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I have to admit, I didn’t grow up eating chicken and dumplings like most people in the southern part of the country. When I lived out on the west coast though, for some reason the notion of chicken and dumplings reminded me of my childhood home and I would crave them. Of course the only place you could get chicken and dumplings on the west coast was at Cracker Barrel.

Their chicken and dumplings were a good alternative, but now that I’m cooking more I found that I had to make them for myself! I found this easy recipe for making them in a crock pot and I made a slight adjustment for the dumplings part. The original recipe called for using canned biscuits, but I didn’t like the way that turned out. I made this dish again and made the dumplings with Bisquick and that was SO much better and didn’t increase the cooking time at all.

The first thing I did was to place some frozen chicken breast in my crock pot and top it with the butter, salt/pepper, and diced onion.

Then I poured the two cans of cream of chicken soup and the chicken broth over the top.

I let this cook in the crock pot on high for 4 to 5 hours. The last hour, I added the dumplings following the recipe on the Bisquick box. I made mine a little large, next time I would probably halve the dumplings recipe and make them a little smaller.

These turned out so good that I’m adding them as a regular item on the menu this winter. I especially enjoyed them the second day as left overs for lunch! Yum!

Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings

1 lb of boneless skinless chicken breast (I put mine in frozen)
2 Tbsp butter
2 cans condensed cream of chicken soup
1 can (14 oz) chicken broth
1 medium onion, diced
Dumplings – follow the recipe on the Bisquick box. 1/2 it if you want less dumplings.

1. Place chicken in the crock pot and top with butter, onion, and I added a dash of salt and pepper.

2. Cover the chicken with the cream of chicken soup and chicken broth.

3. Cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4-6 hours.

4. The last hour to 1/2 hour, remove the chicken and shred. Return to the crock pot.  Add the dumplings made with Bisquick. If you are cooking on high, it will take about 30 minutes to cook the dumplings. If you are cooking on low, it does take an hour.

The original recipe can be found here.

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