Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 285.7
  • Total Fat: 4.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 66.4 mg
  • Sodium: 123.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 26.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.9 g
  • Protein: 34.1 g

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Just like grandma's recipe, only with a lot less fat and salt. Just like grandma's recipe, only with a lot less fat and salt.
Number of Servings: 4


    2 teaspoons olive oil
    16 ounces chicken breast, boneless and skinless, cut into 3/4 inch cubes
    1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
    1/8 teaspoon black pepper
    1 large onion, (about 1 1/2 cups) diced
    2 large celery stalks, (about 1 1/2 cups) diced
    1 cup matchsticks carrots (or 1 large carrot, julienned)
    2 tablespoons white whole wheat flour
    4 cups chicken stock, no salt added

    1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
    1 tablespoon cornmeal
    1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
    1/3 cup skim milk


Add 1 cup frozen peas in the last five minutes of cooking for some extra veggies and added color.


Place a large saute pan over medium heat. Add the oil to the warm pan, then add the chicken.

Sprinkle on the poultry seasoning and pepper and cook until the chicken is lightly browned, about five minutes.

Transfer the chicken to a slow cooker insert, then return the pan to the heat and add the onion. Cook for two to three minutes, stirring occasionally. Add a tablespoon of stock to the pan if the onions start to stick or brown too much.

Add celery and carrots to the pan, and cook another two minutes. Sprinkle the flour over the vegetables. Cook for two more minutes, stirring often.

Slowly pour in the stock, stirring until it's all incorporated. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer.

After simmering for one minute, transfer the mixture to the slow cooker.

Cover and cook on low for five to seven hours.

About 15 minutes before you're ready to eat, combine the dry ingredients for the dumplings in a small mixing bowl. Stir in the milk with a fork.

Remove the lid of the slow cooker and drop the dumpling mix on top one tablespoon at a time.

Cover the slow cooker with a cotton towel, then replace the lid. Steam the dumplings for 15 minutes, then serve immediately.

Serving Size: Makes one cup of stew with one dumpling per serving.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Very Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Taste was good but something about the dumplings in the slow cooker missed the mark. They were heavy. Recipe was the same as Mom used except for the corn meal. Whose idea was that? Weird! I think I'll just do it stovetop and maybe the dumpling will improve in texture. Definitely needed the peas. - 8/4/13

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    Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    The peas were a good addition at the end never thought about it I used my own dumpling recipe because DH does not like corn meal VERY good. Thank you ! - 2/22/14

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'm going to try this with my own dumpling recipe. Cornmeal sounds a little strange to me. - 7/13/19

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    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This sounds good. I might try putting everything in the slow cooker and see how it turns out. - 5/16/14

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    Reminds me of what my grandma use to make! - 7/13/21