This simple recipe for slow cooker chicken and dumplings will knock your family's socks off – without you slaving away in the kitchen!
Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings Recipe
Of all the recipes I've posted here on Passionate Penny Pincher, these Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings are consistently the ones people mention to me. In fact, I notice folks searching for them quite a bit too. It's a great comfort food to have in the fall when it starts to get chilly outside …. and tastes like it took forever.
They're just so easy and so stinkin' good . . . in fact they're one of my favorite slow cooked recipes (right next to these Open Faced roast beef sandwiches . . . mmmmmm.) Your family will think you’ve spent all day in the kitchen, and they taste just about as good as Cracker Barrel’s, which is a pretty big treat around our house! (Don't you just love Cracker Barrel's Dumplings?)
🍴 Menu Planning Note: You can also find this recipe in the Slow Cooker Menu Plan: Week 10!
If you don't have time to make real dumplings from scratch, this is a great alternative. Just pull out your crockpot and let it do the cooking for you.
Ingredients for Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings:
- chicken breast
- cream of chicken soup (or make your own homemade cream soup)
- chicken broth
- garlic powder
- inexpensive biscuits
Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings
- 1 - 2 lb chicken breast
- 2 10 oz cans cream of chicken soup
- 14 oz chicken broth
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1 onion chopped
- 2 cans inexpensive biscuits cut into quarters
- Place chicken breast, soup, broth, water, salt, garlic powder, pepper, and onion in crockpot (everything except your biscuits)
- Cover and Cook on low six to seven hours
- One hour before dinner time, add quartered biscuits to crockpot. Gently stir in biscuits so that they're covered. (I used 1 and 1/2 of the two small cans of biscuits - enough to fill up to the top of my crockpot... you can use any leftover biscuits to bake and enjoy with your meal!)
- Cover and Cook an additional hour on low
How long do dumplings take to cook in the slow cooker?
Our chicken and dumplings recipe uses cheap biscuits and only takes an hour for them to bake on top of the chicken mixture.
Do you put the lid on when cooking dumplings in the slow cooker?
Yes! You'll want to keep the lid on your slow cooker to keep the heat in and cook the biscuit dumplings evenly.
Let us know if you try these crockpot chicken and dumplings and if your family loves them as much as mine!
(You can also try out this Chicken & Dumpling Casserole . . . can you tell we like some Chicken & Dumplings around here?) 😉
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