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Ah back to school, it’s just a week away. Thank goodness. We’re already gathering up our school supplies, making our lists, planning easy dinners and we’ve even started collecting our Labels for Education.
With both Sebby and Quincy in school, things are getting a little crazy at dinner time, okay, all of the time. So I really need to get some meals that are easy to prepare so dinners are easy. All hail the crockpot. One of my favorite comfort foods is Chicken and Dumplings. It’s one of those meals that you eat on a cool fall evening and it just warms your heart and belly all at the same time. And it’s also very easy to make, especially if you’re willing to take a few short cuts like using Campbell’s Soup.
Don’t get me wrong Chicken and Dumplings is easy to make in general but the added bonus of using the Campbell’s Soup is a couple of things.
1.) You get to skip a few steps and ingredients in making your broth
2.) You can find it at virtually any store you shop at.
3.) Participating Campbell’s products have Label’s for Education where you can earn money for your child’s school.
It get’s even better! (How is that possible?!) 1000 schools could win $1000 in the Label’s for Education Sweepstakes! That’s ONE MILLION DOLLARS in the Campbell’s Sweepstakes. I don’t see any good reason not to enter your school.
While you’re saving money for your school, you might as well save money for yourself too. You can find coupons for Campbell’s products on the Labels for Education website.
Now I know what you’re thinking – how the heck am I supposed to keep track of all of those little labels for my kid’s schools? Well, you should know that I have a solution for that! (Of course I do.)
When you pick up your ingredients for your delicious chicken and dumplings dinner, head over to the kitchen gadgets aisle. Grab one of those magnetic spice containers. Make sure it has a little slot on it that you can drop the labels in. Boom! Done. If you want, you can decorate it for the different label programs or even for your different kids. So simple and costs less than $5.
And on to the chicken and dumplings. What I love about this recipe is I can throw it all into a crockpot in the morning, and when dinnertime rolls around, it’s done.
Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings
1 1/2 pounds boneless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 cups baby-cut carrots
2 stalks celery, sliced
2 cans Campbell’s® Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup
1 cup Swanson® Chicken Broth
1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
ground black pepper to taste
2 cups biscuit baking mix
2/3 cup milk
Add the chicken, carrots and celery into a 6 quart crock pot.
Stir the soup, chicken broth, thyme and black pepper in a medium bowl. Pour over. chicken and vegetables.
Cover and cook on LOW for 7 to 8 hours or until the chicken is cooked through.Stir the baking mix and milk in a medium bowl. Drop the batter by spoonfuls onto the chicken mixture. (A cookie scoop is really helpful here! Increase the heat to HIGH. Tilt the lid to vent (but don’t drop it in the crockpot like I did) and cook for about 40 minutes or until the dumplings are cooked through.
- 1½ pounds boneless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 2 cups baby-cut carrots
- 2 stalks celery, sliced
- 2 cans Campbell's® Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup
- 1 cup Swanson® Chicken Broth
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
- ground black pepper to taste
- 2 cups biscuit baking mix
- ⅔ cup milk
- Add thechicken, carrots and celery into a 6 quart crock pot.
- Stir the soup, chicken broth, thyme and black pepper in a medium bowl. Pour over. chicken and vegetables.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 7 to 8 hours or until the chicken is cooked through.
- Stir the baking mix and milk in a medium bowl. Drop the batter by spoonfuls onto the chicken mixture. (A cookie scoop is really helpful here! Increase the heat to HIGH. Tilt the lid to vent and cook for about 40 minutes or until the dumplings are cooked through.
Now, of course you can pick up your ingredients at just about any grocery store, I stopped in my Neighborhood Walmart (love that place) because it was quick and easy. I was in and out in minutes and had everything I needed.