Mom’s Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings

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Crockpot chicken and dumplings is the perfect meal as the prep is easy and fast. Simply add all your ingredients into the crockpot in the morning, set your crockpot timer and go about your day! Chicken that cooks all day on a low temperature in melted butter, cream of chicken soup and seasonings is the best comfort food dinner.

Easy Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

Easy Crockpot chicken and dumplings with biscuits

Depending on the crockpot or slow cooker, cooking times may vary but we find that 5 hours on low is best.

We use bisquick to make our dumplings but you can make your own biscuit dough from scratch if you have time. Time is something I wish I had more of!

Mom’s Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings

How to make chicken and dumplings in the crockpot
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easy chicken and dumplings crockpot recipe

Equipment

  • 1 crockpot

Supply List

  • 5 chicken breasts washed and pat dry
  • 2 cans cream chicken soup
  • 1 cup white cooking wine
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 32 ou box of chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 cup each Carrots, diced potatoes, mushrooms and diced turnip use more potatoes if you prefer more/less veggies
  • Bisquick Mix follow directions on box for dumplings

Instructions : Step by Step

  • Add your wine, garlic, chicken broth and butter to the crockpot.
    Add all of your vegetables and place cut up chicken on top of the vegetables.
    Mix creamed soup and 1 cup of water and pour over ingredients in your crockpot.
    Cover and cook on low heat for 5 hours.
    The last 30 minutes, add your dumpling mix (follow directions on bisquick box) by dropping spoonfuls of mix in the crock pot. You may need to add more chicken broth as it cooks if you like more of a broth.
Servings: 4
Author: Jessica Bruno
Cost: 25

Mom’s tips:

To ensure your dumplings cook thoroughly and are not gooey, turn the crockpot up to high heat with 45 minutes left to bring to a boil. add your dumplings and leave them covered for 10 minutes on high heat. After 10 minutes, turn heat to low and remove the cover partially to allow steam to escape. You will need to turn you dumplings over with a spoon at this point to cook the underneath side. Season dumplings with italian seasoning once they are done.

I prefer boneless skinless chicken breasts but you could use chicken thighs or shredded chicken as well. The issue I find with chicken thighs are the bones. The chicken tends to fall off the bone very easily and for me, I am not a fan! ha.

easy chicken and dumplings crockpot recipe

We add our potatoes first to the crockpot, then our vegetables and layer the chicken on top. We top with chicken broth or chicken stock, wine and remaining ingredients.

If you prefer more potatoes vs vegetables, that’s fine!

This creamy chicken and dumplings recipe is easy and delicious. It’s a very simple, old school recipe and the cream of chicken soup is what makes it so creamy. You could always substitute with cream of mushroom soup as well.

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33 Comments

  1. Is there a substitute for the white wine that I could use?

    1. I know some have used apple juice but I have not. So not sure how it would taste. You can omit the wine, we just add it for flavor. You could always add a little sugar to sweeten it as well. The other thing my mom has done is add one or two chicken bouillon cubes for flavor. 🙂

  2. yummy, yum, yum, yum! Tell your mom I’m headed up that way for dinner, Jess! 🙂

    Thanks for sharing this great recipe!

    Heather

  3. Sounds delish! This is my all time favorite meal! My recipe varies a bit but Chicken n’ dumplings is comfort food at its best!

  4. Love the new addition of recipes to your blog….especially easy/quick ones! The chicken & dumplings recipe in a crockpot is one I will try, (which says a lot as I’m not much of a chef & am reluctant to try cooking new things).

  5. I only have one can of cream of chicken but I do have everything else. I have a can of roasted garlic cream of mushroom. Thoughts on using that or another substitute? We are in the middle of a snow storm and I can’t make it to the store!!!

    1. Use any creamed soup! I bet it will be delicious if you mix the garlic one and the cream of chicken. There are no rules when you crockpot cook 🙂 At least in our house 🙂

  6. I LOVE chicken and dumplings! It’s been years since I’ve had it though because my husband isn’t a fan. Maybe I’ll make it anyway… 😉

  7. Mine turned out like soup, really liquidy I was hoping it would be thick like the photo! Did I miss a step?

    1. Hmmm I am not sure why it would turn out that way? Ours is a tiny bit liquidy but it thickens up if you let the crock pot sit for about 30 minutes once it’s done. The dumplings usually soak up any kind of liquid that is left.

      1. Yes I spoke to soon! I didn’t add the dumplings yet and it thickened up really well:) The only problem was I made my dumplings way too big and it took awhile for them to cook but otherwise really good!

  8. Can I use the pillsbury biscuits instead of bisquick?

    1. I have never tried that but I bet they would be good. I love those type of biscuits!

  9. I will use biscuits which i have not added yet but is this suppose to have a watery consistency before I add the biscuits?

  10. I can’t wait to make this recipe once our weather gets a little cooler. I’m so glad to see you all use Bisquick mix & make the doughy kind of dumplings by spoon. That’s how my mom & both Grammies always made dumplings.

    When I first got married & moved to Houston, TX, I was not only a new bride but a new cook too. One evening the new hubby wanted to go out (Frankly I think he’d reached his limit with my cooking inability!) to what everyone said was one of the best places in town for old-fashioned, home cooking. I was never so disappointed as when they brought my order of chicken & dumplings to our table & the “dumplings” were big, wide, thick, hand-rolled noodles instead of fluffy, doughy mounds! I’ve since learned how to cook but this recipe for a crock pot is one I haven’t tried. ..yet. Thanks!

    1. I love dumplings and my mom and gram always made them as well growing up. Yummy memories 🙂

  11. Heather Bringas says:

    At anytime do I stir everything together? Or leave veggies on bottom chicken then soup on top? Making it now 🙂 smells delish already!!

  12. How many potatoes and carrots are called for? Want to make this tonight!

    1. I use a large bag of carrots and as many potatoes as I can fit around the chicken (stuff them in!) . Enjoy!!!

      1. Great! Just got back from the grocery store now! Thanks!

  13. Is there a way to substitute the cream of chicken soup?We don’t care for that one.

    1. Any creamed soup will work 🙂 I have used cream of mushroom and it’s yummy

  14. Do you put cooked or uncooked chicken into the crockpot?

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