017, p27

Nutritional Facts

1 dumpling with 1 cup sauce: 370 calories, 15g fat (6g saturated fat), 77mg cholesterol, 1245mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 22g protein.

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  • 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3 celery ribs, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups chicken broth, divided
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • DUMPLINGS:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  1. Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook and stir until no longer pink, 6-8 minutes. Transfer to a 6-qt. slow cooker.
  2. In same skillet, cook celery, carrots and onion until tender, 6-8 minutes. Add garlic, tomato paste and remaining salt and pepper; cook 1 minute. Stir in flour; cook 1 minute longer. Whisk in 2 cups chicken broth; cook and stir until thickened. Transfer to slow cooker. Stir in bay leaves, thyme and remaining chicken broth.
  3. For dumplings, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Stir in milk and butter to form a thick batter. Drop by 1/4 cupfuls over chicken mixture. Cook, covered, on low until bubbly and dumplings are set, 6-8 hours. Discard bay leaves. Remove insert and let stand, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplings in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2017, p27

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