Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings


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I adore how easy this recipe is for Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings. Drop it in the crock pot in the morning–then come home from work to yummy dinner ready to go!

And its one of the most comforting meals you can enjoy on a cold evening. I mean, coming home to that?! It’s like coming home to a big-ole hug from grandma.

How’s that for a home-cooked-meal?

Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings in a white and blue bowl next to a white and blue checkered cloth

And, when you cook with the slow cooker, you know that it’s not going to require a lot of effort. That’s the whole point of cooking in the crock pot.

It’s the shortcut of appliances–and so easy to use, you don’t have to stand over it and stir it. Heck, it looses all the heat it needs if you do!

So, grab your chicken and veggies and let’s get our chicken and dumplings on!

a spoonful of Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings above more in  a white and blue bowl next to a white and blue checkered cloth

What You Need To Make Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

This is a very simple chicken recipe that’s no-fail. Seriously, anyone can make these, as long as you can follow some basic cooking instructions. Here’s what you need:

  • 1 1/2 lbs Cubed Chicken Breast
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth
  • 4 cups Water
  • 1 cup Chopped Celery
  • 1 cup Chopped Carrot
  • 1 teaspoon Celery Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper

To make the dumplings:

  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Vegetable Oil
  • 2/3 cup Water
cubed raw chicken in a glass bowl next to broth in a glass measuring cup on a white background

How to Make This Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

Step 1

In the slow cooker, combine chicken, celery, carrot, spices and all other ingredients except those necessary for the dumplings.

Put the lid on the slow cooker and turn it onto high for 4 hours or low for 8.

broth in a glass measuring cup above chicken, celery, carrot, spices in a green slow cooker

Step 2

When your chicken portion is ready, it’s time to make the dumplings.

To make the dumplings, whisk together all of the dry ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.

dry ingredients for dumplings being combined in a glass bowl with a whisk

Step 3

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk together.

a teaspoon of vegetable oil being added to dry ingredients for dumplings being combined in a glass bowl with a whisk

Step 4

Drop the dumplings into the chicken soup portion by spoonfuls.

dumplings being dropped from a spoon into a bowl of chicken soup

Step 5

Allow the chicken and dumplings to cook uncovered for 10 minutes, then put the lid back on the slow cooker and allow it to cook for an additional 10 minutes.

Then it’s time to eat!

chicken soup and dumplings in a green crockpot

More Easy Chicken Recipes You’ll Love

If you love this easy chicken recipe, but you’re not quite ready to bust out your cutting board, just pin this to your favorite easy appetizer ideas board on Pinterest so you can find it quick later!

a collage of Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings in a white and blue bowl next to a white and blue checkered cloth with title text reading Chicken & Dumplings In The Slow Cooker
Yield: 8 Servings of Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

I adore how easy this recipe is for Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings. Drop it in the crock pot in the morning--then come home from work to yummy dinner ready to go!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs Cubed Chicken Breast
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth
  • 4 cups Water
  • 1 cup Chopped Celery
  • 1 cup Chopped Carrot
  • 1 teaspoon Celery Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper

To make the dumplings:

  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Vegetable Oil
  • 2/3 cup Water

Instructions

  1. In the slow cooker, combine chicken, celery, carrot, spices and all other ingredients except those necessary for the dumplings.
  2. Put the lid on the slow cooker and turn it onto high for 4 hours or low for 8.
  3. When your chicken portion is ready, it's time to make the dumplings.
  4. To make the dumplings, whisk together all of the dry ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk together.
  6. Drop the dumplings into the chicken soup portion by spoonfuls.
  7. Allow the chicken and dumplings to cook uncovered for 10 minutes, then put the lid back on the slow cooker and allow it to cook for an additional 10 minutes.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 273Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 656mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 30g

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