Light and Easy Chicken & Dumplings

Here’s another one for the crockpot. While I wouldn’t say that this meal is the most beautiful dish to come out of my kitchen, I can say that the outcome does a great job of mocking traditional Chicken & Dumplings at a fraction of the calories and effort. It provides you with that comfort food feel minus the post dinner remorse. What I especially like about this recipe is you don’t have to cook anything before you put it in the slowcooker- just toss in the ingredients and get on with your life.

This super easy recipe is based off allrecipes.com and I welcome you to follow my rendition or change it up to your liking. I used corn to make it sweet and a potato because that’s what I had. Peas, Celery, and Carrots could also be a good addition.

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Ingredients:

  • 4 chicken breasts (thawed- if frozen add an additional 2 hours cooking time)
  • Poultry Seasoning (you can also use other seasoning mixes like Lowry’s)
  • 2 Ears of Fresh Corn (canned corn should work ok)
  • 1 Yukon Gold Potato
  • 1 Large Onion
  • 2 cans 98% Fat Free Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 can 98% Fat Free Cream of Celery Soup
  • 8 oz chicken stock
  • Pepper
  • 1 can refrigerated biscuit dough (I used Pillsbury Grands!)

Directions: 
Note that 1 hour before serving you will need to add in the dumplings making the total cooking time 6 hours.

  1. Season chicken generously and place in crockpot.
  2. Dice onion and potato and add to pot.
  3. Slice corn off cob and add kernels to pot.
  4. Pour in the soups and stock
  5. Sprinkle with pepper and gently mix all ingredients making sure the chicken is covered completely. You can add more stock if needed.
  6. Cook on high for 5 hours.
  7. Tear biscuit dough into small pieces (each roll should give you 6-8 dumplings) and place in pot. Push dumplings down as best as you can to cover with liquid. I only used 5 biscuits total and baked the remaining 3 to serve with the meal.
  8. Cook for 1 additional hour (may need longer time if your dumplings are too doughy).

Makes 4 servings

Still don't have a crockpot? Go get one!!  I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE Hamilton Beach 3 in 1 Slowcooker  You can pick this one up for 50 bucks or be really smart about it and use one of the retailer's mailer discounts to save 20%.

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