Slow Cooker Chicken And Dumplings With Biscuits Recipe
With winter coming, no doubt you will love this easy, creamy, and rich chicken and dumplings in the crockpot. Set it and go; the seasoned chicken breasts are fork tender while the biscuits use pre-made dough, keeping the whole recipe easy.
slow cooker chicken and dumplings with biscuits recipe
The perfect comfort food, this slow cooker recipe is so super simple. And using refrigerated buttermilk biscuits (in place of homemade dumplings with biscuit mix) combined with seasoned chicken breasts keeps the dish quick and easy.
All leftover chicken should always be sealed in an airtight container and placed in the fridge. This crock pot recipe of chicken and delicious dumplings should keep approximately three days. Remember that the chicken mixture has a creamy sauce, and that may continue to soften any of the dumplings as it sits n the fridge.
SHRED CHICKEN: Remove the lid from the slow cooker and remove the bay leaves. Take the chicken out and dice into bite-sized pieces or shred with two forks. Return chicken to the pot and stir.
Recently my number one recipe request is for a slow cooker version of my famous homemade Chicken and Dumplings. And I am proud to say, I finally got it right and I am ready to share this killer Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings recipe with all of you.
Just like the original, this Chicken and Dumplings recipe has a deliciously creamy chicken soup base with lots of flavor. Then we whip up a quick batch of big fluffy homemade dumplings and drop them into the soup with a cookie scoop.
To reheat, spoon the amount you want to eat into a pot and reheat on the stovetop over medium-low heat until warmed through. You can also reheat in the microwave. Spoon the chicken and dumplings into a bowl, cover with a plate, then reheat for about 3 minutes, stopping halfway to stir the soup.
**This recipe has been updated to add the evaporated milk after you cook the chicken and broth all day. Some readers were having issues with the evaporated milk curdling. I could not recreate the issue in my own kitchen, but I believe adding the evaporated milk later in the recipe should avoid this possible issue all together!
In the broth mix: I used a half Teaspoon of pepper, a full Teaspoon of garlic powder, a full Teaspoon of salt. Cooked on low for 5 hours (6 hrs. is too long in my crockpot). Then made the dumplings (omitting the Thyme entirely). I used a half Teaspoon of salt, half Teaspoon garlic powder, and just a few shakes of pepper to the flour for the dumplings. I turned crockpot to high and cooked an additional hour (for a total of 6 hours cooking time). I cooked frozen peas and added them at the end. It adds a pop of color. I changed nothing else about this recipe except for the spices, and it is reminiscent of chicken pot pie if you take out the Thyme. My family loved it!! Overall, this is a great recipe, but it just needed to be un-spiced up a bit, haha!!
Step 1: Place cream of chicken soup in the bottom of your slow cooker and stir it around. Layer the chicken breasts across the soup base. Top with a stick of unsalted butter. Pour water over the ingredients and place the lid on the slow cooker/Crockpot. Cook on the HIGH setting for 3 hours.
Step 3: Make the dumplings. Open a can of Grands biscuits and place the dough on a cutting board. For large dumplings, cut the biscuits into quarters. If you prefer small dumplings like I do, cut the dough into smaller pieces. The number of dumplings does not matter. Separate the dumpling dough and drop it into the pot along with the chicken and soup mixture. Stir. Replace the lid and cook for 1 hour on HIGH.
Fan of dark meat? You can substitute chicken thighs in this recipe. Just be sure that they are boneless chicken thighs without skin. I recommend that you cut the thigh meat into strips to help ensure that it cooks well.
If you prefer a faster version of chicken and dumplings, be sure to check out my recipe for Quick and Easy Chicken and Dumplings which is made on the stovetop, or my recipe for Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings, my (new!) favorite way of making chicken & dumplings.
Without getting science-y here, I would recommend that if you have 2 slow cookers to cook 2 batches at the same time. There could be issues with the amount of time it takes due to the volume/density of the contents of the slow cooker. Better safe than sorry.
This recipe has everything you love about homemade chicken and dumplings but with a few shortcuts like using a crockpot and canned biscuits! Using the crockpot to make the chicken and dumplings has it do all the hard work for you.
This recipe looks so wonderful and very yummy! This crockpot chicken and dumplings sounds amazing and absolutely delicious! My family is going to love this recipe for dinner tonight, so excited to make this!
Super easy Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings are the ultimate cold weather comfort food. This recipe is filled with vegetables and chicken swimming in a light cream sauce, then topped with buttery biscuits creating a family favorite for years to come.
This recipe is so simple to make. You simply layer your vegetables and chicken in your slow cooker then pour in the stock. Cook for a few hours, then shred your chicken into bite-sized pieces before returning to the slow cooker to continue cooking. Stir in a bit of cream, top with your dumpling dough and cook for a little while longer.
Crockpot chicken and dumplings make dinner time a breeze thanks to the ease of the slow cooker. Enjoy delicious chicken and dumplings with hardly any effort at all and get dinner on the table fast!
We typically do not serve anything with chicken and dumplings. But if you are wanting to stretch your servings, you can always add a side o