Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings

cp- chicken and dumplingThere are many different variations on this.  This crock pot chicken recipe is a favorite of children (old and young) and is so easy to make.  This chicken and dumplings in the slow cooker produces such a delicious flavor that you will never go back to the stove top method.  This recipe is so easy because it uses refrigerator biscuits.  I grew up making the dumplings the old fashion way and was so surprised that this turned out just as good—but so much easier.


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1 can of condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 can of condensed cream of celery soup
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 packages of refrigerated biscuits
  • 1 large can of chicken broth
  • 1 small diced onion
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Poultry seasoning
  • Paprika

Prep work:

  1. Cut chicken breast in half.  Season with salt, pepper, paprika, and poultry seasoning.
  2. Melt butter.
  3. Cut biscuits into pieces.
  4. Finely dice small onion.
  5. Open cans of soup.

CP chicken and dumplingsCooking Method

Pour ½ cup chicken broth in the bottom of the crock pot.

Place chicken breast in chicken broth.

Top with onions.

Pour the 2 cans of soup on top.

Pour rest of the chicken broth to cover all the ingredients.

Cook 5 to 6 hours on high.

About 1 hour and 30 minutes before serving remove chicken and shred it.  Return chicken to crock pot.  Then add the cut up biscuits.

I like to put some fresh parsley or mint on the top.


You can substitute the refrigerated biscuits by using a Bisquick mix. The recipe for dumplings is on the side of the box.  You can also make your own dumpling mixture by mixing together 1 ½  cups flour,  ½ teaspoon baking powder, 6 Tablespoons butter, and ½ milk milk.  This needs to be rolled out and cut into bite size pieces.

Some people like to add vegetables to crock pot chicken and dumplings to make it a complete meal.  Potatoes, carrots, mushrooms, and peas all work well.

You can also substitute boneless, skinless chicken thighs.  Or use a mixture of thighs and breast.



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