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Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

5 hrs 10 mins
Vadim Rachok
27.12.2023
04.02.2024
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Looking for a dish that can bring your family and friends together at the dining table? Look no further than chicken and dumplings! This recipe is highly rated and loved by the Allrecipes community. What’s more, you only need five basic ingredients that you likely already have in your kitchen. It doesn’t get much better than that!

Step into the heartwarming world of Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings – a dish that defines comfort and simplicity. With just a handful of pantry staples, this recipe promises to transform your kitchen into a haven of warmth and savory goodness. The slow-cooking process melds the flavors, creating a rich and satisfying broth that hugs every tender piece of chicken and fluffy dumpling. It's a culinary embrace that brings loved ones together around the table.Elevate your Chicken and Dumplings by infusing the broth with herbs like thyme, rosemary, or a bay leaf during the slow-cooking process. The subtle aromatic notes will add an extra layer of sophistication to the dish, turning a comforting classic into a gourmet experience. Just remember to fish out the herb stems or leaves before serving for a refined presentation.

What Is Chicken and Dumplings?

Chicken and dumplings is a soup-like dish that consists of chicken, a thick broth, and dumplings made out of biscuit dough. The iconic comfort food is filling, made with cheap ingredients, and deliciously cozy.

Chicken and Dumplings Ingredients

To make incredibly easy slow cooker chicken and dumplings, you will need the following ingredients.

  1. For a healthier option, choose boneless and skinless chicken breast halves.
  2. The addition of butter contributes to the smooth and indulgent texture of this comforting dish.
  3. Using two cans of condensed cream of chicken soup, this Crock-Pot chicken and dumplings recipe is quick and easy to prepare.
  4. As the chicken and dumplings cook, add diced onion to deepen the flavor.
  5. Instead of making homemade dumplings, try using refrigerated biscuit dough for a convenient shortcut.

Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

How to Make Chicken and Dumplings in a Slow Cooker

Making Crock-Pot chicken and dumplings is an easy task. All you need to do is add chicken, butter, soup, and onion to a slow cooker and cook on high for approximately 5-6 hours. Just before serving, add shredded biscuit dough and let it cook in the soup until it’s no longer raw.

We believe that this dish is delicious as it is, but some reviewers recommend enhancing the flavors by adding spices and seasonings that are readily available, like paprika and garlic. Feel free to customize the recipe to your liking and add any spices or seasonings you prefer.

Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings recipe

How to Store Chicken and Dumplings

It is important to let the chicken and dumplings cool before storing them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days. When reheating, you can use either the microwave, stove, or oven.

how to make Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

Can You Freeze Chicken and Dumplings?

Yes, you can freeze chicken and dumplings. First, allow the dish to cool completely. Then, remove the dumplings and put them in a freezer-safe container or zip-top bag. Next, place the remaining chicken and soup into a separate freezer-safe storage container or zip-top bag.

When you’re ready to eat, put the chicken and soup in a pot on the stove and bring to a boil. In the meantime, thaw the dumplings (in the storage container) in warm water. Once thawed, add the dumplings to the boiling mixture, reduce to a simmer, and cook for 10 to 15 more minutes before serving.

 

An ambiguous recipe from a healthy eating perspective. On one hand, almost all the ingredients (except for the biscuit dough) are quite healthy, and considering the cooking method, you should end up with a very hearty and nutritious broth. On the other hand, due to the long cooking time, most of the beneficial micronutrients will be destroyed by the high temperature. Therefore, I would recommend cooking it using the multivark's mode that involves low temperatures to preserve the maximum benefits from the ingredients of this dish. And, of course, if you replace the biscuit dough with a whole-grain bun, the health rating of this dish will immediately increase by a couple of points.

Jenny Dobrynina
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Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings
Author:Vadim Rachok
An easy recipe for chicken and dumplings in a crockpot. Perfect for a comforting, filling meal on a cold day. Even my picky eaters love it!
the best step by step recipe of Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 hrs
Total Time:
5 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
8
The ingredients you need
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
2 tablespoons butter
2 (10.5 ounce) cans condensed cream of chicken soup
1 medium onion, finely diced
1 (10 ounce) package refrigerated biscuit dough
2 cups water, or as needed to cover
Let’s start !
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1 Place chicken, condensed soup, onion, and butter in a slow cooker. Add enough water to cover and stir well. Cover and cook on high for 5-6 hours.

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2 About 30 minutes before serving, tear biscuit dough into pieces and place it in the slow cooker. Cook until the dough is no longer raw in the center.

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3 Serve hot and enjoy!

Nutrition Information
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Calories: 385
% Daily Value *
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g23%
Saturated Fat 6g29%
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 1245mg54%
Total Carbohydrate 37g13%
Dietary Fiber 1g3%
Total Sugars 6g 
Protein 18g 
Vitamin C 1mg6%
Calcium 56mg4%
Iron 3mg16%
Potassium 246mg5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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Elevate your Chicken and Dumplings by infusing the broth with herbs like thyme, rosemary, or a bay leaf during the slow-cooking process. The subtle aromatic notes will add an extra layer of sophistication to the dish, turning a comforting classic into a gourmet experience. Just remember to fish out the herb stems or leaves before serving for a refined presentation.

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