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An easy crockpot chicken and dumplings recipe for a filling, comforting meal on a cold, snowy day. I have four children who are picky eaters, and they love this!

Recipe Summary

cook:
5 hrs
total:
5 hrs 10 mins
prep:
10 mins
Servings:
8
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A sure-fire way to bring everyone at your table together? Chicken and dumplings! This top-rated, crowd-pleasing recipe is beloved by the Allrecipes community. Plus, it comes together with just five basic ingredients you probably already have on hand. You can't ask for much more than that, folks. 

What Is Chicken and Dumplings? 

Chicken and dumplings is a soup-like dish that consists of chicken, a thick broth, and dumplings made out of biscuit dough. The iconic comfort food is filling, made with cheap ingredients, and deliciously cozy. 

Chicken and Dumplings Ingredients

Here's what you'll need to make incredibly easy slow cooker chicken and dumplings:

Chicken
Opt for boneless, skinless chicken breast halves.

Butter
Butter adds creaminess and richness to this comforting meal. 

Canned Soup
Two cans of condensed cream of chicken soup make this Crock-Pot chicken and dumplings recipe quick and easy to throw together. 

Onion
Kick the flavor up a notch with a diced onion. As the chicken and dumplings cook, the flavor will deepen. 

Refrigerated Biscuit Dough
Instead of making homemade dumplings, try using refrigerated biscuit dough for a convenient shortcut. 

How to Make Chicken and Dumplings in a Slow Cooker

It couldn't be easier to make Crock-Pot chicken and dumplings. Basically, you'll just add the chicken, butter, soup, and onion to a slow cooker and cook on high for about five or six hours. Add the shredded biscuit dough about 30 minutes before serving. Let the dough cook in the soup until it's no longer raw. 

We think this dish is delicious on its own, but some reviewers say they like to add a little flavor with spices and seasonings they have on hand, such as paprika and garlic. This recipe is easily customizable, so spice it up however you please. 

How to Store Chicken and Dumplings

Let chicken and dumplings cool completely before packing away for storage. Place in an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to five days. Reheat in the microwave, on the stove, or in the oven. 

Can You Freeze Chicken and Dumplings?

Yes, you can freeze chicken and dumplings. Allow the dish to cool completely, then remove the dumplings and place them in a freezer-safe container or zip-top bag. Place the remaining chicken and soup into a separate freezer-safe storage container or zip-top bag. 

When you're ready to eat, put the chicken and soup in a pot on the stove. Bring to a boil. In the meantime, thaw the dumplings (in the storage container) in warm water. 

Add the thawed dumplings to the boiling mixture, reduce to a simmer, and cook for 10 to 15 more minutes before serving. 

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise 

"Easy and cheap to make," says Georgia Girl. "The recipe is full of flavor as written, but easy to tweak for personal tastes. I used chicken broth instead of water and some basic seasoning (cumin, poultry seasoning, all-purpose seasoning, and fresh cracked black pepper) as I read in other reviews."

"This is so yummy," raves Tracy. "I absolutely love it on a cold day...it is so warm and filling! I will make this recipe over and over again."

"This was so good and so easy," according to savantsrn. "Tastes like the from-scratch version that my grandmother always made. I added carrots and creamed corn to the mix and it turned out wonderful."

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams

Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place chicken, condensed soup, onion, and butter in a slow cooker. Add enough water to cover.

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  • Cover and cook for 5 to 6 hours on High.

  • About 30 minutes before serving, tear biscuit dough into pieces. Place dough in the slow cooker. Cook until dough is no longer raw in the center.

Tips

Cover chicken with stock instead of water for a richer flavor, if you prefer.

You can use more biscuit dough if you like, but the biscuits might take longer to cook.

Nutrition Facts

385 calories; protein 18.1g; carbohydrates 37g; fat 18g; cholesterol 44.8mg; sodium 1244.6mg. Full Nutrition
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