Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings


Creamy, comforting chicken and dumplings recipe made in the crock pot that couldn’t be easier to make.  Just throw everything in your slow cooker and dinner is ready!

Crock Pot Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

Is there any meal more comforting than Chicken and Dumplings?  I love Chicken and Dumplings.  Love it.  This is a really, ridiculously easy recipe for those comfort food craving days where you can just throw everything in the crock pot and let the crock pot (or slow cooker, whatever you may call it) do all of the work for you!  The hardest part is shredding the chicken with two forks once it’s cooked – not too bad!  The chicken will pretty much be falling apart once it’s cooked, anyways, so it makes for an easy task.  I’m making this a short-but-sweet post because it’s 1:30 in the morning where I live, so bottom line is – TRY this recipe! It’s perfect on these cold winter days (which show no sign of relenting any time soon here in upstate NY.)  Enjoy!


Crock Pot Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

Crock Pot Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings
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Creamy, comforting chicken and dumplings recipe made in the crock pot that couldn't be easier to make. Just throw everything in your slow cooker!
  • 4 Chicken Breasts (boneless, skinless)
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 Can Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 Can Cream of Celery Soup
  • 3½ Cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 cup white or yellow Onion, diced
  • 1 Cup Celery, diced
  • 1 Cup Carrots, diced
  • 2 Chicken bouillon cubes
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 Tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 10 oz. can of refrigerated biscuits*
*(OR make your own biscuits. I’ve also made dumplings out of the Bisquick dough for this recipe before – pictured above – so it works well either way.)
I used a 5.5 quart crock pot/slow cooker. Six quarts would also work
  1. Add everything into the crock pot/slow cooker with the exception of the biscuits.
  2. Cook on low for about 6 hours. (If your crock pot cooks hot, check it at 5 hours or have it automatically turn to warm if you know your crock pot cooks food more quickly than normal). About an hour (give or take) before serving, remove chicken and pull into pieces with two forks (large chunks are fine) and return to the soup mixture.
  3. Tear raw biscuits in half or quarters (depending on size) and add on top of the soup mixture for 45 minutes before serving and put the lid back ON so the biscuits will cook through and steam.
  4. After 45 minutes they should have fluffed and expanded from the heat. Make sure they are not doughy in the center when ready to serve and serve hot!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 6
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47 Responses to “Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings”

  1. February 26, 2014 at 6:42 AM #

    This looks like a delicious bowl of warm and comforting stew!

    • February 27, 2014 at 10:40 PM #

      Thank you Amy!!

  2. February 26, 2014 at 7:16 AM #

    Comfort food in the crockpot… what could be better?!

    • February 27, 2014 at 10:40 PM #

      I agree!! Thanks Marie!

  3. February 26, 2014 at 8:25 AM #

    We LOVE eating chicken and dumplings in the winter! I’m loving this crockpot version – looks like it could save us some time!

    • February 27, 2014 at 10:40 PM #

      It’s definitely a time saver!

  4. February 26, 2014 at 9:08 AM #

    I really need me some of this crock pot chicken and dumplings.. such good old fashioned comfort food which I love!! Xx

    • February 27, 2014 at 10:39 PM #

      I hope you try it!!

  5. February 26, 2014 at 11:11 AM #

    Mmm comfort food at its best! This sounds so perfect for the cold winter!

  6. February 26, 2014 at 1:13 PM #

    I love chicken and dumplings too! Never made it in the crockpot, though — what a wonderful idea. Fun recipe — thanks.

    • February 27, 2014 at 10:41 PM #

      Thank you so much!!

  7. February 26, 2014 at 1:53 PM #

    Great looking crock pot dish!

  8. February 26, 2014 at 11:34 PM #

    I need to throw this in the crock pot next week! Major comfort food here!

    • February 27, 2014 at 10:39 PM #

      You will love it!!

  9. February 27, 2014 at 6:54 AM #

    Oh my goodness, I don’t even remember the last time I had chicken and dumplings! Probably years ago! I love that this is in the crockpot! Done – must try this!

    • February 27, 2014 at 10:39 PM #

      It’s so good!!

  10. February 28, 2014 at 9:30 AM #

    I don’t think there’s anything more comforting than this. It looks glorious!

  11. February 28, 2014 at 4:34 PM #

    ahhhhhh the best! perfect, classic comfort food! just the thing I need on a FREEZING day like today!

  12. February 28, 2014 at 9:03 PM #

    chicken and dumplings sound sooooo wonderfuly delicious on a day like today – cool and rainy! i will definitely need to try this!

