Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings
For a no-fuss version of comfort food, try crockpot chicken dumplings. Whether you prefer your dumplings soft and pillowy or noodle-like and thick, these easy recipes for crockpot chicken dumplings will take your cooking to a new level.See Popular Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings Recipes
The name itself is ever so comforting: Easy Chicken and Dumplings, and we guess that's because fall is starting to cool things down a bit. What is it about the word "dumpling" that makes you think Mom is trying to warm you up inside before Jack Frost starts nipping at your ears? But there's an even better reason to like this quick and easy dish (click here for the recipe): It's fast.
Adding dumplings to a slow cooker stew is a cinch when you use purchase gnocchi. These Italian dumplings blend beautifully with the chicken, parsnips, and sweet potatoes in the sage-seasoned broth.
There's a reason that knowing how to make chicken and dumplings is a point of pride among Southerners -- the dish has its own star on the comfort-food walk of fame!
Bring a bubbling pot of chicken and dumplings to the dinner table on a cold winter night, and you're an instant hero. There's something about the combination of creamy sauce, tender vegetables, shredded chicken, and fluffy dumplings that lights up every comfort-food button in your body. It's a hearty meal that feels like love in a bowl.
Practically all cultures have their own version of a dumpling. From Italian gnocchi to Asian potstickers to Indian samosas, dumplings are a universal comfort food, and many were invented as a way of stretching dishes to feed just a few more people or use up bits of leftovers. It's fair to say that chicken and dumplings is the American "dumpling" of choice. The dish is most commonly associated with Southern cooking, though history indicates the recipe may have actually originated with the Pennsylvania Dutch.
If you are looking for a meal packed with nutrients and fiber while remaining low in sodium this old-fashioned chicken & dumplings recipe is for you.
If there's one recipe collection you should have, it's a massive stash of chicken slow-cooker recipes: The low-heat, high-moisture environment of the slow cooker results in tender, moist chicken every time--and no slaving over the stove! You can go high-brow (slow-cooker coq au vin) or keep it real (slow-cooker spicy chicken nachos, anyone?).
The name says it all: Easy Chicken & Dumplings, a recipe about as fast as any recipe could be, especially for something that sounds, well, so hearty. So nutritious. So guaranteed to please on a cold winter's night. With all the Christmas parties and holidays dinners behind us, and only New Year's -- the king of all eat-too-much (or maybe it's "drink too much") -- celebrations left, wouldn't it be nice to settle down to a long winter's meal, as long as that meal were quick and easy to prepare? You bet. And this recipe for Easy Chickenread more
Among the comfort food classics we crave come fall, a steaming bowl of chicken and dumplings ranks near the top of the list. Tender chunks of lightly breaded chicken in a savory broth with plenty of veggies and those pillowy dumplings -- it all just comes together so, well, comfortingly. And what we love about this recipe are the handful of easy tweaks that make the dish healthier to boot. Whole-wheat flour replaces some of the white flour to give your dumplings a bit more healthy heft, while nonfat buttermilk replaces cream yet still imparts a delicious creaminess toread more
In the 1950s, almost everyone's mother or grandmother knew how to make dumplings. Their popularity may have had to do with the way the feathery light, steamed or boiled dough balls helped to extend soups and stews. You could feed more people if you added dumplings to your stew, so they were common on American tables. Stretching your food dollars is still a good idea, but nowadays, dumplings are more likely to be enjoyed as the homey comfort food of a simpler time.
From Chinese stir-fries to Spanish paella, the pairing of chicken and rice is as timeless as it is transnational. And while we're not going to argue with tradition, we'll say that it's the barley in this baked chicken casserole that gives it just a little something more, a certain comforting heft that's perfect for a midwinter, midweek dinner. There's almost nothing to prep: essentially toss everything into your casserole dish 15 minutes after you walk in the door, then kick off your shoes, open the mail, flip on the news--whatever.
Late yesterday afternoon I took Henry The Dog for a walk on a trail the local elementary school. The sun was going down, so all I could see of the trees was their silhouettes. A young couple had brought their baby to our Tot Lot -- the baby playground between two baseball fields.
These 15 chicken recipes are all unexpected dishes that showcase just how much fun chicken can be.
Chicken takes on an exotic fragrance and full, rich flavor when it's cooked Moroccan style. Slow Cooked Moroccan Chicken employs the meatier taste of chicken thighs (dark meat beats white for flavor because of the higher fat content), plus onions and baby carrots. No surprise there. But then the Moroccan touch is added: prunes.
Goulash, a traditional Hungarian stew made with chunks of beef and seasoned with paprika, is one of those comfort foods that resonates with almost everyone. Its tomato-based sauce mingles with the rich flavors of beef and veggies, while the paprika (essentially smoked dried chile) gives the dish a smoky complexity. The stew is usually served over hot buttered egg noodles, but white rice or mashed potatoes would also be tasty.
You're too busy to cook dinner -- again. So it's Pizza Night! Or Chinese Night! But takeout doesn't have to sabotage your healthy eating plans. Put the pepperoni on hold and go for the pizza with lots of veggies, like roasted peppers and onions (both packed with vitamin C), olives (super low-calorie) or broccoli (a true superfood). At your favorite Chinese joint, leave the high-fat egg rolls alone, order wonton soup instead of pork dumplings (even steamed dumplings have about 500 calories for six), and main dishes without the high-sodium sauces -- pick chicken with snow peas, forread more