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Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings

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This Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings recipe is hearty, filling, and the ultimate comfort dish.  It takes very few ingredients and makes plenty for the family. You will love the vibrant, creamy chicken flavor with soft dumplings to add another layer of texture and flavor making this a simple weeknight dinner that is ready to eat when you are. 

Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken and dumplings are one of those meals that is so easy, especially when prepared in the crockpot. It is hearty and full of flavor that even picky eaters love! With just a few minutes in the morning, you are guaranteed a nice hot meal that everyone will enjoy. There are so many reasons to fall in love with Crockpot chicken and dumplings!

Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings

Why You’ll love Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings:

  • They are easy! This recipe only takes about 15 minutes of prep to create a nice hot dinner for the family. 
  • Make ahead. You can easily make this dish ahead of time or freeze for another time. 

If you are looking for more easy crockpot recipes be sure to try our slow cooker Beef Ragu and our  Crockpot Ranch Pork Chops.

How to make Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings

  • Combine the cream of chicken soup, granulated garlic, salt, pepper, and dried onion in your crockpot. Stir well.
  • Bury the chicken in the mixture and drop the stick of butter in the pot anywhere you like.
  • Pour the water in and put the lid on the crockpot.
  • Cook on high for 4 hours.
  • As it’s coming up on the 4-hour mark, slice your biscuits into 4 equal pieces, roll them in a rounder shape, and roll them in the flour.
  • Slice the chicken into bite-sized chunks and return it back to the crock pot.
  • Drop the biscuit balls into the crockpot and be sure they’re pushed into the mixture before cooking for another 2 hours, or until the biscuits are cooked through. Enjoy!

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • If you want the biscuits to cook quicker, you can cut them into smaller portions. They will puff up a bit in the cooking process.
  • If your mixture is looking a little thin after the dumplings have been cooking for a bit, you can add a cornstarch slurry to the mixture to thicken it a bit. 
Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings
  • I always like to taste my recipe when it’s about an hour from being finished to see if I need to mix in more spices according to my preferences. I highly recommend this.
  • If you want this to take longer to cook, just set it on low and leave it all day. You can add the dumplings and continue to cook it whenever after that. This truly is a splendid recipe for flexibility. 
  • Coating the biscuit balls in flour has three benefits: they keep the biscuits from being sticky, it adds flavor, and it helps thicken the recipe. 
  • If you prefer you can use chicken thighs. 
Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings

Storage

You will want to store any leftovers in the fridge covered for up to 3 days. 

Can you freeze chicken and dumplings?

If you are going to freeze chicken and dumplings I recommend freezing them without the dumplings. Store it in a freezer-safe container for up to 6 months. 

When you are ready to enjoy, let it thaw overnight in the fridge, and then add the ingredients to your crockpot. Be sure to add your dumplings to the recipe and cook. 

Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings

How to reheat chicken and dumplings

You can reheat your chicken and dumplings in the crockpot, on the stove, or in the microwave. Reheat to your desired temperature and serve. 

crockpot Chicken and Dumplings

What can I serve with chicken and dumplings?

This is a very hearty dish that is super filling. You can easily serve this on your own or with a vegetable side or a loaf of bread. 

Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings

Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes

This Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings recipe is hearty, filling, and the ultimate comfort dish.  It takes very few ingredients and makes plenty for the family. You will love the vibrant, creamy chicken flavor with soft dumplings to add another layer of texture and flavor making this a simple weeknight dinner that is ready to eat when you are.

Ingredients

  • 4 Large Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts (about 4 pounds)
  • 2 Cans Cream of Chicken Soup (10.5 ounces each)
  • 1 Can Pillsbury Buttermilk Grands Biscuits (16.3 ounces)
  • 1 Stick Butter (½ cup)
  • 2 Cups Water
  • ½ Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Tablespoons Dried Chopped Onion
  • 2 Tablespoons Granulated Garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Coarse Black Pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine the cream of chicken soup, granulated garlic, salt, pepper, and dried onion in your crockpot. Stir well.
  2. Bury the chicken in the mixture and drop the stick of butter in the pot anywhere you like.
  3. Pour the water in and put the lid on the crockpot.
  4. Cook on high for 4 hours.
  5. As it’s coming up on the 4-hour mark, slice your biscuits into 4 equal pieces, roll them in a rounder shape, and roll them in the flour.
  6. Slice the chicken into bite-sized chunks and return it back to the crockpot.
  7. Drop the biscuit balls into the crockpot and be sure they’re pushed into the mixture before cooking for another 2 hours, or until the biscuits are cooked through. Enjoy!

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