Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Crock Pot Chicken & Parmesan Dumplings

Crock pot meals usually equal comfort food and this one covers all the bases with creamy chicken, vegetables and tender dumplings.  

Crock Pot Chicken & Parmesan Dumplings

1# chicken tenders
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup carrots, diced
1/2 cup peas
1/2 cup milk
Salt & freshly ground pepper

Place chicken tenders at the bottom of your crock pot.  Season with salt and pepper and then add the chicken broth to the pot.  Cover and heat over medium heat for 4 hours.  Fork shred chicken and add in the carrots to cook.   After 1 hour add in the peas and milk.  Cook for an additional half hour.  In a small plastic container that has a cover, shake together 1/4 cup milk and 2 tbsp flour.  Stir into chicken mixture and allow to heat up.  After it's thickened, turn up the heat and drop in the Parmesan dumplings (recipe below).  Cover and cook for 12 minutes before gently turning over and cooking for an additional 5 minutes.

Parmesan Dumplings

In a small bowl, mix together

1 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
1 tbsp parsley
1/4 Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp milk
2 tsp canola oil

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