Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings

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Easy Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings.

Juicy chicken breasts cooked to tender perfection in the slow cooker in a rich creamy sauce.

Shortcut dumplings make this deliciously comforting meal effortless for a family favorite everyone will agree on.

Crockpot chicken and dumplings with carrots, peas and parsley garnish in a white bowl with a fork

Chicken and Dumplings are probably the ultimate comfort food.  Tender juicy shredded chicken and soft dumplings in a rich creamy brothy gravy.

Don’t get me wrong, I love Old Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings from scratch but having a busy household with kids, I know that sometimes time is short and I don’t have hours to spend cooking a full Sunday dinner from scratch.

This recipe uses a few little short cuts to make it really quick and easy to put together while not skimping on flavor.

Easy Crock Pot Chicken & Dumplings. Tender chicken breasts cook in the slow cooker in a rich creamy sauce. Shortcut dumplings are added in for a delicious comforting meal with very little effort. This is one family recipe everyone will agree on.

The best part about this recipe is that it cooks up in the slow cooker all day long.

That means you can spend about 5 minutes prepping and head on out and run your errands (or go for lunch with your friends which sounds much more fun).

The slow cooker does all of the work but the results are just as amazing as a from scratch recipe (there’s a reason this recipe has a five star rating ★★★★★)!

Quick prep with optimal results is my kind of cookin’.

Easy Crock Pot Chicken & Dumplings. Tender chicken breasts cook in the slow cooker in a rich creamy sauce. Shortcut dumplings are added in for a delicious comforting meal with very little effort. This is one family recipe everyone will agree on.

I use a can of premade biscuits to make the dumplings to make this dish totally effortless.

You’re going to want to roll them extra thin as they do puff up a little while they cook.

If you don’t want to use (or don’t have) canned biscuits, feel free to mix up a batch of your favorite homemade biscuits to create your own dumplings (or use Biscuit Mix).

Once you shred the chicken and stir it back in, your dumplings will break up a little bit but don’t worry; the edges soak up a bit of the sauce making for a perfect bowl of comfort.

crockpot chicken and dumplings in a crockpot with parsley garnish

While I know not everyone likes vegetables with their chicken and dumplings, I sure do!

I love the addition of frozen veggies for color, flavor and some extra nutrients (plus frozen veggies are pretty effortless).

If veggies in your chicken and dumplings isn’t your thing, feel free to leave them out (but don’t skip the onion, it adds lots of flavor)!

How to Make Perfect Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

As easy as this recipe is, here are a few tips to make sure it turns out perfectly for you!

  • This recipe is best made in a 6QT crock pot.
  • While this chicken and dumplings recipe uses frozen veggies, they should be defrosted before adding to the slow cooker.
  • My biscuits are always perfectly cooked after 60 minutes however some slow cookers may require extra time to cook the biscuits.
  • Open the lid as little as possible as the slow cooker can lose heat quickly and this can cause your biscuits to not cook properly.
  • Boneless chicken thighs make an excellent addition to this recipe.
  • Once the biscuits are cooked through they should still have a soft, slightly doughy dumpling-like texture.
  • Depending on the size of your slow cooker, this recipe may not double well.  To double this recipe, cook the chicken portion as directed.  Additional dumplings can be cooked on the stovetop or baked in the oven as biscuits.

Dairy (such as cream or milk) doesn’t always do well in the slow cooker; it can often separate or curdle so I’ve subbed in condensed soup in this recipe.

Condensed soups make a great addition to crock pot recipes as they tend to hold up very well in the slow cooker (plus they add lots of flavor to this recipe) without the risk of curdling.

Once you try this easy recipe, it’ll quickly become your go to for slow cooker chicken and dumplings.

crockpot chicken and dumplings with peas and carrots in a white bowl with parsley garnish

Ensure your slow cooker is on high and the liquid should be bubbling along the edges when you open the lid to add your vegetables and biscuits.

It’s really important that you open the lid for as little time as possible and that your vegetables are completely defrosted.

Note: Buttermilk, Country or Homestyle Biscuits work best in this recipe.  When adding the vegetables/biscuits ensure the lid is left off as little as possible.  Leaving the lid off for long periods of time will drastically increase cooking time. 

Easy Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings. Juicy chicken breasts cook to tender perfection in the slow cooker in a rich creamy sauce. Shortcut dumplings are added in for a delicious comforting meal with very little effort. This is one family recipe everyone will agree on.
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Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 5 hours 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Holly N.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Easy Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings. Juicy chicken breasts cook to tender perfection in the slow cooker in a rich creamy sauce. Shortcut dumplings make this delicious comforting meal effortless.


  • 1 large onion , diced
  • 1 can (10.5 oz) cream of celery soup
  • 1 can (10.5 oz) cream of chicken soup
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • black pepper to taste
  • 4 skinless boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups frozen vegetables or peas and carrots , defrosted
  • 1 can (8 pieces) refrigerated biscuits (Buttermilk, Country or Homestyle)

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  1. Add onion to 6 qt crock pot and top with chicken breasts.
  2. In a small bowl, combine cream of celery soup, cream of chicken soup, parsley, poultry seasoning and pepper. Spread over chicken breasts. Top with chicken broth and cook on high 5 hours.
  3. Approximately 1 hour (I allow 60 - 90 minutes) before serving (after 4 hours of cooking time), roll each biscuit thin and flat. Cut into 4 strips. Add vegetables to the slow cooker and stir. Add biscuit strips on top. Replace lid as quickly as possible.
To Serve
  1. Remove chicken breasts and slightly shred. Add back into slow cooker and stir (this will break up the dumplings somewhat which is ok). Let cook an additional 10 minutes and serve.

Recipe Notes

Note: My biscuits were perfectly cooked after 60 minutes however some slow cookers have required extra time to cook the biscuits.
Nutritional information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 640, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 73mg, Sodium: 1300mg, Potassium: 1011mg, Carbohydrates: 72g, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 5g, Protein: 36g, Vitamin A: 4750%, Vitamin C: 14.2%, Calcium: 101%, Iron: 5.6%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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  1. I don’t usually enjoy crockpot meals but this actually turned out AMAZING. Not disappointed at all and I think I will actually eat all of the leftovers lol! Thank you!!!

    1. Holly, I personally haven’t however another reader cooked it for 7 hours on low and then added her biscuits and cooked for an additional 90 minutes (on high) with great results. Please let us know how it turns out for you!

  2. Tastes great but came out way too thick, almost the consistency of a pot pie filling (even double checked that I followed the recipe correctly). Next time I’m going to double the broth amount and hopefully that helps but otherwise tasty

      1. Has anyone used a rotisserie chicken? I have one that needs to be used up but I’m unsure how this will change the cooking time? Help

        1. Hi Taylor, we have not tried using rotisserie chicken but other readers have with great success. They did reduce the cooking time to approximately an hour before adding the biscuits. Let us know how it turns out!

  3. I accidentally cooked it on low for 5 hours and didn’t realize it was on low until I added the biscuits on top then I switched it to high. Will it be ok?

    1. It will most likely need to cook a bit longer to ensure the chicken is fully cooked Madelyne! But it will still be delicious!

