Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings

Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings is a hearty and simple dish made with tender chicken, flavorful broth, and fluffy dumplings. Here’s a recipe for Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings to get you started:


  • 1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 3 celery stalks, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup frozen peas (optional)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream (optional)

For the dumplings:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 3/4 cup milk


  1. Place the chicken breasts in the slow cooker. Add the chicken broth, water, diced onion, sliced carrots, sliced celery, minced garlic, dried thyme, bay leaf, salt, and pepper.
  2. Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours, until the chicken is cooked through and tender.
  3. Remove the cooked chicken from the slow cooker and shred it using two forks. Return the shredded chicken to the slow cooker.
  4. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt for the dumplings.
  5. Add the cold, cubed butter to the flour mixture. Use a pastry cutter or your fingers to cut the butter into the flour until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  6. Pour in the milk and stir until a sticky dough forms. Do not overmix.
  7. Drop spoonfuls of the dumpling dough onto the surface of the chicken and broth mixture in the slow cooker. Make sure the dumplings are evenly distributed.
  8. Cover the slow cooker again and cook on high for 1-2 hours, or until the dumplings are cooked through and fluffy.
  9. If desired, add the frozen peas and heavy cream to the slow cooker during the last 30 minutes of cooking.
  10. Remove the bay leaf from the slow cooker. Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper if needed.
  11. Ladle the Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings into bowls and serve hot.

This hearty Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings dish is ideal for colder days or when you’re craving a warm and filling meal. This simple slow cooker recipe combines tender chicken, flavorful broth, and fluffy dumplings.