Oct 13

My Easy Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

This is a family recipe.  I have no clue where it was started from.

My Easy Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

I don’t know about you but I love chicken and dumplings.  I don’t always have the time to make everything from scratch but I still want a good home cooked meal.  This recipe is one of my answers. 
I also have to tell you I love crock pot bags.  Why on earth not use them! I used to shy away from my crock pot because I had a few recipes that were a pain to clean after.  Not with crock pot bags!  You just put the bag in before you start and you lift it up and in the trash it goes when you are done.  Cleaning my crock pot now could never be easier.
Okay so this time of year you want something that is warm and filling.  There is nothing better than a big bowl of chicken and dumplings.  Now that I have kids I really don’t have the time to make dumplings so I go for the quick biscuits from the refrigerator or whip up some from a box.  I know if the before kids me could see what kids do to your cooking.
This is what you will need:
  • one pound boneless skinless chicken breast
  • small onion chopped
  • carrots (I use baby carrots for ease)
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • garlic
  • 1 or 2 potatoes cut bite sized
  • one can mushroom soup 
  • one box container chicken broth( I use low sodium)
  • refrigerated biscuits or prep biscuit dough yourself torn or cut into bite sized pieces
This is where the ease comes in.  I put the veggies on the bottom and top with the chicken.  You can add any seasoning you might like to taste.  I put the crock pot on low and let it cook all day 6-8 hours.  The last half hour of cooking you add the prepped biscuits to the crock pot and stir.  Cook an additional 30 minutes and enjoy!


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  1. Michele Ash

    I love Chicken & Dumplings! I can’t make it anymore because my hubby doesn’t like chicken! He’ll eat Turkey but not Chicken! I just don’t understand it! I used to make it from scratch all the time and I remember that my first meal as a wife was chicken and dumplings. That’s when I found out he doesn’t eat chicken! How bad did I feel! I love your recipe and would love to try it, however, I’d then have to make something special for hubby! 🙁 I understand exactly where you are coming from as far as having the time (or energy) to make the dumplings the “original” way when you have children running about! I wonder if you can make Turkey and Dumplings? That wouldn’t be too far off! Maybe I’ll have to try it this winter on one of those cold/bitter days when you really want to warm up! Did I just make up a new recipe? Hrmmmmmm….We’ll have to see when I make it! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful recipe with all of us! I truly do appreciate it! Thanks again, Michele 🙂

    1. heather baker

      I don’t see why you couldn’t do turkey instead of chicken. In fact that was my first thought as I was reading your comment. You can always try it and if that doesn’t work make it with chicken and make him something else. My husband is picky too…I feel your pain :)!

  2. Denise Low

    Wow love chicken and dumplings thanks for the recipe.

    1. heather baker

      You are welcome!

  3. Jennifer Hiles

    I make chicken and biscuits often but I’ve never made chicken and dumplings. This would be a good way to spice up the variety of dinners. I love that you can make this in a crockpot!

  4. Lani Houston

    Here’s an easy recipe I’m looking forward to trying!!

  5. Karen M.

    Lately we’ve had perfect weather for chicken & dumplings! I love chicken & dumplings, and I love using my slow cooker. WIN WIN!

  6. denise low

    Thank for the recipe. We love chicken and dumplings here. This is also great in the winter to eat. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Rosie

    I’ve never made chicken and dumplings although I had it once at someone else’s home and love it. This sounds easy and I’d love to try it!

  8. Dianna Davis

    We are a big chicken fan– and I haven’t had chicken and dumplin’s in years/ This recipe sounds so easy and perfect to put together for my late days to have ready for dinner. Thanks so much for sharing

  9. Christine A.

    I’ve never tried chicken and dumplings. It’s a little chilly at night so I would like to try this soup.

  10. anita

    I love dumplings! I have never tried chicken and dumpling soup made using a crockpot!

  11. denise low

    Thank you for the recipe. We love chicken and dumplings at our house.

  12. Linda Manns Linneman

    I have not had chicken and biscuits in years. I will be giving this recipe a try for my family soon

  13. Terri S

    I love chicken and biscuits! Thank you for sharing your recipe for the crockpot.

  14. Dorothy Boucher

    I love your recipe and am so glad to have stumbled upon this because its been something I have been wanting to learn to make for a long time, I tell hubby about this and he is looking forward to me making some 🙂 thanks

  15. Charles-Linda Bradshaw

    I would love to try this soon. I have not made it yet but knowing I can do it in the crockpot is great.

  16. Dorothy Boucher

    I haven’t made chicken and dumplings in like forever, because I know there is so much that
    goes into making them, but I love your recipe here, but the mushrooms, just not a fan lol, I will
    be giving this a try and also adding a bag of frozen peas.

  17. Lauryn R

    Yum! I have always loved homemade chicken and dumplings, made by somebody else. 🙂 I have never tried myself before, I have always heard it’s hard! I definitely think it’s about time I try. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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