Creamy Chicken Casserole with Cheese & Herb Dumplings

Submitted by Paulene Christie

Creamy Chicken Casserole with Cheese & Herb Dumplings

5 from 2 votes
Serving: 5



  • 1 large carrot, sliced relatively thin
  • 2 Tbsp dried peas (or half a cup of frozen peas)
  • 1.5 cups of butternut pumpkin, cut in small cubes
  • Corn kernels cut from 1 large fresh corn cob
  • 1kg skinless chicken thigh fillet, diced
  • 1 x 420g can of condensed cream of chicken soup (no water added)
  • 1 x cup of soup sachet of spring vegetable soup (dry)
  • 1 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • ½ tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1 cup liquid chicken stock


  • 1 cup SR flour
  • ½ tsp mustard powder
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp dried parsley
  • 60g butter
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup milk


  • Combine all casserole ingredients in slow cooker and cook on low for 4hrs
  • To make dumplings, combine the flour, mustard, and herbs in a large bowl. Add the butter and use your fingertips to rub in until crumbly. Stir in the parmesan, then make a well in centre. Add milk and use a knife to combine until mixture starts to clump together.
  • Gently gather dough together and make golf ball sized dumpling balls (I made 14 ) . Gently drop them on top of casserole, spaced apart, as they will expand.
  • Cover with tea towel trick and continue to cook on low for another 45-60mins or until dumplings are cooked.
  • Serve with steamed green veg on the side
  • This recipe also features on page 148 of our book SLOW COOKER CENTRAL - READY SET SLOW! Available on the shop page of this website.

4 thoughts on “Creamy Chicken Casserole with Cheese & Herb Dumplings”

  1. My husband and I really liked it. Mr 15 ate it, but wasn’t a massive fan of the dumplings. Mr 9 & 10 didn’t want the dumplings but enjoyed the casserole part. I would probably cook it again, but leave the dumplings off the kids plates (more for us!).

  2. 5 stars
    Absolutely love this recipe – the different flavour mix with the soups – loads of veggies too – I sometimes add a few extra – and then the dumplings don’’t even get me started – cooked in all the juices but still fluffy – BUT warning you won’t be able to just eat one dumpling . This is a regular in our house and then we fight if there are leftovers who get to take them for lunch next day .

  3. 5 stars
    Yum loved this
    I didn’t have that soup but used chicken and corn
    Was still delicious
    Love the dumplings
    And I added fresh parsley to them
    Will make again 🥰

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