Ok, so my chicken and dumplings recipe has always been very popular from the beginning. However, throughout the last year or so I have learned a lot about what it means to eat real whole foods. So I would like to revise the recipe and give a much better, homemade item!
The biscuits I used were homemade sourdough biscuits. If you do not use sourdough feel free to make your own or you can choose to purchase pre made dough from your local grocery. I would highly suggest making your own! I am always for making it yourself that way you can control the quality ingredients you put in to the recipe.
The next thing I want to mention is to make your own chicken broth!! DO IT! NOW! It is so incredibly easy and tastes 1000x better and has so many more great vitamins and minerals than store-bought!
- 6 cups chicken broth (homemade recipe)
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 pack of biscuit dough (about 6 biscuits) cut into fourths
- 5 small red potatoes
- 3-4 peeled and chopped carrots
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- meat from 1/2 of 1 whole chicken (shredded)
- Any other veggies you would like: broccoli, kale, greens, etc…
- 1 tsp cayenne
- 1 TBS salt or to taste
- You can add any other spices you would like or keep it simple!
Start with making your broth: Take 1 whole organic chicken, place in crock pot, add 1 cup water, and cook for 4-6 hours or until done. They usually cook faster than you would think.
Remove chicken, let cool, and de-bone. You will probably prefer to de-bone while it is still warm because the meat will remove easier. Place the bones back into the crock pot, add 1 onion, 5-6 peeled carrots, 3 stocks celery, and 3-4 cloves garlic. Cook for 12-24 hours in crock pot. I usually cook overnight and my crockpot automatically moves to “warm”.
Note: If you are brave…add 2 chicken feet! You can get these from the farmer’s market and dramatically changes the broth! Seriously life changing! BE SURE to get the feet local and organic!
Add chopped potatoes, 1 cup heavy whipping cream, biscuit dough, and any other veggies you would like.
Cook on medium heat for 30 minutes or until potatoes are done. Then add chicken until warmed.
That’s it! SO EASY! This recipe takes 1 day to prepare, but is so worth it! Cooking whole chickens are a great option and you always get broth afterwards! Great for the cooler weather coming!