Chicken and Dumplings (Crock Pot)

Chicken and Dumplings (Crock Pot)

Loaded with layers of flavor, this Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings is a comforting meal that is both easy to prepare and wonderful to serve. Tender chunks of chicken are paired with hearty root vegetables and slowly simmered together in a creamy sauce. Biscuit batter is added to the top of the crock pot during the last 30 minutes of cooking sending this hearty dish over the top.

My family gobbled it up. The dumplings were our favorite part. 🙂

Hope you love it, friends! Let me show you how to make it happen…

Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings

Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings

Time: 20 minutes prep + 4 1/2  hours cooking
Yield: 6 servings
Recipe from Jamie Cooks It Up!

Chicken Stew:
2 chicken breasts, cubed
3 chicken thighs, cubed
2 russet potatoes, peeled and chopped
6-7 large carrots, peeled and chopped
1 onion, chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
2 (10 ounce) cans cream of chicken soup
1 C chicken broth
1 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp rosemary
1 tsp parsley
1/2 tsp seasoned salt
3 Tb butter
1 Tb cornstarch
1 Tb cold water

1/2 C cold butter, cubed
2 1/2 C flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp parsley
1 1/2 C milk

1. With a pair of sharp kitchen scissors, cut 2 chicken breasts and 3 chicken thighs into 2 inch cubes. Spray the inside of a 3-4 quart crock pot and place the chicken in the bottom.

2. Peel and chop 2 russet potatoes, 6-7 large carrots, 1 onion and 3 stalks of celery. (No need to peel the celery. Thank you). Add these to the crock pot.



3. Into a medium-sized bowl or large glass measuring cup (mine will hold 4 cups) place 1 cup chicken broth and two cans of cream of chicken soup. Add 1 tsp thyme,
1/4 tsp pepper, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp rosemary, 1 tsp parsley and 1/2 tsp seasoned salt. Whisk the ingredients together to combine.


4. Pour the creamy mixture over the top of the chicken and veggies.


Stir it around to combine.
5. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours, or on low for 7 hours.


6. When the chicken has cooked through, pour 3 tablespoons of melted butter the pot and give it a stir.
7. Mix together 1 Tb cornstarch and 1 Tb cold water. Pour it into the crock pot and stir it well to combine.


7. To make the dumplings, chop 1/2 cup cold butter into small pieces.


8. Into a large mixing bowl place 2 1/2 C flour, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tsp baking powder and 1 tsp parsley. Toss them around to combine. Add the cold butter and use a pastry blender to combine the ingredients. Mix it until it forms small crumbs.


9. Add 1 1/2 cups of milk and stir to combine.


9. Drop the batter in spoonfuls into the hot crock pot.


Try to cover the entire circumference with the batter. You will have a few holes here and there…which will be no problem at all.
10. Cover the crock pot and cook on high for 30 more minutes.


The dumplings will puff up and cook through.

Chicken and Dumplings Crock Pot

Serve and enjoy!

Here is a handy “Pin-able” shot…if Pinterest is your kind of thing. 🙂

Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings from Jamie Cooks It Up!

Post a comment!


  1. 1
    October 8, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Pix – I used to “Print” your recipes and copy them into Word so I could add a picture to the printed recipe. Then, you started making that an option (printing pic with recipe) Then it went back to no pic and now I can’t copy/paste it into word to make my own. Maybe you can tell me where I should be able to paste the recipe for it to work. I am a Mac user…if that makes any difference. (have been since I started following your blog a few years ago.)
    Thanks for your blog. I really appreciate it! (so does my family… they get to eat better!) 🙂

  2. 2
    October 9, 2014 at 10:51 am

    This looks awesome. Just wondering though does the seasoned salt make it a little too salty? Thanks again for another fun recipe.

    • 3
      October 10, 2014 at 2:44 pm

      Hi Tammy,
      It’s not too salty. 🙂 Best of luck to you!

  3. 4
    October 9, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    I could NOT get the biscuits on top to cook through. WHAT did I do wrong? They’ve been on for 45 minutes on high now.

    • 5
      October 10, 2014 at 2:47 pm

      Hi Lauren,
      Hopefully they eventually cooked through for you. Your crock pot might cook a bit slower than mine, making it necessary to increase the cooking time. Best of luck!

  4. 6
    October 10, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    I made this yesterday. it was easy plus I like recipes that lets me use my crock pot. it was delicious. I’ll be making this more comes fall.

  5. 7
    October 12, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Thanks so much for the response! It was SO GOOD. Took the dumplings an hour, but they cooked through.

  6. 8
    Denise Baumeister
    October 13, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    I’m making this today. It’s cooking now and smalls so good! Can’t wait to eat! lol

  7. 9
    November 1, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    Hi Jamie, I am going to try this recipe out but am wondering, what size is your Slow-Cooker?

  8. 10
    November 3, 2014 at 8:35 am

    Do you think you could make this using frozen chicken? I have everything but thawed chicken.

    • 11
      November 5, 2014 at 7:59 am

      You can use frozen, the broth just might be a bit thinner than if you used thawed chicken. Frozen chicken has more liquid in it. Best of luck to you!

  9. 12
    janice ciravola
    October 7, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    I made this and it was so good,I made it for my son and his family they love it.

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