    1. 7-8 hrs on low should work just fine Galen! Your biscuits may take longer to cook as the slow cooker will be at a lower temperature, so make sure to check on those!

    1. Hi Tina, I haven’t made this with frozen chicken breasts so I can’t say for sure. But you’ll want to ensure your chicken reaches 165°F if you try using frozen!

  4. I have used canned biscuits for dumplings in recipes before and they got slimy. Will not do it again unless there is something I don’t know.

    1. Hi Michele, in step two, once you have added all of your ingredients to the crock pot, cook on high for 5 hours. Enjoy!

  5. I like to make freezer to crockpot meals and I’m thinking this recipe might be a good candidate (minus the biscuits, of course). Do you know if the condensed soups cook well after being frozen first or should I omit the soups and add them to the crockpot at the time of cooking? Thanks!

    1. I haven’t tried freezing this recipe (before biscuits) however many readers have had success freezing this recipe. Let us know how it goes if you try it!

      1. Hi Holly. I use this recipe as a guide. Also, I cook in a pot, stovetop. I add potatoes and fresh carrots. Great recipe. I usually freeze and of course, the dumplings get somewhat mushy, but they are like little treasures in the bowl. Works fine for me. Just great.

        Thanks, Holly. Your recipes are all simple, practical and delicious!

  6. Could I do more biscuits that’s it calls for? Like if I used a can and a half to two cans would that be ok? I just like a lot of dumplings in mine. The dumplings are my favorite part. Thanks!

  7. This recipe is GOLDEN. Found it back in August and I’ve easily made it 10 times since, if not more. It’s become a staple in our house. The recipe is memorized now. Everyone loves it. It’s soooo easy and crazy good. Sometimes I omit the onion cause I don’t have one on hand and it’s still great but the onion adds great flavor too. It’s in the crockpot right now! Re-heats like a dream for our leftovers. People always ask for the recipe!

  8. This is such a great recipe! My biscuits always come out perfectly after stirring them up a bit. I also just add fresh carrots at the very beginning and it’s perfect. Thanks so much for such easy comfort food!

  9. This recipe was excellent and everyone loved it. The recipe says 4 servings, but it serves far more than that. I was planning 6 to 7 adults for dinner so I doubled the recipe. We didn’t even touch the second crock pot and actually had a little left in the first crock pot. This recipe easily serves 6 adults.

  10. Sorry it was not that good. 1st, cut the parsley and poultry seasoning in half. Especially the parsley. Second, eight large biscuits do not make enough dumplings for this recipe so the chicken overwhelms the recipe. On a scale one to five with one as poor and five as excellent, I wouldn’t give this recipe more tha 2 or 2.5. Chef Sarge

  11. I plan to make this recipe next week and have a couple of questions:

    1. I will be making it for about 10-12 women as a main dish. Should I double or triple it?
    2. Could you quarter the biscuits so that they are not flat? If so, would they need the same amount of time to cook?
    3. Can I cook this on low for 7-8 hours?

    1. This recipe serves 4 so I would think you’d need to triple it. You can quarter the biscuits however my fear would be that if you tripled the biscuits, they may not cook through. I would suggest perhaps baking them instead and spooning the chicken mixture overtop or adding them pre-cooked for a bit at the end.

      7-8 hrs on low should work just fine.

  12. Has anyone tried this recipe and used the frozen dumpling strips instead of biscuits? I never think biscuit dough tastes like real Chicken and dumplings when I’ve tried using it before. I wonder if there is enough liquid in this recipe to cook the frozen dumplings. I would love to find a quicker chicken and dumpling recipe that everyone at my house will eat.

    1. I haven’t tried this in a 3qt slow cooker so I can’t say for sure but it seems that it would be half of the recipe. Let us know how it goes!

  13. Yummy! Needed an extra 30 minutes for my crock pot to finish cooking the biscuits but no biggie. The boneless skinless chicken breasts that we used were cut into strips already, and I found that when I went to take them out to shred them they had pretty much already done the work themselves LOL! Ended up just chopping with my stirring spoon to finish the job because I couldn’t even find pieces big enough to pick up with my tongs. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I am not a very good cook but this was easy enough for me so I know that means that anyone can do it. The visual of the video REALLY helped me a lot!

    1. I have only tried this recipe as written, I am sure it would taste just as good. Let me know how it turns out!

  14. Am I able to cook this on low and go to work for the day (about 8 hours), and then add the veggie and biscuits in and turn it to high?

  15. Very good recipe! I made a few changes and it still came out to die for. I didn’t have onions so I omitted that ingredient. Instead I used two chicken breasts and seasoned with salt, pepper,onion powder and garlic powder before I put it in the crockpot. The other changes I made were – I used two cups of chicken stock instead of broth and I didn’t have frozen veggies so I used canned (drained), (frozen are probably a lot more healthy I just didn’t have them on hand). Everything else I kept the same. ENJOY !

  16. Hi! This is my favorite soup recipe! I was planning it for dinner but forgot to thaw my chicken breasts. How will using frozen breasts affect my cooking time? Thanks!

    1. I haven’t made this with frozen chicken breasts so I can’t say for sure. You’ll want to ensure your chicken reaches 165°F.

  17. I’ve been waiting to make this recipe for months but kept forgetting the ingredients when grocery shopping. I was super in love with the taste but I found it to have wayyy to much chicken. I used similar sized breasts to the video, but it seemed too excessive for my liking. I will definitely make it again though!! I will just use less chicken to conform to my own likings! Thank you for the recipe!

  18. Hi there. I wish you would have specified the cream of chicken and cream of celery soups, should be condensed (without adding water). I added non condensed soups and it’s way too runny.

    1. Sorry for the confusion Phil. Perhaps adding a bit of cornstarch slurry would help thicken it to your liking. (Equal parts cornstarch & water mixed well and added to the boiling liquid until thickened).

    2. I dusted the biscuits with flour before and after rolling and cutting them. You will be surprised how a little extra flour thickens this or any recipe. The trick is flour must be cooked to do its thing.

  19. Hi! I am not a cooker and I am trying this for the first time (right now). I forgot to use parsley.. could I add that with the veggies and still have the same flavor. As well as I mixed the broth with the soups will this have a major affect you think?

  20. Wow!!! I made this for tonight, tasted it and I am in love with this recipe!! I never write comments but I have been searching for the perfect chicken and dumpling recipe and this one is it!!! Followed the directions as they were and everything came out amazing!

  21. This was yummy and three thumbs up!
    I used 3 boneless thighs and it didn’t seem like enough chicken. What would you suggest? Thanks!

    1. 3 boneless thighs have a lot less meat than 4 boneless breasts. I would suggest adding 6 thighs next time.

  22. i have made this and my hubby loves it i flour the biscuits before putting them in it helps make the broth thick not so soupy

  23. Regrettably, this dish doesn’t taste very good. I suspect the culprit is that teaspoon of “Poultry Seasoning”, which overwhelms the flavor (not to mention the unpleasant aftertaste it imparts.) I’d like to try to make this again and completely leave out the seasoning. That should make the dish more edible.

    60 minutes was plenty of time for the biscuit dumplings and the chicken beautifully falls apart for shredding.

    I hope I have better luck next time.

