I love cooking a meal in my slow cooker, there’s something about that smell of dinner through the house all day that just brings me comfort. Talking about comfort food this slow cooker chicken & dumplings turned out amazing and it was a big hit, it will definitely be on rotation now.. Make’s 10 servings at 3SP on both blue and purple programs, 5SP on the green program.

Slow cooker chicken & dumplings

Drizzle
3SP blue/purple, 5SP green, 5PP
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs 30 mins
Total Time 4 hrs 45 mins
Course Main meals
Servings 10

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs raw boneless skinless chicken breast approx 32oz cut into cubes
  • 2.5 cups peeled and diced carrots
  • 2 cups diced celery
  • 1.5 cups diced onion
  • 2 cans low fat Campbell's cream of chicken soup 284ml cans *or anything similar, brands vary in Canada/U.S
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 garlic cloves diced
  • 1/2 tsp each salt & pepper
  • 2 Tbsp corn starch
  • 1 package Pillsbury country biscuits *If in the U.S you can use the small 7.5oz packages with 10 small biscuits

Instructions
 

  • Heat crock pot (high or low depending on what you choose for cooking time)
  • Cut chicken into 1-2 inch cube size pieces, place in the crock pot. add all diced veggies and the seasonings.
  • Add the 2 cans of soup and the broth, stir well.
  • If you are using the 7.5oz package of 10 biscuits (found in the U.S) then use all 10, cut each biscuit into 6. If you are in Canada and using the Pillsbury country biscuits use only 7 of the biscuits, cut each biscuit into 6 pieces.
  • After 2.5 hours (on high) or 6.5 hours (on low) stir in the corn starch to thicken it up. If you cooked on low you need to turn to high for the biscuits.
  • Place biscuit pieces in the crock pot, resting on top of the stew-like mixture, make sure heat is set to high once you add the biscuits, close lid, and cook for 1-1.5 hours (VERY IMPORTANT not to open the lid while the biscuits are in there "cooking") Depending on what slow cooker you have the biscuits will take anywhere from 1-2 hours, quick cooking cookers will take less and older models may take longer, if you can't see the biscuits without removing the lid them check them at about the 75 minute mark, but be quick and if they don't seem done quickly put the lid back on.
  • Makes 10 servings, approx 1 heaping cup servings. This will freeze well.
  • *Note- if you can't find the same soup I used look for any alternative, cream of celery or even mushroom will work just as well, just make sure it is a condensed soup.

Notes

Smart Points- blue/purple- 3 using WW recipe builder
Smart Points- green- 5 using WW recipe builder
Points plus- 5 using PP calculator
Nutritional info per serving.. Calories 226...Fat 4.7g..Sat fat 1.2g...Carbs 22.7g...Fiber 1.7g..Sugar 4.5g...Protein 22.3g using My Fitness Pal *Note- this includes all ingredients, even 0SP foods so if using these numbers in a WW calculator you will get different point values

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41 Comments

  1. Louise Stearns Reply

    Is there any way to make this without the soup? I can’t have. sodium, and all soups have tons of sodium.

    • Drizzle Reply

      The soup does add to the overall taste/texture .. maybe use google and search for an alternative to condensed soup

      • I make chicken and dumplings using my home made stock no sodium! I do use carrots, celery, onions and parsnips plus minced flat leafy Italian parsley, garlic! and 5 colour peppercorns ground. I freeze chicken carcasses, take out make huge pot of stock, freeze cooked down rich tasting stock. I also make Bisquick Dumplings! The best flavour and texture. They naturally thicken the sauce! Parsnips give an earthy richness like grandma made.

    • I made a dairy free soup to replace the cream of chicken and you can control the salt content that way too!

  2. LINDA HEESEMANN Reply

    i have reduced fat crescents in the house. can i use these and if so, how would i do that and would it change the points on purple? thanks!

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Linda, yes I think the crescent rolls would work, just cut them up into small pieces.. you’d need to build the recipe in the WW app to see how it would change the overall points, I only build it as I make it, it would be a lot of work for me to build recipes with all different substitutions.. I know the crescent rolls are a little higher in points unless you use less of the dough

  3. We had this for dinner, very delicious. My husband had seconds! There is enough for lunches tomorrow!

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Chris, yay that’s awesome, I am so glad you both enjoyed it πŸ™‚

  4. I made this tonight it was really good. I will definitely make it again πŸ™‚

  5. This is a winner! My husband (who isn’t counting points) ate half the whole batch at dinner!

  6. Hi

    If I’m using an instant pot, how long would you suggest for the biscuits to cook?

