Easy Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings Recipe You Can’t Resist

Easy Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings Recipe You Can't Resist

This is a classic chicken and dumplings recipe that will make you feel like you’re home. It’s a great way to use up leftover chicken, too! You’ll love the creamy broth and hearty dumplings in this Crock Pot favorite.


  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 3 cups chicken broth

1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces

Cut the chicken thighs into bite-sized pieces.

Place the chicken in a 4-quart slow cooker. Add 1 cup of water, or enough to cover the bottom of the crockpot about halfway. Cover and cook on low for 3 hours, or until tender.*

2 cups frozen pearl onions

  • 2 cups frozen pearl onions
  • The small, white onion is a staple in many recipes. It can be used in soups and stews, casseroles and other savory dishes. If you don’t have any fresh pearl onions on hand but want to make this recipe today, simply use frozen ones instead!

2 cloves garlic cloves, minced

Garlic is a great addition to this dish. It’s loaded with health benefits, and it’s easy to find in the grocery store. If you want to add even more flavor, feel free!

1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves

Thyme is a great herb to use in chicken dishes. It can be used as a rub or added to the broth. Thyme is also known for its health benefits, including its ability to improve digestion and help fight infections. It’s also rich in iron, calcium, magnesium and other vitamins and minerals that help keep your body healthy!

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Thyme is commonly used in soups or stews but it can also be added to salads or mashed potatoes!

1/2 teaspoon salt

  • Salt is a key ingredient in any dish, so don’t be afraid of adding it! Just make sure not to go overboard. You can always add more salt later if needed, but it’s hard (and sometimes impossible) to take out once it’s been added.
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt should do the trick just fine for this recipe.

3 cups low sodium chicken broth, divided use

3 cups low sodium chicken broth, divided use

Use low sodium broth to keep this dish on the healthier side. You can use more or less depending on your taste, but we recommend starting with 2 cups of broth and adding more if you like it soupy! Any type of broth will work in this recipe–beef, vegetable or chicken are all good choices!

1 cup dry old-fashioned oats (gluten free is fine)

  • 1 cup dry old-fashioned oats (gluten free is fine)
  • If using regular oats, soak them in the chicken broth for half an hour before adding to the crock pot.
  • If using steel cut oats, reduce the amount to 1/4 cup.


I hope this recipe inspires you to make your own Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings. It’s a great meal that the whole family will love!

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