Crock-Pot Chicken and Dumplings

Crock-Pot Chicken and Dumplings

Well.

Winter is here.

It's cold. I now officially always wear long johns under my pants or leggings when leaving the house. My only shoes that are getting worn outside are boots. I'm even occasionally donning a hat and gloves (and boy oh boy I hate wearing gloves almost as much as I hate wearing socks-speaking of...) AND SOCKS! Ugh I'm wearing socks. Not all the time, mind you, but more than I would like. Now, don't get me wrong, there are some perks of winter.

Christmas. Gotta love that.

And comforting, happy, delicious food, that warms you from the inside out.

Like this slow cooker chicken and dumplings recipe.

It is pretty darn simple, and at the end you have a big bowl of warmness. It's quite lovely. Michael and I both absolutely adored this (although it does make a lot so be prepared for a lot of leftovers, or maybe make sure you serve more than 2 people). Michael was especially fond of the dumplings. I adored it but felt it was missing something. So, I whipped up my simple biscuit recipe-but I added cheese, some herbs, even a little chicken bouillon granules in there for flavor, made them drop biscuits, and it was exactly what I feel it needed! The bite of the cheesy biscuits was just sooo good slathered in the rest of it. Mmmmm hmmm. Yes. Either way, you should totally take my word for it and make the most out of winter by making yourself some!

Crock-Pot Chicken and Dumplings

Ingredients

  • 1 small sweet onion, diced
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 1/2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 2 tbsp. flour
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1 1/8 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 2 tbsp. cold butter, cut up into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup cold milk
Read the whole recipe on The Cooking Actress