Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken and Cornmeal Dumplings

If you like a creamy chicken with dumplings, then you must try this recipe!  Cornmeal dumplings are easy and inexpensive to make, and this comfort food meal cooks up in your slow cooker for a delightful dinner to share with your family after a long way of work and school.   All you need is a few ingredients for the cornmeal dumpling dough, chicken breast, chicken broth, and veggies, and you have a dinner that everyone will look forward to!  

I have made tons of Instant Pot recipes over the last few years, but admittingly, I have been using my slow cooker more and more lately.   I have a few nights each week where we are running around with the kids, and I love coming home to a hot meal all ready to eat in my slow cooker.

This slow cooker chicken and cornbread dumplings is an easy meal to throw together in your crockpot.  No cream of chicken soup is needed for this recipe, although you can add some to the chicken mixture if you like.  This will become your favorite crockpot chicken recipe!  This meal is cooked in a low-heat setting.  Your family will love the sweetness of the cornbread dumplings and the comfort of creamy chicken on a cold day.

Ingredients Needed:

Chicken breast- cut into cubes.  You can also use chicken thighs. 

salt and pepper

chicken broth

carrots

celery

One medium onion

frozen mixed vegetables

herbs de Provence- or your favorite seasoning to eat with chicken dishes like poultry seasoning.

garlic powder

Optional Ingredients: green beans, corn kernels,  bay leaves, rosemary, a few cloves of garlic, a teaspoon of pepper.

Cornmeal Dumpling Ingredients

Flour

Cornmeal

Olive oil or butter

sugar

milk

baking powder

How to Make Cornmeal Dumplings 

These made from scratch cornmeal dumplings make this meal special and unique.  In a medium-sized bowl, mix all the dry ingredients for the cornmeal dumplings: cornmeal, sugar, flour, and baking powder.  Stir in the wet ingredients, olive oil, and milk. Use your hands or a small cookie scoop to create dumplings by rolling the mixture into balls.

Instructions

  1. In your slow cooker, combine carrots, celery, onions, chicken, mixed vegetables, and spices.
  2. Pour broth and milk into your slow cooker.
  3. Mix up the ingredients for the cornmeal dumplings in a medium bowl.
  4. Add the dumplings on the top of the chicken mixture.  Make sure that you spoon moisture over the dumplings before slow cooking.
  5. Cook on the low-heat setting for 6 hours or the high-heat setting for 4 hours.
  6. Serve by adding a ladle full of creamy chicken and dumplings to a small bowl for everyone in the family.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 medium onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon Herbs de Provence
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken breast cut into chunks
  • 1 12 ounce bag frozen vegetables no need to thaw
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

Cornmeal Dumplings

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or melted butter

Instructions

Cornmeal Dumplings

  1.  In a medium-sized bowl, mix all of the dry ingredients for the cornmeal dumplings, cornmeal, sugar, flour, and baking powder.

  2. Stir in olive oil and milk

  3. use your hands or a small cookie scoop to create dumplings by rolling the mixture into balls.

Creamy Chicken with Dumplings

  1. In your slow cooker combine carrots, celery, onions, chicken, mixed vegetables, and spices.

  2. Pour broth and milk into your slow cooker.

  3. Mix up the ingredients for the cornmeal dumplings in a medium bowl.

  4. Add the dumplings on the top of the chicken mixture.  Make sure that you spoon moisture over the dumplings before slow cooking.

  5. Cook on the low-heat setting for 6 hours or the high-heat setting for 4 hours.

  6. Serve

This might be one of my all-time favorite crockpot recipes. This has loads of nutrition, fiber, and protein and is lower in sodium because I didn’t use condensed soup in this recipe. If you make this recipe, make sure to comment below or tag me on social media and let me know how it worked out for you! You can find me on Pinterest, Twitter, Tiktok, Instagram, and Facebook.

 

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