I’m so excited to share with you our family’s new favorite comfort food – crock pot chicken and dumplings. I know many of you love our Crock pot Chicken pot pie recipe and this new recipe will not disappoint either! If you are in the mood for some easy but serious comfort food, then try this recipe out.
My kids were like “what are these weird noodle?” – one of my older children shouted “the best lumpy stuff I’ve ever had”. In this house… I’ll take that as a compliment. Now you definitely need a crock pot for this recipe. There are some really good ones on sale right now. If you work all day, you may want to invest in a programmable crockpot. They are awesome because you can set them to start later, or to stop and switch to warm once the dinners are ready. Amazon has some on sale right now too.
Ok back to the recipe – now the sneaky trick to making these dumplings is to use canned biscuits. Yep… cheap canned biscuits.
Now you cook the chicken, flour, water, and the veggies in the crock pot all day. Then in the last two hours, you toss in the cut up canned biscuits. Let it cook on high for one hour or on low for 2 hours. I was nervous at first, but it really did work. The biscuits came out to be the most delicious dumplings. Next time, I might add in another 10ct of canned biscuits with some more water, because my kids loved it so much.
Get the kids involved in this one. My kids LOVED cutting up the biscuits. We used a pizza cutter to cut them, which it just so easy to do. I liked to cut our biscuit into size pieces, but you can do what your family likes. Another great thing about this recipe is you can use what you have on hand.
I had some fresh carrots and fresh green beans, so I used those. However, canned veggies (drained) or frozen veggies will work too. You can change up the veggies as well. We have made it with peas, carrots, and celery and it was just as delicious!
Money Saving tip – Use the CHEAP canned biscuits that you can get for $.50 or less per tube. The off brand works great too. We actually bought ours at Aldi.
How much did this cost my family?
- 2 Chicken breasts – probably $1.50
- canned biscuit – $.50
- Carrrots and green beans – $1
- Flour and seasonings – maybe $.25
- Water – nothing
Total cost – $3.25 – less than $4 to feed my family of 6. Now my kids are starting to get bigger and we scraped the crock pot clean. I’ll probably need to make this 50% more next time to feed these hungry kiddos.
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (can be frozen)
- ½ package of frozen mixed veggies (or chop up some fresh veggies)
- ½ onion chopped finely
- ¼ cup of flour
- 4 cups of water
- 1tsp of garlic salt
- 1tsp poultry seasoning
- salt and pepper to taste (be liberal on the salt)
- 1 10 ct canned biscuits (cheap kind, not grands)
- Place the chicken and veggies in the crock pot.
- Add in the flour and seasonings.
- Pour water of the the top.
- Cook on low for 6 hours, or high for 3.
- Once cooked through shred the chicken and place back into the crockpot.
- Cut up the biscuits and place on top.
- Let cook on high for one hour or low for 2. Stir twice during that time.
- Serve with salt and pepper.
Make sure you check out all our Crock pot recipes here. I know you will find even more that you will love.