Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Crockpot Chicken & Dumplings

Fall is in full swing around here!  Today is cold, rainy, and super WINDY!  We're supposed to see wind speeds over 50 MPH.  That's a little nuts, isn't it?

What better thing to do on a day like this than make some nice, warm comfort food.  And since this meal cooks in the crockpot, that means your oven is free to bake some bread or goodies.  Doesn't that sound nice?  It sure does to me!

This recipe is adapted from HERE and we absolutely LOVED it!  I loved the shortcut of using canned biscuit dough for the dumplings.  It was so simple and so delicious!  Brilliant really.


Here's what you'll need:

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (I doubled the recipe since we were cooking for extras and I only had three chicken breasts.  It worked out great though.)
2 Tbsp. butter
2  (10.5 oz.) cans cream of chicken soup
1 (14.5 oz) can chicken broth
1/2 onion, diced OR you can use 2 Tbsp. dried, diced onion
1 Tbsp. dried parsley
4 Grands flaky refrigerator biscuits

Place chicken in crockpot.  Plop the butter on the chicken.


Then scoop the cream of chicken soup on that (since I doubled this recipe, I only had 3 cans of cream of chicken soup, so I added a can of cream of mushroom soup).


Pour the chicken broth over all.


Add the diced onion and dried parsley.


Cover and cook on High for 4-5 hours or Low for 8-9 hours.
After the chicken is cooked, shred it and put it back into the soup.



Cut each biscuit into 9 pieces.
(Remember that I doubled mine, that's why there are more than 4.)


Stir gently into the soup.  Cover and turn the crockpot to High and cook for another hour.


After an hour, stir it up and this is what you'll get.


Serve warm and enjoy!


73 comments:

Audra said...

Yummmmmm!

Anonymous said...

I made this and it came out sooo good.

Hannah said...

So glad to hear it!

estetik said...

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Hannah said...

estetik, thank you for taking the time to comment. Welcome and I hope you enjoy my blog!

Anonymous said...

I made this and my husband and I loved it. We thought about adding peas and carrots so it would be like a pot pie!

Hannah said...

So glad to hear you guys enjoyed this! I love the idea of adding peas and carrots. Thanks for commenting!

Anonymous said...

Found this recipe on another bloggers website ( delete it) and re-pinned yours ;) Made this tonight.... YUM!!!! Adding to my families rotation

Lauren M. said...

Sounds delish! :)
Planning to make it next week. How many servings does it make?

Amy said...

Do you think this would freeze well? I was thinking about freezing it into single portion sizes for my husband to heat up while I'm out of town...

Anonymous said...

I make my dumplings from a scratch and its not freezable! But I am wondering if i could cook mine like this! Chicken and dumplings have been a family favorite all my life but working full time its hard for me to cook it because cooking from scratch takes a few hours so I wonder if this could work

Anonymous said...

I only have chicken tenderloin. Would the cooking time be reduced? Thanks

Kendra Thomas said...

Is the cans of cream of chicken big cans or little cans?

Melissa Glaser-Slater said...

did you use 2 cans of the chicken broth for the doubled recipe?

Meg, Kurt, Jack, and Charlie said...

Think this would work with frozen chicken breasts?

Anonymous said...

Since you doubled the recipe wouldn't the time frame for cooking it change also?

anne waisanen said...

Made today as is and so easy and so good!!!! Love it

Hannah said...

So, so happy to hear so many are enjoying this recipe! I have lots of questions to answer, so I'll do my best to answer them all...

I would guess this recipe serves 6.

I don't think these would freeze very well.

When cooking with a crockpot, the time doesn't vary too much whether you use breast or tenderloins. Maybe opt for the lesser cooking times, but it shouldn't make too much of a difference.

Since I had doubled my batch, I used my biggest crockpot. I think by using a bigger crockpot made it so I didn't have to adjust the time.

The cream of chicken soup cans are the 10.5 oz cans.

The recipe as listed is the single batch. Double everything if you're making a double batch.

I'm sure this recipe would work just fine using frozen chicken breasts. It's usually not recommended to use frozen meats in a crockpot, but I do all the time with success. You might want to increase the time, however. And it may be a little more watered down using frozen chicken.

