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Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings with Biscuits

Creamy cup of cozy! This easy and delicious crockpot meal is perfect for a Fall and Winter family meal! These Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings with Biscuits will become a new family favorite!

 

October 1, 2018 (Last Updated: September 19, 2019)
The BEST, easy, fast weeknight crockpot meal! This Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings with Biscuits recipe is filled with vegetables, grands biscuits, milk and chicken for a creamy combination. The flavors of homemade comfort food made easier! #comfortfood #chickenanddumplings #crockpot #chickenrecipes #easydinner

Fall is officially in full swing! Here in Wisconsin it went from cool to cold basically overnight. My family and I have broke out the long sleeves, boots, and my favorite, the crockpot! Once the leaves start falling and the air turns crisp I immediately start craving hearty soups, stews and all the warm comfort foods. One of our favorite of those foods is this Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings with Biscuits. I love how simple, filling, and tasty it is. This makes a perfect weeknight meal with little prep work, and the best part is that the crockpot does most of the work. Get yourself a big blanket and curl up on the couch and enjoy a big bowl of creamy deliciousness!

What Do You Need To Make Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings?

The kitchen tools you will need for this slow cooker chicken and dumplings recipe are:

  • A Crockpot
  • A Knife and Cutting Board
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons

The ingredients you will need for this slow cooker chicken and dumplings recipe are: 

  • Chicken Breasts
  • Cream of Chicken Soup
  • Milk and Butter
  • Chicken Broth 
  • Spices
  • Peas and Carrots
  • An Onion 
  • Canned Grands Biscuits

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How To Make The Best Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings 

The key to the best Chicken and Dumplings with Grands Biscuits recipe is the combination of spices, the dumplings, and the add-ins. My grandma will say that the key lies in the dumplings. Which she was taught to hand-make and hand roll. While I adore her dumplings it is not realistic to roll my own on a regular basic.

Therefore, I came up with a quick and tasty alternative that packs flavor and saves time. I love that this slow cooker chicken and dumplings recipe can accomplish so much with so little effort! That being said there are a few key points that make this chicken and dumplings recipe perfect.

Simple Recipe Step By Step

  1. Combine all ingredients (expect the biscuits and milk) into a large crockpot. 
  2. Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours or 6 hours on LOW.
  3. Once cooked, remove chicken and shred it. Then return it to the crockpot. 
  4. Cut or tear biscuits into small pieces and add to the crockpot.
  5. Add the milk to the crockpot
  6. Cover and cook on HIGH in the slow cooker for 1 hour, stirring halfway through. 
  7. Stir the chicken and dumplings with biscuits before serving warm. 

Enjoy!

See recipe video below for a more detailed look at prep for these crockpot chicken and dumplings with grands biscuits!

Prep image showing chicken and dumpling in crockpot and in freezer bag.

What Makes These Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings Magic

Forget the Homemade Dumplings

I use Grands Biscuits for this crockpot chicken and dumplings with biscuits recipe. It doesn’t matter if they are off brand or name brand just make sure they are the big guys. I love using biscuits as the dumplings because it saves so much time and prep work. I have a great appreciation for making things from scratch, but in this case I like the shortcut better. 

The flavor is buttery and the texture is creamy. Honestly, it tastes like you had spent hours homemaking them. When in reality you saved a ton of time without having to lose out on flavor! I have made this recipe for multiple members of my family and they all agree that the biscuits are a genius hack! If you are looking for a from scratch biscuit, give Grandma’s Classic Southern Biscuits and Sausage Gravy a try! No corners cut there!

Season it up!

I love the combination of spices that are happening in this Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings with Biscuits! The main notes coming through are thyme and rosemary. These two blend for a perfect combo and give this recipe a punch of flavor. My issue with a lot of other chicken and dumplings recipes I have tried is that they are bland and under-seasoned.

Therefore, years ago when I set out to make my own chicken and dumplings recipe I wanted to be sure that it didn’t blend in or fall flat. The other spice that I love in this recipe is the red pepper flakes. This is an odd one for most I am sure, but the subtle spice it gives really brings the whole thing together! Don’t worry, this is not melt your face spicy!

