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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!

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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!

If you want an even faster version, try our Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings.

Why I love this recipe

  • When it is a cold winter day, it is the perfect comforting meal to serve.
  • All ingredients go into the crockpot. I love one pot meals and this meal is next level. There isn’t a lot of recipes that you get a complete meal without dirtying up a lot of dishes.
  • My kids love this recipe. I have some picky eaters, but when they know this is on the menu, my kids can’t wait for dinner.
  • This recipe has everything you love about homemade chicken and dumplings but with some shortcuts. I love recipes that has less ingredients for my busy family but still taste great.
  • This is the perfect set it and forget it recipe. Very little prep work and the crock pot does all the work.
  • Rather I am making this for a weeknight meal or when we have a get together, everyone always love it. It is also budget friendly.
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
  • Boneless Skinless Chicken breasts – Chicken can be frozen. You can either cut before putting in the crockpot or just shred it after it is cooked.
  • Frozen mixed veggies – We like using peas and carrots. You can also add in some celery, or fresh carrots.
  • Onion – Dice the onion in small pieces so the kids won’t notice. I love the flavor of the onion.
  • Cream of Chicken Soup – You can also use cream of celery.
  • Chicken broth – Adds flavor and just enough liquid.
  • Garlic salt – I add garlic salt to just about all my recipes.
  • Poultry Seasoning – I love how this adds flavor to the dumplings.
  • Salt and Black Pepper
  • Canned Refrigerated Biscuits – The cheap ones work just as good. But you can use what you have or your favorite brand.

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 really is so simple to make.
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 the chicken. Then put the meat back in the crockpot.
  • Now it is time for the biscuit dough to go in. Cut up the biscuits on a cutting board 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 cover and cook, and allow the biscuits dough to cook on high for 60 to 90 minutes or reduce heat to 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.

Tips for the best Chicken and Dumplings:

  • My biscuits cooked perfectly after about 60 minutes, but cooking time could vary.
  • Make sure to not open the lid often. This could cause the biscuits to not cook it properly and it lose heat quickly.
  • Your biscuits will be done once they have a dough-like texture.
  • I like to wait until my vegetable mixture is bubbling before adding the texture. I could it on high to make sure the mixture is very hot.
  • I like using the cheap biscuits. Buttermilk or homestyle our my favorite types of biscuits to use.
  • Add in more chicken broth to make a dumpling soup.

How to thicken

You can mix a couple of tablespoons of corn starch with some warm water. Then add this mixture to the the crockpot and mix together.

After about 15 minutes your sauce should be thicker with your crock pot set on high.

How do I make sure the dumplings turn out light and fluffy?

Since we are “cheating” and using canned biscuits, your dumplings will turn out perfectly. However, to make sure they turn out light and fluffy make sure you don’t smash the biscuits when you are cutting them.

Serving Suggestions

Serve in a bowl with your favorite side or bread. We typically do not serve much with chicken and dumplings, but if you are wanting to stretch your servings, you can always add a side bread. Here are our favorites

Can you use something other than canned biscuits?

  • Yes you can use a homemade biscuit dough
  • We have used crescent rolls before and they have turned out great. Just follow the same process.

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!
  • If for some reason you do not want the vegetables, you can always just omit them.
  • Feel free to substitute chicken thighs for chicken breasts. I have also mixed them together and it was good.
  • If you have rotisserie chicken you can use it for this recipe. White or dark pieces will work. Just dice it up and following the recipe. This is an easy shortcut.
  • You can also use leftover over turkey. This would be a great recipe to use up any leftover Thanksgiving Turkey.
  • Adding in some potatoes for creamy bites of potatoes. We love the texture that it gives the dumplings.
crock pot of chicken and dumplings

How to store leftovers:

Storing leftovers is easy. We store it in individual airtight containers in the fridge. This homemade chicken and dumpling is good for 2-3 days.

If you are heating it at home, I like to reheat on the stovetop. This ensure that it is thoroughly heated. However it still tastes great reheated in the microwave.

Can you freeze it?

If you would like this is a great meal to make ahead and freeze. But I would freeze without dumplings. Just make everything else, then once you are ready to eat, put in the crockpot. Then once your chicken mixture is heated, put in your biscuits.

This will last about 3-4 months in the freezer.

bowl of crockpot chicken and dumplings

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Crock pot Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

4.96 from 361 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 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Crock Pot, Main Course
Calories 482



  • 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!

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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
    Made this tonight. It is delicious and so easy. I used peas carrots clery and onion as it was what I had on hand and wanted to use up the veggies in the fridge. Amazing!!! Thank you for the fantastic recipe.

