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Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings are a yummy comfort food that the whole family will enjoy. This crock pot chicken and dumplings recipe gives you two options for the dumplings! Use prepared biscuits, or make them from scratch using my easy dumplings recipe.

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword crock pot chicken and dumplings recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 - 8
Calories 525 kcal
Author Sandy Clifton

Ingredients

  • 1 small Onion, diced
  • 2 ribs Celery, diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup Carrots, chopped
  • 3 Chicken Breasts, boneless/skinless (about 1 1/2 lbs)
  • 3 cloves Garlic, pressed or minced
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Poultry Seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp Sage (I use rubbed, dried)
  • 2 sprigs Fresh Thyme
  • 1 4" sprig Fresh Rosemary
  • 1 Tbsp Parsley, dried
  • 2 cans Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 2 1/2 cups Chicken Broth, low sodium

To Thicken (Mix these together)

  • 2 Tbsp Flour
  • 2 Tbsp Melted butter

Instructions

  1. Add the onion, celery, and carrots to the crock, then lay the chicken breasts on top.

  2. Add the garlic, bay leaf, salt, pepper, poultry seasoning, sage, thyme, rosemary, and parsley.

  3. In a mixing bowl, stir together the chicken soup and broth, then pour it over the chicken.

  4. Place the lid on and cook on High for 3 hours.

  5. While chicken is cooking, prepare the dumplings so you have them ready. See instructions below.

  6.  Try to keep the lid on as much as possible while doing the next steps.

  7. After 3 hours on High, take out the chicken and shred it. Set aside.

  8. Mix flour and butter together thoroughly and stir into the chicken mixture. Add the chicken back in and stir.

  9. Add the dumplings.

    Homemade: Drop heaping teaspoonfulls into the broth (not too large as they need to cook through, and they expand).

    Biscuits: Add the sliced biscuits into the broth and gently stir to distribute them, or leave them on top.

  10. Replace the lid and cook another 60 to 90 minutes, or until dumplings are done.

Choose the Type of Dumplings You Want to Make, and Prepare Them

Prepare Canned Dumplings

  1. For the canned biscuits, roll each one flat and cut into 6 equal slices (you can cut those strips in half if you want smaller dumplings). Do this to all 6 and set aside in a bowl.

Prepare Homemade Dumplings

  1. Put all ingredients except milk in a bowl and use a pastry cutter or a fork to mix well and incorporate the shortening into the dry ingredients.

  2. Stir in the milk (and chives, if using) and combine, until just moistened. Set aside.