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Crockpot Chicken ‘n Dumplings

Crockpot Chicken ‘n Dumplings

Crockpot Chicken ‘n Dumplings

by | Jan 3, 2017

Comfort foods are those that have some sort of sentimental value to the person eating them. We usually want comfort foods when we are highly stressed out or ill or maybe just homesick. For me, chicken ’n dumplings is the ultimate comfort food. Serve it over some rice with cranberry sauce, and you might as well roll me away from the table when I am done.

True chicken ’n dumplings are not one of the easiest dinners to make, but with a Crock-Pot and a few premade items, comfort is just around the corner.

A Crock-Pot, also known as a slow cooker, is a countertop cooking appliance that is designed to cook at a lower temperature for a longer duration. The first slow cooker came about in the 1950s when its inventor recalled his Jewish grandmother making stew for hours in the oven and he wanted to make that process quicker and easier. It wasn’t until the mid 1970s that the removable porcelain interior came about for ease in cleaning and serving. Today, Crock-Pots are used all over the world for all types of dishes.

Growing up in the ’80s with two hardworking parents, my family often had Crock-Pot meals. My mother would prepare and set the Crock-Pot in the morning and when we all got home in the evening, dinner was ready. Simple as that! I think the Crock-Pot is one of the most underused cooking appliances around. I know it can be intimidating to dump expensive groceries in a pot, leave it all day and hope that it comes out tasty. But trust me when I say that these cookers really save on time, productivity and cleaning. This recipe cuts a few corners with the canned biscuits and store-bought chicken stock, but this is the way my mother made it and this is the way it is comforting to me. Enjoy!

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Crockpot Chicken 'n Dumplings
True chicken ’n dumplings are not one of the easiest dinners to make, but with a Crock-Pot and a few premade items, comfort is just around the corner.
Crockpot Chicken n Dumplings
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Comfort
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Comfort
Servings
people
Ingredients
Crockpot Chicken n Dumplings
Instructions
  1. Boil the chicken breasts in a pot of water with salt on the stove until done. Remove the chicken from the water and set aside to cool. Do not throw out the water as you may use a little of it later.
  2. Dust your workspace with flour and roll out the biscuits until they are large and flat. Cut the biscuits into 1-inch strips and set aside.
  3. Take two of the chicken breasts and cut them into small pieces and layer those pieces in the bottom of a 6-7 quart Crock-Pot. Take half of the biscuit strips and layer them on top of the chicken. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Repeat this step, making another layer with the remaining chicken and biscuit strips.
  4. Pour the evaporated milk and chicken stock over the chicken and biscuit layers. If the liquid does not cover the top layer, use some water from the boiled chicken so that the liquid just covers the top layer of biscuits. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  5. Set the Crock-Pot to high for 3½ to 4 hours. Do not stir as it cooks; you want the top layer of biscuits to remain intact, locking in all the flavors.
  6. Best served on rice.

About The Author

Sandi Grigg

Growing up in a small town in the foothills of North Carolina and attending the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, I always dreamed of living on the coast. After earning my degree in Marketing/Branding I moved to Wilmington and the life my spouse and I have created for ourselves is a blessing beyond words. Together we enjoy kayaking the Cape Fear, fishing the shores of Carolina Beach and picking up seashells and shark’s teeth. At home, I love to cook and write recipes, play with our dogs, and take on DIY home improvement endeavors. Being a part of the Carolina Marketing Company team has shown me that you really can enjoy your job. I am truly grateful to have a career I love in the city I aspired to be in. Life is grand!

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