Chicken, Carrots and Gravy made in slow cooker, served over Drop Egg Dumplings…
Directions for Chicken and Carrots in Slow Cooker
- 1 large boneless skinless chicken breast
- 4 regular size carrots
- 1 cups water
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- pepper to taste
- 2 reduced sodium chicken gravy mixes (do not put in slow cooker, these will be mixed later)
- Place water in slow cooker turn on high, set in whole carrots at bottom of slow cooker, cut to fit if needed.
- Set large boneless chicken breast on top of the carrots, sprinkle paprika, pepper, onion and garlic powder over chicken.
- Cook for about 3 hours in slow cooker, until chicken is cooked thoroughly and carrots are tender.
- Turn slow cooker to warm setting. Pour liquid into a medium saucepan to make gravy, should be about one cup of liquid, set aside.
- Cut up chicken and sliced the carrots, leave in slow cooker.
- In a small bowl mix both gravy packets with 1 cup cold water, while whisking to blend.
- Pour gravy packets mixture into the sauce pan with liquid from chicken, on medium heat cook for a couple of minutes to a boil, make sure to whisk while cooking, turn off heat after it starts to thicken.
- If it gets to thick add a little water, should make about two cups gravy.
- Poor over chicken and carrots and mix. Serve over dumplings. Add a dalop of sour cream, optional.
Tip: easy version, serve over cooked wide egg noodles!
Egg Dumplings Directions
- 1 cup regular flour or gluten free flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs, beaten with fork
- Few tablespoons water
- Medium sauce pot with water to boil and cook dumplings, (like you would to cook pasta).
- Mix flour and salt in a medium mixing bowl, add eggs and blend together, now add water slowly until you get a sticky batter, not runny.
- Bring the pot of water to a boil, (like your cooking pasta).
- Place some of the batter on a saucer or small plate, take a teaspoon and dip in boiling water, now take teaspoon and flick/slide small amounts of batter off the edge of plate into boiling water.
- Refill plate with more batter and repeat if needed.
- You might have to turn heat down a little so pot doesn’t boil over.
- The dumplings will start to float to top when cooked, in about 5 minutes they will be done.
- Drain. Dumplings are ready to serve.