Slowcooker Chicken and Dumplings

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low
Intensity: Easy
Serves: 6


For the Chicken Stew:

  • 2 lbs (about 1 kg) boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 1 cup carrots, diced
  • 1 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup frozen peas (added in the last 30 minutes)

For the Dumplings:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted


 Prepare the Chicken Stew:

  1. In the slow cooker, combine chicken, chicken broth, celery, carrots, onion, garlic, thyme, rosemary, salt, and pepper.
  2. Stir well to ensure even distribution of ingredients.
  3. Slow Cook:
  1. Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours or LOW for 8 hours, or until the chicken is tender.
  2. In the last 30 minutes of cooking, add the frozen peas.

 Make the Dumplings:

  1. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Add milk and melted butter, stirring until just combined. The batter will be thick.

 Drop Dumplings:

  1. Drop spoonfuls of the dumpling batter evenly over the hot chicken stew in the slow cooker.
  2. Cover and continue cooking on HIGH for an additional 30-45 minutes, or until the dumplings are cooked through and no longer doughy in the center.


  1. Ladle the chicken stew and dumplings into bowls.
  2. Garnish with fresh herbs if desired.


  1. Serve the Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings hot and enjoy the comforting flavors.

Note: Adjust the seasoning and thickness of the stew to your liking. You can add more broth or water if needed.

Nutrition Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 450
  • Protein: 30g
  • Carbohydrates: 40g
  • Fat: 18g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Sodium: 800mg

Note: Nutritional values are approximate and may vary based on specific ingredients used. Adjust quantities based on your dietary preferences and requirements.

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