I love a good crockpot meal. Being able to throw ingredients in and let it go while I move on with my day and coming back to a home cooked meal is the best. This chicken and dumpling recipe is so simple and comforting, while containing no dairy, soy, or gluten. I will post the crockpot recipe in my typical format, but truthfully it is just as simple to make on the stovetop and I will include them at the end. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
What you’ll need:
- 3 lbs of chicken breasts (frozen or fresh)
- 1 medium white onion (diced)
- 6 tbs butter substitute
- 2 tbs salt
- 2 tbs pepper
- 3 1/2 cups gluten free flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup peanut oil (vegetable and coconut work as well)
- slightly less that 1 cup of water
- 2 eggs worth of egg substitute (reconstitute first if using the powdered kind)
- chicken broth or water for thinning)
(1) Place chicken in crockpot in about an inch of water. Make sure that chicken is covered.
(2) Top with onions, butter, 2 tbs salt, and pepper.
(3) If frozen, cook overnight on low, if fresh cook for about 3 hours on high until it is cooked through and shreds down easily. (there will be excess juice- that is the point- it turns into the base for the dumplings)
(4) Put flour, baking powder, and 1 1/2 tsp salt in a mixing bowl and blend together. Add the oil, water, and eggs and kneed until combined.
(5) Divide dough into 4 sections. One section at a time, turn the dough out onto a well floured board and roll flat.
(6) Using a pizza cutter or knife, cut the dough into dumpling sized strips however big you want it. We tend to make them on the small side since we have kids, but they really are just whatever you want them to be. Keep in mind that they won’t be perfect, that’s the best way to let everyone know it is homemade anyway 🙂
(7) Drop the dumplings into the crockpot with the chicken. Don’t worry about the extra juice that may be in the crockpot, the dumplings will expand.
(8) Let cook on high for about 2 hours. The dumplings will expand and cook in that time. If needed, add chicken broth or water to make the dumplings less pasty. When reheating, add chicken broth to the dumplings and heat in microwave.
(take chicken breasts and oven bake them on 350 degrees until they shred- or use rotisserie chicken to speed up the process. put the chicken into about an inch of chicken broth and bring it to a boil. Make the dumplings as directed and add them to the boiling stock. Bring the broth down to a simmer and cook for about 20 minutes- or until dumplings are tender.)