Now pop the chicken into the slow cooker and give the veggies a quick turn in the skillet, just enough to get them a little bit tender. Add in a little poultry seasoning and flour, and then a nice amount of chicken broth and white wine (or all broth if you are not a wine person) – this is all going to combine into a lovely fragrant sauce. Pour the whole thing into the slow cooker with the chicken, add some more broth, cover it up and go find something else to do for 6 hours. I highly recommend spending the whole time re-watching Downton Abbey. Then email me so we can discuss the season finale…good grief!!!
After that 6 hours is up, take the chicken out and using two forks, shred it into nice bite size pieces. Toss it back in and give everything a stir. Now mix up the dumpling ingredients and drop them in 1/4 cup amounts around the outer edge of the slow cooker – it’s perfectly fine if they are touching the sides. Put the cover back on and take a nap for an hour.
When you come back, your dumplings will be puffy and gorgeous – now scoop up ladlefulls of the chicken and veggies and rich sauce, and make sure everyone gets at least one dumpling.
I like to serve this in warmed soup plates with James Taylor music playing in the background. James Taylor + chicken and dumplings = One Perfect Supper. Happy chicken and dumplings!