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Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplings

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Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplings

I love being able to come home from work, and have dinner pretty much done when I walk in the door.  My slow cooker makes this possible!

One of the things my family loves is chicken and dumplings, this is an easy recipe for all to enjoy!

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Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplings


  • 2 Large Chicken Breast, thawed and cubed
  • 2 10.5 oz Cans of Cream of Chicken
  • 1 14.5oz Can of Chicken Broth
  • 1 Cup Frozen Peas
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Can of Biscuits
  • Salt and Pepper


  1. In a 5 quart slow cooker, combine chicken breast, cream of chicken, chicken broth, frozen peas, and water.
  2. Let this cook on low for 6 hours, in the last 30 minutes drop the biscuits into the slow cooker.
  3. These will swell up in the slow cooker to make the dumplings.
  4. I prefer to rip the biscuits apart into smaller pieces before dropping into the slow cooker. Either way is delicious!

Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplings

Then, come home from work and enjoy a meal that requires minimal effort.  This is the perfect one dish meal for a cool, fall day!

Note: If you do not prefer the dumplings to be very moist or doughy, then avoid using the cup of water.  I prefer mine to be more doughy.

Do you have a delicious slow cooker recipe to share?  Link up so we can all try it!


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27 Responses to “Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplings”

  1. Lisaposted October 19, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Ok darn it, I’ll have to try this one too!! Keep the slow cooker recipes coming! YUMM-O!


    • Mommy Hates Cookingreplied October 19th, 2010 at 12:49 pm

      I must of been on a slow cooker quick, b/c I have a bunch this week! 🙂

  2. Lisaposted October 25, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    OK, I made this today. So far so good. We’ll eat in about 20 minutes. Super easy & smelled great when I came in from work!!


    • Mommy Hates Cookingreplied October 25th, 2010 at 5:58 pm

      Hope you all like it!

  3. Lisaposted October 25, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    OK, this was super tasty. I didn’t have frozen peas (and personally I can’t stand peas) so left those out. Felt it was missing a veggie so I made green beans on the side. The biscuits were good but daughter thought they were too gooey (she’s picky so we ignore her food criticism!). Will make this again!


    • Mommy Hates Cookingreplied October 25th, 2010 at 8:30 pm

      Glad you liked them! Too funny with the gooey, my hubby feels the same way about being too gooey. He feels that way about all dumplings though, so I ignore his thoughts on dumplings. 🙂

  4. Dawn's Diversionsposted November 8, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    I’m putting this on my menu for this week. Yum-O!

    I went to a What a CrOcK party last year. It was fun and I got some great recipes. I wrote about it here:


    • Mommy Hates Cookingreplied November 8th, 2010 at 2:56 pm

      That’s such a great idea for a party!!! I’ve actually thought about doing something like that, so that’s such a neat thing to see how you did it!

  5. Jennifer Ramseyposted November 17, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    Just wanted to tell you I made this last week and my hubby, daugther, and I really enjoyed it! Got to love crock pot recipes too, especially when you don’t have much time to cook. 🙂 We will be making this again!


    • Mommy Hates Cookingreplied November 17th, 2010 at 7:13 pm

      So glad you liked it!!! Love cooking with the crock pot!

  6. Stacey Kposted February 7, 2011 at 6:42 am

    Just wanted to let you know I made this on Sunday added some carrots as well – very good thanks for sharing.


    • Mommy Hates Cookingreplied February 7th, 2011 at 6:37 pm

      So glad you enjoyed them!!

  7. Meganposted February 7, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    We dont like the really doughy dumplings either so I tore them up into smaller bits and baked them before I put them in. It made them soft but still nice and cooked.


    • Mommy Hates Cookingreplied February 7th, 2011 at 7:03 pm

      That’s a perfect idea! My hubby rarely likes dumplings b/c of being doughy. I’m going to try this next time I fix them!

  8. Aliciaposted April 23, 2011 at 8:32 am

    Is the chicken raw or cooked already when yup put in crock pot??


    • Mommy Hates Cookingreplied April 23rd, 2011 at 9:13 am

      I put mine in raw, if you want to cook it first then I would just do 1/2 the cook time in the crock pot.

  9. symanthaposted December 26, 2013 at 7:17 am

    What size crockpot was used for this? I have a 4 quart and wanted to make sure it would all fit/cook properly



    • Kristyreplied December 26th, 2013 at 8:21 am

      I used a 5 quart, but the 4 quart should work fine too. Just watch the liquid to be sure it doesn’t get too high.

  10. Erinposted February 6, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    How would you cook this on the stove or oven? I just found this recipe and I don’t have enough time to put it in the crock pot. Thanks!!


    • Kristyreplied February 6th, 2014 at 2:58 pm

      I haven’t done it on the stove before or oven. I would say though if you do it on the stove, most likely just cook it as you would soup on the stove. Let is simmer/cook in a large stock pot with the lid on. Then put in the biscuits at the end until they are done but still doughy to be the dumplings. The cook times will all vary, so you would just have to keep an eye on it.

      • Erinreplied February 6th, 2014 at 3:03 pm

        I figured so.. I’m not a very good soup maker so I thought I’d ask!! Thanks for your help! I’ll be making this tonight since it’s 12 degrees in Texas!

  11. Christinaposted April 13, 2014 at 8:25 am

    What size can of biscuits do you use?


    • Kristyreplied April 13th, 2014 at 11:51 am

      I used a regular size can of Pillsbury biscuits, I think it was 6-8.

  12. Katherineposted August 20, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    can i cook it on high for a shorter time?


  13. Kristyposted August 20, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Yes, typically if you do it on high you will want to cook it for 1/2 the time.


  14. Bridgetposted August 22, 2014 at 1:51 am

    I used 1 can of cream of chicken and 1can of cream of mushroom. Added 1 white onion (cut in large sections) and 1tsp of garlic salt. The dumplings were doughy, so I will bake for a few minutes before next time. But otherwize, yummy!


    • Bridgetreplied August 22nd, 2014 at 1:53 am

      also, instead of peas, I lightly steamed broccolii and threw in with dumplings.

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