Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings

Its was 20 degrees this morning when I woke up… I had my Hubby and oldest son home sick today!  I decided it was time for something easy on the belly yet fills them up… Chicken & Dumplings it is!  

Doing it in the Crock-Pot means less work for me… The chicken pulls apart practically by itself and besides tossing the dumplings in at the end there is not much to it!

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Here is what you’ll need:

4  Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts

2  Tbls Butter

1  can Cream of Chicken soup

1  can Cream of Celery soup

4  cups Chicken Broth

1  cup Water

2  Chicken Bouillon cubes

1/2  Onion finely chopped

4  Carrots peeled and chopped

4  Celery chopped

Pepper

Here is what you’ll need for the Dumplings:

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1/3  cup Butter

1/3  cup Milk

1  tsp Yeast

1/3  cup warm Water

2  Eggs

1/3  cup Sugar

3/4  tsp Salt

3  cups Flour

You got all that?? I had to go get some celery down at the store… but I had everything else in the cupboards and fridge!  Okay, Let’s get started… 

Put both cans of soup in and the broth and water and whisk together

Put both cans of soup in and the broth and water and whisk together

A lil note on the "finely" chopped onion, you can do diced.... I only do that because it hides it from the kids somewhat... I have a very picky one... what he doesn't know won't hurt him I figure!

A lil note on the “finely” chopped onion, you can do diced…. I only do that because it hides it from the kids somewhat… I have a very picky one… what he doesn’t know won’t hurt him I figure!

Add you Celery and Carrots and Chicken Bouillon...  Then add your Chicken Breasts and turn it on!

Add you Celery and Carrots and Chicken Bouillon… Then add your Chicken Breasts and turn it on!

Two different options here…. Cook on Low for 8 hours then start the Dumplings process… or

Cook on High for 4 hours Pull the chicken apart with two forks and start the Dumplings.

Melt the butter on low and add the milk to warm it up... set aside

Melt the butter on low and add the milk to warm it up… set aside

Sprinkle the yeast over the warm water and set aside...

Sprinkle the yeast over the warm water and set aside…

Mix your eggs, sugar and salt...

Mix your eggs, sugar and salt…

Mix well...

Mix well…

Add you milk, butter and yeast mixes

Add you milk, butter and yeast mixes

Add half the flour and begin to combine

Add half the flour and begin to combine

Add the remaining flour

Add the remaining flour

Mix the flour in till its just combined

Mix the flour in till its just combined

It should look like this... a little bit sticky but starting to pull from the bowl and form a ball...  Cover and let rest for 20 minutes

It should look like this… a little bit sticky but starting to pull from the bowl and form a ball…
Cover and let rest for 20 minutes

Once it is done resting flour a surface and plop it down... Kneed it for about 3 minutes till it starts to smooth out

Once it is done resting flour a surface and plop it down… Kneed it for about 3 minutes till it starts to smooth out

It should look a bit like this!

It should look a bit like this… after 3 minutes… lil arm workout is always good!

Flatten it out...

Flatten it out…

Take a rolling pin the rest of the way and roll it out to about 1/2 inch... or so

Take a rolling pin the rest of the way and roll it out to about 1/2 inch… or so

I just took a pizza cutter and made about 2 inch wide strips... maybe I got a lil wavy... kinda fun to not try to be perfect!   (Use a cutting board if you care about your countertops!  Mine are origanal '76er's yay can't do much to hurt them!)

I took a pizza cutter and made about 2″ wide strips… maybe I got a lil wavy… kinda fun to not try to be perfect!
(Use a cutting board if you care about your countertops! Mine are origanal ’76er’s … you can’t do much to hurt them… they don’t mind, they’re use to it!)

Add your Dumplings to your  Crock-Pot and stir them in... let them cook for at least 20 minutes

Add your Dumplings to your Crock-Pot and stir them in… let them cook for at least 20 minutes.

Serve... Cracked Pepper Optional!

Serve… Cracked Pepper optional!

Just so you know… if you don’t want to make your own dumplings you can always just add a can of those refrigerated biscuits (with the additives and the unknown of how long they have been packaged for)  But why not try it from Scratch ;-)

Like this???  Try my Ham Bone and Potato Soup

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About Sandy Meyer

I'm a wife and a mother of four, three rapidly growing boys and a little girl that has brought so much love to our family... (and a lot more pink around) I also am a local Real Estate Broker but my biggest job of all is Baking, Cooking, (cleaning) and Feeding this ever growing family (& friends) of mine! I'm guilty of posting some of my favorite goodies on my Facebook page... I'm always getting questions and requests so I thought why take a little extra time and take some pictures during the process and post them for all of you with the recipes so you can try them out with your family and friends!
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