Chicken and dumplings is a dish that is beloved by many and has a long and varied history. The origins of the dish can be traced back to the Medieval era in Europe, when a similar dish was made with chicken and large, flat pieces of dough. Over the centuries, the dish has taken many forms and can be found in different versions around the world. In the United States, chicken and dumplings is often made with a thick, creamy broth, chicken, and small, round dumplings made from biscuit dough.
The dish was popular in the American South during the 19th century and was usually cooked in a large pot over an open fire. It was a popular dish for large gatherings, such as church suppers, and could easily be prepared for a large crowd. The dish was also a popular way to use up leftover chicken and was often served with vegetables or canned fruit.
Today, chicken and dumplings is a popular comfort food that is enjoyed all over the world. It is a simple and comforting dish that is perfect for a weeknight meal. Here is an easy recipe for making chicken and dumplings in the crockpot for a quick and easy weeknight meal.
Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings Ingredients:
• 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts • 1 can of cream of chicken soup • 1 can of chicken broth • 2 cups of frozen mixed vegetables • 2 teaspoons of dried thyme • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder • 1 teaspoon of onion powder • Salt and pepper to taste • 1 package of biscuit dough
Kitchen Equipment Needed:
• Crockpot • Cutting board • Knife
Place the chicken breasts in the bottom of the crockpot.
Add in the cream of chicken soup, chicken broth, frozen vegetables, thyme, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt and pepper. Stir until combined.
Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
About 30 minutes before serving, cut the biscuit dough into 1 inch pieces and add to the crockpot.
Cover and cook for an additional 30 minutes, or until the dumplings are cooked through.
Serve the chicken and dumplings hot with a side of your favorite vegetables.
This recipe makes enough chicken and dumplings for at least four servings. Enjoy!
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Chicken Pot Pie has been around for centuries, but its exact origins are unknown. It was likely developed as a way to use up leftover ingredients, with the dish’s name derived from its traditional “pie” shape.
Today, Chicken Pot Pie is a classic comfort food. The creamy filling and crisp, flaky crust make it a family favorite. Plus, it’s easy to customize with your favorite ingredients.
Making an amazing Chicken Pot Pie doesn’t have to be complicated. Here’s a simple recipe that yields a delicious dish.
2 tablespoons of butter
1 onion, diced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
2 cups of chicken broth
1 cup of milk
1 teaspoon of dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
2 cups of cooked, diced chicken
2 cups of frozen mixed vegetables
2 store-bought pie crusts
9-inch pie pan
Measuring cups and spoons
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In the saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
Sprinkle the flour over the onion mixture and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Slowly add the chicken broth and milk, stirring until the mixture thickens.
Add the thyme, salt, and pepper and stir to combine. Add the chicken and vegetables and stir to combine.
Place one of the pie crusts in the pie pan. Pour the chicken and vegetable mixture into the crust. Cover with the second crust and crimp the edges to seal.
Cut several small slits in the top crust to allow steam to escape.
Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown.
Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
Optional Spicy Addition: For a spicy twist on this classic recipe, you can add a few dashes of your favorite hot sauce to the filling before baking. This will give the dish a subtle kick of heat.
Making a delicious Chicken Pot Pie doesn’t have to be complicated. With the right ingredients and equipment, you can create a comforting and flavorful dish that your family is sure to love.
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