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!
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 can cream of chicken
- 1 can cream of celery
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 1-2 cups water
- 2 chicken bouillon cubes
- ½ onion finely chopped
- 4 carrots peeled and chopped or shredded
- 4 celery chopped
- pepper to taste
- For the Dumplings:
- ⅓ cup melted butter
- ⅓ milk
- 1 teaspoon yeast
- ⅓ cup warm water
- 2 eggs
- ⅓ cup sugar
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- 3 cups flour
- Add all of the ingredients (Not the dumpling portion) to the crock pot and turn on.
- Either on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours
- Once chicken is cooked all the way take two forks and shred the chicken
- Now lets start on the Dumplings:
- Sprinkle yeast over warm water about 110-120 degrees and let set 5 mins.
- Melt your butter and add the milk to the butter... you want it between 110-120 degrees
- In a separate mix eggs, sugar and salt together
- Add the butter and milk to the eggs, sugar and salt and mix together
- Add the yeast and water mixture
- Add half of the flour and mix
- Add remaining flour and mix
- Should be a bit sticky but pulling away from the bowl
- Let it rest for 20 minutes
- Flatten it out on well floured surface and roll out to ½ inch thick
- Cut into bite size pieces ... I like to use a pizza cutter
- Plop the dumpling pieces into the crock pot, close the lid and let them cook about 20 to 30 minutes.
- Serve up and serve with some cracked pepper
For step by step tutorial please see the following photos:
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…
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.
(Use a cutting board if you care about your countertops! Mine are original 1976’s … you can’t do much to hurt them… they don’t mind… they’re use to it!)
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 or Homemade Chicken and Biscuits