When I started this easy chicken and dumplings recipe with canned biscuits, I was hoping to recreate the old-fashioned style chicken and dumpling that I used to enjoy as a child. The results of my creation were more than I’d hoped for. The end result was a delicious chicken flavored comfort food masterpiece.
If you’re like me, there are some foods that seem to connect with the soul. Chicken and dumplings are one of those foods that most people love. There is just something about the texture and flavor profile of those refrigerated biscuit dough paired with the tender and juicy chicken breast.
Fortunately, this recipe is not complex and the ingredients are easy to get and are not overly expensive. Unfortunately, it is a little time consuming since we used a slow cooker. On the bright side, buying pre-made biscuits will save you some extra work. However, the extra time will allow you to get chores and task done while you wait.
Chicken and Dumplings with Biscuits Made Easy
The key to any chicken recipe is patience. When you cook chicken to fast, it will get tough and no one likes to eat tough chicken. For our chicken and dumplings, we want delicious, tender chicken morsels in every bite. Therefore, we opted to use a crock-pot.
There are all kinds of variations on classic chicken and dumplings but this simple recipe strives to be uncomplicated. At its core, this recipe contains a delicious chicken broth, heavy cream, cream of chicken soup, chicken breast, green peas, carrot, celery, sharp cheddar, and canned biscuits.
Biscuit Chicken Dumplings on the Go
If you’re like me, finding time to eat can be challenging at times. Luckily chicken and dumplings can be made is a large quantity and is a perfect Tupperware meal that can be frozen.
Chicken and Dumplings for Lunch
Simply heat it in the microwave and you have an excellent meal to take to work. Not only is it delicious but it will keep you full for hours.
Chicken dumplings like mom used to make
When I was younger I used to beg my mom to make biscuit chicken and dumplings. It was one of my favorite meals and it still is. It is perfect comfort food.
How to make Chicken and Dumplings in a Slow Cooker with Canned Biscuits
Slow cookers or crock pots are great because you can make large quantities of food that can be enjoyed for several days, frozen for later, and the ability to heat up for quick lunches or dinners. Spending just a few minutes with food preparation and then throwing it all together allows you to go about with the rest of your day.
Making the chicken tender
For this easy chicken and dumplings recipe with canned biscuits, the chicken only needs to cook for 4 hours on high or 6 hours on low. We chose to cook on high and the chicken was still tender and juicy and easy to shred.
Canned Biscuits for your Chicken Dumplings
Speaking of canned biscuits, you’ll want to use the buttermilk biscuit dough for that old-fashioned flavor. If you want to make your own biscuits you can do that as well.
We bought the Pillsbury biscuits dough that is already cut into sections. You simply need to roll each section thin and then cut them into squares. Wait until the very end (about an hour before the finish) and top the biscuit squares to the top of the crock-pot and cover.
Kids Love Chicken and Dumplings Too!
It’s not just us. Our kids love this chicken and dumpling recipe too.
Earlier in the day:
What are chicken and dumplings? – Cami
Later in the day:
“This is so goooooodddd!” – Cami
Final Thoughts About Our Chicken and Dumplings
We realize that not everyone loves vegetables as we do. If you fall into that crowd, feel free to modify this recipe to your liking.
If you love deliciously filling comfort foods as we do, you’re are going to want to make these delicious biscuits chicken and dumplings over and over again.
Best Chicken and Dumplings with Biscuits | Crockpot Chicken Soup
If you're like me, you love amazing comfort foods that remind you of home. This crockpot chicken and dumplings with biscuits recipe will not disappoint.
- 10.5 oz cream of chicken soup
- 32 oz chicken broth low sodium
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 3 Boneless Chicken Breasts
- 1/2 cup sharp cheddar shredded
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 1 cup carrots chopped
- 1/2 cup celery chopped
- 1/2 tbsp parsley chopped
- 1/2 tbsp chives
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1/2 can canned buttermilk biscuits
Trim fat off of 3 unfrozen chicken breast.
Add chicken to a crock-pot along with chicken broth, cream of chicken soup, heavy cream and set to high.
Chop carrots, celery, chives, salt and pepper, and parsley and add to the crockpot
Cover for 4 hours.
Shred 1/2 cup of sharp cheddar cheese and add to the crock-pot.
Thinly flatten each buttermilk biscuit and cut in squares
Add each square to the top of the crock-pot and cover for another hour.
Do not stir the biscuit squares and check after an hour. Allow more time if necessary or until the biscuits have puffed up.