Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings with Canned Biscuits
Seasoned shreddable chicken breast combined with cream of chicken soups and canned biscuits make this chicken and dumplings recipe incredibly easy! Just add to a slow cooker crockpot for a warm comfort meal rich in flavor and old fashioned taste.
2cansrefrigerated biscuits7.5 oz each/10 count each
Add boneless, skinless and thawed chicken breasts to a large 6 quart slow cooker and top with diced white or yellow onions.
In a small bowl, combine soups, parsley, thyme, poultry seasoning, salt, and pepper and mix well.
Spread creamy soup mixture on top of chicken breast.
Add frozen peas and carrots and pour chicken broth on top. Cover and heat on high for 4 hours. Do not stir, it releases heat.
After four hours, flatten each canned biscuit and cut into thin, about 1/4" strips.
Open the crockpot lid and quickly place the uncooked biscuits on top of the mixture.
Replace the slow cooker lid and continue to cook chicken and dumplings for an additional 1 hour. If biscuits/dumplings are not all the way cooked, please check article for tips. The crockpot must keep heat and steam inside to cook them.
Stir well to combine the cooked biscuits and shred chicken with two forks. Chicken should fall right apart and biscuits will begin to break apart.
Serve dinner immediately.
There are important tips under the EXPERT TIPS section in the article regarding cooking the biscuits properly. Can canned vegetables over frozen be used? While drained canned vegetables CAN be used, canned vegetables will tend to get a lot mushier in the crockpot. Although a quick solution, we always recommend using frozen vegetables in slow cooker dishes.Can chicken thighs be substituted for chicken breasts? Any dark or light meat can be used, but be aware not to add proteins with bones, or they can get lost and be a choking hazard.
Can I use rotisserie chicken? You can use rotisserie chicken instead of boneless, skinless breasts; however, you would need quite a bit to add as much meat as the original recipe. How long do crockpot chicken & dumplings keep?All leftover chicken should always be sealed in an airtight container and placed in the fridge. This chicken and delicious dumplings crock pot recipe should last approximately three days. Remember that the chicken mixture has a creamy sauce, and that may continue to soften any of the dumplings as it sits in the fridge.
Can crescent rolls be used over canned biscuits? Yes, but crescent rolls tend to be a flatter dough already. Just cut into quarters before adding to the dish.