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5 from 3 votes

Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings

This Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings Recipe is easy to make and full of old fashioned goodness with delicious flat rolled dumplings made from scratch. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time7 hrs
Total Time7 hrs 15 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 335kcal



  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 small white onion diced
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2-3 tablespoons cornstarch


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup milk or buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter


  • Place chicken breasts into the bottom of a 6 to 8 quart slow cooker. Top with onion and garlic and season with salt and pepper. Pour in chicken broth,
  • Cover and cook on low for 6 hours, or high for 3 hours. Shred chicken with a fork. 
  • Whisk cornstarch into milk. Pour mixture into crockpot and stir to combine.
  • Make the dumplings by whisking together flour, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl. Slowly pour in milk and butter and stir to combine into a dough. Roll out on a lightly floured countertop until it's 1/8th inch thick. and cut into 1 inch by 1/2 inch strips. 
  • Transfer dumpling strips into the slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 1 hour, until dumplings are cooked through. Serve hot. 



Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 1802mg | Potassium: 623mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 159mg | Iron: 3mg