Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Ultimate Crockpot Chicken & Dumplings


So, I've made this quite a few times, and I have discovered the Ultimate Recipe. As I've made this recipe I've tweaked things little by little to make the end result the best! Of course you can just add all the ingredients into the crockpot at the same time, "set it and forget it" but if you're looking to make the best soup possible this is the recipe for you!! It does take a little more effort than the original recipe but its so worth it!!This is such an easy way to make your home smell like you've been slaving away in the kitchen all day working on this classic meal, even though it only took you about 20 minutes of being in the kitchen. Chicken & Dumplings is the ideal comfort food, perfect for the changing weather.
ENJOY!

What you need:
  • 3-5 Thawed Chicken Breasts (can also use tenders, just use more)
  • 2 Cans Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 Can Chicken Broth
  • 1 Bag of frozen veggies of your choice (or fresh veggies if you prefer)
  • Pepper
  • Garlic Salt
  • 1 Canned Flaky Biscuits

Directions:  

1. Add thawed chicken, pepper, garlic salt into the bottom of your Crockpot.

2. On top add Chicken Broth & Cream of Chicken, Stir 

3. Cook on High for 2 hours or until Chicken is almost completely cooked.

4. After the first 2-3 hours, add in frozen veggies.

5. Continue cooking for 3 more hours. (if leaving it all day you can add everything all at once)

6. When chicken is completely cooked, shred with fork and knife.

7. Cut 3-4 biscuits into very small pieces and stir into soup.

8. Continue cooking for 1-2 hours

Serve and Enjoy! 

Tips:

Don't add salt!! Between the Garlic salt, and the broth there is MORE than enough salt. If you are worried about sodium, you can use no sodium added broth/cream of chicken.

I add my frozen vegetables later on in the cooking process, just because I don't want them to turn to mush, but if you are cooking your soup on Low or if you are not around to add them in later, adding it all in at the same time is perfectly fine.

Stir if you can! I know some people like crockpot meals because you don't have to stir or check on it, but I personally like to stir the soup every once in a while. Other wise you get a brown crust around the edges, which turns burnt. Stirring also helps everything cook more evenly. 

Cut your Biscuits SMALL! As they cook they expand, so keep that in mind when cutting them! A lot of these recipes I've seen say to just cut them in quarters and that is WAY WAY TOO BIG!