Thick and Creamy

The texture of this Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings with Biscuits is so rich and creamy. One of the biggest sins I see people doing is making slow cooker chicken and dumplings watery, like a soup. To me, the perfect chicken and dumplings is thick and creamy! That is why I use milk, and butter in this recipe. I use five cups of liquid total which I feel yields the perfect consistency.

If you like your chicken and dumplings more runny, then add another half to full cup of water or chicken broth to the recipe. The biscuits will also thicken the recipe up after they are added. So don’t panic if it looks runny after the chicken is cooked through.

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Check Out These Other Comforting Recipes!

Classic Baked Mostaccioli 

Grandma’s Southern Biscuits and Gravy

Crockpot Beef Short Ribs 

Spicy Vegan Black Bean Soup

The BEST, easy, fast weeknight crockpot meal! This Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings with Biscuits recipe is filled with vegetables, grands biscuits, milk and chicken for a creamy combination. The flavors of homemade comfort food made easier! #comfortfood #chickenanddumplings #crockpot #chickenrecipes #easydinner

Common Chicken and Dumplings with Biscuits Questions

Can I make this slow cooker chicken and dumplings recipe ahead of time?

Yes, you can combine all ingredients (except the biscuits and milk) and store the chicken and dumplings with grands biscuits the fridge for up the 24 hours. When ready to cook the crockpot chicken and dumplings follow recipe instructions.

Can leftover chicken and dumplings with grands biscuits be frozen?

Yes, the chicken and dumplings can be frozen!

Cooked Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings: To freeze place cooked leftovers in a freezer bag and store flat. The chicken and dumplings will stay fresh for up to 2 months. To re-heat let defrost in the fridge overnight and warm in the microwave, or place in crockpot on WARM until ready to serve. 

Un-cooked Chicken and Dumplings: Place all ingredients in a large freezer bag EXCEPT THE MILK AND BISCUITS and store flat in the freezer for up to 2 months. When ready to cook let chicken and dumplings defrost overnight in the fridge. Add milk and freezer bag contents to a large crockpot and follow recipe instructions. 

How long do leftover Chicken and Dumplings stay fresh?

When stored in the fridge in an airtight container this recipe will stay fresh for up to 4 days. Re-heat leftovers in the microwave (2-3 minutes) until warm, stirring halfway to make sure everything warms evenly.

Do I have to add in the vegetables?

No, you do not. I like the veggies in there and it is a way I can get my son to eat some, but they are no required if you prefer to leave them out. Another swap you could do is leave out the onion and use onion powder instead. 

Can I use a different type of vegetable for this slow cooker recipe?

Sure, if peas and carrots aren’t your thing you can swap them out. Some alternative options are small baby potatoes, corn, and celery. Note that any swaps and substitutions you make will change the overall flavor of the crockpot chicken and dumplings. 

Happy Eating!

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The BEST, easy, fast weeknight crockpot meal! This Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings with Biscuits recipe is filled with vegetables, grands biscuits, milk and chicken for a creamy combination. The flavors of homemade comfort food made easier! #comfortfood #chickenanddumplings #crockpot #chickenrecipes #easydinner
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Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings with Biscuits

This is the best and simplest weeknight crockpot meal! This chicken and dumplings recipe uses biscuits to cut down on prep time and work without sacrificing flavor! The combo of peas, carrots, chicken, and milk all cook together for a creamy finish!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crockpot chicken and dumplings with biscuits, easy chicken and dumplings recipe, how do you make chicken and dumplings in the crockpot
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 501kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 Large Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Medium White Onion Diced
  • 1 Cup Carrots Chopped
  • 1 Cup Frozen Peas
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tsp Thyme
  • 1/2 Tsp Crushed Rosemary
  • 1/2 Tsp Oregano
  • 1/2 Tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes Optional
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 10 Oz Can Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 2 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 2 Cups Milk
  • 3 Cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 1 Can Grands Biscuits

