Chicken Stew with Dumplings is a hearty slow cooker meal that is full of veggies, meaty chicken, and simple dumplings for a hearty meal!
For the Chicken Stew:
- 1 cup small-dice carrots
- ⅓ cup small-dice celery
- ½ cup small-dice yellow onion
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- ¼ cup white wine or chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 5 chicken thighs, boneless and skinless
- 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
- 2 sprigs fresh thyme
- 3 tablespoons butter
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- ¼ cup whole milk
- ½ cup frozen peas
For the Dumplings:
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, minced
- 1 teaspoon thyme, minced
- ½ cup whole milk
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- Add carrots, celery, onion, garlic, salt, pepper, and chicken broth in a slow cooker.
- In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and chicken broth. Add mixture to the slow cooker.
- Lay chicken thighs on top of vegetables and broth.
- Add rosemary, thyme, and butter on top of the chicken.
- Cook on high for 3 hours or low for 6 hours.
- Make the dumplings while the stew is cooking. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt, rosemary, and thyme. Add milk and melted butter and stir until combined and a loose dough has formed.
- When the stew finished cooking, remove chicken thighs. Shred chicken and add it back to the slow cooker.
- Stir in the heavy cream, milk, and peas to the slow cooker.
- Drop rounded tablespoons of the dumpling dough onto the stew, placing it evenly over the top. Cook the dumplings for an additional hour on high.
- Serve hot.
- The dumplings will look damp on the edges, but will be cooked all the way through on the inside.
- This recipe is from my friend Alli's new cookbook! You can purchase the full cookbook, Rustic Farmhouse Slow Cooker from this link.
- Prep Time: 20 min
- Cook Time: 4 hours
- Category: main dish
- Method: slow cooker
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: chicken stew recipe, slow cooker chicken stew, crock pot chicken stew, chicken stew with dumplings