Crockpot chicken and dumplings make dinner time a breeze thanks to the ease of the slow cooker. Enjoy delicious chicken and dumplings with hardly any effort at all and get dinner on the table fast!

chicken and dumplings in crock pot with wooden spoon

Crockpot chicken and dumplings

I’m so excited to share with you our family’s new favorite comfort food – easy crock pot chicken and dumplings. I know many of you love our Crock pot Chicken pot pie recipe and this new recipe will not disappoint either!

It is the best crock pot chicken and dumplings with biscuits recipe you will find and so very simple to make. If you are in the mood for some easy but serious comfort food, then try this recipe out.

My kids loved it and said it was the best dinner! I would call that a success. If you want an even faster version, try our Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings.

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crockpot of chicken and dumplings

When should I put my dumplings in a slow cooker?

Now you cook the chicken, cream of chicken soup, water, and the veggies in the crock pot all day. Then in the last two hours, you toss in the cut up canned biscuits.

Let it cook on high for one hour or on low for 2 hours. I was nervous at first, but it really did work.

The biscuits came out to be the most delicious dumplings. Next time, I might add in another 10 ct of canned biscuits with some more water, because my kids loved them so much.

This chicken and dumplings made with biscuits will not disappoint!

ingredients for recipe: vegetables, biscuits, onion, cream of chicken, seasonings, chicken breasts


  • Chicken breasts (can be frozen)
  • Frozen mixed veggies (peas and carrots)
  • Onion
  • Cream of Chicken Soup
  • Chicken broth
  • Garlic salt
  • Poultry Seasoning
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Canned Biscuits (I use the cheap ones not grands)

How to make crockpot chicken and dumplings:

First, get your slow cooker out. If you work all day, you may want to invest in a programmable crockpot. They are awesome because you can set them to start later, or to stop and switch to warm once dinner is ready.

I also use a crockpot liner. They are so handy and make cleanup really easy.

Now that your crockpot is ready to go, add the chicken and veggies to it.

Next, add in the cream of chicken soup and seasonings. Pour the water and broth over the top. It is that simple!

chicken and vegetables in crock pot ready to be cooked

Let this cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3. The chicken will be so tender.

Once the chicken has finished cooking, take it out of the crock pot and shred it. Then put the meat back in the crockpot.

Now it is time for the biscuits to go in. Cut up the biscuits and place on top of the mixture in the slow cooker. I like to use a pizza roller or kitchen scissors to cut the biscuits up.

biscuits in crock pot for dumplings

Finally, allow the biscuits to cook on high for 60 to 90 minutes or low for 2 to 3 hours. Make sure to stir twice during that time.

That is all you do. I told you it was so easy!

crock pot of chicken and dumplings

Get the kids involved!

My kids LOVED cutting up the biscuits. We used a pizza cutter to cut them, which it just so easy to do.

I like to cut our biscuit into size pieces, but you can do what your family likes. Another great thing about this recipe is you can use what you have on hand.

Crockpot Chicken and Biscuit variations:

  • I had some fresh carrots and fresh green beans, so I used those. However, canned veggies (drained) or frozen veggies will work too.
  • You can change up the veggies as well. We have made it with peas, carrots, and celery and it was just as delicious!
  • Feel free to substitute chicken thighs for chicken breasts. I have also mixed them together and it was good.
bowl of crockpot chicken and dumplings

Tip for crockpot chicken and dumplings crockpot:

Save money and use the CHEAP canned biscuits that you can get for $.50 or less per tube. The off brand works great too.

We actually bought ours at Aldi.

Cost of this easy crockpot chicken and dumplings?

  • 2 Chicken breasts – probably $1.50
  • canned biscuit – $.50
  • Carrrots and green beans – $1
  • Cream of chicken soup  and seasonings – maybe $1.00
  • Water – nothing

Total cost – $4.00 – so more or less about  $4 to feed my family of 6. Now my kids are starting to get bigger and we scraped the crock pot clean. I’ll probably need to make this 50% more next time to feed these hungry kiddos.

Everyone really loved this comfort food dish. I think you will love this recipe too.

crockpot chicken and dumplings in bowl

Print this Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings recipe:

Crock pot Chicken and Dumplings

4.65 from 45 votes
This easy crock pot chicken and dumplings recipe is delicious! It is the best chicken and dumplings with biscuits that you can make. The best comfort food!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 5 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Crock Pot, Main Course
Calories 482
Author Eating on a Dime


  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 12 oz frozen mixed vegetables (peas and carrots only)
  • 1/2 onion chopped finely
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup (10.5 oz cans)
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp poultry seasoning
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 can biscuits (10 count)


  • Place the chicken and veggies in the crock pot.
  • Add in the cream of chicken soup and seasonings.
  • Pour the chicken broth over the top.
  • Cook on low for 6 hours, or high for 3.
  • Once cooked through shred the chicken and place back into the crockpot.
  • Cut up the biscuits into quarters and place on top of the other ingredients in the crock pot.
  • Cover and cook on high for 60-90 minutes until the biscuits are cooked through (stir occasionally during this cook time).
  • Serve warm and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Feel free to modify this recipe with what veggies you have on hand. I have used fresh carrots and fresh green beans, peas, carrots, and celery. And of course, canned veggies (drained) or frozen veggies will work as well. 
Refrigerate the leftovers in an air tight container for up to 5-7 days. 

Nutrition Facts

Calories 482kcal, Carbohydrates 54g, Protein 22g, Fat 21g, Saturated Fat 4g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 45mg, Sodium 2594mg, Potassium 631mg, Fiber 3g, Sugar 4g, Vitamin A 3090IU, Vitamin C 13mg, Calcium 79mg, Iron 5mg

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  1. 5 stars
    So although this blog post is a year old I just had to write and say I made this tonight! Everyone try this, it’s amazing!! So So Good!!!

  2. 5 stars
    I love chicken and dumplings but never could get it just rite but with this recipe, they were amazing. I can finally make chicken and dumplings.

  3. Could you leave out the vegetables? For a big family or get together would I need to double every ingredient?

  4. I used milk and I added 4 tablespoons of cornstarch before I added the dumplings!!! Was DELISH!!! All the EXTREMELY picky eaters in my house ate this and LOVED

  5. Just made this and it was delicious. I added half a stick of butter, cut into pats, after the liquid. All I had was Grands homestyle biscuits, which I cut into quarters. Did stir several times, breaking them up, while they cooked on high for one hour, If not, they would have been a big lump. Will make this again.

  6. Sorry about that confusion! The chicken broth is added with the water, I have corrected the recipe on the post.

  7. 4 stars
    This recipe was so easy & tasty. I will definitely be making it again but next time I think I will use milk instead of water. Thank you so much!!

  8. 5 stars
    Found this recipe years ago and I still make it multiple times each year. It’s such a delicious solid recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  9. 5 stars
    I made this last night and y’all this was the best EVER! I used fresh carrots and celery instead. Leftovers tonight were just as amazing. This recipe makes this dish stress free to make. I will make this again!

  10. 5 stars
    This is a very good recipe. The only thing I change is my husband makes the dumplings from bisquick

  11. This turned out to be a great recipe. So simple but delicious. The whole family loved it. ?

  12. 5 stars
    This is in my crock pot now and already looks and smells delicious. You mentioned water in the instructions but the recipe does not state water nor how much. Thanks

  13. I need to make this for 12 people instead of the 6. Do I just double everything in the recipe? Or do I need to make other alterations?

  14. Yes, you are good to double the recipe. Just make sure that all the ingredients will fit in the crock pot that you’re using to make the recipe. Thank you!

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