Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings: A Comforting Classic Dish

Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings is a traditional dish in American cuisine. It's a simple and easy-to-make meal, often cooked in a slow cooker to keep the chicken tender and juicy.

The Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings typically includes small pieces of chicken, vegetables, and broth that are cooked in a slow cooker, then a large amount of flour is added to create small dumplings that are placed on top of the mixture to steam. As the dumplings puff up and cook, they create a comforting and hearty dish that is often enjoyed on cold days or when feeling down.


  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables (carrots, peas, green beans, and corn)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces
  • 3/4 cup milk


  1. In a slow cooker, combine the chicken, chicken broth, mixed vegetables, garlic powder, onion powder, dried thyme, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.

  2. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-8 hours, until the chicken is cooked through and tender.

  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 cup milk, and 1/4 cup butter until smooth. Stir the mixture into the slow cooker and mix well.

  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the 2 cups flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut in the 1/4 cup butter until the mixture is crumbly. Stir in the 3/4 cup milk until a soft dough forms.

  5. Drop spoonfuls of the dough onto the chicken mixture in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 1-2 hours, until the dumplings are cooked through and puffy.

Nutrition information (per serving):

  • Calories: 402
  • Fat: 15g
  • Carbohydrates: 37g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 31g

After cooking, Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings should be stored in the refrigerator or freezer within 3-4 days. You can remove the dumplings from the pot and store them separately in an airtight container to avoid moisture and maintain their crispiness.

This Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings recipe is a comforting and hearty meal that is perfect for chilly days. This recipe is easy to make and perfect for a family dinner or a comforting weekend meal.