    1. I totally agree about the poultry seasoning. I used very little but it still was too much. I’m omitting it completely on the next try and use other herbs.

    2. I agree! This must be one of those seasonings that certain people are ‘sensitive’ to? I know I love cumin, but my SIL says it tastes like soap. Yummy and SUPER easy recipe, but next time, I’m leaving out the poultry seasoning!

  24. The biscuits took forever to cook for me! They are super doughy, took two hours on the high setting. Still actually waiting for them to be fully cooked ATM.

  25. I used a whole chicken (on sale, cheaper thanjust buying the breasts) that I cut up and removed skin and excess fat. After 5 hours pulled chicken out, removed all the bones, and tossed the meat back into the crock along with a bay leaf and veggies and dumplings. Was a hit.

  26. how much parsley and poultry if i used the small biscuits should 1 can or 1 and a 1/2 can thank you holly you rock….

    1. Hi Donnie, I have only made the recipe as written. If you half the recipe, I would suggest halving all of the ingredients and seasonings. Enjoy!

  27. Made this tonight and it was very good. I couldn’t even get the chicken out of the crock pot to shred it because it was so tender! I would definitely make this again. Great for busy week nights!

  28. Made this recipe last night, OMG! so yummy! hubby approved. Instead of doing it in the crock-pot, I made it on the stove using a rotisserie chicken also instead of putting the biscuits inside the mixture, we put the mixture on-top of cooked biscuits. There isn’t a thing I would change about this recipe.

  29. Is there something else I could sub for the cream of chicken and celery soups? I have 2 people that can’t do dairy in my house

    1. As I don’t follow a dairy free lifestyle, I can’t say for sure what you can use instead. Hopefully another reader might have a suggestion for you.

    1. I haven’t tried it that way but I would suggest cooking the chicken and sauce for at least an hour before adding the dumplings.

  30. Have you ever made this and then refrigerated it? I need to make this tonight for a dinner tomorrow around 4pm. I was wondering if you’ve made it before and then reheated it the next day in the crockpot. Thanks in advance!

  31. I am planning to make this over the weekend to have for dinners all week. I am a single gal and typicall ymake large batch recipes for meal prep. If i make this accordning to plan, will the biscuits get extremely soggy as it sits in the fridge over the course of the week? Thinking of using slightly less broth…. any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you!

    1. The biscuits are soft from the broth (not crisp). You could also cook the biscuits separately and combine them when reheating if you’d prefer.

      The broth creates the sauce which is great served over the biscuits. Enjoy!

  32. Hi Holly, Desperate to make this, but I get stuck on the dumpling part of the recipe. Here in Australia, I don’t seem to be able to find a similar type of brand (or type), plus me being male doesn’t help either.

    I have looked at making fresh dumplings but am not sure how or when you would add them to the slow cooker? Also, could noodles of some type be substituted to make this process easier for me? Cheers!

    1. I have a recipe here that uses homemade dumplings but I haven’t tried them in the slow cooker before.

      One reader had let me know that she’d used gnocchi with great results so that might be worth a try! Another option would be fresh egg noodles if you have access to them (not dried egg noodles) which take about 60-90 minutes in the slow cooker.

  33. Do you think I can do 7 hours on low and get the same or similar results? I am trying to cook it overnight and not have to wake up at 3:30am to finish the last hour steps 5:30am seems a little more reasonable with my schedule lol. Maybe turn it to high for the last hour? Just picking your brain, let me know what you think.

  34. This recipe came out so good that I made it TWICE this week!  The first time – I followed the recipe exactly and loved it. The second time – I doubled the cream of chicken & celery and used an entire 32 oz carton of chicken broth to get a really broth-y soup, and again it was delicious.  Perfect recipe for this cold front that just blew in!

  35. Not sure why this recipe calls for 2 cups of broth…should be way less than that. This came out as a soup not how the video or pictures makes it look if you use this much. 

    1. 2 cups is exactly what was used in the photo and the video of this recipe. If you watch at 0:23 in the video you can see it’s a 2 cup liquid measuring cup filled with broth.

  36. Absolutely, positively delicious!  We were fighting over seconds! I will say it was torture waiting for it to be done….the whole house smelled heavenly!  It was so easy!  I used dried parsley and 3 large chicken breasts.  I also slightly flattened the biscuits and used kitchen shears to cut them into fourths.  

    We have soup Sunday’s during the football season and this is now officially in the rotation! 

    Thank you!

  37. I am so happy that I found this recipe! It is so easy to make and is delicious :) I only use 2 chicken breast because I thought 4 was too much. Sometimes I use dried parsley if I don’t have fresh. I can’t wait to try more of your recipes :)

  38. I’m making this now but I cut the chicken in cubes before starting the crock pot. Should I adjust cooking time to less than 5 hours?

  39. This recipe is going into the saved folder! I made it exactly as written. After dinner, I couldn’t wait for lunch so I could eat more of it. Amazing!

  40. I have made this a hundred times it’s delicious. I have never used frozen chicken though and I have looked and looked for a comment on frozen chicken, will I be able to do this and just increase cooking time?

    1. While I haven’t made it with frozen chicken, I’m sure it would work just fine! The increase in cook time will be very minimal, maybe an extra hour. Let us know how it goes!

  41. I saw in an earlier comment that gnocchi would work. When would you add it in and for how long would you let it cook in the crock pot?

      1. I have made recipes with gnocchi in the crock pot before. The results were inconsistent, so I always pre-cook the gnocchi on the stovetop. Only takes a few minutes, but worth the extra effort!

  42. Hello, I would love to make this but in less time. Could you give me any advice in what i can do to make it faster? I am planning on cutting up the chicken breast. Thank you!

      1. I suggest that you run them under water to make sure they are defrosted before adding them in. Otherwise this may impact the cooking time.

  43. Just made this! Didn’t have the poultry seasoning so used Adobe seasoning. My house smells amazing. Just waiting the last 30 mins. Biscuits don’t seem to be rising. But smells amazing.

  44. Im planning on making this before I leave for work, I work a 6-7 hour shift and no one will be home so start it a few hours in or take it off early and add the biscuits, do you have any recommendations or an approximate cooking time I could do on low while I’m gone all day? 

    1. I only make Bisquick Dumplings for my chicken and dumplings. I do not like the hard southern type “dumplings”. Use the recipe on the box. The best.

    1. It should thicken up a bit, the biscuits will soak up some of the liquid. Chicken and noodles is generally soupy, if you watch the video you can see the texture as it should be.

      1. Good morning.  I want to make this today however my crock pot is 8.5 quart.  He w should I work the recipe ? Don’t think a full doubling will fit. Thanks in advance !  

    2. Courtland / Holly – I believe a correction needs to be made to the ingredients list. INGREDIENTS indicate using 2 Cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth, but the Directions, Video and Write-up clearly indicate using Cream of Celery Soup and Cream of Chicken Soup. I can see how it would be runny if using the broth. I plan to make this, but with the soup. It looks delicious!!!!

  45. I made this. In my opinion, the poultry seasoning ruined it. But I am not going to waste it. I am going to rinse ALL of it and get some more soup and reheat the whole thing. I can not eat it as it is. Other than that, it was easy. Guess poultry seasoning is just not to my taste. I will leave the dumplings out till last so they do not get over cooked. Love the veges in it though!

