Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplings
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Of all the recipes I've posted here on Passionate Penny Pincher, these Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings (and of course everyone's favorite Italian Beef) are consistently the ones people mention to me, and I notice folks searching for them almost daily on PPP. My kids love them and would happily eat them once a week if I'd make them that often!


These are just so easy, and while I love to make these homemade Chicken and Dumplings (so good too!), you can't beat these for a busy weeknight. (You can also try out this Chicken & Dumpling Casserole  . . . can you tell we like some Chicken & Dumplings around here?) 😉


If you have extra time you could make your own cream of chicken soup, and even use homemade biscuit doughThis recipe is super adaptable, and some yummy comfort food if your family loves chicken and dumplings like my bunch does. Here's the recipe so you can get started . . .


Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings


  • 1-2 pounds chicken breast
  • 2 10 oz cans cream of chicken soup (can substitute with homemade cream of chicken soup)
  • 1 10 oz. can chicken broth (I use bouillon cubes ~ 1 small bouillon cube to 10 oz water)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 2 10 0z cans inexpensive biscuits cut in quarters


  1. Place chicken breast, soup, broth, water, salt, garlic powder, pepper & onion in crockpot.
  2. Cook on low six to seven hours.
  3. 1 hours before dinner time, add quartered biscuits to crockpot. (I use kitchen scissors to cut the biscuits.)
  4. Gently stir in biscuits so that they’re covered.
  5. Cook one more hours on low. Enjoy!

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  1. are the biscuits raw or baked

  2. How many bouillon cubes do you use?

  3. Do I cook everything in the crock pot for 6 hours then add the biscuits and add another hour?

  4. Ali Halbmaier says


    I followed your recipe and for the most part it was good. However, after cooking the biscuits for 1 hour 35 minutes they were still raw.

  5. does the chicken go in raw?

  6. Stephanie says

    Can you use frozen chicken?

  7. I finally got to make this, and my 6 year old has announced it’s his new favorite dinner! My family can’t get enough! Thanks for this amazing recipe!

  8. Autumn Wesson says

    Wondering how many this should feed? Thanks! Plan on making this soon!

  9. Could this recipe be doubled in a normal size crock pot? (Like the one in your picture)

    • Hmmm – I think you could do it but it’ll be pretty full Billie! My biggest concern would be getting all the dumplings to cook (when you add those in it’s quite a bit of food.) Hope that helps (some!)

  10. Do U cut the chicken up?

    • I don’t Heather, but I use chicken tenders if I have them instead of larger chicken breasts. The chicken will just about fall apart after being cooked all day – hope that helps!

  11. As a guy who never cooks but very interested in trying this one, what exactly do I do with the onion (is it chopped up or put in whole or something?)? And is it a certain type/size onion?

  12. I like to cut my biscuits with a pizza cutter

  13. Cindi Boger says

    I have never made dumplings from canned biscuits. I will try this recipe, but I will add some Thyme, poultry seasoning and celery seed.Thanks for the recipe.

  14. Taleesa Wright says

    I’m going to use the homemade biscuit receipe ,, do I need to double the biscuit receipe or is one batch enough?


  15. This sounds delicious!!! Are you able to put the crock pot on high and cut the time in half? Or do you not recommend doing so?!?

    • Hi Candice! I think you could definitely do that – I would cook on high for 3-4 hours, then quarter your biscuits and follow the rest of the directions. Hope that helps (enjoy!) 🙂

  16. Can I use dark meat(leg quarters) instead of the chicken breasts?

  17. All I have are frozen chicken breasts. How long would you suggest cooking this with frozen chicken?

  18. Do you cook the onion before putting it in the crockpot?

  19. I dont like onions could i put onions power in it Instead of an onion and how much

    • Hi Amanda! That should probably work okay! I’ve read you can substitute 1 tablespoon of onion powder for 1 onion! I’d love to hear how it turns out! 🙂

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