Easy Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings Recipe (stovetop directions included)

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!

20170316_175556_resizedWhat 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)

Process:

(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.

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(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)

20170316_141449_resized(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.

20170316_144355_resized(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 🙂

20170316_144451_resized(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.

20170316_145432_resized(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.

20170316_175628_resizedEnjoy.

 

stovetop directions:

(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.)

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Dairy Free, Gluten Free Chicken and Dumplings

easy crockpot directions plus stove top directions for dairy free, gluten free homestyle chicken and dumplings

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 20 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 427 kcal
Author AllergenFriendlyFamily.com

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs chicken breasts
  • 1 white onion finely chopped
  • 6 tbsp butter substitute
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 2 tbsp pepper
  • 3 1/2 cups gluten free flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup peanut oil
  • slightly less than 1 cup of water
  • 2 eggs worth of egg substitute (reconstitute if using the powdered kind)
  • chicken broth for thinning

Instructions

Night before (or at least 4 hours in advance)

  1. place chicken in crockpot in about an inch of water. Make sure that the chicken is covered.

  2. top with onions, butter substitute, and salt and pepper

  3. cook overnight on low or for 4 hours on high. Shred the chicken with a fork

  4. Put gluten free flour, baking powder, and 1 1/2 tsp salt in a mixing bowl. blend together

  5. add in oil, water, and eggs. kneed until well combined.

  6. divide dough into 4 sections

  7. working with one section at a time, turn the dough out onto a well floured board and roll flat.

  8. using a pizza cutter or knife, cut the dough into dumpling sized strips

  9. drop the dumplings into the crockpot with the chicken. allow to expand into the extra juice

  10. let cook on high for around 2 hours. If needed add chicken broth or water to make the dumplings less pasty before serving.

Recipe Notes

Optional Stovetop Directions:

(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.)

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