Monday, November 14, 2011

Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings

(forgot to take a pic, so here it is in tupperware for tomorrow's lunch :) )
My family loves this meal!!

Diana's Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings

Feel free to substitute any ingredients you wish, and increase/decrease amounts for the size of your family!
4 boneless/skinless chicken breasts (frozen works fine)
2 tablespoons of butter
2 (10.75 oz) can of cream of chicken soup
3 1/2 cups of chicken broth
1 large sweet onion, finely diced
1 1/2 cups corn
3-4 stalks celery, diced
4-5 large carrots, diced
3/4 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp black pepper

1/2 tsp sea salt
For the dumplings use 1-2 large cans of Pillsbury Buttermilk Biscuits (non-flaky). My family likes lots of biscuits, but one can works also.

1. EXCLUDING THE BISCUITS, put the chicken in the bottom of the crockpot and top with all other ingredients in any order.

2. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours or HIGH for approximately 5 hours.
3. About an hour before serving, remove chicken and pull into pieces. Return the chicken to soup mixture. Tear each biscuit into thirds and place on the top of the soup. Cover and cook until the dough is no longer raw in the center.

If biscuits are soggy because your crockpot was too full: remove lid, let cook another 10-15 minutes.
Serve in bowls.

(c) Diana Frazier 2011


  1. Sounds super easy and great for cold nights!

  2. Just put this together as a freezer meal. I followed your recipe and just added a bit of Italian Seasoning too. Plus I pre-diced the chicken and put it on top of the veggies in a gallon freezer bag. Then added all sauce and spice elements except for the chicken broth. I'll take it out of the freezer when I'm ready and add the chicken broth to the crock pot! Yahoo for easy and delicious meals after baby arrives!

  3. How do you make it come out more like gravy? Mine came out like soup.

    1. Hi, Tory!
      Try letting it reduce with the lid off a bit and make sure the biscuits are shoved down some (rather than lightly set on top). The flour from the biscuits combined with it reducing should thicken it.
      I think mostly reducing it down, might be 30min ,with the lid off should help.