Slowcooker Chicken and Dumplings


Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings is a classic comfort food dish that’s easy to make and perfect for a hearty meal. Here’s a simple recipe for you:


For the Chicken Stew:

  • 1.5 lbs (about 700g) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas (optional)
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels (optional)

For the Dumplings:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley (optional)


  1. Prepare the Chicken Stew:
    • In the slow cooker, combine the chicken chunks, chicken broth, carrots, celery, onion, garlic, thyme, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.
  2. Cook on Low:
    • Cook on low for 6-7 hours or until the chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender.
  3. Add Peas and Corn (Optional):
    • About 30 minutes before serving, add the frozen peas and corn if you’re using them. Stir to incorporate.
  4. Prepare the Dumplings:
    • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
    • Add the milk and stir until just combined. The batter will be thick.
  5. Add Dumplings to the Slow Cooker:
    • Drop spoonfuls of the dumpling batter onto the surface of the hot chicken stew. It’s okay if they are not perfectly smooth; they will puff up as they cook.
  6. Continue Cooking:
    • Cover the slow cooker with the lid and continue cooking on low for an additional 1-1.5 hours, or until the dumplings are cooked through.
  7. Check for Seasoning:
    • Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper, if necessary.
  8. Garnish and Serve:
    • Just before serving, sprinkle chopped fresh parsley over the top for added freshness.
  9. Serve Warm:
    • Ladle the chicken and dumplings into bowls and serve while warm.

Enjoy your comforting and delicious slow cooker chicken and dumplings! This recipe is sure to be a hit with anyone who loves a hearty and satisfying meal.


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