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Slow-Cooked Chicken and Dumplings

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Slow-Cooked Chicken and Dumplings
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 8 hr 30 min
  • Servings 5
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Enjoy dinner tonight with this classic chicken and dumplings recipe that's slow-cooked using chicken thighs, soup mix, Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Flaky Layers biscuits and sweet peas.

Ingredients

1
teaspoon oil
1
lb boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 1/2
cups sliced celery
1 1/2
cups fresh baby carrots
1
cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1
package (1.8 oz) dry leek soup mix
4
cups water
1
can (10.2 oz) Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Flaky Layers refrigerated Original biscuits
1
tablespoon cornmeal
1 1/2
cups frozen sweet peas
1/4
teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • 1 In 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add chicken; cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until browned.
  • 2 In 4- to 5-quart slow cooker, place chicken, celery, carrots, mushrooms, soup mix and water; mix well.
  • 3 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 to 8 hours.
  • 4 Separate dough into 5 biscuits; cut each into 8 wedges. Place biscuits and cornmeal in 1-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag; shake gently to coat. Stir biscuits pieces into hot chicken mixture last hour of cook time.
  • 5 Cover; cook on High heat setting 1 hour or until biscuits are no longer doughy in center.
  • 6 Add frozen peas and pepper to chicken mixture. Cover; cook 10 minutes or until heated through.
Tips  

Dry mushroom soup mix can be used in place of the leek soup mix. To enhance the flavor of mushroom soup, add 1 small sliced leek or onion along with the celery.

In this recipe, the biscuits are cut into small pieces to speed their cooking. Because biscuits cook best in an almost-boiling sauce, quickly add them, and replace the slow cooker's lid so the sauce stays piping hot.

For a family supper, serve the chicken and dumplings with sweet corn kernels, a crisp, mixed-green salad and brownie sundaes.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
390
(
Calories from Fat
100
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
18%
(
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
85mg
29%
Sodium
1500mg
62%
Potassium
500mg
14%
Total Carbohydrate
45g
15%
(
Dietary Fiber
4g
16%
,
Sugars
12g
)
Protein
26g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
140%
140%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 2 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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