Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

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Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 6 hours 15 minutes
Total: 6 hours 20 minutes
Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings - this is one of the best crock pot recipes for chicken

This recipe for  Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings in the slow cooker is ultra tender and it makes a thick, rich sauce. It’s one of my favorite crock pot recipes for chicken.

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This recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings is pure comfort food in a bowl.  It’s definitely one of the best slow cooker recipes of all time.  Plus, I have a great little trick for completely effortless dumplings.  Hint…it doesn’t involve refrigerated biscuits!

Our life has been crazy busy these last few months.  My son is involved in three after-school sports.  Plus, Boy Scouts.  Plus, he plays in our church’s bell choir.

Between all of the practices, meetings and events, we barely spend time at home anymore.

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That’s where this recipe comes in.  I can easily prepare this Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings in the morning and go about my day.  When school is over, I put the finishing touches on it and it’s ready to go.

This recipe is totally portable, too!  I fill up large styrofoam cups and we can eat it on the go.

My family loves this Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings recipe – it’s definitely a keeper in my book!

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Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings - this is one of the best crock pot recipes for chicken

Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

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Servings: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
Total Time: 6 hours 20 minutes



  • 3 large chicken breasts boneless and skinless
  • 1 teaspoon House Seasoning Blend
  • 2 carrots peeled and diced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 celery stalks diced
  • 2 cups chicken stock


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh garlic minced
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon Poultry Seasoning
  • 1 package fresh gnocchi
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup frozen corn


  • Season both sides of chicken breast with House Seasoning Blend.
  • Placed seasoned chicken, carrots, onion and celery in slow cooker.
  • Add chicken stock to slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or high for 4 hours.
  • When chicken is cooked, strain liquid from slow cooker and reserve it.
  • Remove chicken and and use 2 forks to shred it.
  • In a large skillet, melt butter over medium high heat.
  • Add garlic and stir for 10 seconds.
  • Whisk in flour and stir until a paste forms.
  • Whisk in reserved cooking liquid and additional chicken stock.
  • Add poultry seasoning and whisk until sauce thickens.
  • Add gnocchi, peas and corn and allow to sit in the sauce for 2 minutes.
  • Pour sauce over shredded chicken, carrots, celery and onion.
  • Serve immediately.

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