Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

A sure-fire way to bring everyone at your table together? Chicken and dumplings! This top-rated, crowd-pleasing recipe is beloved by the Allrecipes community. Plus, it comes together with just five basic ingredients you probably already have on hand. You can't ask for much more than that, folks.

What Is Chicken and Dumplings?

Chicken and dumplings is a soup-like dish that consists of chicken, a thick broth, and dumplings made out of biscuit dough. The iconic comfort food is filling, made with cheap ingredients, and deliciously cozy.

Chicken and Dumplings Ingredients

Here's what you'll need to make incredibly easy slow cooker chicken and dumplings:

Opt for boneless, skinless chicken breast halves.

Butter adds creaminess and richness to this comforting meal.

Canned Soup
Two cans of condensed cream of chicken soup make this Crock-Pot chicken and dumplings recipe quick and easy to throw together.

Kick the flavor up a notch with a diced onion. As the chicken and dumplings cook, the flavor will deepen.

Refrigerated Biscuit Dough
Instead of making homemade dumplings, try using refrigerated biscuit dough for a convenient shortcut.

How to Make Chicken and Dumplings in a Slow Cooker

It couldn't be easier to make Crock-Pot chicken and dumplings. Basically, you'll just add the chicken, butter, soup, and onion to a slow cooker and cook on high for about five or six hours. Add the shredded biscuit dough about 30 minutes before serving. Let the dough cook in the soup until it's no longer raw.

We think this dish is delicious on its own, but some reviewers say they like to add a little flavor with spices and seasonings they have on hand, such as paprika and garlic. This recipe is easily customizable, so spice it up however you please.

How to Store Chicken and Dumplings

Let chicken and dumplings cool completely before packing away for storage. Place in an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to five days. Reheat in the microwave, on the stove, or in the oven.

Can You Freeze Chicken and Dumplings?

Yes, you can freeze chicken and dumplings. Allow the dish to cool completely, then remove the dumplings and place them in a freezer-safe container or zip-top bag. Place the remaining chicken and soup into a separate freezer-safe storage container or zip-top bag.

When you're ready to eat, put the chicken and soup in a pot on the stove. Bring to a boil. In the meantime, thaw the dumplings (in the storage container) in warm water.

Add the thawed dumplings to the boiling mixture, reduce to a simmer, and cook for 10 to 15 more minutes before serving.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"Easy and cheap to make," says . "The recipe is full of flavor as written, but easy to tweak for personal tastes. I used chicken broth instead of water and some basic seasoning (cumin, poultry seasoning, all-purpose seasoning, and fresh cracked black pepper) as I read in other reviews."

"This is so yummy," raves Tracy. "I absolutely love it on a cold is so warm and filling! I will make this recipe over and over again."

"This was so good and so easy," according to . "Tastes like the from-scratch version that my grandmother always made. I added carrots and creamed corn to the mix and it turned out wonderful."

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Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

close up view of slow cooker chicken and dumplings in bowls, with a spoon
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 hrs
Total Time:
5 hrs 10 mins


  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 2 (10.5 ounce) cans condensed cream of chicken soup

  • 1 medium onion, finely diced

  • 1 (10 ounce) package refrigerated biscuit dough

  • 2 cups water, or as needed to cover


  1. Place chicken, condensed soup, onion, and butter in a slow cooker. Add enough water to cover; stir well. Cover and cook on High for 5 to 6 hours.

    overhead shot of raw chicken pieces in condensed soup in slow cooker

    Dotdash Meredith Food Studios

  2. About 30 minutes before serving, tear biscuit dough into pieces. Place dough in the slow cooker. Cook until dough is no longer raw in the center.

    overhead chicken and dumplings

    Dotdash Meredith Food Studios

  3. Serve hot and enjoy!

    close up view of slow cooker chicken and dumplings in bowls, with a spoon


Recipe Tips

Cover chicken with stock instead of water for a richer flavor, if you prefer.

You can use more biscuit dough if you like, but the biscuits might take longer to cook.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

385 Calories
18g Fat
37g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 385
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 1245mg 54%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 18g 36%
Vitamin C 1mg 1%
Calcium 56mg 4%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 246mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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