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients, except the Grands Biscuits and milk, into a large crockpot and stir to combine. Cover and cook for 4 hours on HIGH of 6 hours on LOW.
  • Once cooked remove the chicken and shred. Then return the shredded chicken to the crockpot and stir. 
  • Tear or slice the Grands biscuits into small pieces (about 5 per biscuits) and add them to the crockpot along with the milk. Stir to combine. Cover and cook for another 1 hour on HIGH or until biscuits are cooked through. 
    Stir before serving warm. Enjoy!
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Notes

  • Leftover Storage: Store leftovers in an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 4 days. 
  • Rewarming Instructions: Warm leftovers in a microwave safe bowl for 2-3 minutes in the microwave stirring halfway through. Depending on the size of your bowl you may need to warm the chicken and dumplings for a longer or shorter period of time. 
  • Freezer Option: Place all ingredients (except biscuits and milk) in a freezer bag and store for up to 2 months. When ready to cook let de-thaw in the fridge overnight, add milk and follow recipe instructions. 

Nutrition

Calories: 501kcal | Carbohydrates: 48.4g | Protein: 25.7g | Fat: 22.7g | Saturated Fat: 9.2g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 1400mg | Potassium: 321mg | Fiber: 3.5g | Sugar: 12.4g | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 4.1mg
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15 Comments

  • Reply
    Ellen
    June 1, 2019 at 10:10 am

    Pure comfort food! I’m always looking for easy crockpot recipes. My husband will love this for dinner. Going on the menu soon!

  • Reply
    Pinelopi Kyriazi
    June 1, 2019 at 6:53 am

    5 stars
    I never seen a similar recipe! i will veganise it and give it a try 🙂

  • Reply
    Lyndsay
    June 1, 2019 at 3:15 am

    5 stars
    I love how easy this recipe is! We’ve always loved chicken and dumplings and making them in the slow cooker was so much easier. I love coming home dinner already ready 🙌

  • Reply
    Michelle
    June 1, 2019 at 1:37 am

    5 stars
    This looks so hearty and satisfying! I love using a crockpot for this, that will make life 10X easier for me!

  • Reply
    Sara Welch
    June 1, 2019 at 12:35 am

    5 stars
    This brings back so many memories of my childhood! So creamy and heartwarming; I’m adding this to my dinner line up for the week!

  • Reply
    Sonia
    October 3, 2018 at 8:51 am

    This looks so comforting and delicious!! Just. Need a warm bowl of this chicken dumpling..as the weather starts to cool off!

    • Reply
      Caitlyn Erhardt
      October 3, 2018 at 10:46 am

      Yes! I love to make this as soon as the weather cools!

  • Reply
    Valentina
    October 2, 2018 at 10:24 am

    5 stars
    I love meals like this in the fall, or actually anytime of year! Sounds so comforting and warming with the flavors from the garlic and herbs. Yum!

    • Reply
      Caitlyn Erhardt
      October 2, 2018 at 10:47 am

      Yes! I love them in the Fall as well 🙂

  • Reply
    Jen
    October 2, 2018 at 10:09 am

    Checking the weather… need a cold day to make this ASAP!

    • Reply
      Caitlyn Erhardt
      October 2, 2018 at 10:46 am

      The second the weather turns cool this is one of the first recipes I make!

  • Reply
    Lauren Vavala @ DeliciousLittleBites
    October 2, 2018 at 10:02 am

    5 stars
    Found this recipe at the perfect time! I’ve been craving Chicken and Dumplings and love that this can be made in a slow cooker!

    • Reply
      Caitlyn Erhardt
      October 2, 2018 at 10:46 am

      Yes! It is the perfect time of year to bust out the slow cooker!

  • Reply
    Danielle
    October 2, 2018 at 9:28 am

    5 stars
    Now that is what I call comfort food. My husband would eat this in seconds!

    • Reply
      Caitlyn Erhardt
      October 2, 2018 at 10:45 am

      It never lasts long in our home!

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