These Homestyle Chicken and Dumplings definitely fall into the comfort food category! Feed your soul something nourishing with this simple recipe that’s perfect for a chilly, rainy, or snowy day. All you need to do is prep everything, throw it in a crockpot, and forget about it for a few hours.
Comfort food: food that provides consolation or a feeling of well-being, typically any with a high sugar or other carbohydrate content and associated with childhood or home cooking.
When I said you just throw this together, I meant it! Once you mise en place your ingredients, the next step is to put everything into a slow cooker and let cook for awhile. Mise en place basically means to have everything ready to go. Having all of your ingredients measured out, chopped up, sliced, peeled, grated, sifted, etc. before you begin cooking ensures you get to enjoy a smooth cooking experience. If you don’t mise en place, it’s easy to forget ingredients or fall behind in the cooking process of your recipe.
The dumplings for this homestyle chicken and dumplings come together with just a few steps. Basically, you mix all of the dumpling ingredients together, cut into pieces, and plop them into the soup! Make sure to use cold butter as it will contribute to flakier dumplings. When making your dumplings, be sure not to overwork your dough but instead handle it just until the ingredients come together.
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