    1. Sorry you didn’t enjoy it, I love the flavor the poultry seasoning adds. You could certainly leave it out next time or just add a sprinkle of your favorite seasonings.

  46. Tuesdays are crock pot day because I work an hour away from home. Got the hubbys help to finish this one.
    My family absolutely loved this recipe and it was super easy. The good news is that I cooked it on low for about 11 1/2 hrs and it was perfectly fine when my husband added the veggies.
    Super yummy! My husband said that he wasn’t very hungry. Then this same man got another BIG bowl. This makes me happy! I love satisfying the family.
    Thank you for the easy recipe and the smiles on everyone’s faces.

    1. Oh I’m so happy to hear that this was loved so much by your family Jinx!! Thank you for sharing your story :)

  47. WOW! I have made this recipe all summer! My son absolutely LOVES it. He’s a college student, and can’t wait to come home to have these chicken and dumplings! It’s now his very favorite meal. Thank you so much, and I would NOT change a thing! Best recipe ever! Would love to have more of your yummy and easy recipes! Thanks again!!!

  48. it’s my first time trying to cook this recipe and instead of putting it on high setting I accidentally kept it on warm for 5 hours….. I feel bad if I’d have to waste it any recommendations you wild have.

  49. Hey Holly? Sounds very yummy! Can I bake the chicken, soup and chicken broth? I currently don’t have a crock pit. Just thought I’d ask. Thank you!

    1. You can do it on stove I boil the chicken ,when chicken done I take out add cream of mushroom, I buy 4 of the cheapest biscuits cut into each biscuit into 4 slimmer the biscuits will puff up but the longer you cook will shrink I add shredded chicken back in pot season with lots of pepper and salt u can add any veggies you want ,but I’m going to try the crockpot method and see how it turns out

  50. I have chicken breasts that weigh almost 1 pound each and thinking that is WAY overkill… tried reading through comments but there are so many… saw substituting of chicken tenders for breasts… Do you know approximately how many pounds your four chicken breasts equaled?

    1. Absolutely, I haven’t tried it but I know other readers that have and have said its amazing! Please let us know how it works out!

  51. Hi! I’m sooo excited to make this tonight for my family! I must admit, I’ve never cooked with biscuits before. Could you detail a little more about the shape they’re supposed to be when they go in? One I roll them, do I want to flatten them out into little rectangles or …? Thanks for advising!!

    1. Watch the video for a demonstration Elisa! Flatten them out and then cut it into 4 strips :) Enjoy!!

  52. Tonight was the first time I made this crockpot chicken and dumplings and it turned out great. It was the easiest recipe to follow and the whole family loved it including my 3 and 8-year-old grandsons. We have been trying to teach my daughter-in-law how to cook and I told her she could do this without any issues and that’s saying a lot. I want to thank you for the recipe and making dinner simple and delicious. I love this website and I have passed it on to friends that enjoy cooking.

    1. I’m so glad your family loved this recipe!! Perfect for your daughter in law, everyone has to start somewhere!

  53. When do you put the chicken broth in the crockpot? I see 2 cups of broth under ingredients but there is no mention of it anywhere in the directions. Thank you! 

  54. I love this recipe! It’s perfect for a weeknight meal. I let it cook all day while I’m at work then just add the veggies and biscuits once I get home. It’s so delicious, too! I make it all the time. 

    1. Hi Sara,

      I was going to do this tomorrow while at work too… I was thinkinv cooking it on low for 9 hours….. Is that about what you did too?

  55. Very easy and inexpensive! Love it! Great flavor! Will make again and will share the recipe!

  56. I used the 98% fat free cream of chicken soup and 98% fat free cream of celery soup to make it a little healthier. Tastes great!

  57. Can’t get biscuits in UK could you suggest a recipe or quick cheats way of Making the dumplings and could I substitute the celery soup we don’t like celery in my house or at work was thinking of trying it at both thanks in advance Mrs Harrison UK

    1. Canned biscuits are similar to a scone dough. You could substitute your favorite dough or even gnocchi. Any canned cream soup would work in place of hte celery soup. Enjoy!

  58. So easy and my husband loved it! He said it is a definite keeper! I followed the recipe exactly as written.

  59. Great recipe. Something I realized is this can also be used for the filling in pot pies.

    Another little trick for shredding chicken breast, depending on how well you want your chicken shredded, if you want chunky pieces or prefer finely shredded, but for me it’s a lot easier and faster to use my electric hand mixer to shred the chicken. It only takes two or three minutes literally to shred all the chicken that way. I would imagine this would also work great for shredded beef or pork.

  60. Holly, I just made this recipe, slow cooker and chicken dumplings. So easy to make and delicious! Thank you for also submitting nutritional facts too. I’m so happy I found your site, Spendwithpennies! Healthy meals are what I’m looking for and I have several of great ones I’m going to try. 

  61. Just sitting down to this….excellent. I used fresh carrots and a couple of potatoes layered over the onion.  I prefer summer savoury to poultry seasoning.  Absolutely delicious. 

  62. I’m looking forward to making this. I must admit that this is the first time I copied all the text instead of just the ingredients and directions. You made it very enticing with your notes and asides. Thanks!

  63. Was all ready to make this tomorrow. Had everything I needed but the 4 chicken breasts. Well the hubby shopper just announced he bought “STRIPS” and not the WHOLE BREASTS! I feel that the strip will cook faster than the whole breasts therefore throwing off my cooking times…CAN ANYONE HELP ME WITH THIS, PLEASE???

    1. Many readers have had success with chicken tenders. While I haven’t tried it, I wouldn’t think you would need to change the cooking time.

    2. My husband did the same and bought chicken breast tender strips and it worked out absolutely fine. Having it again for dinner tonight. Yum yum.

  64. Is there any substitution for the cream of celery?  Nobody in my household can stand the smell/taste/texture of celery.

  65. What is the serving size in this recipe? I’ve made it several times and it is delicious. We have it at least 2 times and don’t finish the full batch. 

    1. Many readers have had success with chicken tenders. While I haven’t tried it, I wouldn’t think you would need to change the cooking time.

  66. This is an easy and super delicious recipe. I actually used cream of broccoli soup (because it was what I had on hand) and it was wonderful! When (not if) I make this again, I may play around with the vegetables.

    I did not have an onion so I used onion flakes — lots — seemed to work just fine.

  67. Tried this recipe tonight and it was terrific on a cold Midwestern day. I used boneless, skinless thighs that were still a bit frozen when I started and used cream of mushroom instead of cream of celery because I had it on hand. I did add some celery salt to my chicken stock to keep the flavor. Also, I cooked it for about an hour and twenty minutes after adding the biscuits because they were layered and I was afraid they wouldn’t cook completely – they did. Lastly, I held about half the vegetables until I shredded the chicken so they wouldn’t be over cooked. All in all it was a great and easy recipe, I will definitely make it again.

  68. Mine didn’t come out with any liquid at all. The meat was juicy and the veggies and dumplings were good..but it’s like the soup and broth evaporated or was a packed way into the chicken . That. Was upsetting.

