From PDX with Love

Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings

Hey, y’all! I’m J, and I blog over at An Unstyled Life. I am so excited to be guest posting on From PDX with Love! I love, love, love this blog, so when I begged and Sophia said I could guest post, I freaked out just a bit. And then I started to hyperventilate because I had no idea what I was going to talk about!
Should I cover something parenthood related? After all, I do have a two year old.


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This is M. She’s a tiny little thing, with a personality 10 times as big as she is.


But, I decided against it. Mostly because I always feel like I should be taking parenting advice and definitely not giving it.


And then I thought, ok, maybe a DIY post.


But the problem with that is that I have a bad habit of starting a DIY project, and never finishing it. My house is like the place where crafts come to die.


So, one thing I knew I could write about was food. I lovelovelovelove looooove food. But, ever since M came along, I’m all about easy food. Which is why my crock pot is my best friend. In fact, I am currently doing a bit of a challenge where I cook every dinner in our crock pot. The Two Week Crock Pot Challenge, as I like to call it. I like to name things, BTW. My car is Bessie, my laptop is Isabelle, and my iPhone is Lola.


Annnnnyway, back to the topic at hand. I started the challenge last Tuesday, and I’ve got 8 days left. I had intended on cooking in the crock pot every night, but Saturday we were out of town, so I’ve cooked every night but one. We’ve had some kind of creamy chicken with black beans and corn, Hawaiian pineapple chicken, roast beef sliders, ranch pork chops, and chicken and dumplings. All of it has been good so far, but the chicken and dumplings was by far my favorite. So, I figured I’d share that recipe with you! (Side note, sorry I only have one horrible phone picture of it, we had dinner almost cleaned up before I even remembered that I needed photos!)


Alright, I originally found this recipe here, but edited it a bit after reading the reviews.


Here’s what you need:


    • 3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
    • 2 tablespoons of butter
    • 2 10.75 oz cans of cream of chicken soup
    • 1 onion, finely diced
    • 1 10 oz can of refrigerated biscuits
    • chicken broth


Let me first say that if you aren’t using Reynolds crock pot liners, you’re missing out. These are the greatest thing since, well, the crock pot! OK, back to the chicken and dumplings.


After you put in your liner, put in your chicken breasts, dump in both cans of cream of chicken, add your finely diced onion, and pour in enough chicken broth to cover it all. Put the lid on and set your timer for 4 hours. About 5 minutes before the timer goes off, open the can of biscuits, and pull apart the layers on each one. I pulled the layers apart and then pulled each individual layer in half. Put the biscuits in the crock pot, and mix everything up. You want to make sure the biscuits are down in the liquid so the flavors soak in. Set your timer again for 1.5-2 hours, I cooked mine for 2. Once the timer goes off, shred your chicken with two forks, add a bit of salt and pepper, stir everything up, and it’s done! I always check the temp of the chicken with a thermometer before I shred it, just to make sure it’s cooked all the way through. This is what it should look like:


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It doesn’t look very appetizing, but I swear, it’s delicious. Again, sorry for the horrible phone photo!


So, that’s it. That’s my crock pot chicken and dumplings. Let me know if you give it a try, and stop by the blog if you’d like more crock pot recipes! Thanks for having me!


An Unstyled LifeHey, y’all! I’m J and I blog over at An Unstyled Life. I’m a part-time bail bondsman, a full-time event planner, a full-time social media manager and a full-time wife and momma. *deep breath* I mostly blog about our life, but I’ve been known to blog about trashy reality shows (I’m addicted!), maybe a little fashion, and pretty much anything that strikes my fancy. I love finding new blogs, so come say hi so I can visit yours! You can also find me on the twitfacebook, and pinterest!


About Sofia

Wife to a wonderful man and mother to 2 little boys. Loves chocolate, coffee and chips with hot sauce and lime. Pretend chef and aspiring photographer.
17th September 2012

Your Comments:

  1. September 17, 2012 at 8:47 am

    Not all of us have time for perfect presentation (well, not me), and I’ve learned that it doesn’t have to look good to taste AMAZING. I will definitely be trying this recipe soon– it’s right up my fiance’s alley!

    • September 17, 2012 at 10:02 am

      It’s definitely the taste that’s most important! Plus, I’ve learned with crock pot food, you normally don’t get “pretty”!

