Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

The best comfort food dinner recipe!

Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook Time 4 hours

Servings 6 servings

Calories 326kcal

Course Main Course

Cuisine American

Keyword chicken and dumplings, slow cooker chicken


  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped carrot
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 2 medium garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup half and half cream
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons cold salted butter, cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley, for serving


  • In the bottom of the slow cooker, layer the onions, carrot, celery and garlic cloves. ¬†Place the chicken breasts on top of the vegetables and pour the broth over the chicken. Sprinkle the chicken with thyme, salt and pepper. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook for 3 hours on high (or 6 hours on low).
  • Remove the chicken from the slow cooker and shred into bite-sized pieces with a fork. Return to the slow cooker.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk the half and half together with the cornstarch. Pour the mixture into the slow cooker and stir to combine.
  • In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, garlic powder and salt. ¬†Work in the butter using your fingers until course crumbs begin to form.
  • Stir in the milk and combine well until a sticky dough begins to form.
  • Drop tablespoon-sized dollops of dough over the stew in an even layer. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook for 1 additional hour or until the dumplings are cooked through.
  • Sprinkle with parsley and serve immediately.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 326kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 600mg | Potassium: 717mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 4226IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 150mg | Iron: 2mg