Crockpot Chicken & Dumplings


Looking for an easy Crockpot meal that will leave you satisfied?  This is a comfort food that can be assembled quickly and cooks away all day,  the “dumplings” are refrigerated biscuits that get added to the Crockpot an hour before its finished cooking.   An easy meal that the family will gobble up!  If you are looking for more easy Slow Cooker meals, click here.

Crockpot Chicken & Dumplings

Cook Time: 6 hours

Serving Size: 6 servings

Crockpot Chicken & Dumplings


  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 (10.75 ounce) cans Cream of Chicken soup
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots (I buy the pre-cut matchstick cut carrots)
  • 4 T butter, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 t ground pepper
  • 1 T dried Rosemary
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 (16 oz) can Pillsbury Grands Biscuits (do not cook)


  1. Add one can of the Cream of Chicken soup to the bottom of your Crockpot, spread around.
  2. Sprinkle 1/2 of the diced onions and carrots on top of the soup.
  3. Now layer with chicken breasts & add water.
  4. Spread remaining can of soup over top of chicken breasts.
  5. Add butter, placing chunks all over top of soup.
  6. Add remaining onion and carrots. Sprinkle ground pepper and Rosemary over entire top of Crockpot.
  7. Place lid on and cook on high for 5 hours. (This time may vary according to your Crockpot).
  8. Take chicken out and shred. I use my Kitchenaid mixer with the dough hook, shreds chicken in a matter of a couple minutes.
  9. Add shredded chicken back into Crockpot, stir.
  10. Stir in milk.
  11. Cut uncooked biscuits into 4 pieces each, add all cut pieces into Crockpot, stir well.
  12. Replace lid & cook 1 more hour or until center of biscuits are not raw. Serves 6.
  13. ***If freezing as part of the Freezer Cooking meals, do not add milk or biscuits to freezer bags. Those ingredients go in towards the end of cook time***


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  1. I just love easy crock pot meals, especially in the winter. Can’t wait to try this one!

  2. grandma Laurie says:

    This was so good. I enjoyed with Lori and family. Now I will have to make it for myself.

  3. I never found anywhere on your site how to assemble the meals in the bags per recipe. Like what goes into what bag for what meal. Thanks so much..Nancy

  4. Have you ever frozen your leftovers? If so, did it reheat ok? I just discovered freezer cooking and I am officially a huge fan!

  5. This sounds yummy. I was wondering about the freezing for this. Do you freeze it with the canned soup? I’ve never frozen canned soup.

  6. This looks delicious. I’m just curious how to prepare this and some other recipes if I plan to do the freezer meals? Do I include all ingredients from your lists into the freezer bag, freeze, and then just place into the crock pot and cook according to the directions? Or do I leave some of the ingredients out like for this one the biscuits & milk and add them at the end like specified?

    Thank you!

    • Jen, Most of the recipes are all inclusive, everything goes in at once to the freezer & then into the Crockpot. This is one where you need to wait until the last hour for the biscuits to be placed in the Crockpot. Enjoy 🙂

      • I am wondering to you defrost these meals first before throwing into crockpot when they’ve been prepared beforehand?

        • Hi Amber, we suggest placing the freezer bag into your refrigerator the night before. They do not need to entirely defrost. Enjoy 🙂

  7. It’s in the crock pot right now! I threw in a cup of wild rice too.

  8. Have you used your our biscuit mix instead of the Pillsbury Biscuits? Did it work?
    I did make it once with the Pillsbury ones and it was delicious!!! Just wondering if I can save a few dollars 🙂 If not, I will have to sacrifice and buy some b/c they make it wonderful—even my kids ate it!!!

    • Sarah, I have not used biscuit mix, but I would think it would work. Glad even the kids ate it, I measure success at my house by that all the time! 🙂

  9. Great meal. Tried it last night and it was really delicious. My daughter raved about it and compared it to her grandpa’s homemade chicken and dumplings. Will be making this as a freezer meal regularly. Thanks for the great recipe.

  10. Do you use frozen or thawed chicken breasts?

  11. This might be a dumb question, but I am new to this freezer cooking. Do I cook in the crockpot first then freeze? If not, do you just dump everything in a freezer bag (except milk and biscuits)? Then when ready then use thaw then cook in crockpot?