Hope this all helps. Thank you all for the comments. I love them!!

Colleen C said...

Suggestions on vegetables to add into the mix? My train of thinking is if veggies are included in the crockpot it could be a whole meal!

Would frozen green beans work well?

Hannah said...

Great thinking adding some veggies for a complete meal in one! I'm sure frozen green beans would work just fine. I would probably add some frozen peas and carrots since my kiddos would like that.

Anonymous said...

Gotta cook the biscuits longer than an hr. Mine been cookin an hr now & still doughy

Betsy Bie said...

Can this be made in a Nesco?

Anonymous said...

Made this tonight for my family! Huge hit. Very good!

Hannah said...

I so appreciate the comments! As far as cooking this dish in a Nesco (I totally had to look that up), I'm not sure since I've never tried it. But let me know if you try it and what you find!

Anonymous said...

Did you bake the biscuits first or put them in doughy?

Jaclyn Ziobro said...

Small, regular cans

Jaclyn Ziobro said...

I'm making it today and added a can of cream corn and green beans.

Jaclyn Ziobro said...

Thanks for the recipe! I'm making it now. I only have 1 cream of chicken so I am also using 1 can cream of mushroom. I'm also adding I can of cream corn and some greens beans.

Anonymous said...

Do you bake the biscuits first?

Cristan Fite said...

I made it tonight! Can't wait to try it!!! Thanks for the recipe

Michelle said...

In the process of making this as I type. Don't know what I was thinking but used 2 cans of biscuits instead 4 biscuits. Either way I'm optimistic and excited. This is so much easier that making the dumplings from scratch. Michelle

Anonymous said...

alrighty im making this today what is the time frame on cooking it how long does it take to cook?
im so excited to make this thank you

Anonymous said...

hello, is it possible to just cut biscuits in half to make them thinner and place a layer on top of chicken mixture for a chicken and biscuit type dinner. im not very fond of dumplings but this does look amazing and yummy. thx

TLS131 said...

I am a dark meat fan. I may mix boneless thighs with chix breast

Jamie Schmidt said...

I have this in the crockpot right now! I made it exactly as stated and doubled the recipe for my family of five oinkers.. lol.. I have never even had chicken and dumplings before but my husband LOVES it and talks about it all the time so I decided to try this for him! It was really easy so I'm hopeful everyone likes it! I'll let you know the verdict later tonight! ;)

Vicki said...

We absolutely LOVED it! It was perfect for this chilly night. I added carrots and celery since that's how I remembered it. I haven't had this in ages but it will be in regular rotation. Thank you!

TLS131 said...

I made this today and it turned out great. I put it in my crockpot at 11pm. Shredded my chicken at 630am and put my biscuits in at 7am. Done by 8am. Out the door for work.

Anonymous said...

Made this before and it was so easy and delicious! Question though, do you think this would work if I subbed in frozen noodles in place of the biscuits? I was thinking of making a chicken and noodles over mashed potatoes.

Heidi Muller said...

Made this yesterday exactly as written and it was so delicious. I absolutely loved it. SO easy!!! Will most definitely make again, and again.

Anonymous said...

Made this exactly as the recipe stated & it turned out great. My husband loved it! I'm making it again today for guests but will also be making some mashed potatos to go along with it.

Anonymous said...

I've made this twice now. My husband loves it! And so do I, I have a two month old and this is something very easy to fix even with her. :)

Anonymous said...

Made this dinner today. Can you say delish. I added more meat though. Thanks for the recipe.

Anonymous said...

Can this be made in a smaller crockpot? if not, how can I convert the time and temp for the stovetop?

Krystina Jenkins said...

This was great! Thanks for sharing!

Morgan Coble said...

I am making a double tonight and have decided to add a few things...I am using 2 cream of chix and 2 cream of mushroom because I have them on hand but think next time I will use cream of celery...I also added 2 tablespoons of garlic powder and about 1 tablespoon of poultry season (guesstimated and slightly dusted the top).. also will add le sueur peas and using grandson honey butter biscuits...will try and update how it was when done

Morgan Coble said...

Grands honey butter biscuits...darn auto correct

Pamela Z said...

