Monday, October 6, 2008

bb's chicken and dumplin's

Although I made a few personalizations, the majority of this recipe comes from my good friend, Barb (hence, the BB's reference) who loves to cook using her crockpot. 

1 whole chicken
2 whole carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
2 celery stalks, cut into 1-inch pieces (include leaves)
1/2 onion, cut in quarters
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 package Mary B's Open Kettle Dumplings (frozen) *
water to cover chicken in crockpot
chicken broth, if needed
salt and pepper, to taste

Wash and clean out the inside of your whole chicken and place in a crockpot, along with the celery, carrot and onion, with enough water to just barely cover the chicken. Cook on high for 4-6 hours or low for 8 hours. When it is finished, remove the chicken, strain the liquid, and dispose of the vegetables. Place resulting broth in a large pot. Add additional chicken broth, if needed. Separate the chicken from the bones, shred chicken and set it aside. Start the broth to boiling and add dumplings, one at a time while it is at a rolling boil. After the dumplings are ready (according to package directions), add the can of soup and mix well. Add shredded chicken and cook on low for a 5-10 minutes to warm throughout. Add salt and pepper to taste.

*Barb makes her dumplin's from scratch:)

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