    • February 28, 2014 at 11:42 PM #

      Thanks hope you like it!!

  13. March 1, 2014 at 12:06 PM #

    I’ve never had chicken and dumplings, but I need this creamy comfort in my life. This winter has to end sometime, right?

  14. March 1, 2014 at 8:09 PM #

    I have to try this recipe. It looks ridiculously delicious!

  15. March 3, 2014 at 10:42 PM #

    what a comforting dish!

  16. Heather
    March 6, 2014 at 6:17 PM #

    Not a great fan of celery was wondering if there is another soup that could be used instead?

    • March 6, 2014 at 6:47 PM #

      You can use another can of cream of chicken in its place! Even cream of mushroom would work.

  17. Dee
    March 9, 2014 at 1:37 PM #

    I am trying this today.. Trying to use my crock pot more for 2014.

  18. March 12, 2014 at 9:03 PM #

    I usually make Pioneer Woman’s chicken and dumplings but its not something I can make on a weeknight. I’ll have to give this version a try.

    • March 12, 2014 at 9:22 PM #

      I’ve never tried hers- maybe I should!!

  19. June 17, 2014 at 11:39 AM #

    I’ve never made chicken and dumplings but now I really want to knowing it can be done ina slow cooker.

  20. Jose R Morales Jr
    July 8, 2014 at 2:20 AM #

    Anything that was cooked on a Crock Pot does not look always looks goo…! It looks too soupy. I would prefer my chicken and dumpling to be cooked the old way..

    • July 8, 2014 at 8:55 AM #

      To each his own! 🙂

  21. July 14, 2014 at 10:21 AM #

    Hi Ashley, made this yesterday and it was over the moon, thanks. My biscuits didn’t come out nice and browned like yours, any suggestions?

    • July 15, 2014 at 1:46 AM #

      Jackie, thank you so much for letting me know! So glad you liked it. Sometimes when I’m a huge hurry for the biscuits to get done, I partially bake them in the oven! Then I stick them in the crock pot to cook the rest of the way. Hence, why sometimes they get nice and browned on top. You should try that next time! Sorry if the photo was a little deceiving. Normally, I DO just cook them in the crock pot and don’t bother with the oven.

  22. July 15, 2014 at 6:15 PM #

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  23. Carolyn
    July 21, 2014 at 10:35 PM #

    This looks so good, but I was wondering if I could use real dumpling or something besides the biscuits.

    • July 21, 2014 at 11:15 PM #

      Sure you can! Even homemade biscuits will do. I have used them before 🙂

  24. Becki
    October 1, 2014 at 10:55 PM #

    Just wondering if any liquid is added besides the cream soups, such as water?

  25. Becki
    October 1, 2014 at 10:58 PM #

    never mind; I just answered my own question

  26. Bonnie
    November 2, 2014 at 11:20 AM #

    This recipe looks so yummy! Do you have the nutrition information? I’m afraid it might have too many carbs for diabetics. Thanks!

    • November 2, 2014 at 8:35 PM #

      Hi Bonnie! I am so sorry but I don’t have the nutritional info for this dish. I always found it so difficult to get accurate counts. I’m sure there’s ways to make it healthier – including making your own cream of soups! Sorry I couldn’t be of more help.

      • Bonnie Ward
        November 2, 2014 at 8:58 PM #

        Thanks, Ashley. I will see if I can make it more diabetic friendly and figure out the nutritional info.

  27. CaRoLiNe
    December 6, 2014 at 9:46 AM #

    **Making it, now…I chopped the chicken breasts into pieces, instead of cooking it whole…When doing dumplings…what is the best setting??..I am going to try Medium…I will let you know…How it goes…(Y)

  28. CaRoLiNe
    December 6, 2014 at 8:57 PM #

    **The consistency was separated…& Yes,I did skinless & boneless chicken breasts…When I added the biscuit mix it didnt turn into a dumpling,so after waiting I ended up stirring the batter into the soup & adding some cream & flour & made it into a Cream Soup…This recipe wasnt what I expected but…after my adjustments it was a Very Salvageable Yummy Chicken Soup….:)

  29. Denise Pierson
    December 8, 2014 at 2:17 PM #

    I read this morning to make shredding chicken easy use your mixer.

    • December 8, 2014 at 3:12 PM #

      I’ve done that before! Brilliant!

  30. Geez Winder
    February 26, 2017 at 3:07 PM #

    This recipe is bananas… I did add some adobo to it myself… Only 1/2 tablespoon…so good.

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