Im making this today. it looks so easy and smells so good!!! I am making a double batch, I also added carrots an celery with a bit of garlic. Will comment later to let you know how very good it was!!! Thanks

Abby said...

Hi, there, Hannah. I just wanted to let you know that this site -

http://www.freshdreamer.com/2015/01/crockpot-chicken-dumplings.html

has stolen your full recipe for these chicken and dumplings, verbatim, without any attribution.Hopefully we can spread the word so this site starts removing our written instructions and linking our recipes back to us.

Brianna T said...

I made this recipe tonight and it is amazing!
I added corn and carrots as well.
Slow cooker recipes can be iffy sometimes, but this one turned out exactly as expected (actually, much better than expected) and it was delicious!
10 out of 10 would make it again.

Julie Owens said...

Do you think it would work if you cooked on low for 2-2 1/2 hours after adding the biscuits instead of cooking on high for one hour? We like to eat as soon as we get home. 😀

Megan Comer said...

AMAZING recipe! Made this a few weeks ago and am making again tonight for my family. My 4 year old and 11 month old eat it up! Thank you!

Megan M said...

My husbands lactose intolerant.. Can i substitute the cream of chicken soup for a little lactose free milk and add more chicken broth?.. TIA Megan

Laura Wheeler said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe!! This is my second time to make this and it is amazing!! My picky eaters gobble this up!!

Rachel Page said...

Making tomorrow for dinner! Sounds amazing!

Julie Owens said...

Very good. Even my pickiest eater asked for more. We didn't have time to do the biscuit thing after cooking the chicken. We're very impatient! So... We put it over egg noodles, instead.

Maryann said...

YUM! I didn't have the cream of chicken soup so I substituted cream of onion soup....WOWzers! Makes your lips smack your jaws :-) Thanks for the recipe!!!

Anonymous said...

You could probably use egg noodles. I make a similar dish with them.

Tracy Varner said...

I'm making this for dinner tonight. I can't wait at all lol...

BettyBoop2u said...

Well I've had a Busy Day today with School starting back tomorrow. So I am throwing this in the Crock but I'm using 3 big cans of White chicken (only chicken I had on hand) So we will see how it goes !!

aimee is beloved said...

So now I feel dumb, but mine turned out NOTHING like this because where it says 4 Grand Flaky Biscuits, I assumed 4 CANS not 1 can and 4 biscuits out of it. I couldn't have been the only one who maybe thought this, I even thought to myself DAMN that's a lot of biscuits but okay.. could you maybe change and clarify it haha

Patrick Prichard said...

I am going to add a little sriracha sauce to the mix to spice it up a bit.

Unknown said...

This was very good. The only problem I had was with the biscuits, they were still mushy in the middle. Next time I will use use jiffy mix instead, always have great luck with that. Give it a try.

Joyce G said...

I ended up using a 2.5 lb bag of chicken breast and double the recipe. It turned out amazing. Great, fast, and easy recipe! Thanks for sharing.

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Unknown said...

I make this exact same recipe using FLOUR TORTILLAS instead of the biscuits! Cut the tortillas in squares........ AMAZING!!!! I will try the biscuit recipe next time! Can't wait!!

rebxxxa said...

i enjoy making this recipe - super easy and definitely fills the chicken & dumpling soup craving! i add a little extra stock & some frozen mixed veggies to feel a *little* better about eating this ;-) thanks!

Laura Wheeler said...

This is a family favorite!! So simple to make and sooooo yummy!!

Laura Wheeler said...

This is a family favorite!! So simple to make and sooooo yummy!!

Unknown said...

I made this the other day and my husband loved it.

Katie Davenport said...

My New Years resolution is to cook up a new recipe every week to increase our menu options and eat out rarely. Your post is by far the best format I've had the pleasure to read. I'm a retired trainer/software training manual creator. If I ever get around to posting my own recipes I will do it exactly like this. I love the words/pictures in individual steps! Good job! This recipe is going to be this weeks new addition! Thank you! I'll be following you for other recipes!

Unknown said...

Just wanted to say I've made this for years but I love this easy recipe. It was delicious. Thank you

D Eret said...

I would like to use this as a filling for chicken pot pies. I like my veggies on the side like a local pot pie shop does by my house.

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