Chicken and Dumplings (with slow cooker option!)

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Ingredients

  • 6 cups chicken broth (1 1/2 boxes or 3 cans) OR 6 c. water + 6 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1 lb. cooked chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 c. sliced carrots
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 Tbsp. dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp. basil
  • 1 14-oz. can evaporated milk (fat free is fine)
  • 1 recipe of Bisquik dumplings (recipe is on the box)

 Stove Directions:

  1. In a large pot, heat some olive oil over medium heat and add onions and garlic. Saute for a few minutes and then add chicken broth, chicken, bay leaf, and basil. Bring to a boil.
  2. Add carrots and celery and reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and cook until carrots and celery are tender. When carrots and celery are almost done, add chopped parsley. Add evaporated milk.
  3. Increase heat to boiling and add prepared Bisquik by small spoonfuls (they’ll really puff up while they’re cooking). Cook until dumplings are cooked through (they should appear moist but feel firm; this is after about 4-5 minutes).

OR

Slow Cooker Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients to the slow cooker except the evaporated milk and dumplings
  2. Cook on low for 6 hours or until carrots and celery are almost done
  3. Add evaporated milk and prepared Bisquik by small spoonfuls (they’ll really puff up while they’re cooking). Cook until dumplings are cooked through (they should appear moist but feel firm; this is after about 4-5 minutes).

Side note: if you know you’ll have leftovers, store the dumplings separately from the rest of the soup so they don’t soak up all the broth and leave you with mushy dumplings and chicken.

Serves 5-6-ish…

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