Magpie’s Crockpot Dumplings

Crock pot Dumplings on soup concoction

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Crock pot Dumplings on soup concoction
Magpie’s Crock pot Dumplings

I didn’t know you could do dumplings on top of stews in the crock pot, so I figured maybe  someone else out there doesn’t know. It is just a simple little recipe for tasty dumplings, but I love that you can throw them in the crockpot as well. I just tried it and it worked. Who knew?

Ingredients :

1 cup of flour
2 tsp of baking powder
1 tsp of sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp butter/margarine
1/2 cup of milk

Mix your dry ingredients together.

Cut in the butter.

Add you milk and mix well.

Drop by large tablespoonful onto the top of your stew/soup concoction in the crockpot.

Dropping large tablespoonful of Dumpling batter onto the top of stew/soup concoction in the crockpot

Dumpling batters on the top of stew/soup concoction in the crockpot

Seal the crockpot with tinfoil and the lid. Steam them for about 30 minutes.

crockpot sealed with tinfoil and lid

Voila! Perfectly done dumplings!

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Magpie's Crockpot Dumplings

Perfect way to make dumplings on top of your stew in the crockpot.
5 from 8 votes
Crock pot Dumplings on soup concoction
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Total Time
35 minutes
Karlynn Johnston


  • 4 cups chopped Rotisserie Chicken dark and white meat
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium white onion finely diced
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 2 cups chopped carrots
  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
  • 6 cups of chicken broth

Homemade Dumplings

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup milk


  1. Place the chicken, butter, soups, broth, seasoning and onion in a slow cooker, and fill with enough water to cover.
  2. Cover, and cook for 5 to 6 hours on High. About 30 minutes before serving, remove the chicken breasts and shred on a plate. Return to the slow cooker.
  3. Heavily flour your work surface. Take the biscuits out of the containers and roll them out into thinner pieces on the flour. Cut into strips 1/2 inch wide and place in the slow cooker, making sure that the dough is submerged in the liquids to cook. Cook until the dough is no longer raw in the center, around 30-40 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 4g, Calories: 164kcal, Carbohydrates: 27g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 10mg, Sodium: 332mg, Potassium: 326mg, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 140IU, Calcium: 147mg, Iron: 1.7mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Shawna says

    Quick and easy! Nice texture. Just what I was hoping for! The tinfoil is a great tip. Thanks!! (I see some reviews from years ago. I’m glad this recipe is still circulating!)5 stars

  2. Deb says

    It would help if you answered some of the questions – high or low setting for the dumplings?

    • Karlynn Johnston says

      It’s says high in step 3, and I don’t say to turn it down or change it. It’s time-consuming to respond to all these questions when the answer is in the recipe!5 stars

  3. Pat McDonald says

    Crock pot setting High or Low Please answer this question

  4. Liza says

    Amazing. Easy peasy and family loves them. We look for an excuse to make stew in order to have these dumplings!5 stars

  5. Matthew Bourque says

    These are the best dumplings. Great recipe!

  6. Marily says

    Amazing, they came out wonderful cooked and not doughy! I have tried several different recipes and they were a big flub. My family loves my chicken and dumplings done in a pot but not in the crock pot. No one could believe it when I came with these. I cooked mine in my Ninja with the high bake setting for 30 minutes. Yummy. Thank you.5 stars

    • Matthew Bourque says

      It can’t get any better than these dumplings, great recipe!

  7. SM says

    These turned out amazing!! My stew cooked for a couple extra hours with the dumplings in and they were perfection!5 stars

  8. Pat says

    Thank you for a wonderful little recipe. I needed to make chicken fricassee, such a wonderful Fall day, but due to an afternoon project, needed convenience of my slow cooker. Until I found your recipe, I was frankly horrified with the number of recipes calling for cans of condensed cream soups in their chicken and dumplingd, with biscuit dough for the “dumplings”. I cook from scratch, so those recipes would not work for me. Your recipe allowed me to make dumplings almost as good as my Grandmother’s were! An easey peasey recipe I will use from now on.5 stars

  9. Donatella Bennett says

    I ending up having to add 1/2 cup of more liquid .. maybe a miss print? I used 1/2 cup of sour dough starter from the fridge and 1/2 cup of water turned out great : )

  10. KarmannGhiaGuy says

    Whoa, the dumplings were the best part of the stew tonight! Thank you!

  11. Paul the chainsaw bloke says

    Just used this idea and got exactly as promised. Well done and thankyou

  12. Christine Burns says

    Thank you sooo much for this post. I love my crockpot but missed having dumplings on stews and what not so much, and now I don’t have to worry. I made them as stated but added some fresh ground pepper to the mix for flavor, and they turned out perfectly.

    I had mine cook at low, the same as the recipe I was using.

  13. verucalane says

    Hi Karlynn!!! I didn’t know either. In fact, I’ve never even thought about crock pot dumplings until about 10 minutes ago when I realized there was no way I’d have time to make a stovetop beef stew this week so it was gonna have to be crock pot or nothing…and then “BUT WHAT ABOUT THE DUMPLINGS?!?!?”

    Thanks for sharing the technique. Wondering if it matters “high” or “low” setting for the 30 min? 

  14. Melanie Harmsma says

    Jim brought home a loaf of rustic sourdough from NAIT (when they bake the culinary arts programs hawk their wares!) so we’re doing slabs of bread and cheese and soup (from a can unless I find a good quick carrot soup recipe…)

  15. Jenn at Home says

    great instructions!  I am using a recipe that uses cornmeal dumplings in a crock-pot, which gave me the idea that you could actually do dumplings in a crock pot, but I wanted traditional dumplings. Thank you for these instructions, I would not have figured out the tin-foil part, very smart!

  16. MindyMo says

    mmmmm. dumplings….
    what temperature setting is your crock pot on when you seal it with foil to let the dumplings steam – Low or High?

    • Candida W says

      Tried this and they turned out doughy and just not at all good. They were dropped in by spoonfuls and there aren’t too many. I’m not sure what happened. But there were terrible.

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