Crockpot Chicken and Potato Dumplings

by Megan on September 22, 2013

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Back in the late 1970′s  I went to an unexpected dinner with a dear friend.  We went to his Italian grandmother”s house, where I was served the best Chicken and Dumplings I had ever eaten. I never forgot that meal, nor have I ever had Chicken and Dumplings like that  again. Her dumplings were little fat stubby logs that were cooked  in the soup, not just biscuits cooked on top, in the broth.
Fast forward 30 years, I now know about gnocchi. A thick, soft,  dumpling made with potato, flour, and egg. It is one of my all time favorite ingredients, that I learned about, thanks to blogging.! And it finally dawned on me, all these years later, Grandma must have used gnocchi in her Chicken and Dumplings.


Today is one of those  days here you want to just stay home, open the windows, light the candles, and have something yummy simmering in the crockpot .  So in celebration of my favorite season,  I bring you my version of  Chicken and Dumplings!

Chicken and Dumplings


4 Chicken Breasts (boneless, skinless)
2 Tablespoons Butter
1 Can Cream of Chicken Soup
1 Can Cream of Celery Soup
3 1/2 Cups Chicken Broth
1 Onion, finely diced
1 Cup Celery, diced
1 Cup Carrots, diced
2 Chicken bouillon cube
1 14oz pkg Gnocchi


  1. Put all ingredients except the gnocch,i in a 6 qt crockpot.  Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours.
  2. About an hour  before serving, remove chicken and pull into pieces and return to the soup mixture.
  3. add gnocchi and cook 30  more minutes.
  4. Enjoy!
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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Barbara @ Barbara Bakes September 22, 2013 at 8:25 pm

I love the idea of adding Gnocchi to soup. Definitely need to try this.

2 Pru September 23, 2013 at 2:57 am

I have seen gnocchi in tomato soup but never in chicken soup, will definitely have to give it a go!

3 Norma - Platanos, Mangoes and Me! September 23, 2013 at 1:30 pm

I have to crocks and I never ever use them. I remember living in Venezuela and my step-mom who was American would make chicken soup and dumplings…also a favorite of mine…lately I have been revising my youth through food. Thanks….

4 cindy September 27, 2013 at 3:14 pm

I made this yesterday and it was good, especially for a recipe with such basic ingredients. My store didn’t have gnocchi so I just made regular dumplings to go on top. I also switched out cream of potato soup for the celery soup. It just sounded like too much celery flavor to me. I would definitely make this again when I needed a quick easy dinner idea. Thanks.

5 Donalyn@The Creekside Cook January 27, 2014 at 12:57 pm

I came to look for this recipe again & realized you haven’t posted lately – hope all is well!

6 Allison February 22, 2014 at 11:34 am

I loved this, I also added baby spinach as a way to imitate the Chicken Gnocchi soup at Olive garden. YUMMY!!!!

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