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Kim, unfortunately I don’t have an IP so I am not good at knowing cooking times etc I’m sorry

    • Drizzle Reply

      It was so good! I hope you enjoy it πŸ™‚ and stay warm!!

  7. Erica Kadlec Reply

    How can you tell the biscuits are done? I always run into a problem where the veggies cook slower than the chicken too. Any suggestions??

    • Drizzle Reply

      As far as the veggies you could microwave them a bit beforehand.. the biscuits will be browning a bit and firm on top

    • Drizzle Reply

      Sorry I am not sure I understand, it is cooked in a slow cooker, maybe you mean Instant pot? In which case I’m not too sure as I don’t own an IP (yet)

  8. Chelsea Aicard Reply

    Hi. I used the recipe
    Builder on WW app on blue and I got 6 points. Did I do something wrong?

    • Chelsea Aicard Reply

      Nevermind I was using the calculator instead of the builder. When I did the builder and entered the ingredients it is 3. Thank you.

      • Drizzle Reply

        haha I answered too quickly .. yeah the nutrition numbers incl all ingredients even 0SP foods

    • Drizzle Reply

      HI, my guess with that much of a point difference is you did not use the right size biscuits, there are 17Sp in the small 10oz tubes.. sometimes products vary based on where you live and in some cases might cause for a point difference here and there but to get double the points that is the only thing I can think of

  9. This was awesome! I ended up converting it to an instant pot recipe, because I wasn’t on my crockpot A game…but it was fantastic. My kids said β€œthis is on the make again list.” There were no leftovers! Thanks so much.

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Angela, yay that is music to my ears haha.. so glad everyone enjoyed it, if you see this and would be so kind as to leave the IP directions that would be great, for others to see πŸ™‚

      • Yes, of course! I put my frozen chicken breasts into my IP, with a cup of water. I used my poultry button, which is 25 minutes, then quick released. Then I removed the chicken breast, put the veggies and seasoning into the pot, poured the soup over the veggies, topped that with the biscuits, cooked 3 minutes on manual, 10 minutes natural release, then quick released. I gave it a good stir while searching for the bay leaf…then stirred in the chopped chicken (I chopped it while the veggies/dumplings cooked).

        I omitted the cornstarch, I now realize πŸ˜‰ but mine thickened without…may be a crockpot vs instant pot difference.

  10. Jenny Bergman Reply

    I’ve made six different recipes from your site since we started dieting in early January and every single one has been a huge hit! When I made this one on Sunday, my husband said β€œwe’ve never eaten this well when we’ve dieted in the past – this is amazing.” I agree – I’m so happy to have found this site!

    • Drizzle Reply

      That is an awesome compliment from your husband πŸ™‚ I am so happy you found me too πŸ™‚ hope you continue to enjoy the recipes πŸ™‚

  11. EILEEN S ADAMS Reply

    I made this for dinner last night and found it to be SOO good! My teenage daughter couldn’t stop raving about it, and thanked me again today as she enjoyed some leftovers. I made it in a slow cooker that has a heat-safe removable insert, and finished cooking the biscuits in the oven. This is definitely a keeper of a recipe. Thank you!

    • Drizzle Reply

      That is so great to hear, I know how hard teenage girls can be to please sometimes haha (I have one of them!) I’m glad you all enjoyed πŸ™‚

  12. Hello! How would I cook this normally? I don’t have a slow cooker πŸ™ but this sounds and looks amazing!

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi, you could probably cook it in a casserole type dish in the oven. I would cook the chicken first, then add everything to a casserole dish and bake in oven for maybe an hour or so (at 375F) check the veggies and see if they have softened.. then add biscuits and let them bake…

  13. I’m not seeing where Pillsbury (in the US) makes a country biscuit – would the equivalent be the homestyle (which comes in 5 and 8 ct) or would just the flaky work (those come in 10 ct)? Thanks!

    • Drizzle Reply

      Ultimately any will work, the key is if you want the points to be the same then to try and find the smaller 7.5oz package (10 count)

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