SLOW COOKER CHICKEN & DUMPLINGS – a deliciously easy version of a comfort food classic. Creamy gravy, fresh vegetables, chicken and simplified dumplings. This meal will be an instant hit with everyone.
So a few weeks ago, I shared on my Instagram account that I was in need for dinner ideas. I had just got done being sick and was just lost at what to make my family for dinner. I shared this post to my personal Facebook page and my friends, family and readers came to the rescue.
My friend Sonja makes this meal for her family, the only thing I didn’t add was the bacon. Well because we all love bacon and I was pretty sure my kids would have eaten around everything else just to get to the bacon. I will be trying that though eventually but we are starting here.
This meal is oh, so good and easy! I missed a step in the process of shredding the chicken but was so happy that I didn’t do that. My family loved it this way and the chicken was so tender that it melted in your mouth. It broke apart so easily in the bowl that it made it easy to get the perfect bite with vegetables, gravy, chicken and dumplings.
I loved Sonja’s idea of using frozen biscuits at the topping. I will even be trying my homemade Copycat KFC Biscuits on top someday, but using the frozen biscuits made it so easy on a busy spring break day. My family and I went and played floor hockey, football and basketball. All while this dreamy batch of SLOW COOKER CHICKEN & DUMPLINGS was cooking away. I love that I have friends and readers willing to share their family to-go-to meals. It literally have been a life saver. XOXO San
Looking for some more easy & delicious slow cooker meals check out a few of my favorites: 50 of the Best Slow Cooker Recipes, Slow Cooker Chicken Kielbasa & Barbecue Beans, Slow Cooker Spaghetti Bolognese and Slow Cooker Cuban Pork.
Don’t forget to pin this to your favorite Pinterest board for later.
- 3 large chicken breast
- 4 celery stalks, diced
- 4 carrots, diced
- 1 small yellow onion, diced
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon parsley
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 2 cans cream of chicken
- 10 frozen biscuits
Line the bottom of your slow cooker with the chicken breast.
Top chicken breast with carrots, celery and onions. Stir together the seasonings in a small bowl and sprinkle over the top of the chicken and veggies.
In a medium sized bowl (approximately 4-6 cups) and mix together the chicken broth and cream of chicken soup.
Pour broth mixture over the vegetables. Place lid on slow cooker and bake on high for 5-6 hours.
Remove lid and reduce heat to low on the slow cooker. Add the frozen biscuits gently on top of the gravy. Close the lid and cook on low for 1 more hour.
Remove lid and turn off slow cooker - let it sit for 10 minutes. Then serve.
Make sure when you scoop it give each person 1 biscuit and about 1/3 to a 1/2 of a chicken breast. Use a ladle to grab some extra gravy if you need.