Easy Crock-Pot Chicken & Dumplings

WORDS BY SHELBY WILSON

I’ve heard it said that even if you could have steak everyday, some days you just want a hot dog…or a veggie burger. Here’s an easy crock-pot chicken and dumplings recipe that will warm your bones on a cold and wet winter day. You can make your own dumplings from scratch, but I used Pillsbury Grands.

INGREDIENTS CAKE:

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 1/4 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 (10.5-oz.) cans cream of chicken soup
  • 2 c. low-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 c. frozen peas, thawed
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (16.3-oz.) can refrigerated biscuits

DIRECTIONS:

1. Scatter onion in the bottom of a large slow cooker then top with chicken. Season with oregano, salt, and pepper.

2. Pour over soup and broth then add thyme and bay leaf. Cover and cook on high until the chicken is cooked through, about 3 hours.

3. Discard thyme and bay leaf, then shred chicken with two forks. Stir in celery, carrots, peas, and garlic. Cut biscuits into small pieces, then stir into chicken mixture. Spoon liquid over any biscuits at the top. Cook on high until vegetables are tender and biscuits are cooked through, about 1 hour more.