Chicken and Bisquick Dumplings (Slow Cooker Recipe) + Video

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Chicken and Bisquick Dumplings is an easier version of the delicious classic comfort food! Add everything to the slow cooker in the morning, then drop in the dumpling dough about an hour before serving. It doesn’t get much simpler than that! You’ll love this easy chicken and fluffy dumplings recipe! 

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Chicken and Bisquick Dumplings

This easy crock pot chicken and dumplings recipe is so good that you will have a hard time eating just one bowl!

For another comfort food favorite, make my Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice

It has all the flavors of the popular casserole, and there should be plenty left over for lunch the next day

Easy Slow Cooker Chili is hearty and filling with plenty of heat to keep you warm on chilly nights.

On nights when you just don’t feel like cooking, make Slow Cooker Creamy Mac and Cheese

It’s bursting with flavor from four different types of cheese and is ready in as little as one hour!

ingredients to make crockpot chicken and dumplings

Ingredient Notes and Substitutions

  • Canned Soup Alternative: While store bought is more convenient, you can use homemade cream of chicken soup if you prefer.
  • Leave Chicken Whole: Because the meat becomes so tender when slow-cooked, it should fall apart on its own. 

    You may need to stir everything before adding the Bisquick dumplings to break the meat apart. 

    Or, feel free to cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces before starting the recipe.
  • Add Veggies: Bisquick chicken and dumplings would taste great with green peas, potatoes, carrots, and celery as well. Just add them at the beginning with everything else. 

    If you want to use frozen peas or corn, mix those in just before adding the Bisquick dumplings.
chicken stock with garlic and bay leaves

How To Make Bisquick Chicken and Dumplings

Add everything except the milk and baking mix to your crockpot and turn it on. It can cook all day on low, or turn it to high if you need it done sooner.

Then, make the dumplings and add them during the last hour of cooking. Easy peasy!

If you’re short on time, I also have a stovetop version of this chicken and dumplings Bisquick recipe that’s ready in just 30 minutes and cooks all in the same pot.

ingredients in glass bowls

Homemade Bisquick Dumplings

If you don’t have Bisquick on hand, you can easily make a homemade version with pantry staples!

Simply combine the following ingredients together, then use as directed in the recipe.

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter (softened)
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ¼ cup water
scooping dough to make chicken and Bisquick dumplings

Kitchen Tools/Equipment You’ll Need

  • Slow Cooker – This is almost my most used kitchen appliance, especially during the cooler months. It’s so convenient and just makes comfort food taste better!
  • Large Scooper – Great for meatballs, cookies, ice cream, and portioning out leftovers. I’ve had this set for years and use them all the time.
Bisquick chicken and dumplings in crockpot

Storage and Reheating

Keep leftover chicken and Bisquick dumplings in the refrigerator in a sealed container.

While this meal is safe to eat for up to 4 days, I would recommend eating it within a day or two. Otherwise, the dumplings will become soggy and start to fall apart.

Reheat in the microwave or on the stove until warmed through, adding a splash of broth as need if it is too thick.

dumplings cooking in soup

Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings FAQ

Do I need to cook chicken before adding it to the crockpot 

Not at all! It’s perfectly safe to add raw chicken to a slow cooker when it will be cooked for a minimum of 4-5 hours.

Since chicken and Bisquick dumplings cook for a total of 7-8 hours, the meat is guaranteed to be cooked through!

Will the dumplings still cook if they float to the top? 

Yes, they will still cook through when this happens. I just dunk them from time to time because I like them all juicy.

To check if drop dumplings are cooked through, remove one from the pot and cut it in half. It should be fluffy and dry in the center.

Can I use chicken thighs instead of breasts? 

If you prefer dark meat, thighs are a great substitute for this chicken and dumplings Bisquick recipe. 

Use an equal amount by weight and make sure they are boneless and skinless. It’s also a good idea to trim off any excess fat so the dish isn’t too greasy.

Why are my Bisquick dumplings not fluffy?

It’s important to note that for the dumpling recipe, you don’t want to overmix. Mix until a sticky dough forms, but that’s about it. 

How do you keep dumplings from dissolving in chicken and dumplings?

The first time that you make this recipe, you’re going to want to pay attention to the directions on the recipe card. It’s important that once you drop the soft dough into the soup recipe, that you don’t stir. 

How do I store leftovers of this one-pot meal? 

Since you’re making a large pot, there’s a good chance that you’ll have a little bit of leftovers of this classic comfort food dinner. If that’s the case, let it cool to room temperature, and then store any leftovers in an airtight container. Keep this easy weeknight dinner stored in the fridge, and then reheat to enjoy again. 

You can reheat on the stove top, or in the microwave. 

Can I use a homemade dumplings recipe for this dish? 

It’s one of my favorite comfort foods because I love using Bisquick to help making the prep time faster. One of the best parts is that you can change the dumplings out to whatever you like the best. Bisquick drop dumplings are easy, but that doesn’t mean that they’re for everyone.

You can do homemade or even use canned biscuits if you’d like. I keep a box of Bisquick on hand for this recipe, but feel free to use whatever you would like. With the cold weather happening, it’s one of my favorite recipes to create this time of year! 

