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This Easy Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings recipe is made with pantry ingredients and canned biscuits for an effortless weeknight dinner or Sunday supper.
This meal costs $2.33 per serving to make. The recipe makes six servings for a total of $14.03 for the entire meal.
I recommend my Easy Crockpot Chili, my Slow Cooker Beef Stew, and my Crockpot Roast with Mushrooms for more hearty meals made in the slow cooker.
Chicken and Dumplings is classic comfort food that is made simple with this crockpot recipe. Cooking from scratch is always my preference, but sometimes life happens, and you need a few good shortcuts up your sleeve to get you by. That is where this recipe comes in.
This recipe has everything you love about homemade chicken and dumplings but with a few shortcuts like using a crockpot and canned biscuits! Using the crockpot to make the chicken and dumplings has it do all the hard work for you.
All you have to do is a little bit of prep work, set it and forget it! Then you get to come back to a hearty and filling meal that is perfect any time of the year for any occasion.
I can serve this meal during busy weeknights and even dinner parties. Everyone will love the juicy chicken breast and soft dumplings that are all covered in a rich and creamy sauce.
Ingredients and Cost
Per Serving Cost: $2.33
Recipe Cost: $14.03
- 1 large sweet onion – $0.82
- 3 celery stalks – $0.54
- 3 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts – $7.08
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano – $0.44
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme – $0.03
- ½ teaspoon salt – $0.03
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper – $0.02
- 10.5 oz cream of celery soup – $0.76
- 10.5 oz cream of chicken soup – $0.50
- 3 cups chicken broth – $0.99
- 3 cups frozen peas and carrots – $0.84
- 1 can of 8 refrigerated biscuits – $1.98
NOTE: The recipe prices are calculated by using grocery store websites. The actual cost of the recipe will vary depending on what ingredients you already have.
- First, make the chicken mixture by placing the ingredients inside the crockpot.
- Cook on high for three hours.
- Next, roll out the biscuits and cut them into quarters. Stir the biscuits and veggies into the chicken mixture
- Finally, shred the chicken and cook for one more hour. Season with salt and pepper before serving.
- I prefer to use homemade cream of celery and cream of chicken soup, but you can use canned versions of both.
- If you do not like veggies in your chicken and dumplings, simply leave them out.
SERVE: You can keep this out for two hours before it needs to be covered and stored in the refrigerator.
STORE: Cover and store in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
FREEZE: Once the chicken and dumplings cool, remove it from the crockpot and transfer the mixture to a freezer-safe storage container or Ziploc bag. Freeze for 2-3 months.
DEFROST AND REHEAT: Defrost in the refrigerator overnight or at room temperature for 4-5 hours. Then, reheat on the stovetop in a large pot on medium heat until heated through. Or you can place the mixture in the crockpot and heat on low heat for 1-2 hours or until heated through.
- Slow cooker
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Liquid measuring cup
- Cutting board
- Chef’s knife
- Rolling pin
- Wooden mixing spoon
Mix two tablespoons of cornstarch with two tablespoons of warm water to make a slurry. Add it to the slow cooker and stir it into the chicken and dumpling mixture. After about 15-20 minutes of cooking on high heat, it should thicken up.
There are a few side dishes that go well with this dish. A few favorites are cornbread, green beans, fried apples, brussels sprouts, cornbread casserole, or smoked corn on the cob.
Place the cut-up dumplings in the crockpot, stir them into the liquid, and cook for an additional hour. It would be best if you did this after the chicken has already been cooking for three hours. The dumplings will cook in the mixture during the last hour of cooking in the crockpot before you serve the meal.
Cook the dumplings with the crockpot lid closed. Cooking the dumplings while covered create steam within the crockpot that cooks the dumplings. Otherwise, they will become soggy and undercooked.
Absolutely! This is the beauty of using a slow cooker. Placing raw chicken directly in the slow cooker and then walking away while it does all the work is a beautiful thing! The chicken steams to juicy perfection.
More Slow Cooker Recipes
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- Slow Cooker Sausage and Peppers
- Beef Stew
- Crockpot Whole Chicken
- Cornish Game Hens
- Spare Ribs
- Kielbasa Kapusta
- Chicken Tikka Masala
- Baked Ziti
- Hawaiian Haystacks
- Root Beer Pulled Pork
- Chipotle Pork Tacos
Easy Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings – With Canned Biscuits
- 1 large diced sweet onion about 2 cups
- 3 large stalks celery cleaned and diced
- 3 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- ½ teaspoon salt plus more to taste
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper plus more to taste
- 10.5 oz cream of celery soup OR 1 ¼ cup of homemade
- 10.5 oz cream of chicken soup OR 1 ¼ cup of homemade
- 3 cups chicken broth ** see notes
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 3 cups frozen peas and carrots thawed
- 1 tube of 8 refrigerated biscuits
PREP CHICKEN MIXTURE:
- Place diced onions and celery at the bottom of the crockpot insert.
- Place the chicken breasts on top of the onions and celery.
- Sprinkle oregano, thyme, salt, and pepper on top of the chicken.
- Pour the condensed soup and chicken broth over the chicken.
- Cover the crockpot and cook on HIGH for 3 hours or until the chicken registers 165 degrees on an instant-read thermometer.
PREP AND COOK DUMPLINGS AND VEGGIES:
- Slightly roll out biscuits and cut them into quarters, strips, or bite-sized pieces.
- Stir biscuits into the chicken mixture, making sure they are all covered with liquid.
- Stir in the peas and carrots.
- Remove the chicken from the crockpot and shred or cut it into bite-sized pieces.
- Return the chicken to the crockpot.
- Continue cooking for 1 hour, stirring every 30 minutes.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
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This recipe looks so wonderful and very yummy! This crockpot chicken and dumplings sounds amazing and absolutely delicious! My family is going to love this recipe for dinner tonight, so excited to make this!
Oh wow what a comforting meal, AND economical! So great to see the breakdown of cost per serving – really helps us budget! Thanks!
You can’t beat chicken and dumpling for comfort food. Yours looks amazing.
Such a easy weeknight dinner for all the family – can’t believe how quick and easy this is! Crockpot dinners make everything so much easier.
I really loved this recipe, except for the dumplings. Maybe it’s just personal taste, but I did as the recipe says and used canned biscuits (cuz let’s face it, we get in a hurry) and did everything else to a t. I used canned Grands original biscuits, nothing sweet, but it slipped my mind that canned biscuits in general are sweetened to a point. So this dish to be turned out more sweet than savory. Next time I make this I’m not going to cut the corner, instead I’ll use Bisquick drop biscuits and just plop the little bits of dough in.