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Sunday Dinner: Crock pot chicken and dumplings

Patricia Conte has a background in marketing communications and works as an independent writer. In 2010, she was given the opportunity to combine her love of writing and food when she started as a contributing writer for the Food channel...

Busy times call for easy dinners!

This is getting to be a busy time of year with weekends being a precious commodity. You still want to serve your family a homemade, hearty Sunday dinner that doesn’t take a lot of prep work. Anything come to mind?

Crock pot chicken and dumplings

During busy times (or whenever you want a scrumptious and easy meal), try this recipe for crock pot chicken and dumplings. It takes about nine hours to cook (using the low setting, or three to four hours using the high setting), so you can toss everything together on Sunday morning, take off for the day, and come home to a delicious crock pot dinner!

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Crock pot chicken and dumplings

Serves 8 people

Ingredients:

  • 6 chicken breasts, cut up (skinless and boned)
  • 1/2 cup chicken bouillon broth
  • 4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 6 stalks celery, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 5 carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cups packaged biscuit mix
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley

Directions:

  1. Add chicken to the crock pot along with the broth and season with the salt, pepper and poultry seasoning.
  2. Add the celery and carrots and cover and cook seven to nine hours on low (or three to four hours on high).
  3. In a medium bowl combine the biscuit mix, milk and parsley and stir until moistened.
  4. Drop the dumpling mixture by the spoonful over the steaming chicken.
  5. Cover and cook on high for about 30 minutes.

Note: Don't remove the cover while the dumplings are steaming.

During this time of year, things start to get hectic. That doesn't mean you can't slow down for a bit to enjoy a hearty meal with your family. This crock pot recipe helps you make the most of your time!

More Sunday dinner meals

Autumn vegetable soup
Caramel apple pork chops
Baked shells with winter squash
Mexican chorizo, lentil and tomato soup

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