CrockPot Chicken and Dumplings


Craving comforting, homemade chicken and dumplings but short on time? This easy crockpot recipe is the perfect solution. Tender, fall-apart chicken combines with soft, pillowy dumplings in a rich and creamy sauce for the ultimate hearty meal. With only a few ingredients and just minutes of prep, you’ll have a family-friendly dinner ready with barely any effort.

The Beauty of Slow Cooker Meals

There’s nothing better than coming home to a house filled with tempting aromas and knowing dinner is already cooked to perfection. The slow cooker does all the work for you, turning a few simple ingredients into a mouthwatering meal while you’re out running errands or enjoying your day.

This chicken and dumplings recipe takes advantage of the magic of the crockpot. In just 5 minutes, you’ll have everything assembled and ready cook all day long. And the results? Juicy, fall-apart chicken and soft homemade dumplings smothered in a luxuriously creamy broth. It tastes like you spent hours cooking, but shhhh…we won’t tell!

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Easy Homemade Shortcut Dumplings

Don’t be intimidated by the idea of homemade dumplings! Using a can of refrigerated biscuits makes quick work of forming dumplings. Simply roll them flat, cut into strips, and let them cook up directly in the slow cooker.

The biscuits soak up the rich flavors of the broth as they cook, resulting in soft, pillowy dumplings bursting with chicken flavor. Feel free to use your own homemade biscuit dough if you prefer.

Customize It!

While this recipe keeps it classic with tender chicken and fluffy dumplings, the fun doesn’t have to stop there! Jazz it up with any of your favorite mix-ins:

  • Diced carrots
  • Frozen peas
  • Corn
  • Celery
  • Onion
  • Potatoes

Get creative and make this comforting crockpot meal your own! The possibilities are endless.

Tips for Crockpot Perfection

Follow these simple tips and tricks to ensure soft, perfectly cooked dumplings every time:

  • Use a 6QT slow cooker for best results.
  • Defrost frozen vegetables before adding to prevent increasing cook time.
  • Cook times can vary – allow 60-90 minutes for biscuits to fully cook.
  • Resist lifting the lid; this releases heat and can undercook dumplings.
  • Chicken thighs can sub for breasts if desired.

Now, set it and forget it! In just 5 minutes of prep, you’ll have the ultimate slow cooker chicken and dumplings ready for dinner with barely any effort required. This cozy, crave-worthy meal is about to become your new family favorite!

Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings

Craving comforting, homemade chicken and dumplings but short on time? This easy crockpot recipe is the perfect solution.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 hours 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 medium yellow onion finely diced
  • 1 10 ounce can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 10 ounce can cheddar cheese soup
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 16 ounce bag frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
  • 1 tube 10 ounce refrigerated flaky biscuit rounds


  • Spray a 6-quart slow cooker with nonstick spray. Add the diced onion. Top with the chicken pieces in an even layer.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together the soups, thyme, garlic powder and black pepper. Pour the soup mixture over the chicken. Pour in the chicken broth.
  • Cook on HIGH for 4 hours. Stir in the thawed frozen vegetables.
  • On a lightly floured surface, gently roll out each biscuit into an oval shape, about 1/4 inch thickness. Cut each oval into 6 even pieces.
  • Carefully arrange the biscuit pieces over the top of the chicken and vegetables. Cover and cook for 45-60 minutes longer, until the dumplings are cooked through.
  • Transfer the chicken to a serving platter using a slotted spoon. Use two forks to shred the chicken, then return it to the slow cooker. Gently stir the mixture to combine, allowing some dumplings to break up into the broth.
  • Serve the chicken and dumplings warm. Garnish with chopped parsley, if desired.


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