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Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplings

Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplings
  • prep time: 20 min
  • total time: 7 hr 50 min
  • serves: 8 people
  • calories: 363 1 serving

This comforting and delicious recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplings is easy to put together and perfect for weeknight family meals.  The slow cooker simmers chicken, potatoes, carrots and celery in a creamy sauce made with cream of chicken soup.  The finishing touch is a simple mixture of biscuit baking mix, milk and parsley that creates tender dumplings that cook up right in the slow cooker!


cost per recipe: $12.35

  • 1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 medium Yukon Gold potato, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 2 cups)
  • 2 cups baby-cut carrots or 2-inch pieces peeled carrots
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced (about 1 cup)
  • 2 cans (10 1/2 ounces) Campbell’s® Condensed 98% Fat Free Cream of Chicken Soup or Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves or 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cups biscuit baking mix
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


  • Tips

    • Time-Saving: This recipe may also be cooked on HIGH for 4 to 5 hours.
    • Cooking Basics: True "baby" carrots are a seasonal vegetable available in spring and early summer and are sold in bunches with the green tops left on. They can usually be found in upscale grocery stores or farmers' markets. "Baby-cut" carrots are mature carrots that have been peeled and cut into small carrot-shaped pieces. They are widely available year round in the produce section of most grocery stores.
  • Step 1

    Stir the chicken, potatoes, carrots, celery, soup, water, thyme and black pepper in a 6-quart slow cooker.

  • Step 2

    Cover and cook on LOW for 7 to 8 hours or until the chicken is cooked through.

  • Step 3

    Stir the baking mix, milk and parsley in a medium bowl.  Drop the batter by spoonfuls onto the chicken mixture.  Increase the heat to HIGH.  Cover and cook for 30 minutes or until the dumplings are cooked in the center.  Sprinkle with the cheese and cover until the cheese is melted before serving.


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  • Easy & Delicious

    Nancy T.
    October 1, 2014

    I used the chicken on hand; 1 lb. breast meat. I also substituted refrigerator biscuits for dumplings, reducing dumpling cooking time to 15 minutes. I pre-cooked the fresh chicken while I was chopping the vegetables, reducing total cooking time to 4-1/2 hours. The cooking time was determined by the doneness of the potatoes & carrots. Serves 4-5. This is definitely something I will do again.

  • Wish I had read reviews first

    Sherry S.
    July 24, 2017

    Disappointed on how the dumplings turned out. Didn't cook very well in a slow cooker. Taste was fine dumplings were gooey and sucked up all the juice. Cook the dumplings in a separate pot in chicken stock would be better.

  • Great recipe!

    July 21, 2016

    The recipe is simple and taste really good. My family enjoyed the meal. I will be making this recipe often, but in the future, I will add sweet peas and onions to the recipe and use chicken stock instead of water to add more flavor.

  • Great Slow Cooker Recipe

    August 18, 2016

    This recipe is so good I've made it several times. However, I boil the dumplings in chicken broth towards the end and then add both the broth and the dumplings to the crockpot, otherwise the dumplings are too dry.

  • Question

    October 6, 2014

    I really liked this recipe. I want to try it with turkey.Has any one made this with turkey?

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    Calories 284
    Total Fat 6 g
    Sat. Fat 2.3 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 56 mg
    Sodium 425 mg
    Total Carb 32 g
    Dietary Fiber 3 g
    Sugar 3 g
    Added Sugars 0 g
    Protein 23 g
    Vitamin D 1 %DV
    Calcium 9 %DV
    Iron 13 %DV
    Potassium 11 %DV
    Calories 363
    Total Fat 12 g
    Sat. Fat 3.5 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 62 mg
    Sodium 948 mg
    Total Carb 38 g
    Dietary Fiber 3 g
    Sugar 0 g
    Added Sugars 0 g
    Protein 24 g
    Vitamin D 1 %DV
    Calcium 12 %DV
    Iron 14 %DV
    Potassium 11 %DV

    This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.