Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings with Canned Biscuits

If you love easy crockpot chicken recipes, then this Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings with canned biscuits recipe is going to become one of your family favorites!

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Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings with Canned Biscuits

As a busy mom, I’m always on the lookout for new crockpot recipes that are easy to make and don’t require a lot of ingredients. So, when I came across a recipe for crockpot chicken and dumplings, I knew I had to try it, but I made it even easier by making my version with both canned biscuits and canned chicken. And let me tell you, it did not disappoint. My family loved it! Not only was it delicious, but it was so easy to make. If you’re looking for a new crockpot comfort food recipe to try, I highly recommend this one!

What ingredients are needed for Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings?

This recipe is pretty simple. There are only a few basic ingredients that you may already have in your house, but if not, you can have them delivered to your door with either Amazon Fresh Delivery, or my personal favorite, Instacart delivery. (I save a ton of money on groceries by never going to the grocery store!) Here are the five must have and one optional ingredients you need:

  • Canned Chicken
  • Cream of Chicken Soup
  • Poultry Seasoning
  • Chicken Broth
  • Canned Biscuits
  • Black Pepper (optional)

How do you make Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings?

For this recipe you will start with a 7 quart slow cooker. You will need plenty of room for the biscuits to expand when cooking. I actually prefer to use my extra large 10 quart slow cooker and double the recipe! You will definitely want to use a larger slow cooker if you have a large family so you can double or triple the recipe.

Can you use canned chicken for chicken and dumplings?

To keep the prep for this recipe simple, I used canned chicken. Canned chicken is fully cooked so you do not have to worry about cooking times to make sure the chicken is fully cooked. This allows for less prep and faster cooking time. You can use fresh chicken for this recipe like Perdue Farms Diced Chicken, but you will need to adjust your cooking time to allow for the chicken to cook in the crock pot before adding the other ingredients.

Can I get fresh chicken delivered to my door?

You absolutely use a fresh chicken delivery service and get delicious, healthy chicken delivered right to your door to use in all of your crock pot chicken recipes. You can find all cuts and quantities of fresh chicken from boneless skinless breasts, to tenders shipped fresh to you.

Is Crockpot Chicken and dumplings a one pot meal?

To make this recipe, if you are using canned chicken, add all of the ingredients except the biscuits to the slow cooker. Stir them together well and cook on high for about two hours or until the mixture is so hot it is bubbling around the edges. This time may vary depending on your slow cooker.

How to do you make chicken and dumplings with canned biscuits?

For this recipe I actually prefer the cheaper small homestyle canned biscuits. They seem to hold together better than the flaky layers type of canned biscuits. Depending on how many dumplings you like in your chicken and dumplings, you can add more biscuits or less. My family likes lots of dumplings so we tend to add more. Four this particular recipe, we used four cans. Simply open the canned biscuits and cut each biscuit in half. Then, once your chicken mixture is boiling around the edges, cover the top of the mixture with the canned biscuits and cook for an additional hour. Depending on your slow cooker, you may need to cook the biscuits longer to make sure they are not doughy in the middle.

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How do you serve crock pot chicken and dumplings?

Chicken and dumplings is a favorite comfort food that is best served all by itself. Some people add some vegetables which make the meal a little more like a chicken pot pie without the crust.

Can you reheat crockpot chicken and dumplings?

You can store this meal in the refrigerator and serve reheated for two days. Note that the dumplings may get begin to fall apart, but the meal will still taste delicious.

Can you freeze slow cooker chicken and dumplings?

I always say that you can freeze any meal, but there are some that you really shouldn’t. This is one of those that does not serve well after being frozen. The dumplings become more like a mushy heavy sauce. It’s still edible, but it just doesn’t have the same traditional chicken and dumplings texture. If you want to make the chicken mixture ahead of time and freeze it in freezer bags, you can do that, just don’t freeze the biscuits.

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Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings with Canned Biscuits

Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings with Canned Biscuits

If you love easy crockpot chicken recipes, then this Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings with canned biscuits recipe is going to become one of your family favorites!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes


  • 36 oz Canned Chicken Breast
  • 2 cups Chicken Broth
  • 2 tsp poultry seasoning
  • 2 10 oz cans Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 4 7.5 oz cans Homestyle Canned Biscuits


  1. Mix together canned chicken, soup, seasoning, pepper and broth in a large crock pot and cook on high for two hours or until the sides are bubbling.
  2. Open four 7.5 oz cans of homestyle biscuits and cut each biscuit in half.
  3. When the edges of the mixture are boiling, cover the top of the mixture with the cut up biscuits.
  4. Replace the slow cooker lid and cook for an additional one hour or until biscuits are cooked through and not doughy in the middle.
  5. Serve immediately.


Do not use flaky layer type biscuits.

You can make the mixture ahead in bulk and freeze, but do not freeze the biscuits.

You can add vegetables such as carrots, peas and celery if desired.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 315Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 1357mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 34g
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