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Slow Cooker Chicken & Herb Dumplings

Slow Cooker Chicken & Herb Dumplings

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The slow cooker makes it easy to prepare this delicious chicken stew, topped with herb seasoned dumplings. It's a meal the whole family will savor.

serves 8 people


  • 2 1/2

    pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast and/or thighs

  • 5

    medium carrot, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces (about 2 1/2 cups)

  • 4

    stalks celery, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 2 cups)

  • 1

    large onion, chopped (about 1 cup)

  • 3 1/2

    cups Swanson® Chicken Broth or Swanson® Chicken Stock

  • 1/2

    teaspoon poultry seasoning

  • 2 1/3

    cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/2

    cup water

  • 1

    tablespoon baking powder

  • 1

    cup reduced fat (2%) milk

  • 1

    teaspoon dried thyme leaves, crushed

  • 1/2

    teaspoon salt

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How to Make It

Step 1

Season the chicken as desired.  Stir the chicken, carrots, celery, onion, broth and poultry seasoning in a 6-quart slow cooker.

Step 2

Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours or until the chicken is cooked through.  Remove the chicken to a cutting board.  Using 2 forks, shred the chicken.

Step 3

Stir 1/3 cup flour and the water in a small bowl until the mixture is smooth. Stir the flour mixture into the cooker.  Return the chicken to the cooker.  Cover.

Step 4

Stir the remaining 2 cups flour, baking powder, milk, thyme and salt in a medium bowl. Drop the batter by rounded tablespoonfuls over the chicken mixture. Cover and cook on HIGH for 50 minutes or until the dumplings are cooked through.

Recipe Tips

  • Ingredient Note: We develop our recipes using a 4-to 5-ounce skinless, boneless chicken breast half per serving. However, there are a range of sizes available in-store, from the butcher counter to the meat case and the freezer section. Use whichever you prefer- just follow the recipe as written above for the best result. If you're using larger chicken breasts they may require a little longer cooking time.

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Ratings & Reviews

  • lois-jef-lor

    September 20, 2011

    Slow Cooker Chicken & Herb Dumplings

    My husband and 3yr old and I love this recipe. It is really delicious and easy.I did not have any problem with my dumplings sticking together. I just started dropping them as close as I could get to the outside edge of the slow cooker and went around clock-wise and worked my way in. I ended out with about 11 dumplings. I also added some no salt poultry seasoning, some sage and some salt to taste to the broth. I made this all last winter and since it cooled down a bit now for the fall here, I am making it again today.

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  • Natalie W.

    March 16, 2011

    Slow Cooker Chicken & Herb Dumplings

    Started out great until it was time to put the dumplings in. They stuck together and made a big mushy biscuit floating on top of the liquid. :-(

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