  69. Wonderful meal! Have made it twice now and the rave reviews keep coming. Its my go-to Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings meal. My husband loves the dumplings – and I bake another batch of biscuits to go with this. Making it again today and substituting boneless skinless thighs for the chicken breasts it should taste equally good!

  70. For future reference – you defrost refrigerators, but you THAW frozen food. Defrosting implies frost, the enemy of food in a freezer.

    1. Dictionary definition. See #3:
      1. free (the interior of a refrigerator) of accumulated ice, usually by turning it off for a period.
      2. (of a refrigerator) become free of accumulated ice in this way.
      “she opened the door to let the fridge defrost”
      3. thaw (frozen food) before cooking it.
      “defrost the turkey slowly”

  71. I made chicken and dumplings for the very first time and could not be more pleased with how it turned out thanks to this recipe!! Hubby loved it, it was very easy, and my house is still standing lol!  Thank you so much Holly for sharing this recipe!

  72. This was a good recipe! But next time I will leave out the onions. I also used frozen dumplings and it turned out good! Makes a lot for 2 ppl. 

  73. I made this, but I changed it up. I put a 16oz frozen package of thawed onion, green and red peppers in the bottom of the crock pot, I’m not a fan of peas and carrots. layered 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts (halved) used 2 cans of cream of chicken, and 2 cans of cream of celery. add the spices and poured 4 cups of chicken broth on top. not the low sodium stuff. 1:20mins before the 5 hour mark I took the chicken out and shredded it and put it back in. I used something called sheet dough. flattened it out and cut it into squares, then added it to the pot. basically I doubled the recipe. It turned out fantastic! If I do it over I will use biscuit dough because the sheet dough has broken up into very small pieces in the leftoveres. (still good though). Loved it! my house smelled amazing, and it tasted wonderful! Very easy to make.

  74. I am looking forward to trying this out tomorrow. Sounds delicious and easy enough… Especially for a non-cooking person like me. Now I read through the comments and I don’t understand where the confusion about cooking time is…. Total cooking time comes out to 5 hours on high; 4 hours with the chicken and soups and seasonings and then you add the veggies and biscuits at the last hour. Simple enough, ya? Thanks for the recipe!!

  75. Have you ever tried adding a bay leaf? I usually add a bay leaf to my from scratch recipe. This is my first time doing chicken and dumplings this way. Any thoughts on adding the bay leaf, or does the poultry seasoning replace it? If you were going to add a bay leaf when would you throw it in, the beginning….with the veggies or half way through? In my from scratch recipe you throw it in at the beginning and take it out later…. everything’s in and it’s cooking we will see how it turns out. I have a very old fashioned picky family. While they love the family recipe passed down over 150 years it’s a pain. I’m going to see if they will accept this, worried it’s not going to taste right without the bay leaf…

    1. I haven’t tried it with bay leaf but I do think it would add great flavor. I would add it at the beginning and then remove it when you are going to shred the chicken.

  76. Excited to see how this turns out! It’s in the slow cooker. 
    I gotta ask: has anyone tried this on low? And for how long? My 8 hr days don’t allow for 5-hr high slow cooks. 

  77. This was delicious! I’ll be making this a lot, especially in the colder months when I crave comfort food like this! I didn’t have poultry seasoning so I used 1/2 tsp each of dried thyme and ground sage. It turned out great. Lots of rich, savory notes. I cooked mine on low for about 8 hours, then added the biscuits and turned up to high for about 60-90 minutes. Turned out perfect. This was very easy to make. 

  78. Bought a store made rotisserie chicken . Cheap can of biscuits and the soups and a can of vegall made this recipe in about 3 hours in crock then add the biscuits cut in strips and it’s perfect ..I cut back on the onion a lot because I like to have a piece of raw onion with mine ..will definitely make again super easy

  79. Excellent recipe. This is my first crock pot recipe ever and it turned out amazing. I followed the instructions precisely and the results were phenomenal. Thank you very much!

  80. Made this for dinner this evening! Everyone loved it! Changed the recipe a little, I’m allergic to onions but can have dehydrated onions. So I replaced the Lg Onion with 1 pack of Lipton Onion Soup Mix, stirring it in with the soup mixture. It was delicious!!! Will definitely make again? 

  81. This recipe was very disappointing. I followed the recipe exactly &  I was expecting it to be creamy & it was VERY liquidy like chicken noodle soup. Wont make this recipe again. 

  82. I just made this tonight and it was awesome!!! The husband and the mother-in-law loved it as well! I was surprised how easy it was to make, and the chicken just fell apart when I took it out to shred it! So damn good!! I can’t wait to make it again!

  83. I make this for my family when they’re sick. I don’t use the peas and carrots, and it’s preferred that way. Makes them feel better. ❤❤❤❤

  84. Perfect recipe for a very cold snow day when the kids were home, the puppy was bored, and I had a packed day of at-home conference calls to replace cancelled meetings. I followed the recipe perfectly and it came out perfectly. My husband and kids loved it. I did make it in a 4 QT cooker but I can see where 6 QTs would be an advantage. My cooker was filled to the brim. My 11-year-old affirmed that it was indeed “comfort food.”

  85. Thanks for the recipe! I am cooking it now. Should i stir the onion, chicken, soups & broth when i place them in the crock pot first? Or just layer and leave them to cook as is?

  86. its 14 degrees out so perfect day for this! my question is this- i normally make the biscuick drop dumplings,,10 min covered 10 uncovered into the broth…how do i adjust this? OR can I just use some of the broth and make dumplings on stove last few minutes, add them into crock for 10 minutes to abosrb flavors? has anytone tried it this way?? i have the canned which i wanted to use for my husband. he loves those biscuits, i dont care for them at all. i think i just answered my own question.. use canned, make small batch on stove for drop dumplings for me…right?

  87. I have never made Chicken and Dumplings before in my life,have always wanted to make them and I love cooking in my Crock Pot!!!! I can’t wait to make this!!!! It is just myself now,so I will be freezing alot of it for meals as the weather here is horrible,temperatures in the negative!!!! Can’t wait to make this,Yummmmmmmmy!!!!

  88. Hi holly. Can I add noodles to this recipe? Would you suggest adding a cup or two of uncooked noodles when I add the veggies? Wondering if you know how that would work out, or how you would do it. Thanks!

  89. I thought the idea for this recipe was great but I felt it needed more seasoning. I’ll make it again but probably with regular broth and I might salt the chicken before hand. Otherwise we loved it!

  90. I loved this recipe~~made it today~~ It was -20 degrees so needed something cooking all day and making the house smell wonderful~~Awesome will pass it on to my friends~~

  91. Tasty with the addition of more salt. I didn’t use cream of celery soup I had to go with the cream of mushroom, but I did add more mushrooms and mixed vegetables. Very good.

    1. The chicken portion would be just fine in a 4QT slow cooker, my only concern is that the dumplings puff up and I’m not sure if you’ll have enough room for them. If you do try it, please let us know how it goes.

  92. I have made this several times. My family loves it! Especially good to make during Christmas season with all the shopping, wrapping, baking, etc. A good hot meal is ready when you need it!

