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Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings For Dinner

In the mood for something that is comforting and also delicious? This Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings recipe is great for anytime! 

You could be living your best life, but at the end of the day comfort food is all we need. I love making Chicken and Dumplings, but making them in the crockpot is the best thing ever. Get out your crockpot this weekend and make this savory dish. 

Easy Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings: Your Go-To Comfort Meal

Nothing spells comfort like a bowl of Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings. This simple dish is packed with tender chicken, delicious dumplings, and hearty vegetables, all bathed in a creamy chicken soup base.

Made with easy-to-find ingredients and minimal prep, this is the ultimate comfort food that the whole family will love. Read on to master the art of making this one-pot meal that is perfect for busy nights.

Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings Ingredients

poultry seasoning  
cream of chicken soup  
chicken breast 
onion diced 
frozen peas and carrots 
baking powder 
kosher salt  
garlic powder  


Can I use chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts? Yes, you can swap out the chicken breasts for thigh meat, which many people find more flavorful and tender.

How long does this recipe take to cook in the Crockpot? The cook time is around 4-5 hours on a high setting. However, if you’re using an Instant Pot, the cooking time will be significantly reduced.

Can I use fresh vegetables instead of frozen peas and carrots? Absolutely! Fresh vegetables work just as well, although frozen veggies offer a shortcut without compromising flavor.

Tips and Tricks

  • For a thicker broth, add a tablespoon of tomato paste to the chicken mixture at the beginning of the cooking process.
  • Use a couple of forks to shred the chicken for bite-sized pieces that meld well into the creamy sauce.
  • If you prefer a noodle-like dumpling, roll your biscuit dough into thinner, smaller pieces.


  • Green beans: Add green beans for an extra pop of color and nutrition.
  • Poultry seasoning: Add a teaspoon for a deeper, more complex flavor profile.
  • Rotisserie Chicken: If you have leftover chicken, you can use it instead of raw chicken breasts to cut down on cook time.

Where to Serve

This dish is a complete meal by itself, perfect for a comforting meal on a chilly evening. It’s also great for family gatherings; just serve it up in a big bowl of chicken and dumplings and watch it disappear!

This sounds simple enough, doesn’t it? After a long day, sometimes you just want to eat a scrumptious meal that has been cooking in the crockpot all day. I enjoy eating this meal with a loaf of homemade bread or a pack of crackers. These homemade Hawaiian Rolls are so good too!

How to Store Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings

The simplest way to store it is to get a big airtight container. Place the chicken and dumplings inside of the container and place in the fridge. 

Make sure the container is fridge or freezer friendly. 

Allow the food to cool down before you place it in the fridge or freezer. 

Put the food in individual serving containers to make reheating even easier. 

Common Problems and How to Avoid Them

  • Soggy Dumplings: Make sure not to overcook the dumpling dough. Keep an eye on it during the final cooking phase.
  • Dry Chicken: To avoid this, make sure the chicken is well submerged in the broth and creamy chicken soup base throughout the cooking process.

Tips for Making this Recipe with Kids

Engage the little ones by letting them cut the biscuit dough into dumplings. A pizza cutter is an easy and safe way for them to participate. Kids can also help by adding the frozen peas and carrots to the chicken mixture.

Topping Options

  • Black Pepper: A sprinkle on top adds a little bit of heat.
  • Chopped Onion: For those who love a stronger flavor profile.
  • Garlic Powder: An extra dash can be a great finish for garlic lovers.

You can freeze this meal for up to 3 – 4 months as long as it’s in a freezer safe container. This is an excellent option when you want to enjoy this meal later without having to cook it again. 

Why This Recipe Works

  • Simple Ingredients: Everything you need is probably already in your pantry or easily accessible at your local grocery store.
  • Ease of Preparation: This easy Crockpot chicken recipe comes together with minimal effort, perfect for busy families.
  • Versatility: Whether it’s adjusting the seasoning or adding more vegetables, this recipe can easily be modified to suit your family’s taste.

So there you have it: your ultimate guide to one of the best chicken dinners you can make with a Crockpot. This easy slow cooker chicken and dumplings recipe is a family favorite for a reason.

The tender chicken pairs so well with fluffy dumplings and a thick, creamy sauce, making dinner time the best part of the day. The included recipe card at the end of this post ensures that you won’t miss any steps the next time you decide to tackle this classic dish. Happy cooking!

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Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings For Dinner
Yield: 8-10 servings

Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings For Dinner

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 10 minutes

This comforting slow cooker chicken and dumplings recipe brings you tender chicken pieces and soft, fluffy dumplings in a rich, savory broth. It's a heartwarming, easy-to-make meal that promises to satisfy your soul with every spoonful.


  • 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 cups frozen peas and carrots
  • Dumplings
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup + 1 tablespoon milk


  1. Add the poultry seasoning to the water and mix. 
  2. Add the cans of soup and mix. Set aside.  
  3. Add the oil, chicken and 1 tablespoon of butter to the slow cooker. 
  4. Add the soup mixture, 1/4 cup flour, onions, peas and carrots on top of the chicken.  
  5. Cook on high for 4 hours.  
  6. After 4 hours, remove the chicken and shred. Add the chicken back to the slow cooker.  
  7. In a mixing bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, salt and garlic powder.  
  8. Create a well in the flour mixture and add the milk.  
  9. With a wooden spoon or your hands, mix the milk with the flour until dough is sticky and without clumps.  
  10. Form the dough into 2” clumps and add to the top of the soup.  
  11. Continue to cook the soup for 1 hour until the biscuits  are fully cooked.  
  12. Serve and enjoy.  


If you over cook during the second half, the biscuits can begin to brown or burn against the side of the crock pot. 

All crock pots/slower cookers do not heat the same. If at the 4 hour mark you need to add more liquid, do so, to avoid burning later. 

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 533Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 110mgSodium 1191mgCarbohydrates 52gFiber 3gSugar 4gProtein 45g

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