Grab your Crock Pot and make this Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings for dinner tonight. You will find the recipe super easy to make. Have this classic homemade comfort dish cooking in no time at all!
Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings Recipe
When fall arrives, I usually have a slow cooker meal for dinner a few times per week. Dinners made in the Crock-pot are usually quite easy and they make cleanup a breeze. My family loves comfort food and Homemade Chicken and Dumplings is one of our favorite comfort dishes when the cool weather hits. I prefer to make ours in the slow cooker but you can also make Chicken and Dumplings on the stovetop.
My grandmother always made her Chicken and Dumplings from scratch. I like to cook homemade dinners for my family but I like to keep them simple because time is a bit more limited for me than it was for my grandmother. For my Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings recipe, I used a couple of canned soups, frozen vegetables, a few seasonings, and canned store bought biscuits to keep the recipe very easy.
This recipe was shared on my blog way back in 2014, so I decided it was time for some much better pictures and also a video update. I shared it way back then and this recipe has continued to be one of our favorites slow cooker meals. This recipe feeds my large family but we usually do not have any leftovers because everyone always comes back for seconds.
I mentioned that I use creamed soups in my Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings recipe. I use a cream of celery and also a cream of chicken. The soups along with chicken broth and poultry seasoning really add a great flavor and consistency. I like to use frozen peas and carrots in our recipe. If you prefer a different blend of veggies, toss in what you like. I always dice up a couple of stalks of celery, if you are pressed for time or do not have any on hand, the dish would still be great. I also add in an onion because I can not cook anything without onion, lol. If you have picky eaters, go ahead and leave out the onion or you could also puree the onion so they do not notice. Yup… the puree technique to trick those silly non onion loving peeps.
I used my brand new All Clad 5 Quart Gourmet Slow Cooker with All-in 1 Browning feature. This was my first time using it and was amazed at how perfect it slow cooked. I did not have the hot spots like I have in my Crock-Pot brand slow cookers. I am cooking my Slow Cooker Meatloaf with Potatoes and Carrots in my new fancy slow cooker tonight and it seems to be cooking so evenly.
When cooking this homemade Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings for the first time, be sure to watch your slow cooker as every slow cooker cooks a bit differently. But this recipe has been made with my specific directions in quite a few different slow cooker brands and it turns out perfect each and every time.
I used fresh boneless chicken breasts this time. When I originally shared this post on my blog in 2014, I used frozen chicken breasts. I have made this recipe so many times and fresh or frozen works. No added time is needed when you are using frozen chicken breasts.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO MAKE SLOW COOKER CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS
2 lb Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
1/2 tsp Pepper
1 can Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup
1 can Condensed Cream of Celery Soup
1 Onion, finely diced
2 ribs of Celery, sliced
3 1/2 cup Chicken Broth
16 oz frozen Peas and Carrots
1 tsp Poultry Seasoning
16 oz can Refrigerated Biscuit Dough
HOW TO MAKE SLOW COOKER CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS
In a small bowl combine both soups and the poultry seasoning and whisk to combine.
Place chicken breasts in bottom of slow cooker and season with pepper.
Add onions and celery.
Add soup mixture.
Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.
Remove chicken breasts from slow cooker, shred and then return to cooker.
Add peas and carrots to slow cooker.
Roll dough for each biscuit to about 1/4″ thick and cut into strips.
Drop strips into cooker and cook on high for another 1-1 1/2 hours.
I find this to be The Best Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings recipe. Do you have your own homemade Chicken & Dumpling recipe?
Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings
- 2 lb Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
- 1/2 tsp Pepper
- 1 can Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup
- 1 can Condensed Cream of Celery Soup
- 1 Onion finely diced
- 2 ribs of Celery sliced
- 3 1/2 cup Chicken Broth
- 16 oz frozen Peas and Carrots
- 1 tsp Poultry Seasoning
- 16 oz can Refrigerated Biscuit Dough
- In a small bowl combine both soups and the poultry seasoning and whisk to combine.
- Set aside.
- Place chicken breasts in bottom of slow cooker and season with pepper.
- Add onions and celery.
- Add soup mixture.
- Add broth.
- Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.
- Remove chicken breasts from slow cooker, shred and then return to cooker.
- Add peas and carrots to slow cooker.
- Roll dough for each biscuit to about 1/4″ thick and cut into strips. Drop strips into cooker and cook on high for another 1-1 1/2 hours.