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Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings

We like chicken and dumplings in our house but they are usually time consuming to make. I have made Martha Stewart’s Chicken and Dumpling recipe several times. Although it is very good, it also takes quite a while. You cook a whole chicken, use homemade chicken stock, and on and on. I usually do not have hours to spend on chicken and dumplings. I know this is the best way but honestly it is too time consuming.
I was looking for a quicker version of chicken and dumplings a few years ago and I came across a recipe on Allrecipes for crockpot chicken and dumplings. I thought the ideas sounded great. It did call for canned biscuits which I rarely, I mean basically never buy, but I decided to give it a try. We really liked these. My whole family enjoyed them. I liked them because they were quick and easy plus they were pretty inexpensive to make.

Since I am now avoided packaged and processed food I have adapted it using home made biscuit dough. It worked well and I will now be making them that way instead. I used the biscuit recipe off the bag off self rising flour. I used two cups of flour in the recipe and it seemed to be the right amount. I am posting the canned biscuit version but I encourage you to also try it with homemade biscuit dough. They are a little thicker with the homemade dough but still very good.

I know this is not really a soup but it is close 🙂 so I am linking it to Overwhelmed With Joy’s soup exchange.

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  1. I LOVE chicken and dumplings and I’ve tried a crockpot recipe, but not this one. I’m bookmarking it.

  2. This looks really good. We are also staying away from packaged foods. We feel so much better since. Thanks for this recipe, I will be giving this one a try soon. I might even use left over turkey instead of chicken.

  3. The Happy Housewife says

    Oh my word, it is 30 degrees and that looks so good! I will be making this one during the month of December!

  4. We love chicken and dumplings – this sounds like a good one!

  5. My husband loves chicken and dumplings, but Ive never made it before! Im not a huge fan of it, but I will definitely try this recipe out. Love easy recipes! Thanks for sharing.

  6. We love Chicken and Dumplings and this looks like a good one.

  7. Overwhelmed! says

    Oooh, Lynn, I don’t mind that this isn’t technically a soup recipe. It sounds heavenly and I love that you can make it in a slow cooker! 🙂

    Thanks for participating in my Favorite Ingredients Friday Soup Edition recipe exchange! I do appreciate it!

  8. You can also make dumplings out of flour tortillas. You have to make sure you let them simmer long enough, otherwise they are just hot, wet, tortilla pieces!

  9. Kathleen Marie says

    One of my favorites! This looks like a wonderful addition to a holiday meal! Have a great day!

  10. Mississippi Songbird says

    I love Chicken and Dumplings.. So tummy warming.. Good stuff.. Thanks for posting..

  11. Yumy Lynns, you make me hungry….

  12. Overwhelmed! says

    Lynn, I haven’t had chicken and dumplings since my grandma used to make it for us as kids. I miss it! I’ll have to give your recipe a try.

    Thanks for participating in my Favorite Ingredients Friday- Soup Edition recipe exchange from last week! I hope you’ll join in again today.

  13. I like your idea about not buying the canned biscuits….. but not the cans of cream of chicken. Cream of chicken is just nasty. All the ingredients in cream of chicken is “processed”. Do you have any healthy alternatives this? Thanks!

    • @Riss, I have not found a good alternative to canned cream soups which is why I kept using them even though I knew they were all processed. But now that I am eating gluten free I am really motivated to find something that works. When I get a good recipe I will post it.

  14. I made this recipe and wrote about it here:

    I’m not a super big fan of chicken and dumplings but our whole family really enjoyed this meal. I especially enjoyed how easy it was to make! I’ll be on the look out for your alternative to the canned soup. I bet this would be even better if it didn’t need the canned stuff.

    Thanks for the recipe.
    .-= mrsblocko´s last blog ..Belated Thankful Thursday 3 =-.

  15. I made this recipe couple of nights ago!!! WOW it was awesome not to mention there were NO leftovers! My 16 yr old son thought it was the best! and he is a chicken and dumplins expert!!

    Thank you for the great recipes!

  16. I am going to try this. But I usually substitute broth for water in my recipes for more flavor. Has anyone tried that with this recipe? Thoughts on this please

  17. This is some of the best-looking chicken and dumplings I’ve seen. I’m definitely trying this recipe. Can any other chicken part be used? Thanx for your response.

  18. How many does this serve?

  19. I am so glad that you enjoyed them! And thanks for sharing the changes that you made.


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