|A hearty meal of chicken & dumplings|
I love Southern foods. I may be a Northern girl, but I am a Southern girl at heart. I knew I had come “home” when as a teenager, I traveled from the North to South Carolina. It was there I fell in love with hush puppies, fried okra and Cajun shrimp. This is where my heart (and my belly) belonged! When we got home I pestered my mom to make hush puppies. They were pretty much a disaster, but my love for the South and Southern style foods continued and I am immediately drawn to these recipes. I saw this fabulous Cracker Barrel “copycat” recipe on Pinterest from the Tasty Kitchen Blog and thought I might try it.
I love chicken & dumplings. I have tried a few recipes and they all seem very heavy and pretty high in calorie count. I'm also not a fan of Cracker Barrel's chicken & dumplings, but I couldn't pass up this recipe, it just looked so good. As I reviewed the recipe, it looked rather involved. I wasn't sure I really wanted to make my own dumplings...from scratch. So I took the easy way out. Here is an easy, healthier version of chicken and dumplings – for the Crock-Pot!
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1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast
10 oz package of frozen mixed vegetables
5 oz package of frozen green beans (½ the package)
3 small carrots
24 oz chicken broth
1 package of Pillsbury Biscuits (or crescent rolls)
Peel and cut carrots. Place chicken, vegetables, and chicken broth in Crock Pot. Cook for 4-6 hours on high, or until done. Once chicken has cooked through, pull off marble sized pieces of Pillsbury Biscuit dough. Drop biscuit pieces into chicken broth. Leave cover off of Crock-Pot and continue cooking until dough is firm and not sticky. Enjoy! (adapted from Tasty Kitchen Blog)
|An easy, healthier version of chicken and dumplings – for the Crock-Pot!|
The first time I made this we noticed the lack, so we added veggies into the mix. This may make it closer to a pot-pie (I guess that's the Northern girl in me), but it is still delicious nonetheless. I hope you enjoy it!
Scarlett's Favorite Recipes:
Better Zucchini Bread
Easy Ribs in the Crock-Pot
Crock-Pot Chicken Enchiladas
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