Easy Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

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Chicken and dumplings recipes have got to be some of the most recognizable dishes of U.S. cuisine involving pieces of chicken in a gravy-like sauce and topped with biscuit dough. Chicken and dumplings are most commonly attributed to the Southern and the Midwestern United States, although its comforting nature has lead to its popularity outside of the U.S. as well. This slow cooker chicken and dumplings recipe, which comes from the ‘Belle of the Kitchen’ recipe blog, includes all the recognizable components of this classic stew recipe, but without much of the effort. You have your choice of chicken breasts or thighs, as well as the chicken stock and biscuits, but this dish is easy because everything is thrown into a slow cooker and simmered for hours until everything is cooked through.

This chicken recipe is a simple concoction of chicken, onion, and seasonings, which is excellent served as a dinner alongside a tossed green salad. If you are more familiar with a chicken stew recipe that has vegetables in it, you may feel inclined to add some sliced carrots and celery into the mix, though. This crock pot recipe allows you the choice of using whatever chicken meat you enjoy, whether it is boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs. Often, chicken and dumpling recipes will be prepared with a whole chicken, which would allow you to have both varieties of meat in your stew, but if your family enjoys one variety over the other, you can purchase the chicken pieces for easy preparation. Crock pot recipes aren’t supposed to be challenging, so it is good to know that you can make this dish no matter what chicken meat you have on hand.If you don’t want to take the time to prepare your biscuits, don’t worry, because this dish allows you to use store-bought canned biscuit dough. This fact is ideal for crock pot meals, which people usually put on to simmer through the day when they are out of the house, and means they can have their stew within an hour of getting home. Another thing that makes this crock pot chicken the ideal dish for throughout the week is the fact that the step of thickening the stew is eliminated due to the lengthy simmer time as well as the use of canned cream of chicken soup.

If you prefer not to use processed ingredients in your dinner recipes, however, feel free to substitute the canned soup for the equivalent amount of chicken broth. You can taste the crockpot recipe for seasoning and thicken with a little cornstarch at the end, if necessary. For a fresh component, consider garnishing your chicken stew with some fresh chopped flat leaf parsley, which will cut through the richness of the dish.This easy chicken dinner recipe is a perfect meal to make during cold weather since it is so rich, flavorful, and warming. Thank you to Ashlyn, the author of ‘Belle of the Kitchen’ recipe blog, for sharing her easy slow cooker chicken and dumplings recipe with us.

Nutrition Facts for: Easy Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings from Belle of the Kitchen
Ingredients: Boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs, onion butter, parsley, seasoned salt, poultry seasoning, garlic powder, chicken broth, cream of chicken soup, buttermilk biscuits.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 8 servings.* Per Serving: Calories 779, Calories from Fat 329, Total Fat 36.6g 56%, Saturated Fat 8.5g 42%, Cholesterol 116mg 39%, Sodium 2112mg 88%, Potassium 666mg 19%, Carbohydrates 67.5g 23%, Dietary Fiber 1.9g 8%, Sugars 5.5g, Protein 43.7g, Vitamin A 6%, Vitamin C 2%, Calcium 10%, Iron 36%

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