First add the chicken, cream of chicken soup, water, and the veggies in the crock pot let it cook 4 hours . Then in the last two hours, you toss in the cut up canned biscuits. Let it cook on high for one hour or on low for 2 hours. I was nervous at first, but it really did work. The biscuits came out to be the most delicious dumplings. Next time, I might add in another 10 ct of canned biscuits with some more water, because my kids loved it so much.
Ingredients you need:
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (can be frozen)
1/2 package of frozen mixed veggies (or chop up some fresh veggies)
1/2 onion chopped finely
1 can of cream of chicken soup (or use my Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup)
2 cups of water (or milk)
2 cups of chicken broth
1tsp of garlic salt
1tsp poultry seasoning
salt and pepper to taste (be liberal on the salt)
1 10 ct canned biscuits (cheap kind, not grands)
How to make Crock pot Chicken and Dumplings recipe :
Place the chicken and veggies in the crock pot.
Add in the cream of chicken soup and seasonings.
Pour water and broth of the the top.
Cook on low for 6 hours, or high for 3.
Once cooked through shred the chicken and place back into the crockpot.
Cut up the biscuits and place on top.
Let cook on high for one hour or low for 2. Stir twice during that time.
Serve with salt and pepper.
- Get the kids involved in this one. My kids LOVED cutting up the biscuits. We used a pizza cutter to cut them, which it just so easy to do. I liked to cut our biscuit into size pieces, but you can do what your family likes. Another great thing about this recipe is you can use what you have on hand.
I had some fresh carrots and fresh green beans, so I used those. However, canned veggies (drained) or frozen veggies will work too. You can change up the veggies as well. We have made it with peas, corn, carrots, and celery and it was just as delicious!
Money Saving tip – Use the CHEAP canned biscuits that you can get for $.50 or less per tube. The off brand works great too. We actually bought ours at Aldi.
How much did this cost my family?
2 Chicken breasts – probably $1.50
canned biscuit – $.50
Carrrots and green beans – $1
Flour and seasonings – maybe $.25
Water – nothing
Total cost – $3.25 – less than $4 to feed my family of 6. Now my kids are starting to get bigger and we scraped the crock pot clean. I’ll probably need to make this 50% more next time to feed these hungry kiddos.
Crock pot Chicken Dumplings
If by chance you are working mom or dad and don’t have time to cook the chicken~ or don’t have chicken at home you can always grab a rotisserie chicken on your way home from work. The chicken is already cooked so just peel off the chicken and throw it in the crock pot. This not only saves times but there is literally no clean up. The Rotisserie Chicken usually come in a throw away container.