- Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings is one of those meals that you know will bring the family together at the dinner table. One of the wonderful things about this meal is that it is made in the slow cooker. Easy to make, yet it tastes like you have been cooking all day long. I promise I won’t tell your family that you weren’t in the kitchen all day long!
As you know, I like frugal meals and this one falls in that category. I used chicken thighs that I had purchased on sale. The thighs were on the bone, so I took a few extra minutes to cut the meat of the bone. Cutting the meat off the bone is not a hard process, as long as you have a good pair of scissors. Purchasing chicken on the bone, with the skin is much less expensive that buying boneless/skinless chicken. Trust me, it is not hard and the savings is worth it.
- Chicken and Dumplings (Slow Cooker)2014-11-02 17:29:33Write a reviewIngredients
- 1tsp oil
- 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 1/2 cups sliced celery
- 1 1/2 cups carrots
- 1 cup sliced mushrooms
- 1 (1.8-oz.) pkg. dry leek soup mix - I used Knorr
- 4 cups water
- 1 (10.8-oz.) can (5 biscuits) Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Refrigerated Biscuits
- 1 TBL cornmeal
- 1 1/2 cups frozen Peas
- 1/4 tsp pepper
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- Heat oil in medium skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add chicken; cook and stir until browned.
- In 4 to 6-quart slow cooker, combine chicken, celery, carrots, mushrooms, soup mix and water; mix well.
- Cover; cook on low setting for 7 to 9 hours.
- Separate dough into 5 biscuits; cut each into 8 wedges. Sprinkle wedges with cornmeal. Stir coated biscuits pieces into hot chicken mixture.
- Cover; cook on high setting for an additional 25 to 30 minutes or until biscuits are no longer doughy in center.
- About 10 minutes before serving, microwave peas in covered microwave-safe dish on HIGH for 3 to 4 minutes or until hot. Just before serving, stir peas and pepper into chicken mixture.
Slow cooker chicken and dumplings is the perfect meal for those busy days. You can even get the ingredients ready the night before and toss them all in the slow cooker on your way out of the door!
I hope you enjoy this great recipe. It is one of many Frugal Family Meals that I share here on FeedingBig.com.
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