Crock Pot Southern Chicken & Dumplings

"Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings Comfort food! The secret to perfect dumplings is to not over mix the batter and to drop the batter onto very hot, bubbling liquid. That way the dumplings begin cooking immediately and don't get soggy."
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Ready In:
7hrs 30mins




  • In a 3-4 quart crock pot, mix potato and carrots.
  • In medium bowl, combine chicken broth, flour and spices and blend well until smooth.
  • Pour over vegetables in crock pot.
  • Add chicken.
  • Cover crock pot.
  • Cook on LOW for 6-8 hours until chicken is thoroughly cooked and no longer pink in center.
  • Add peas and cover again.
  • Cook on HIGH for 20 minutes until peas are hot.
  • In small bowl, combine baking mix and milk and mix just until combined.
  • Do not over mix.
  • Drop by tablespoons onto hot chicken mixture in crock pot.
  • Cover and cook on HIGH for 20-25 minutes until dumplings are cooked through, are fluffy, and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

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  1. This was a very easy recipe to make and the taste was exceptional! I did make a few adjustments and it turned out great. I added chopped celery with the veggies, more spices like bay leaf, marjoram, and savory, and omitted the peas. I also used boneless chicken breast because my family doesn't like the taste of chicken thighs, and added about 1 tbsp. of parsley to the dumpling mixture for a little color. I cooked this on high because I was in a hurry and it's a good thing that I did because it took about 5-6 hours for the veggies to be soft. I will definitely add this to my overflowing recipe collection. Thanks Rhonda! :)
  2. This was really good and so easy. Had to make some modifications due to ingredients I had on hand. In place of fresh carrots I used frozen mixed vegetables that included the baby peas AND carrots. Used about 1 1/2 pounds of boneless skinless chicken breasts instead of thighs. Used half and half instead of milk. Added 1/2 chopped onion and 2 stalks chopped celery with the potato. Added sprinke of dried parsley, 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning and two bay leaves to broth mix. Also doubled the chicken broth and that seemed to be a good amount of liquid to make perfect dumplings.
  3. I doubled the liquid but the biscuits completely soaked up all the broth. If I were to make this again, I would triple the liquid but I think I will search for a different recipe.
  4. Super easy and delicious.
  5. My family enjoyed this meal for dinner tonight. It was the perfect comfort food meal on a cool, rainy day in Western NY. Like other reviewers of this recipe, I did a lot of "doctoring" it up to give it more intense flavor. I added 1 small chopped onion, 1 clove of minced garlic, 1 tsp. poultry seasoning, 1/2 tsp. marjoram and doubled the amount of broth. Like other reviewers, I was afraid the amount of broth indicated would not be enough for the amount of time it would be cooking. I also omitted the dumplings, as DH dislikes the texture. I instead served it with classic buttermilk biscuits. It turned out delicious and savory with just the right amount of each essential component of this classic dish. Thanks for sharing!


  1. This started out good but when I went to add the dumplings I thought 1 1/2 cups seemed like a lot of dough and sure enough it took over the pot and by the time they were done there was no broth left and it was more like sticky chicken and biscuits. Not sure why I had this problem but I think next time I would leave out the dumplings all together and maybe use noodles instead. It was just way too biscuity for us.
  2. This was soooooo delicious! My taste buds couldn't believe it! My crockpot does not get "bubbling hot" so I ended up transfering to a pot on the stove at the end to do the dumplings. I didn't add any salt and instead of thyme used basil, rosemary, parsley, and oregano. I can't wait to make this again!!!
  3. This was really good! I made a few changes though, only because of ingredients I didn't have. I used oregano instead of the thyme and omitted the peas. The flavor was great! I over did it a little with the dumplings. The batter didn't look like enough, to I added more. (Ummm... yeah.. the batter rises - didn't know that :( ) The dumplings took over! I will follow the recipe better next time when it comes to that! Overall, it was very good and I will be making it again soon! Thanks for posting.


Hello, I am Rhonda from Southern Indiana. Many of the recipes I have posted are my Dear Mothers. She was a Great Cook! My posting is A tribute to her. For All the world to see her recipes. I lost my Mother to Cancer on May 6th 2001. 7/19/05 Took in a Stray Cat! His name is ROCKY. I love this site! I enjoy all the recipes and when I get a good review it makes me smile. Because it is for MOM!!!??
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