Easy Chicken and Dumplings

Your favorite southern soup just got easier. 

5.0 from 1 reviews
Slow Cooker Chicken
Yields: About 8 Servings
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 small onions, peeled
  • 2 (4-pound) whole chickens
  1. In a small bowl, stir together oil, pepper, salt, paprika, onion powder, and garlic powder; rub mixture over chickens. In the bottom of a 6-quart slow cooker, place onions. Place chickens on onions.
  2. Cover and cook on high 4 hours, or until a meat thermometer inserted in thickest portion registers 165°.

5.0 from 1 reviews
Easy Chicken and Dumplings
Makes about 4 servings
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped carrot
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 (32-ounce) containers chicken broth
  • ½ (32-ounce) package frozen dumplings, broken in thirds*
  • 4 cups shredded Slow Cooker Chicken (recipe above)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  1. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery, and carrot. Cook, stirring frequently, until tender, about 6 minutes. Add flour; cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes. Stir in broth; bring to a boil.
  2. Add frozen dumplings in batches, stirring to keep dumplings from sticking to bottom of pan. Bring back to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until dumplings are tender, about 30 minutes. Add chicken, thyme, and parsley; cook 10 minutes more. Serve immediately.
*We used Mary B’s brand frozen dumplings.

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  1. Tried this recipe tonight and it was amazing and all of my family loved it! I will definitely be making this again.


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