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Slow-Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

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  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 7 hr 45 min
  • Servings 6
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If the idea of enjoying a warm bowl of homemade chicken and dumplings with less hands-on cooking time sounds like a delicious idea, that means it’s time to get out your slow cooker! The base for this easy recipe simmers for six hours in the slow cooker, resulting in tender, irresistible chicken in a stew of Progresso™ chicken broth, cream of celery soup and cream of chicken soup. Refrigerated biscuit dough makes for easy dumplings that are then combined with vegetables in the slow cooker for an extra hour and a half. Top this classic, flavorful slow-cooker chicken and dumpling recipe with a hard-boiled egg for an extra boost of protein and flavor.
Updated Nov 8, 2021
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  • 1 can (10 3/4 oz) condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 can (10 3/4 oz) condensed cream of celery soup
  • 3 1/2 cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (1 1/4 lb)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots, thawed
  • 1 can (16.3 oz) large refrigerated homestyle buttermilk biscuits
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
  • 1 hard-cooked egg, chopped
  • Additional freshly ground pepper
Make With
Progresso Broth


  • 1
    Spray 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In slow cooker, mix both soups, broth and onion. Arrange chicken in slow cooker. Sprinkle with salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Dot with butter.
  • 2
    Cover; cook on Low heat setting 6 hours. Uncover; shred chicken, using 2 forks. Stir in peas and carrots. Increase heat setting to High. Cover; cook while preparing dumplings.
  • 3
    On work surface, roll biscuits to flatten to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut each biscuit into 4 strips. Place strips in stew, pressing gently with back of spoon to submerge in liquid. Cover; cook on High heat setting 1 hour 30 minutes or until dumplings are thoroughly cooked. Sprinkle with parsley, egg and additional pepper.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Plan ahead by making a batch of hard-boiled eggs in advance. Hard-boiled eggs will keep in the refrigerator for up to one week, so when cooking your egg for this slow-cooker chicken and dumplings recipe, cook a few extra, too. Hard-boiled eggs make a great addition to salads and sandwiches and make a great snack when eaten with a dash of salt and pepper. Head over to our hard-boiled eggs recipe for more tips and tricks on how to make perfect hard-boiled eggs.
  • tip 2
    Add ½ teaspoon of a couple of your favorite dried spices such as rosemary, thyme, sage, or garlic for a little variety in this classic dish. If you are feeling adventurous try a bit of Cajun seasoning for a flavorful kick!
  • tip 3
    If you want another classic chicken dinner recipe that’s easy to prepare, try this recipe for chicken and biscuits that will help you put a delicious homemade dinner on the table in 30 minutes.
  • tip 4
    Looking for a gluten-free version? Try this delicious gluten-free chicken and dumplings recipe that uses gluten-free Bisquick™ for the dumplings.


520 Calories, 25g Total Fat, 30g Protein, 44g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Total Carbohydrate
Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
2 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 3 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • When you need comfort, you want to come home to Slow-Cooker Chicken and Dumplings. This all-day slow-cooker recipe features everything you love about the classic dish, except this version is custom-made for a weeknight. If you give yourself an extra 15 minutes in the morning to throw your chicken and soup ingredients into your slow cooker you’ll come home to a slow cooker full of rich broth and cooked chicken. All that’s left is shredding the chicken and adding the vegetables and biscuits. The frozen veggies and refrigerated biscuits make quick work, so after you add the final ingredients, you can take back a little bit of the day. That’s our kind of dinner! And there’s more like these to choose from, explore more of Betty’s chicken recipes.
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