  93. I made the recipe tonight. It was great I made a few changes used thighs instead of breast, juicer and holds the flavor. I also used 2 cans cream of chicken instead of one, sea salted and peppered the top of the biscuits before adding them. Have a great picture but not sure how to add it! Thanks for this recipe will look for more from you. Having this with a glass of white wine too, it’ pairs perfect!! 

  94. Making this now.  I didn’t use cream of celery, since vegetables I’m using has celery in it.  Cooked on high for about 3 hours, shredded chicken, cooked another hour, stirred in thawed frozen vegetables and topped with 8 canned grands biscuits cut into 8ths.  Will see if 1 hour is enough time for the biscuits to cook.  Smells good!

  95. Love this recipe!  I use Santa Maria seasoning, and put in extra veggies to include green beens.  I don’t remove the chicken to shred;easy to do in the crockpot.  Can even do after the fourth hour.  Great leftovers too.  Have also done with just 2 breasts and still yummy.

  96. I’ve made this before and loved it! So delicious and easy. Question: I don’t have any chicken broth on hand at the moment but I do have beef broth. Do you think it would make for an ok substitute? 

  97. Just made this tonight! Doubled the cream of chicken & cream of celery, also only used 3 chicken breasts! I made my dumplings using Bisquick. Came out great! We got 8 servings too! Thanks for the recipe! 

  98. Hello! I am new to cooking so please excuse my question! But on the “To Serve” part it says to remove the chicken breasts, but isn’t the chicken breasts in the very bottom of the crock pot with the veggies and biscuits on top? How do you remove the chicken breasts without removing everything else? Bought all the ingredients and very excited to try this recipe :)

    1. Yes, I just use tongs to remove the chicken from the broth and shred it up and stir it back in. There is a video above the recipe that shows how it is prepared.

  99. This is a really good comfort food especially when it’s cold and messy outside. The only thing I did different was to use premade dumplings that are in the frozen food section in the grocery store. They are more like home made and are really yummy

  100. Made the crockpot chicken and dumplings for dinner tonight. Both my husband and I had second helpings. I said is it a keeper or not, he definitely gave it a thumbs up. So easy to make. Always looking for chicken recipes different that oven cooked. 

    1. It would depend on your family (teenagers vs. toddlers etc). You can always serve it with a side salad, bread and veggies to make it go a little bit further as well. :)

  101. This recipe was so delicious we can’t wait to eat the leftovers! It was very easy and had a nice consistency, not soupy at all!
    Both my husband and I loved it!
    Thanks for an inexpensive and easy way to eat chicken!

  102. Have this in the crock pot now…smells delish! The only thing I’m trying different is using canned peas and carrots. Hope this turns out ok! Has anyone tried it?

    1. I️ used a can of Le SUEUR peas, and diced up carrots and added in the beginning with the onions !! Both worked perfect !!!

  103. I just made this for my husband and myself… AMAZING! Such comfort food for a rainy Northwest day such as today! And I LOVE that it is a low-cost meal. We both loved it.

    2 things I would personally do different if making this again: I would add diced potatoes in the beginning (I am a potato addict)… Also, I would bake the biscuits in the oven (not in the crockpot at all) and then place a cooked biscuit atop each bowl at serving time.

  104. I started making this today to find that my Crock-Pot was not working, so I did it on the stove top. Cooked onion in a bit of butter, then added chicken and cooked it for about 35 min. Pulled it out and added the soup, vegetables, seasonings and broth. After it started to boil I added chicken then the dumplings that I rolled out using a bit of flour on the board. This thickened the soup, so I added more broth. It was delicious!! My husband had seconds and thirds.
    I had no trouble understanding the recipe, but couldn’t follow the Crock-Pot method. Thanks for the SUPER GOOD recipe.

  105. Im wondering exactly when i should be adding the vegetables? At the beginning as the recipe states or in the last hour as i keep seeing in the comments?

  106. My neighbor made this for my husband while I was sick. He loved it, once I felt better she shared the recipe source. I have made it three times now, we both love it. Wonderful comfort food

  107. I make this with fresh carrots and green beans since my hubby doesn’t like peas I put that in there along while the chicken is cooking so yummy 

  108. I made this and changed it up a bit because of some likes and health reasons. I used skinless boneless chicken thighs, my husband likes more than chicken breasts and I used butter nut squash which I put on top of the onions instead of carrots. It was delicious, next time I will probably cut the poultry seasoning down 3/4 or one half rather than a whole. Again, my husband and his likes.. I loved it.

  109. Absolutely delicious! I did have to substitute since I didn’t have some ingredients. I used chicken thighs, baby carrots cut into smaller chunks and some soaked dried lady peas. Seasonings consisted of salt, pepper and garlic. I made my own dumplings as well. I also prefer cream of mushroom soup to any others.

    Overall it’s delicious and something I would make for the other chicken-eaters in the family. The husband can’t eat it cause chicken don’t agree with him but the rest of the family likes it, so it’s likely going to be made again around Thanksgiving. Not sure if I rated right, so I’m putting here that I gave it five stars.

  110. I made this recipe for dinner yesterday and it was amazing! 
    The only things I did differently were: 
    -Used regular chicken broth
    -I didn’t have poultry seasoning so I used cream of chicken with herbs
    -used 2 large chicken breasts instead of 4
    I wouldn’t have done anything differently. My boyfriend insisted that he doesn’t like chicken and dumplings until I fed him this and now he can’t get enough. He said 10/10!

  111. This was great! I made it just as the recipe states (I’m perplexed by some of the comments…a lot of the questions asked are clearly answered if one reads through the entire recipe before attempting to make). I was leery that some flavor would be lost with no dairy products and it was not. I like that this is something I can keep everything on hand for in my pantry and freezer since I rarely have dairy products like cream, 1/2 & 1/2 or milk on hand.

    My crockpot cooked this quite a bit faster than the time stated in the recipe (which may be due to using thin cut chicken breasts), so I’d suggest anyone making it for the first time, to pay attention to time. I’d make this again in a heartbeat. Thanks so much for a comfort food recipe that isn’t a complete calorie bomb!

  112. I followed the recipe to a T and it came out perfect. It is so yummy and I would have to say that it is a keeper. The chicken was moist and tender and the dumplings tasted great. I’d say it feeds about six. It definitely earned its’ five stars and I would highly recommend it.

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  114. Im a man and i love to cook….this recipe is great…its cooking now and the only difference was i used fresh carrot and added them at the beginning…ive done this befor and it was great….thanx

  115. Made this yesterday. So easy and delicious! I’m a single lady so I’m going to try freezing some individual servings to have later on. Thank you!

  116. This was the best chicken and dumplings I’ve ever had. This was the first time I made it myself and will be making it again. It was perfect for my family. 

  117. Really easy to make, and tastes fantastic. This has quickly become a staple in our house. My husband loves it so much the leftovers often go to work with him the next day.

  118. Instead of dealing with the biscuits per the recipe pick up some gnocchi at your local Dollar Tree. They are an excellent substitution for the biscuits and cook up in the same 1 hour time frame. Or you can take Flour Tortilla’s, cut them in half then into strips and add them 1 hour before serving. Just delpends on what you prefer. -Enjoy

  119. Made this tonight – super easy and delicious! We are expecting our first baby in a month and this will be on the list of easy meals to throw together!

