Crockpot Chicken and Dumpling Mushroom Marsala

Thursday, September 23, 2010
Crockpot Chicken & Dumpling  Mushroom Marsala
3 cloves garlic, minced
1lb sliced mushrooms
4 cups low sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup marsala wine
1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. dried thyme leaves
1/8 tsp. pepper and red pepper flakes
2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts
1 can cream of mushroom soup
pasta of choice optional
Dumpling recipe to follow

In a 4 to 5 quart crockpot, lightly sprayed with cooking oil,  add garlic, and mushrooms. In medium bowl, combine soup, chicken broth, flour and seasoning and mix until smooth. Pour over mushrooms in crockpot. Add chicken.
Cover crockpot and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours until chicken is thoroughly cooked and no longer pink in center. If not enough liquid add more chicken broth, and cook on high till hot for dumpling, otherwise proceed to making the dumplings.

Dumpling Recipe

 1-1/2 cups flour
 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1 tablespoon sharp cheddar cheese, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, in a small bowl.
 Melt 6 tablespoons butter and mix with 1/2 cup milk; add to flour mixture and stir just until combined.

Drop dumplings by tablespoons onto hot, bubbling chicken mixture in crockpot, adding more liquid depending on how many dumplings you are making ( I will usually add more wine at the end. Cover and cook on HIGH for 20-25 minutes until dumplings are cooked through, fluffy, and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
 In a seperate pot of salted water, boil 1/2 pound of linguine or favorite pasta, serve chicken on top of pasta, with a dumpling on the side. Sprinkle with parsley and grating cheese.


  1. Yum!!! This looks delicious and a perfect meal for this time of year. Love those dumplings!

  2. Great comfort food! Pam is right - perfect for this time of year!

  3. Looks delicious Claudia. I'd say perfect for a cool fall day...but since we don't have any cool fall days, its just perfect for anytime.

  4. This dumpling recipe is very good. Comfort food at its best!

  5. Claudia,
    You know how I love my crock pot, always enjoy a new slow cooker recipe!


    I was talking to my mom about how desperate I am to find a GOOD chicken and dumpling recipe.

    You have done it, Claudia!

  7. What a perfectly delicious and comforting meal! Yum!

  8. such a gorgeous picture,claudia!and the recipe is special for autumn,full of flavours and energy!

  9. I love slow cooker recipes! This looks incredibly tasty and easy -- my favorite combination. Am adding this to my list of favorite must-trys.


  10. like the taste of this with the marsala, great idea using the crockpot, have always made mine on the stove...

  11. whoa...Claudia, this looks mouthwatering! I love this kind of dish...comforting and delicious!

  12. Lovely recipe. Great flavor profile. Fantastic photo as well.


  13. WIth autumn in the air, I was just contemplating getting my crock pot out - I think the crock pot is hugely underrated. This looks delicious - I'm adding it to my crock pot repertoire - thanks for sharing!

  14. Claudia - I'm so ready to start using my crockpot again. I was telling Hubby I'm going to try making chicken and dumplings...I think he'll luv this! :)

  15. In the crock pot, I never would have even tried this! Looks fabulous Claudia and I've been craving something Marsala lately... Must be the weather :)

  16. Gosh, Claudia, that chicken looks really good! Seriously. I think I could even see the steam coming off of it...nice!

  17. What a great shot! This is very serious comfort food Claudia! I love the Italian twist you put to it. Just delicious!

  18. Comforting and very tasty recipe! I want now for my dinner :)



  19. Claudia, this is truly a comforting meal, so perfect for one of those chilly night!

  20. Done in a crockpot??? Be still my heart - I definitely must do this. Thrill the family, thrill my stomach. Gorgeous photo!

  21. I realize that I should stop looking at food blogs late at night, but that photo has me seriously drooling. Looks fantastic!

  22. Oh, this sounds fabulous! Warm, comforting and bursting with flavor =)

  23. First off Claudia...that capture of your dish is fabulous!

    Alright then...for one, I'm glad to be able to say I'm definitely BMarking this recipe for when I get the right slow cooker. I say this excitement of bringing home my very first crockpot...dwindled right back to the store. I'll have to do a little more research on the one I finally get...hopefully soon.

    I can't wait to make these slow type recipes ;o)

    Ciao for now,

  24. That is a gorgeous meal I would eat regardless of the weather. The photo is just mouthwatering!

  25. I'm always looking for crock pot recipes. I will try this. Thanks for sharing.

  26. Now you did it, you got me craving chicken marsala. I am a bachelor for next week and won't be cooking any big meals. What am I going to do.


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