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Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings (from scratch)

Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings (from scratch)

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 6 hours

Total Time: 6 hours, 20 minutes

Yield: 6 servings


  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 rib celery, sliced
  • Dumplings
  • ¾ cup flour
  • 1½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1/3 cup milk or half and half


  1. Arrange chicken breasts in one or two layers on the bottom of a slow cooker. Season them lightly with garlic powder, onion powder, and pepper. In a 2-quart saucepan, melt butter. Add flour and ¼ tsp. pepper and stir until it forms a smooth paste. Add chicken broth. Stir until warmed and slightly thickened. Pour over chicken breasts. Add onion, carrot and celery. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours.
  2. To prepare dumplings: mix together flour, salt and baking powder. Add milk and stir. The dough will be soft, but should hold its shape. Roll dough into 18 1-inch balls.
  3. About 30 minutes before serving, add dumplings to slow cooker
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