    • Yes – dump in a bag raw (you are right except for biscuits and milk in this case) freeze, then thaw and cook! SO easy!

  12. Six breasts? That seems like a lot…about how much in pounds or oz?

  13. We have been going through the freezer meals and this one has been the biggest hit so far! Hubby and toddlers enjoyed immensely and have requested it be added to rotation. I think if I were to tweak it all, it would just be to add some veggies to sneak them in on the kids. Maybe some celery along with the carrots and then some sliced mushrooms added just before the biscuit pieces get dropped in. Either way this is a keeper! Thank you!

    • Glad the family enjoyed Helena! I sneak things in where I can also, picky kids usually stop me from trying too much though. Stay tuned we’re rolling out a few more slow cooker meals starting next week!

  14. I make this same recipe on the stove after I boil a huge bag of chicken leg quarters, I ended up with 3 huge frozen bags n have to cook it all once is thawed. I use the water I boiled the chicken in & season with various seasonings & chicken broth. I am wondering can I use my precooked chicken that is already shredded in this in my slow cooker, or wld it dry out the chicken. If so what wld u suggest for the cook time in the slow cooker??

    • Hard for me to say, I’ve never prepared the recipe differently than posted. If the chicken is already cooked it could dry out though, so lower temp & less time. Let us know how it turns out!

      • Or u could stir the chicken in at the end…

        • Thanks ladies, I will definitely try it in the slow cooker next time. I think adding it at the end is probably the best thing to do. Cook it less time n on low. I will be sure to let u guys know how it turns out!!

  15. Is the rosemary dried or fresh? Sorry if you answered this already…

  16. Would this work if I cooked and shredded the chicken ahead of time? I think so many of the recipes I like call for shredding the chicken that I’d like to do a boat-load all at once. Thoughts?

  17. I’m at work all day can I cook it in low for longer?
    I was looking at other recipes this is the only one that says milk others say chicken broth is there much of a difference?
    Last thing, promise what else do you serve this with or over ?

    • Stacey, I’ve personally only prepared this dish according to the recipe. The milk does add a creaminess, let us know how it turns out if you use the chicken broth. This is a hearty dish, I have never served over anything. Maybe a salad, it is very filling.

  18. I made this the other night with a few alterations… more carrots, no rosemary since I couldn’t find it (we are still under construction in the kitchen), and added a can of corn during the last hour with the milk and biscuits. Only thing hubby had issue with was the biscuit pieces still tasted and felt very “doughy”. Next time going to try moving the mix to the oven and putting the biscuits on top to “dry cook” more.

    • Jennifer, maybe try cutting the biscuits into smaller chunks so they can cook through more, or add in earlier since cook time/temp on slow cookers varies. Good addition with the can of corn 🙂

  19. I have this cooking now and smells so yummy! I used Trader Joe Cresant Rolls instead and they are looking delicious 🙂

  20. Bonnie Apostol says:

    Hi 🙂 I know some people already asked this but I just want to make sure. I pulled my frozen bag out of the freezer last night and put in the refrigerator. When I went to put the ingredients in the crock pot, I noticed it is still frozen solid. My husband wasn’t sure if it is safe to put frozen chicken in the crock pot to cook. Is it safe? I know it was supposed to be thawed but mine just didn’t thaw yet…Thanks!

    • Hi Bonnie, I have personally dumped the contents of frozen/semi-frozen freezer bags into my slow cooker many times with excellent results. Hope you enjoy!

    • Hi Bonnie, I have rarely thawed my meals before putting them in the crock pot as we never know what we want, and often forget due to being busy, and have never had any problems. They always cook up great and taste wonderful. We just had this one for dinner. from frozen, and it was delicious.

  21. Just made this recipe tonight. So yummy!!! Will definitely be adding this one to my recipe collection 🙂

  22. Jocelyn B says:

    Hey. I accidently added the milk to the freezer bag. Will it be okay or do I need to redo it?

    • I would re-do – save the chicken out of it so the expensive part doesn’t get thrown out 😉 You’re going to LOVE this dinner

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