Wednesday, February 9, 2011

An Easy "Almost Homemade" Crock Pot Recipe

Those of you who know me well know that I'm fairly crockpot cooking challenged.  Crockpots in my world were invented to make appetizers in and to keep things warm in... so when it comes to actually use it to make my cooking life easier, it doesn't really suffice.  I've tried, things just never come out... well, right.  (Although my white chicken chili always works out okay in there.)

Anyway, so I found this recipe the other day for crock pot chicken in dumplings.  You have to understand something about me and chicken and dumplings.  The only ones I really want come from my mother's kitchen, and they are always homemade and she slaves over them, literally, all day.  I've tried to reproduce them, and really believe, with practice, that I could (my homemade dumplings are always way to dry...), but it's too much work for me during the day when I have 1,000 other things to do, a toddler, and well, at this current moment, can't really do much of anything.  So I was up for something easy.

So I fixed this recipe yesterday (against all of my instincts) and found out that I LOVED it, and it was SOOOOO easy.  Now, don't get me wrong, it's not the ones that momma makes, but by golly, they are a close second place!

Here's the recipe:

In a crock pot I put:

2 large frozen chicken breasts (yep, you don't even have to thaw the chicken)
1 can of cream of celery
1 can of cream of chicken
Frozen diced onion (I eyeballed it)
2 Tbsp. of butter
And then I covered it with low sodium chicken broth.  (used probably half of a carton)

You let this cook for about 5 hours, shred your chicken (or cut in chunks) then add your 'dumplings'.  Can be your call what you use, but remember, I'm going for easy, so I used a whole bag of Reams dumplings from the freezer section.

Fixed a steamer bag of peas, and voila, supper :) 
Easy speezy!

1 comment:

  1. Mmm, sounds good! I just posted a crockpot recipe for vegetable stew and cornmeal dumplings, it was delish! I love my crockpot!