What’s For Dinner? Slow Cooked Chicken & Dumplings

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I've posted this recipe once before, but they're so stinkin' good, and match up so well with the sales ads this week at Publix, Kroger, & even Target that I had to share them again this week!  These are some yummy dumplings . . . in fact they're one of my favorite slow cooked recipes (right next to this Italian Beef . . . 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?)


If you have time to make real dumplings from scratch these homemade ones are absolutely the best, but if you’re in a hurry on a busy weeknight, pull out your crockpot and let it do the cooking for you.


Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplings


  1. 1-2 pounds chicken breast On sale $1.99/lb. at Publix, or Kroger Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts $2.79/lb
  2. 2 cans cream of chicken soup Kroger Mega Sale $1/5 Campbell's Condensed “Great For Cooking” Soup printable; or $1/5 Campbell's Condensed “Great For Cooking” Soup printable
  3. 1 10 oz. can chicken broth $1/2 Swanson Broth or Stock Carton printable or $0.40/2, $1/3 Swanson Broth or Stock Carton from 10/2 SS or 11/6/11 SS, or 
  4. 1 can water I just used the can from the cream of chicken soup :)
  5. 1/2 tsp. salt
  6. 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  7. 1/4 tsp. pepper
  8. 1 onion
  9. 2 cans inexpensive biscuits cut in quarters You'll want the ones that come in a four-pack of smaller biscuits  . . . then you can always make a little Monkey Bread with your extra Biscuits!  I've tried it with the larger biscuits and they puff up a little too much


  1. Place chicken breast, soup, broth, water, salt, garlic powder, pepper & onion in crockpot.
  2. Cook on low six hours.
  3. Two hours 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 the top of my crockpot. . .you can use any leftover biscuits to bake and enjoy with your meal!)
  4. Cook two more hours on low.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Serve with . . .


Veggies $.75/2 Green Giant Vegetables Steamers Target coupon, stacked with $0.50/2 Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers Frozen Vegetables, exp. 11/5/11 (GM 09/11/11) or (GM 10/02/11), or Green Giant Canned Vegetables BOGO $1.29 at Publix; Del Monte Vegetable $0.49 in Kroger Mega Sale

More Biscuits, of course!


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  1. Laurie, Out of curiosity, have you ever made slow cooker chicken and dumplings with tortillas instead of biscuits? Just wondering if it would work?

  2. I just made these chicken and dumplings and it was DELICIOUS … Its my new favorite dinner thanks for the great recipe !

  3. My husband and I tried this last night! It was very delicious!!!!! We loved it. We didn’t add any salt and added lots of extra pepper and garlic (my favorites), and sage. I really enjoyed the touch of sage in this recipe. We served it with broccoli and I am looking forward to the leftovers tonight! Thank you!

  4. How many ounces of chicken broth do you use in this recipe?

    • Hi Denise! I used one 14 oz. can chicken broth. Hope that helps (I updated the post – thanks for pointing that out!!!)

      • Thank you Laurie! I bought the broth on sale at Publix this week, so used a cream of chicken soup can’s worth. Will add more now. Does the chicken shred/fall apart? Because mine hasn’t.

        • Nevermind, spoke too soon! Chicken has since pulled apart nicely! 🙂

          • I’m stressing over that amount of broth Denise ~ let me know how it turned out! (I’m afraid that I only used a soup can size too… pitiful when I can’t remember from just a few weeks ago.) Chicken does pull apart though! 🙂

          • You know what?! I never got around to adding the extra. It was great and had plenty of gravy with the soup can sized amount! Adding a few ounces wouldn’t have made much difference though I’m sure!

          • Thanks so much Denise – I’m glad it worked! 🙂 I do think I may have used a soup can amount… though, so I’m going to update it to 10 oz. Thanks for your help!

  5. Hi Laurie,
    I was wanting to try this recipe and had a question about the onion. Did you chop it up or quarter or what? Thanks 🙂 Excited about trying this- chicken-n-dumplings are an all time favorite at my house, but I’ve never cooked them in the crock pot.

    • I just now saw this Becky (eek!) I think I chopped it up into 8ths if I remember correctly…. hope that helps!

  6. Served this for dinner tonight. Great dish! So quick, easy and delicious! Everything gets thrown into the pot, only work is chopping the onion. To save time, cooked the biscuits according to directions for about 14 minutes, tore to bite size pieces and added to pot. Fantastic!

  7. Bridgette says

    OMG Yummy!!! Just made this today and WOW! This was sooooooooo good. Thanks for the recipe!

  8. My Grandma passed away 19 years ago this past summer very unexpectedly. Losing her we lost all of her recipes that she had in her head. She never got the time to teach any of us her tricks. This recipe is about the closest to her chicken and dumplings that I have been able to create since she has been gone. Eating them last night and leftovers today brought back the memories that I needed this Holiday Season!!! THANK YOU!!!

    • So glad for you Hohni – I can’t imagine losing her recipes and am sure you all must miss that! Thanks so much for sharing ~ your story made my day. 😉

  9. Made today, GREAT!

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