Friday, December 2, 2011

Foodie Friday! Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings

Hi all!!
Okay, I know this picture is kinda crummy, but this recipe is DELICIOUS!!!  Who doesn't like chicken and dumplings???  :)  Well, don't tell me if you don't because they are one of my fave comfort foods!  I enjoy them occasionaly at Bob Evans with a side of mashed potatoes....YUM!  Well, these are yummy too and the only thing that is missing is the mashed potatoes, but they didn't even need them and this way I was able to keep them skinnier! 
I modified this recipe from a website I found  How great is that!  Skinny AND Crockpot!!!  WOW!  It is great! 
Check out their pictures - they are far better than mine!!!
I also did NOT make my own dumplings and their recipe is healthier than mine but mine served 8 and had about 325 calories/serving (rounding up!)
Crock Pot Chicken And Dumplings
  • 1 1/2 T Better Than Broth Chicken flavor
  •  4 C hot water
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 T butter 
  • 1 medium onion – peeled and diced
  • 4 large carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 stalks celery, cleaned and sliced
  • 1 can of cream of chicken soup - Campbell's Healthy Heart
  • 1can of cream of mushroom soup - Campbell's Healthy Heart
  • 1 can biscuits - Reduced fat version
  • Put chicken broth paste in crock and cover with hot water.  Mix to dissolve broth
  • Add both cans of soup, butter, onion, carrots, and celery.   Salt and pepper to taste
  • Add chicken - put breasts in whole - they will fall apart when done!
  • Let cook on low 8 hours
This is going to smell really good !!

About an hour before it's done you will add biscuts!  - or after it's cooked 8 hours, it really doesn't matter, but you need the biscuits to be added at least an hour prior to serving
  • 7-8 hours in, Take 2 forks and shred the chicken.  It will look a bit 'soupy' but that is okay!
  • open your can of biscuits and flatten biscuit a bit with your palms.  Break into bite sized pieces and toss into crockpot
  • When all biscuits are added, stir mixture to cover biscuits the best you can - they will rise to the top.
  • Cover and cook in crock for an hour or until biscuits are done in the middle.
  • The biscuit dumplings will look a little odd after they have been cooking at the. They create a sort of “crust-like” cover. Just break them up with a wooden spoon.
  • Enjoy!!!

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