Chicken Stew with Sweet Potatoes and Dumplings
Chicken Stew with Sweet Potatoes and Dumplings was a huge hit when I served it for company back in April. In fact, several people asked for the recipe and have made it already. This tasty comfort food meal includes chicken, sweet potatoes, mixed vegetables and some of the lightest, fluffiest dumplings imaginable.
Back in April I offered to make a couple of crockpots full of chicken stew for our Thursday night Bible study group. They were both slightly different with seasonings and vegetables. But both were sure loved and raved over by our group. Sweet potatoes make a nice change from regular potatoes in a stew. I also changed up the seasonings in the dumplings so that this one includes chives instead of dill weed. Everyone loved, loved, loved this main dish entree!
I get that some people don’t have time to cook off a whole chicken and make your own broth. So if that’s you, simply buy shredded chicken (or use leftover rotisserie chicken) and purchase chicken broth. The nice thing about this recipe is most of the ingredients are tossed in the crockpot right away. That gives you time to work on something else for a few hours. Then you add the mixed vegetables and cook a little longer. Finally, you add the dumplings and cook them until done. In crockpots that’s usually about 45-60 minutes. If you do this recipe on the stove top, the dumplings should be done in 30 minutes.
Please don’t allow the amount of ingredients to freak you out so you won’t even look at the recipe! This entree is absolutely delightful and worth making even though it uses several different things. Whether you serve the stew for lunch or dinner, it’s a great hearty meal that’s made in the slow cooker so it won’t heat up your house during the summer. The variety of the vegetables makes it a wonderful change from regular beef stew recipes.
Chicken Stew with Sweet Potatoes and Dumplings is one of those recipes that you’ll keep coming back to. It’s excellent for family or company dinners. You will be amazed at how often your family asks for this fantastic main dish. You will too!
Chicken Stew with Sweet Potatoes and Dumplings is a fantastic main dish meal.
The nice thing about this recipe is that it’s made in the crockpot.
The dumplings are fluffy, airy and wonderful to the taste buds.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients to make the stew.
Place shredded chicken in a crockpot.
Add chicken broth (and if you don’t have a full six cups, add a little water).
Add peeled, chopped sweet potatoes, onions and celery.
Add seasonings and two bay leaves.
Stir to combine. Cover with lid.
Cook on high approximately 2 to 3 hours until veggies start getting tender.
Add frozen mixed vegetables.
Stir to combine. Cover with lid.
Cook on high about 30-60 minutes until veggies are just about fork tender. Remove bay leaves.
Combine flour and water and stir very well until NO lumps remain.
Add flour paste mixture to crockpot ingredients and stir well to combine.
I used these ingredients for the dumplings.
Combine melted butter, egg and half-and-half in a medium mixing bowl.
Whisk to combine and set aside.
In a separate large mixing bowl. Place flour, salt, pepper, baking powder, parsley, chives, rosemary and thyme.
Stir dry ingredients to combine.
Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.
Stir to combine.
Dollop large serving spoons full of dumpling dough onto the ingredients in the crockpot.
Cover with lid and cook on high about 30-45 minutes or until dumplings are no longer gooey in the centers. This may take almost an hour depending on the crockpot.
Serve with a little fresh thyme, if desired.
This amazing one-dish meal is made in the slow cooker.
Every bite is mouthwatering. You’ll love the dumplings!
Here’s the recipe.
CHICKEN STEW WITH SWEET POTATOES AND DUMPLINGS
(My own concoction)
This hearty Chicken Stew with Sweet Potatoes and Dumplings is perfect for family or company dinners.
Sweet potatoes and mixed vegetables are excellent with this delicious stew.
All of our company wanted seconds of this delectable stew recipe. You’ll understand why once you make up a batch.