Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplings

Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

Make a quick and easy version of chicken and dumplings using the slow cooker and a can of biscuits for a warm weeknight meal.

One of Justin’s favorite meals is homemade chicken & dumplings. But it takes so much work to make it from scratch that I only do it a few times per year. In the meantime, this recipe for easy chicken and dumplings in the slow cooker will hold him over.

When I recently made this meal, I also made my own Cream of Chicken Soup. The soup was easy to make and the flavor was so much better than buying it canned! At this point, the only thing I don’t make from scratch in this recipe is the biscuits. But overall, most of this meal is made with real foods.

Plus, slow cooker meals are the best when it’s cool outside and/or when you have a busy day ahead and want dinner ready in the evening. The only work you have to do comes about an hour before the recipe is ready.

Of course, if you are making your own cream of chicken (which I highly recommend) then you need about 30 minutes to do that. I made the soup the night before and refrigerated it until I needed it for this meal and it worked just fine.

Step by Step

Place the chicken in the slow cooker and top each with a piece of butter.

Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplings

Add the cream of chicken soup, chicken broth, onion powder, and parsley. Cover and cook on low for 7 hours or high for 3 hours.

Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplings

Once the chicken is cooked through, shred it and place it back in the slow cooker. I find that using a pair of tongs and tearing the chicken right in the slow cooker works well for me. After it’s shredded, mix the chicken with the soup.

Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplings

Cut the biscuits into quarters and place them on top of the chicken mixture in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 1-1 1/2 hours, until the biscuits are done in the center.

Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplings
Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplings

You can either stir the biscuits into the mixture before serving or scoop it out as-is with the biscuits on top. Serve warm.

Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplings

Recipe

Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplings

Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

Make a quick and easy version of chicken and dumplings using the slow cooker and a can of biscuits for a warm weeknight meal.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: biscuits, chicken, slow cooker
Servings: 6 servings
5 from 2 votes

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 21 oz cream of chicken soup
  • 14.5 oz chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • 8 biscuits (homestyle)

Recommended Equipment

Instructions

  • Place the chicken in the slow cooker
  • Cover each chicken breast with 1 tbsp of butter
  • Pour in the cream of chicken soup, chicken broth, onion powder, and parsley
  • Cover and cook on high for 3 hours or low for 7 hours
  • Once the chicken is cooked through, shred it and place it back in the slow cooker
  • Mix the chicken into the soup
  • Cut the chicken into quarters and place them on top of the soup mix
  • Cover and cook on high for 1-1 1/2 hours, until the biscuits are cooked through
  • Either stir the biscuits into the mix before serving or serve with them on top
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Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 348 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 66mg22%
Sodium 1408mg59%
Potassium 474mg14%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 375IU8%
Vitamin C 6.8mg8%
Calcium 44mg4%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplings
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28 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings”

  1. I love using a slow cooker, it makes mealtimes so much easier. I really love the slow cooker during the winter months as you can make such wonderful comfort food meals. This chicken and dumplings definitely says comfort food to me!

    1. My other recipe is on here, too, if you search for it. The recipe requires making homemade dumplings by mixing the dough together, rolling it thin, cutting it, and boiling it all together. It’s a lot more work!

  2. Oh, Stephanie, this looks soooo good!!! The weather has turned colder here today, so all I can think about is warming up and comfort food. This looks like the perfect answer on both counts! 🙂

  3. Today is cold and rainy and this is the absolute perfect recipe for this weather! I really need to start using my slow cooker more.

  4. I haven’t owned or used a slow cooker but have been thinking of getting one for my ratatouille and vegetarian chilli. The meal looks perfect for the cod season.

    1. I put raw meat in the slow cooker all the time. It always cooks through and we’ve never had a problem with it. I’ve tested a few times with a thermometer and the meat always gets to a high enough temperature as long as you cook it long enough.

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