- 15 minutes
- 4 hours, 30 minutes
Reserve 1/8 cup of the green chilies and 1-1/2 cup of the chicken stock for dumpling mix.
Mix the remaining stock and chilies along with the beans, corn, chopped vegetables, cilantro and chicken into a crock pot. Add salt if needed and pepper to taste.
Cook on high for one hour, then on low 2-3 hours until chicken is of desired tenderness. For an all-day cook, set the crock pot on low until finishing.
- 30 minutes before serving, turn crock pot up to high. If you think your crockpot is too full to accommodate the dumplings, transfer to large stock pot and bring to a low boil.
Make dumplings by mixing together the masa, the cup of reserved broth, the green chilies, and butter. If necessary, slowly add more water until the mixture turns into a soft, cohesive dough.
Use tablespoons to form masa mixture into one-inch balls and drop into simmering stew. Stir occasionally to gently push dumplings into the stew.
Let cook for 10-15 minutes or until dumplings are cooked through.
Stir gently before serving.
Garnish with a sprig of fresh cilantro, shredded cheese or sour cream.