In a medium-sized bowl, mix all of the dry ingredients for the cornmeal dumplings, cornmeal, sugar, flour, and baking powder.
Stir in olive oil and milk
use your hands or a small cookie scoop to create dumplings by rolling the mixture into balls.
In your slow cooker combine carrots, celery, onions, chicken, mixed vegetables, and spices.
Pour broth and milk into your slow cooker.
Mix up the ingredients for the cornmeal dumplings in a medium bowl.
Add the dumplings on the top of the chicken mixture. Make sure that you spoon moisture over the dumplings before slow cooking.
Cook on the low-heat setting for 6 hours or the high-heat setting for 4 hours.