To me, dumplings have always meant big, fluffy biscuit like goodness. But to my husband, dumplings are flat strips of pastry. Delicious, yes, but just not quite the same. So everytime I’ve made chicken and dumplings it’s been with the afore mentioned type of dumpling. However, thanks to Pinterest I kept seeing links to “Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings”…. but it never seemed to be an actual recipe for the crock pot. I ended up combining my method for peas and slippery dumplings (using Anne’s Dumplings) in the crock pot with my favorite chicken and dumplings recipe… the result? So good and yet so simple! And hubby was tickled to have “his” kind of dumplings.
Mrs. Nicole J. Eames says
Thank you so very much for such a delicious variation of this particular Comfort Food Dinner;my family of four absolutely loved it!!!!
Heather Bliss says
I made this last night and it was huge hit! Unfortunately, should have doubled recipe as no leftovers for lunch today. I was able to shorten cooking time by using rotisserie chicken and cooking on med heat for an hour before adding dumpling strips. I have bookmarked your site, looking forward to trying more of your recipes
Chef Peggy Roberts Lancaster says
Hi… I’m afraid I have to agree with the husband on the strips of dough. My mother taught me from a very young age to do the same thing and I’ve done this for over 40 years now! Sometimes it’s hard to convert a dumpling dough lover to a flat one. Here’s a little trivia for you. The first name for DUMPLINGS was “Belly Patches”. I don’t know where it came from. There was a small write up in our local newspaper, but since has been lost regarding these magnificent little strips of dough. Always double the recipe for another meal, you’re gonna need it!
Like you, I’ve been disappointed by online non-crockpot “crockpot” dumpling recipes. Yours made my heart (and my family’s bellies) so happy.. there is just no more perfect comfort food for my soul. I thank you for sharing this recipe. I relish the thought of no longer suffering splash burns on my hands; hovering, for half an hour, over a boiling pot of water.
Has anyone tried this in an instant Pot? If so, do you just put them in on top and let cook,
I don’t have experience with the Instant Pot but perhaps someone can chime in 🙂
Sharron BRITTINGHAM says
I’ve made these several times for my hubby & I. they are delicious. I grew up with slippery dumplings so this was an easy choice. I’ve made them again for my parents (88 & 85). Hope they like them 🙂
Ashley Wells says
Are the pastries super thin or do they come out thicker in the crock pot? My husband isn’t a fan on the thin ones when added to pot on stove top.
It sounds like your husband prefers fluffy style dumplings, you could follow the same recipe (excluding the Anne’s Dumplings) and 15-20 min prior to when you are ready to serve drop your dumpling dough onto the top and cover. Here is my go to fluffy dumpling dough: 1 1⁄2 cups sifted flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 3⁄4 teaspoon salt, 1 egg, 1⁄2 cup milk).
J. Swift says
Would you share your crockpot peas and dumplings recipe please? I absolutely love them and make them all the time on the stove top with fluffy (your style) dumplings, but I would love an easier crockpot slippery (husband style) dumpling recipe. Thank you so much in advance!!
Hi there! Yes, I will definitely do a post on the peas & dumplings soon!
Fixed your receipe for the first time today while taking down Christmas and watching NFL. So easy and delicious. What a nice dinner served with hot rolls. Look forward to eating again tomorrow.
Thanks For Sharing this amazing recipe. My family loved it. I will be sharing this recipe with my friends. Hope the will like it.
Yes! Thank you so much. I have spent an hour looking for a crock pot dumpling recipe that uses Annie’s dumplings. I usually do it all on the stove top, but just don’t have it in me so soon after Christmas. You’re recipe answered my question perfectly.
Amber Robinson says
Love your recipes!!