Add this recipe of crock pot chicken pot pie and dumplings to your list of comfort food MUSTS. There are few comfort foods that register higher than chicken pot pie and chicken and dumplings for me, so I've decided to COMBINE these two amazing separate dishes into one amazing final product. I've had a particularly rough two weeks health-wise that lead to the revelation that I needed a root canal. Eeek! So all I've wanted is comfort food. Food that snuggles up to me and says, "Honey, darling, it'll all be alright." This recipe definitely does that.
Now that it's finally starting to cool off, I expect we're all turning to our old faithful soup and chili recipes. This recipe needs to go in that rotation stat. It's enough to feed my husband and I for three days, and we're not shy on our portions. It's cheap, it's time efficient, and it does exactly what you want from fall food: to feel full and cozy.
CROCK POT CHICKEN POT PIE AND DUMPLINGS
Package of chicken breast** (skinless breasts are easiest, but all I had were thighs, and they were much more of a hassle than just buying breasts!)
2 cups of chicken broth
2 packages of biscuits
Salt and pepper - lots
2 10oz cans of cream of chicken soup
(Whatever freezer bag combo of these veggies you can find!)
1 cup of chopped sweet onion
2 cloves of garlic
2 tablespoons of lemon
I can talk about the beauty of crock pot meals at length to anyone willing to listen or read about it. The save my life anytime I'm overwhelmed at work because they take care of one of my biggest responsibilities by feeding my family. A crock pot allows you to dump ingredients into one place, cook said ingredients, and then all of the sudden you have a meal. That's exactly what happens for this recipe.
Before you dump all of the ingredients, you will need to cut some of them. Cut up your garlic and onions. Now you're ready.
You will now put the chicken, garlic, peas, onions, cream of chicken, and carrots all together in your crock pot. Top with seasoning and lemon.
Then take your raw biscuits and pinch off pieces of each biscuit, as shown in the picture below, and toss them into the crock pot as well.
Now you are going to fill the remaining space of the crock pot with water and broth.
Turn on high. Cook for 6-6/1.5 hours stirring occasionally if you can. I tend to make my crock pot meals while I'm home so that I can check on them periodically, but it's perfectly fine if you can't. Since I'm checking on it periodically, and because I love spices more than I should, I add a bit of pepper and salt each time I stir. Just a pinch!
After time time is up, you now have a complete meal that took you maybe 15 minutes of prep to make. I'm telling you, LIFE SAVER. Next time your sick or really just looking for some comfort food, this recipe is your girl.
Happy Eats My Sweets,