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Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 487kcal
Get dinner on the table effortlessly with this Crockpot chicken and dumplings recipe. Requiring minimal prep, this creamy chicken casserole is topped with simple biscuits for one easy family dinner.
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Ingredients

  • 1 ¾ cups chicken broth divided
  • 1 ½ pounds small-to-medium chicken thighs 5-6 chicken thighs
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 large carrot peeled and sliced
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 10.5 ounces cream of chicken soup
  • ½ cup frozen peas
  • 16.3 ounces refrigerated biscuit dough or 8 large biscuits
  • Chopped parsley optional garnish

Instructions

  • Shake salt and pepper over both sides of the chicken thighs and arrange in the bottom of the crockpot.
  • Add in bay leaf, parsley, rosemary, thyme and garlic powder.
  • Pour in chicken broth, carrot, onion, and cream of chicken soup. Gently stir the top to incorporate the ingredients without disturbing the chicken. It doesn’t have to be completely mixed together.
  • Cover crockpot with the lid and cook in the crockpot on high for 3-4 hours or until the chicken is easy to shred and reaches the internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
  • Add the frozen peas. You can shred the chicken if you desire. Stir well to combine.
  • Open a can of biscuit dough and cut each biscuit into fourths. Roll each biscuit into a round ball. Arrange the biscuit pieces on top of everything else in the crockpot.
  • Replace the lid, turn the crockpot to high, and cook the biscuits until done, about 1 to 2 hours depending on your crockpot. Don’t lift the lid to check on them, if possible. If you have a glass lid, you can peek through the glass. The biscuits should take on a matte look when they are finished. Cut into one biscuit to make sure it’s cooked through.
  • When the biscuits are done, adjust seasonings to taste and serve.

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Notes

  • Use chicken thighs rather than breasts for this recipe. They stay perfectly tender and are less likely to dry out.
  • When you add the dumplings, avoid lifting the lid to check on them. They need the steam to get light and fluffy.

Nutrition

Calories: 487kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 1628mg | Potassium: 625mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1917IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 5mg