Crockpot chicken and dumplings




  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded (or 1 rotisserie chicken, shredded)
  • 24 oz frozen mixed vegetables (peas and carrots)
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cans cream of chicken soup (10.5 oz cans)
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp poultry seasoning
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 cans of biscuits (10 count), quartered


  1. Prepare Crockpot: Grease the crockpot insert lightly to prevent sticking.
  2. Combine Ingredients: In the crockpot, combine shredded chicken, frozen mixed vegetables, chopped onion, cream of chicken soup, garlic salt, poultry seasoning, salt, and pepper. Mix well to ensure even distribution of the seasonings.
  3. Add Chicken Broth: Pour the chicken broth over the mixture in the crockpot. Stir to combine all the ingredients thoroughly.
  4. Cook on Low or High: Cover the crockpot and cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 3 hours. Cooking times may vary, so make sure the chicken is fully cooked and the vegetables are tender.
  5. Shred Chicken: Once the chicken and vegetables are fully cooked, use two forks to shred the chicken into bite-sized pieces. Mix the shredded chicken back into the mixture in the crockpot.
  6. Add Biscuit Dough: Cut up the biscuits into quarters. Gently place the biscuit pieces on top of the chicken and vegetable mixture in the crockpot.
  7. Cook Dumplings: Cover the crockpot again and cook on high for 60-90 minutes until the biscuits are cooked through. Stir occasionally during this cook time to ensure the biscuits are evenly cooked and absorbing the flavors of the dish.
  8. Serve: Once the biscuits are cooked and have a fluffy texture, the chicken and dumplings are ready to serve. Ladle the hot, creamy chicken and vegetable mixture with dumplings into bowls and enjoy your comforting crockpot chicken and dumplings!

Note: Feel free to adjust the seasonings according to your taste preferences. You can also add fresh herbs like parsley or thyme for extra flavor.

1. Can I use homemade cream of chicken soup instead of canned soup? Yes, you can definitely use homemade cream of chicken soup. Simply prepare a roux with butter, flour, chicken broth, and seasonings to create a creamy soup base.

2. Can I use other vegetables besides peas and carrots? Absolutely! You can customize the vegetable mix to your preference. Some popular options include corn, green beans, or celery. Ensure the vegetables are cut into bite-sized pieces for even cooking.

3. Can I use a different type of meat instead of chicken? Yes, you can substitute chicken with other meats like turkey, shredded pork, or even tofu for a vegetarian version. Adjust the cooking time accordingly based on the meat you choose.

4. How do I store leftovers? Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stove, adding a bit of extra chicken broth or water to maintain the desired consistency.

5. Can I freeze Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings? While it’s possible to freeze chicken and dumplings, the texture of the biscuits might change upon thawing. If you don’t mind slightly softer dumplings, freeze the dish in an airtight container for up to 2-3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight and reheat gently on the stove, stirring frequently.

6. How can I make the dumplings fluffier? To make fluffier dumplings, ensure your crockpot is on high heat when you add the biscuit dough. Additionally, try not to overmix the dough. Mix until just combined to avoid dense dumplings.

7. Can I make this recipe gluten-free? Yes, you can use gluten-free biscuits or make your own gluten-free biscuit dough. Also, double-check that your cream of chicken soup and chicken broth are gluten-free.

8. Can I cook the biscuits separately and serve them with the chicken mixture? Yes, if you prefer, you can bake the biscuits separately in the oven according to the package instructions and serve them alongside the hot chicken and vegetable mixture. This way, you can control the texture of the biscuits better.

9. What can I serve with Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings? Chicken and dumplings are a complete meal on their own, but you can serve them with a simple side salad, steamed vegetables, or crusty bread for a heartier meal.

10. Can I make this recipe in an Instant Pot? Yes, you can adapt this recipe for the Instant Pot. Sauté the onions in the Instant Pot, then add the chicken, vegetables, seasonings, cream of chicken soup, and chicken broth. Cook on high pressure for about 10-15 minutes, then manually release the pressure. Shred the chicken, add the biscuit dough on top, and use the sauté function to cook the dumplings until they’re done.


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