  2. September 17, 2012 at 8:48 am

    Thanks for the challenge to crock pot cook and the recipes. Planning on heading to your site to get the roast beef sliders recipe. Well, just went there and can’t find the recipe….I don’t see a search box or a category listing….can you share it here?

    • September 17, 2012 at 10:00 am

      I plan on posting a first week wrap up tomorrow, it’ll be there first thing in the morning!

  3. September 17, 2012 at 8:52 am

    I love Chicken and dumplings! I am definitely going to try this recipe!
    Thank you for sharing :)

    • September 17, 2012 at 10:03 am

      Hope you like it as much as we did!

  4. September 17, 2012 at 9:20 am

    I’m definitely going to try this recipe and it just so happens that I have all of the ingredients on hand so I think I’m going to give it a shot tomorrow!

    Trisha @ Momma T and Baby E

    • September 17, 2012 at 10:04 am

      Yay! I hope you like it!

  5. September 17, 2012 at 9:25 am

    I’ve been looking for a great chicken and dumplings crock pot recipe! We’ve gotta try this! Thanks!

    • September 17, 2012 at 10:15 am

      Hope you like it!

  6. September 17, 2012 at 9:39 am

    This is a slight variation on a recipe I currently make but mine just rests the biscuits on top. I like the idea of having them in there, soaking up the liquid.

    Your daughter is a cutie pie btw :)

    • September 17, 2012 at 10:18 am

      Thank you!! The dumplings were so flavorful!

  7. September 17, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Sounds delicious – I’m always looking for new slow cooker recipes! I will definitely be trying yours out!

    • September 18, 2012 at 8:39 am

      Great, I hope you like it!

  8. September 17, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    My Family loves Crackerbarrel’s Chicken and Dumplings and I’m sure they’d love this as well! Such a comforting Fall dish.
    Also SO cool the guest blogger is in bail bonds. Heading over to check out here blog now! :)

    • September 18, 2012 at 8:41 am

      I *love* Cracker Barrel chicken and dumplings! And my bail bonds life isn’t very exciting, we’re just a small company in a teeny tiny town, so we don’t see much excitement. Although I have been out with a bounty hunter before, that was definitely interesting!

  9. September 17, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    I’ve never used a crock pot liner, but I’ll definitely try to find them this fall! I love this kind of comfort food, especially when it’s chilly. Thanks for the recipe!

    • September 18, 2012 at 8:46 am

      It doesn’t get “chilly” in our part of Texas until late December, but we’ve had a bit of a cold front come in, so at least it’s not 100 degrees! I’m waiting for cooler weather so I can make chili!

  10. September 17, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Looks good! I’ll have to make note of this to try sometime soon. Thanks for sharing!

    • September 18, 2012 at 8:48 am

      I hope you like it!

  11. September 18, 2012 at 3:30 am

    I have officially added this to my menu. My boys are going to be thrilled.

    • September 18, 2012 at 8:50 am

      My kiddo ate two helpings of it! What is it about chicken and dumplings that kids love so much!?

  12. September 18, 2012 at 4:34 am

    okay, so I know this is highlighting the recipe, which looks yum, but omg I had no idea about liners! I cook EVERYTHING but men and money in my crockpot and I am so buying these!

    • September 18, 2012 at 9:37 am

      LOL, “but men and money”!! I didn’t know they existed until a few weeks ago, but OMG I’ve fallen in love with them!

  13. September 18, 2012 at 6:10 am

    My mom introduced me to the cooking liners a couple of years ago and I love them. I will never use my crock pot again without one. Thanks for the recipe.

    • September 18, 2012 at 9:41 am

      How have they been around this long and I haven’t known about them before now!?

  14. September 18, 2012 at 7:10 am

    I’ve never had chicken and dumplings… :S I guess I’ll have to give it a try soon!!

    • September 18, 2012 at 9:42 am

      How have you never had chicken and dumplings!? Make these, ASAP!! (and then tell me if you liked them!!)

  15. September 18, 2012 at 10:15 am

    This recipe sounds delicious! Thanks!

  16. September 18, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    That looks so delish and easy! I love using my crock pot!

  17. October 8, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Thanks for the recipe.. gonna try it with turkey now that thanksgiving is done. I didn’t know about the crock pot liners… A MUST GET now!

  18. November 22, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Cant wait to try this recipe. One of my favs. So simple and straightforward and tons of taste!

  19. December 8, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Definitely going to make this! Sounds delicious!