  120. I made this a few nights ago and it was awesome! I was planning on making it again tonight, but wanted to add a few more dumplings, as my husband LOVES them! Would I just add some extra chicken broth if I wanted to do that?

    1. I haven’t tried it with extra dumplings but I am sure it would work just fine. You may need to extend the cooking time slightly.

  121. WOW reading these comments you wonder how they tie their shoes in the morning smh people try reading some other comments BEFORE asking the same questions 100s of times smh

  122. Wonderful recipe. My only problem….and it was MY problem, not the recipe’s problem….was that as I cut the biscuits, I just piled them up, and ended up with a huge GLOB of biscuit dough, that wasn’t really cut much at all. So, I just kind of tore it up and dumped it in – worked out just fine :) Would suggest laying them strips out separately (and maybe not buying cheap biscuits – but that’s all my small town store had :)

  123. Unlike everyone else not reading about the cooking time and adding the veggies at the 4 hour mark I made a big boo-boo and  didn’t read the whole line where it said to combine the soups and seasonings and then spread over the chicken instead I combined the soups and the broth all at once in a bowl and mixed it all together,  will that make a difference in the way it turns out?  I swear the older I get the more my brain skips things I’m reading. Argggg I will let you know how it turns out….

    1. I haven’t tried freezing it myself however one of my readers on Facebook told me she froze it and it reheated perfectly. If you do try it, please let us know how it works out. :)

  124. Awesome My Husband loved it . Will use recipe again .I used 3 large chicken breast instead of 4 . Thank you so much for sharing awesome recipe .

  125. I have a smaller crockpot (4.5 qts) and am only cooking for two people right now. Would halving the recipe drastically change the cooking time? This looks amazing and I can’t wait to try it out this semester!

  126. Wow! This is truly amazing. I made it exactly per the recipe. Easy, tasty. Excellent chicken and dumplings. Will be making this over and over. Don’t change a thing.

  127. I have made it two times and it’s delicious you can also make a chicken pot pie with this recipe minus the chicken broth. and add two deep dish pie crust cook the chicken breast in the stovetop mix all the other ingredients in a bowl shred chicken after you cook it put it all together and then add it to one pie crust and cover it with the other one and bake about 45 minutes or until pie crust is brown and the veggies are hot 

  128. Where does the low sodium chicken broth come in? I’m halfway into the recipie and haven’t found out what to do with it

  129. This is now a fav…tried many Chicken and Dumplings recipe and this is the only one that is awesome. Thank you for sharing.

  130. This recipe is AWESOME!! The ONLY downside is that I have to suffer the amazing smell of this cooking – definitely drool worthy! My family ate every bit of this, with not one complaint…that rarely happens here. I’m putting this in the Favorites file for my recipes! Thank you very much!! :)

  131. Dumplings never cooked. Everything else is delicious. Except there are tea dumplings mixed throughout. Guess this is a pizza night


    1. I have only prepared this recipe as written, so I am not sure how this would work. Should you try to make these adaptations, let me know how it works.

  133. Made this several times for my family, and it always turns out great. I do a couple things differently though. I cook it for 5 hours then take some kitchen tongs, and grab for the chicken. The chicken is so tender it falls apart in the crockpot, so there’s no need to pull them out and shred. Then I pinch pieces of the biscuits, and throw them on top of the mixture. I like the bits of puffy biscuits way better than the flattened strips, plus the puffy bits tend to stay whole. Thanks for the recipe.

  134. Made a version of this for too many years to count. Add a can of cream of mushroom soup. Ditch the poultry seasoning-use 1 t each of , parsley, rosemary, sage, thyme, celery salt and marjoram. 1/4 t red pepper. Make sure there is little/no fat on chicken (or dish will be oily) and cut into thin strips first (easy to do with par-frozen chicken and saves a step-will not affect cooking time if strips are thin enough-less than half an inch thick). You will not need to remove the chicken to shred and your dumplings won’t get broken up by removing whole chicken breasts.

  135. Another amazing recipe- LOVED by the whole family! I loved that I whipped it together in 10 minutes.

  136. Just made this for dinner tonight. To hot outside to use the oven. This was VERY delicious. My whole family really loved it! Would cook this again.

  137. This was delicious! l will definitely be keeping this recipe… It was very easy to make and the whole family loved it. I only had 3 large chicken breasts in the house so that’s what I used instead of 4 and luckily it still turned out perfectly yummy! My biscuits were done perfectly in one hour like the recipe says. Thanks for the easy dinner!

  138. I hate cutting onions, it takes me almost a half hour because my eye’s start burning. Is there anything I can put to substitute for the onions? love making this recipe! It’s a family favorite now.

  139. Can I put a whole chicken in the crock pot and after it Cooks take the chicken off the bone and then add dumplings and veggies??? I got lucky and found your sight…


  141. To be fair to the questioners: The printable version doesn’t have the (after four hours of cooking time) stipulation.

  142. Just add potatoes diced and you have potpie, though I use cream of mushroom instead of cream of celery (I put chopped celery in instead).

  143. This looks really good, but I am used to making homemade dumplings, kinda roundish and fluffy. Do you think I could slightly flatten the biscuits and cut them into quarters (4 pieces)? Maybe 1 1/2 to 2 cans?

    1. You could certainly quarter (or 6th) the biscuits. I wouldn’t recommend more than one can as the slow cooker will be quite full.

  144. If I cook this all day, could I cook the chicken on low for 6 hours, then do veggies and biscuits for 60-90 minutes on high? Just trying to figure out a good conversion. Thanks!!!

  145. TFS!! I was thinking about making chicken and dumplings this morning… AND tonight I saw your video…. LOOKS YUMMY!! I have never had them in a slow cooker… So I can’t wait to try this!!
    Also wanted to say thank you for replying to everyone… I have been to other blogs…. and u post something or just ask a question… and get no reply…

    1. Aww! Thanks Shannon! I hope you enjoy this recipe. It is one of our favorites! And it is my pleasure to reply to everyone. I am so grateful for our wonderful community! <3

  146. This recipe sounds like it would be delicious. However, is there any way to make it gluten free? I have yet to find cream of any kind of soup that is gluten free. I know what to do with the biscuits but not the soup. Any suggestions wood be welcomed. Thanks

    1. You could search for a homemade alternative to condensed soups however dairy doesn’t often hold up well in the slow cooker so it’s hard to say how this would work.

    1. While I’ve only made this as written, several readers have used cooked chicken or turkey with great results. I would suggest reducing the cooking time.

  147. Since my mom and I both had some of the ingredients we pooled our efforts (and most of what she bought!) to make this.
    I would vary the amount of biscuit rounds depending on personal preference. The biscuits/dumplings DID turn out well. I just think all 8 was too many and would cut that in half.
    My mom and I also agree that it was pretty thick. Maybe because we’re both used to more SOUP and less STEW for Chicken and Dumplings.
    I’m open to suggestions on how to thin this out considerably so you end up with has more of a broth at the end than a gravy like rue as a result. Add the water for the soups perhaps? More chicken broth? I think that might make it too salty.

    1. I think I know now what the problem was- we were using a 4 QUART crock pot. So things cooked up faster than normal.
      Any chance of converting this recipe to use with 4 qt crock pots instead?

