Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings

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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.

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 making 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.

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 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 7-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 a recipe to freeze a 10-quart crockpot may be more what you are looking for.

Featured image showing the crockpot chicken and dumplings finished and ready to eat.

Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes

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.


  • 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


  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


Cook time is 4 hours is on high.

Cook time is 7 hours on low.

Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 361Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 42mgSodium 1126mgCarbohydrates 33gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 16g

These recipes are calculated as a courtesy. They are not intended as medical advice or guaranteed accurate. Please do your own calculations if necessary.

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Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings

4 thoughts on “Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings

  • March 14, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    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.

    • March 29, 2020 at 11:33 am

      Thank you for letting us know. We’ll get that fixed in the recipe.

  • April 11, 2020 at 5:29 pm

    What kind of biscuits do you suggest for someone that’s not a good cook haha. Thank you this looks delicious.

    • April 13, 2020 at 11:41 pm

      I like pillsbury grand biscuits from the refrigerated section of the store. Thanks for checking.


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