How do I add extra flavor? 

There is always room for more seasonings to be added. Black pepper, garlic powder, and even fresh garlic are added flavors that the whole family might enjoy. Add whatever you want for your own personal consumption. It’s a great way to increase flavor without increasing cooking time! 

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bowl of Bisquick chicken and dumplings

overhead: bowl of bisquick dumplings with shredded chicken and gravy

Chicken and Bisquick Dumplings + Video

Donna Elick
Crockpot Chicken and Bisquick Dumplings is an easier version of the delicious classic comfort food. Let the base simmer all day, then drop in the dumplings an hour before serving!
5 stars from 1 review
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes
Course Main
Cuisine American
Method Slow Cooker
Servings 8


  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, uncooked
  • 2 cans condensed cream of chicken soup, or 3 cups Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 6 cups chicken broth, low sodium
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 cups Bisquick mix
  • 2/3 cups milk


  • In your slow cooker combine all ingredients, (except Bisquick and milk) stir to combine.
  • Cover and cook on low 7 hours or (on high for 3-4 hours), stirring occasionally.
  • Mix Biquick and milk in a medium bowl.
  • Add dumplings with a tablespoon scooper or by heaping teaspoon, gently press on dumplings to submerge.
  • Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes to 1 hour, or until dumplings are cooked through.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Donna’s Notes

If you don’t have Bisquick, you can substitute: 2 cups flour, 1 tablespoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, 1 tablespoon butter (softened), 3/4 cup milk, 1/4 cup water.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 334cal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 1514mg | Sugar: 5g | Fiber: 1g | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 2mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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crockpot chicken and bisquick dumplings

Originally published September 2012, updated and republished February 2024

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  1. I have halved the amount of liquid. 3 cups of homemade chicken soup and 3 cups of chicken stock was plenty. Also, my dumplings typically need 2 hours on high to be fully cooked (though my liquids are boiling on high as my crock pot runs really hot).

  2. I tried this recipe today, but I am at work and needed it to be ready when I get home with two hungry kids. It is on low but I already put the dumplings in. it will cook a total of 6 hours. is that going to ruin my dumplings?

  3. Made this tonight and it was delicious! My picky 11 year old had 2 helpings and asked to bring the leftovers to school tomorrow. That's a grand slam in my book! The rest of the tribe enjoyed it as well and asked for it to be added to our rotation. Can't wait to have this on a cold winter night! Thanks!!

  4. Does this work well frozen for leftovers? It's just me and my husband so I know this will make a lot. In hindsight I should have halved the recipe. Can't wait to try it!

  5. Made this,today and it is absolutely delicious! I added a 16 oz bag of crinkle cut carrots and three diced celery sticks to the bottom, as I like some vegetables and they cooked perfectly with time listed. Only other change was from an earlier review and I added one teaspoon Herb de Provence to the dumplings. Flavors were great, recipe was easy to follow, and this will be a cold weather comfort food keeper. Even the homemade cream of chicken soup was wonderful. Thanks for posting this!

  6. Made this for dinner and everyone loved it! Great no fuss recipe that was easy to make. I love that the ingredients were things I already had on hand so I didnt have to fight the crowds and freezing cold to make this. Thanks for sharing!!

  7. Deliciously awesome! This is our favorite Chicken and Dumplings �� soo simple to make and tastes sooooo good! and yes I use BISQUICK!

  8. Let me say the flavor in this dish is awesome and I made it exactly as written, but I was unable to get the dumplings done. I used bisquick. I did turn the heat to high on the crockpot, but even after an additional 2 hours they were still gummy. Any suggestions?

    1. Hi Randi,
      That is a different type of dumpling. These could not be rolled out. They are more of a spoon and drop dumpling.

  9. Could the leftovers be saved to freeze and reheated later? Would love to save some of the leftovers to share with my mom to keep in her freezer. She loves chicken and dumplings too but is not able to cook much these days. Thanks!

  10. This recipe of Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings 🥟 is “excellent”! It is unbelievably delicious 😋 with such ease to make it even more appealing to make and make again and again! I have been using this particular recipe for a very long time! There are of course many different versions of Chicken and Dumplings 🥟 however this one is simply the best! Plus as the recipe states you can change it up some by adding veggies 🥕 of your choice, and make with the alternative, homemade Chicken 🍗 soup!

    1. Hi Christine,
      Thank you for such an amazing review! We are so happy you love our Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings!
      TSRI Team Member,

  11. I doubled amount of chicken (thighs) and 1 and half amount of dumplins, also added celery, carrots, onion. Perfect amount of liquid in the recipe already 😉

  12. Do you cut up the chicken? In one of the pictures it shows shredded cooked chicken but no where does it say to do that.
    Thank you

  13. Delicious recipe!! I did tweak it a little. I like less liquid in my Chicken and dumplings so I used 3 cups instead of 6 of the chicken stick. I also like to add 2T of vegetables oil, 1/4 of a teaspoon of both dried basil and thyme and. teaspoon of parsley to my dumplings. But the rest of the recipe is perfect and has a wonderful hearty flavor.

  14. Am making Chicken and Dumplings as I stite this. My only question is: Does the liquid thicken when the Dumplings are cooking, or will I need to thicken after?

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