  148. I made this to bring to a crockpot potluck dart tournament ! It was GONE before the others were half gone. This is so delicious, have made it 3x now. I did make 50 % more to make sure it was a full crockpot. Thanks for the great recipe!

  149. We love this recipe! My daughter made this for us when were visiting her. It is her husband’s favorite meal. It is in our Crockpot right now.

  150. Holly, I have it in the crockpot now. There sure are some idiots out there. Very well written and simply explained. Just tell people to read. If they are too dumb to figure it out, let them starve. You will be doing the world a favor.

  151. I didn’t sift through all the comments so I apologize if I missed this in the recipe or if it was asked/clarified later on but at what point do you add the chicken broth?

  152. I’m new to the crock pot cooking.
    I am making mine with precooked chicken. Will I have to let it cool for four hours still before putting in the dough? Or could I cook the sauce and onions until it bubbles then put in the chicken and dough for an hour? Also during step two when it is heating up, do I stir at any point or just leave it be until putting in the dough.

    1. Items cooked in the slow cooker do not require stirring. I haven’t tried this recipe using precooked chicken however you will want to make sure your slow cooker is very hot when adding the dough so it cooks completely.

  153. I am so glad I found this recipe. I made it for the lady i work for and we both really liked it. I only made one change when I made it at home. I doubled the chicken broth to 4 cups and added about 1/2 cup of water to the soup mixture to make it smoother. I found that by the time it got done the gravy was pretty thick. So the extra broth helped and it’s still a really good consistency. Thanks for a really easy meal!

  154. Biscuits are not dumplings. This looks like a good chicken and biscuit recipe. I will say the way you treat the biscuits is closer to proper dumplings than I normally see in chicken and biscuits recipes.

  155. Just made this and OMG so yummy! It was so easy to make and your instructions were spot on. It really does taste like a chicken pot pie.

  156. I made the crockpot chicken pot pie. It was good, but next time I will cut back on the poultry seasoning. The amount specified was too much.

  157. Jeesh.. these ladies sure have a problem reading. It is very clear in the instructions to cook for 4 hours then add veggies and biscuits and cook another hour. It’s not you. I find literacy in America is slowly decreasing.

  158. Made it tonight and was amazed! Loved it and my husband did too. A question, I cut the biscuits up and they stayed at the top. They cooked just fine but they didn’t mix in the soup like yours did. What did I do wrong?

    1. Mine didn’t mix it until I stirred them, they will stay on top (even if you stir them in). I’m so glad you and your husband both enjoyed this.

  159. How do I know when the biscuits are done? They still look pretty gooey, but they’ve been in there for over an hour at this point.

    1. Since they are cooked in liquid, they will be a soft on the outside but the centers will be cooked through. You can try one to see if they are done.

  160. I was planning on using leftover shredded chicken, would i need to change the time or heat setting since im not using raw chicken?
    Thank you, cant wait to give this a try!!!

    1. I would reduce the cooking time slightly. You will want to allow enough time for the flavors to blend (and the onions to cook) but don’t want to dry the chicken out.

  161. I made this tonight for my family and they loved it I’m going to try making it again as the winter goes on. It was very filling, delicious, and tasty thank you for sharing this recipe.

  162. Could you please tell me which kind of canned biscuits you use? In the video is a 10 count can of Pillsbury biscuits (which they no longer make – came in a 4 pack of cans), but, the recipe calls for 8 count of biscuits.

  163. I love chicken, I could eat it everyday! These are some delicious looking recipes that I can’t wait to cook and try!! Thank you.

  164. I know this will be good we are chicken lovers. The directions are very clear and I don’t see how so many asked the questions they did, unless they are first time cookers. Will rate this when I cook it. Thanks for sharing it and the others as well.

    1. You can cut them in any shape you’d like. If you cut them large or they aren’t rolled very thin, they make take longer to cook. As long as they’re rolled fairly thin they should be just fine.

  165. Hi making this now I just added the veggies & pillsbury biscuits for the hour now. My question is I used Southern Homestyle Grands..they didn’t have the smaller biscuits. I did flatten them well & cut the strips…I hope it’ll be ok given The Southern & Grands were used? It was quite juicy upon adding these ingredients so hopefully it’ll workout?

  166. I was wondering how thin you roll your biscuits? My beef stew and dumplings dumplings are just plopped on top so this way is new to me. I am going to add some potatoes too and use fresh carrots (that is what I have) adding them at the start but some peas and corn at end.
    Thanks for the inspiration

    1. I would add them towards the end because you really just need to heat them instead of cook them. If they cook too long they’ll get mushy.

    1. Hi Tiffany,
      If you have leftovers, they will refrigerate well. I usually reheat mine on a lower setting on the stove top. You can of course microwave them too, if you prefer.

  167. Hi, so I’m not sure what happened but mine came out super watery! I followed the printed directions to the T and it didn’t come out creamy like the video.. not sure what I’ve done wrong.

    1. Were your chicken breasts frozen? Certain brands of chicken have water added. Did you add the condensed soups right out of the can without mixing with water?

    1. Yes, this can be cooked on low. I would suggest adding your dumplings earlier (about 2 hours) as the temperature will be lower even if you turn it up to high).

    1. I haven’t tried cooking this in the oven but I’m sure it would work just fine. You’ll want to make sure your chicken is cooked through.

  168. I look at your recipes every day and they all look fabulous! I haven’t cooked any yet, but am going to as soon as I am better and can stand for a greater length of time in the kitchen. Thank you for all your recipes!

  169. You mentioned several times about how to print the recipe. When I click on the “print recipe’, I get a blank copy on the print page and it also prints out blank. Is there a way you can email me a copy so I can successfully print it out? Would like to make this tomorrow.

  170. What if my chicken is skinless but bone in? How do I adjust my cooking time? Or should I just take it off the bone before cooking?

  171. Is it ok to use can veggies I’m Maki g this tom I’ve made this before but not with chicken broth and it was good and not veggies

  172. I have made this a few times and family loved it! Thanks for such a great recipe! Just for the record, if you read the article carefully it’s very accurate and clear. (I’m surprised some people can dress themselves sometimes)

  173. If I cut the chicken into small cubes before cooking, do you think that would change anything (time to cook, too dry chicken, etc)? I’m thinking that with all the liquid it would be alright, and then I wouldn’t need to shred the chicken later. Thoughts?

  174. Looks delicious. Bought what I didn’t have already and making it for supper tomorrow. I think I can smell it already. Thanks !!

  175. For you Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings….I have a brand new 8 Qt. Crock Pot I just bought. Can I double this recipe for my new crock pot? Thanks and have a great day!

  176. I see it says 4 servings – do you typically have left overs? I’m thinking about making this for 14 people and want to make sure that I have enough. Do you think making a triple batch is enough? And could I do a double batch in a 6qt crock pot or do you think that would impact cooking? Thanks!


    1. You could possibly get 4-5 servings if you served with a salad and bread however I find this is pretty close to 4 servings. I would not recommend doubling this recipe in a slow cooker as the biscuits may not cook. If you do double this recipe, I would suggest cooking the biscuits separately and spooning the chicken mixture overtop.