Easy Crock Pot Chicken & Dumplings


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Chicken and dumplings

These easy crockpot chicken and dumplings are made with tortillas and are perfect for a weeknight dinner! Chicken and Dumplings are a staple in my house especially during those cool fall and winter months. I could eat chicken and dumplings anytime of the year though! They are just one of those hearty comfort meals that never gets old! A special part about this recipe is that I use tortillas that I cut into strips for the dumplings which is something I grew up with when my dad would make them.


Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings with tortillas


How to Make Chicken & Dumplings with Tortillas

To make these delicious Chicken and Dumplings, first start by getting out your crockpot and turning it on high. Add in 1 lb or about 2 large chicken breasts to the crockpot and season with ½ teaspoon each of salt and pepper, and 1 teaspoon each of onion powder, garlic powder, and parsley flakes. Next, throw in 1 chopped onion, 2 pieces of chopped celery, and 2 carrots chopped. On top of the chopped veggies, pour in 1 can of cream of chicken soup, 1 can of cream of celery soup and 3 cups of chicken broth. Stir everything together and cover with the lid and cook on high for 4 hours. After 4 hours, remove chicken from the crockpot and cut into cubes or shred if you prefer and add it back into the crockpot. To make the dumplings, take 5 medium sized tortillas and cut into dumpling sized pieces using a pizza cutter. Add the tortillas into a zip lock bag and add in 1 tablespoon of flour to the bag and shake to coat. Pour the tortillas and flour from the zip lock bag into the crockpot and stir it all together. Let this cook for an additional 30 minutes. To finish this meal off, I sometimes add in a little bit of seasoning salt at the end to give it additional flavor. You’re now ready to serve up a big bowl!

I grew up with my dad always making Chicken and Dumplings with tortillas and I have carried this tradition on and my family loves it! You really can’t even tell that they are not traditional dumplings. This recipe is absolutely delicious and its even better that it is so easy to make! The smell of this cooking in the crockpot is so delicious, you will hardly be able to wait to eat them! I hope you love this recipe as much as my family and I have over the years. 

Helpful Tips and Frequently Asked Questions

  • This recipe can also be cooked in the slow cooker on low for 6 hours.

  • Tortillas make easy and delicious dumplings, trust me you have to try it!

  • The chicken can be either cubed or shredded depending on your preference.

  • I add in Lawry’s Seasoned Salt at the end to taste.

  • Save time by using a pizza cutter to cut the tortillas instead of cutting with a knife.

  • Low carb tortillas can be used if desired.

  • Use unsalted chicken broth if you would like to lower sodium.

  • Use fresh chicken breasts or fully thaw before adding to the crockpot.

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Easy Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplings

Chicken and Dumplings are a staple in my house in the fall and winter, but honestly they're so good for a hearty dinner anytime of year. The tortillas cut into strips are the real hack here and they are such a time saver. This is the way my dad always made them growing up and I still love them today!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
Course: Dinner
Keyword: crockpot chicken and dumplings, easy recipes, tortillas, slowcooking


  • 1 lb of chicken breasts
  • 1/2 tsp each of salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp each of onion powder garlic powder, and parsley flakes
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 stalks of celery chopped
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 1 10 oz can of cream of chicken soup
  • 1 10 oz can of cream of celery soup
  • 3 cups of chicken broth
  • 5 medium-large sized flour tortillas
  • 1 TBSP of flour
  • Seasoning salt


  • add chicken to a slow cooker and season with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and parsley flakes
  • add onion, celery, carrots, cream of chicken soup, cream of celery soup, and chicken broth
  • cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours
  • shred/cut up chicken
  • cut tortillas into smaller pieces and put them in a zip lock bag
  • shake tortillas in the bag with 1 TBSP of flour
  • pour tortillas and flour into the crockpot
  • let cook for about 30 minutes
  • I like to taste it once it’s cooked and add a little bit of seasoning salt if needed at the end
  • serve
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