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Crock Pot Chicken & Dumplings

January 11, 2012

I have attempted Chicken & Dumplings on two separate occasions, and neither time turned out that great.  In fact, they were both pretty awful.  So, I was a bit trepidatious about trying a third time.  But, as they say, “Third time’s a charm.”

The recipe I worked with was found on  I made a few changes, but not many.  Here’s my take on Crock Pot Chicken & Dumplings:

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 tablespoons butter
1 can cream of celery soup (I didn’t have cream of chicken soup)
1 can chicken broth
1/2 onion diced
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/8 cup milk
1 can Grands Jr. flaky refrigerator biscuits



Place chicken in crock pot
Add butter, cream of *WHATEVER* soup, chicken broth, and onion
Cook on high for 4 hours
Remove chicken and break into pieces with a fork, return to crock pot
Put cornstarch in a bowl and mix with milk, add to crock pot and stir well
Cut each biscuit into fourths and place in pot
Cook an additional 30 minutes




I used Cream of Celery soup, but next time I will stick to Cream of Chicken.  The celery flavor didn’t quite fit with our idea of Chicken & Dumplings.  I also will dice the onion very fine.  The pieces were too large and didn’t blend in well.  I added the cornstarch to thicken the broth, but if you wanted your dish more like soup, you could leave it out.  You could also add in whatever you wanted to make it yours – mushrooms, peas, corn, etc.


This dish will also be put in the rotation.  It was easy and tasted great.  It was especially good on this rainy blustery day.


UPDATE (2/16/12) – We had this for dinner again and I made some changes, check them out here.


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