Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings

One of my favorite meals is crockpot chicken and dumplings. It is definitely a comfort food and also one of my family’s favorite dishes also. What I love about this recipe is just how easy it is for a delicious dinner.

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Why is this Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings Easy to Make?

First of all, it is easy because you do not need to make dumplings. You can use the refrigerated biscuits in the can from your local grocery store. An important thing to mention is that you will need an hour before you want to eat to put the biscuits on top of the soup mix.

Not to mention chicken in a crockpot makes it so easy to get the most tender chicken ever. I also find that cooking chicken in a slow cooker gets the flavors fully into the chicken meat. So Good!

What is the Difference Between Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings and Biscuits?

crockpot chicken and dumplings

With dumplings, they normally are cooked on top or within the liquid before serving. You aren’t going to put butter on them or honey-like some do with biscuits.

Biscuits are almost always homemade (or store-bought) in a separate pan or pie plate. In our home when we have Chicken and Biscuit we open the biscuit up and put butter or margarine on them, then ladle the chicken with gravy over top as well as our potatoes if we have them.

What Sides Go Well with Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings?

I think the best sides that would go well with this recipe are mashed potatoes, corn and or peas. It also is fine to serve without any sides if the main course is filling enough for you.

Another favorite we have as a side if we want something ‘cooler’ or lighter than mashed potatoes are jello salads. They can also double as a light dessert.

What Size Crockpot Should I Use?

For this recipe, I would use a 5-quart crockpot. You may also want to use a crockpot liner which allows for less mess when it is time to clean up. If you want to double your recipe a 10-quart crockpot may be more what you are looking for.

Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings

Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings

One of my favorite meals is crockpot chicken and dumplings. If I can't have it I will substitute and do it on top of biscuits. It is definitely a comfort food and also one of my family's favorite dishes also. What I love about this recipe is just how easy it is for our family's busy schedule.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • •2 chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
  • •2 tbsp butter
  • •21 oz cream of chicken soup
  • •14.5 oz chicken broth
  • •1 tbsp onion powder
  • •1 tbsp parsley
  • •8 refrigerated biscuits (homestyle)
  • •1 tsp pepper

Instructions

    1. Place the chicken in the slow cooker
    2. Cover each chicken breast with 1 tbsp of butter
    3. Pour in the cream of chicken soup, chicken broth, onion powder, and parsley
    4. Cover and cook on high for 3 hours or low for 7 hours
    5. Once the chicken is cooked through, shred it and place it back in the slow cooker
    6. Mix the chicken into the soup
    7. Cut the biscuits into quarters and place them on top of the soup mix
    8. Cover and cook on high for 1 hour, until the biscuits, are cooked through
    9. Either stir the biscuits into the mix before serving or serve with them on top
    10. Sprinkle with pepper and garnish with parsley if desired

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Notes

Cook time is 4 hours is on high.

Cook time is 7 hours on low.

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Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings

2 thoughts on “Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings

  • March 14, 2020 at 5:19 pm
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    Hi this looks really good. But I do have a question. In 5) It say’s shred chicken and put back in slow cooker and stir into the soup. Then, in 7) it say’s, to cut the chicken in quarters and place on top of soup mix. I think it suppose to be cut biscuits in quarters. Just wanted to give you heads up on that. Thanks for some great recipes and keep them coming.

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    • March 29, 2020 at 11:33 am
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      Thank you for letting us know. We’ll get that fixed in the recipe.

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