  2. Excited to try this! Would it be possible to add potatoes to this recipe? And if so, would I put them in with the veggies? Thanks!

  3. I VERY rarely like to comment on a recipe until I’ve tried it and it ALSO bothers me a little when people comment BEFORE trying…HOWEVER, YOU guys have MADE me WANT to try this TOMORROW! I have ALL the ingredients and LOVE C & D’s ( my mom used to call it that), can NOT make roll out items for NOTHING, this way of making it CAN’T fail! I am so excited as I NEVER would have thought to use the biscuits that way. I tried using ready made pie crust but they melded into the gravy. I’ll post tomorrw, supposed to be hot but that’s what crocks are for!

  4. Can I use cream of mushroom or cream of celery instead of cream of chicken? I don’t have that specific soup

  5. 5 stars
    Delicious and extremely easy to make in a pinch. I would say if your maxing a x2 batch to use two crockpots mine was encumbered but im so glad i tried this recipe definitely making it again for my boyfriend and his whole family.

  6. 5 stars
    My husband would give it 10 stars if there were such a thing. So very tasty and who doesn’t love cooking with a crock pot. Easy to adapt by adding onions, celery, and potatoes. Will for sure make this one again. Thank you Carrie.

  7. 5 stars
    Thought I’d give this a try instead of making dumplings from scratch since the reviews were so good. Let me add my 5* to them. Made exactly as the recipe stated and they turned out perfect. I used tenders so they were done a little quicker. Yes, I’ll make these again and again. Thanks for the recipe!

  8. I haven’t tried that yet but I think it would work. I would let the defrost out before adding the crock pot so that they don’t take too long to cook in the crock pot.

  9. 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!

  10. 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?

  11. 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

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

  13. 5 stars
    This is a very good recipe. The only thing I change is my husband makes the dumplings from bisquick

  14. 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!

  15. 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!

  16. 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!!

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

  18. 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.

  19. 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

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

  21. 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.

  22. 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!!!

  23. I’m not sure but you can easily put in the ingredients in at many websites and it will give it to you.

  24. Yes, I have placed the chicken in frozen. You will just need to good it a bit longer.

  25. I don’t think it would take much longer. I haven’t tried it yet, but I would definitely give yourself time in case they take a bit longer.

  26. Has anyone tried this with homemade biscuits? Do you think the cooking time would be different with homemade biscuits?

  27. Could I use chicken broth in place of the water? I would love to make this for dinner tonight and thought maybe the broth would give it a little more taste.

  28. Have you ever tried putting the chicken in frozen? I forgot to thaw it last night! And now will only have until noon before putting it in the crockpot, so I am sure it won’t be completely thawed. Any suggestions?

  29. 3 stars
    Instead of water you could use broth. It only cost $1.29 at aldi. I’m gonna make 2 crocks of this for my husbands birthday. It’s been super cold here in north east Ohio so this will make a great dinner to feed my inlaws!

  30. 5 stars
    My house smells delicious, can’t wait to taste this meal! Quick & easy. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us!

  31. 5 stars
    This was amazing! I used three chicken breast because mine were on the smaller side. Also added one more cup of water and four chicken bouillon cubes. I’ve already passed this recipe on to two people and we just finished dinner! I’m sure they will be visiting your site as often as I will!

  32. You know… I’m not sure. I will have to try it a few times and do another post and let you know how it turns out.

  33. I wanted to make this for dinner tonight but i forgot to get the biscuits! Do you think canned crescent rolls would work as a substitute?

  34. I was wondering I am in the process of making this for dinner tonight,is it a total of 6 hours cook time or a total of 7-8 including the 1-2 hour dumpling cook time?it’s been cold and rainy here in Alaska the past 2 weeks and thought this might help warm us up!;)

  35. Well, I am making this for dinner tonight. I did double the recipe since I have a big family. I had do to the high cook setting since I got to the store late. Crossing my fingers it turns out well. I added carrots, onion and celery. I’ll let you know how it goes.

  36. Making this now! Can’t wait to try it. Except I used chicken broth instead of water because I dont have poultry seasoning.

  37. Hi, can u tell me what the consistency is of the buscuits when they are cut up? I’m asking bc my mom always made fluffy biscuit type dumpling growing up and il not a fan of the pasta like dough dumplings. I want to make sure before I make this bc it looks quite delicious!

  38. I Was wondering how much extra water would you add if you were going to use an extra can of biscuits?! I’m fairly new to cooking and it’s lots of trial and error for me

  39. You will love your crock pot once you learn how to use it. 🙂 Try this recipe and let us know what you think.

  40. Looks good! I’ve always loved chicken-n-dumplings so I’ll have to try it out in the crock pot. For some reason, my crock pot scares me! Hah.