Easy Chicken & Dumplings

When I think of homestyle cooking, I usually think of some sort of chicken, carrot and pea dish. Either chicken noodle soup, chicken pot pies or, in this case, chicken and dumplings. You can really use whichever combination of vegetables and meat you want for a recipe like this. I chose these specific ones because I was moving out of my house and needed to use up the things in my fridge.

Rather than spending the time to make my own dumplings, I just bought some dough from the grocery store to top off the dish. This makes this recipe great for a busy weeknight; or if you are in the process of moving like I was. What’s even better? The leftovers are just as good the next day!



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Easy Chicken and Dumplings
Recipe type: Entree
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Serves: 4-6
  • 2 lbs shredded chicken (cooked)
  • 3 oz green peas
  • 3 oz carrots (chopped)
  • 4 oz broccoli (chopped)
  • ½ yellow onion (chopped)
  • 1 (10.5 oz) can condensed cream of chicken (or celery) soup
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tube biscuits (such as Pillsbury)
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese (optional)
  1. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  2. Combine chicken, vegetables, soup, water, salt and pepper in a in a large bowl. Stir until well combined.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a large casserole dish. Cover with foil and bake at 400F until bubbling (about 30 minutes).
  4. With 15 minutes left, place biscuits on a greased baking sheet and bake at 400F for the remaining 15 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle the casserole with cheese and top with biscuits to serve.

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17 Responses to Easy Chicken & Dumplings

  1. Adora's Box says:

    Good idea for comfort food. Homespun, delicious and healthy.

  2. Susan says:

    I feel the same way about home cooking. My Grandmother used to make something similar to this, it’s making me all nostalgic. I’m going to save this recipe for I’m in need of a little extra TLC. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Kelly says:

    What a delicious filling dinner! This looks fantastic! :)

  4. This is exactly what I think of when I think of homestyle cooking. Good ole’ comfort food!

  5. RavieNomNoms says:

    These look awesome! Dumplings are such a comfort food, yum

  6. A nice piece of home cooking. For some reason before I clicked on this I was expecting won ton dumplings.

  7. Caroline says:

    Nice winter dish, looks very tasty.

  8. You’re right. This looks like the perfect meal for a busy night. I would call this some of the ultimate comfort food for sure. It looks fantastic.

  9. This sounds heavenly..Great recipe and awesome pictures..yummy yum!!!:)
    Wish you luck moving!!

  10. Hope the move went well. Interesting that you made such classic comfort food during what is deemed to be one of the most stressful events in a life. Great recipe!

  11. Congrats on the Top 9! This is what my mom keeps telling me to make. lol. They always say you should listen to your mother. I used to use cream of broccoli or mushroom and skip the the meat for a vegetarian version…then I got married to the only man in the world who hates casseroles/all in one dishes. Nonetheless…absolutely homestyle comfort in a dish, right there.

  12. I want these for dinner!! That would make me so full and happy! :)

  13. Kita says:

    I know someone who makes chicken and dumplings and the dumplings are always mushy and soggy – ew. This looks like a great weeknight dinner and I wouldnt have to worry about mushy dumplings!

  14. Karen Harris says:

    I love chicken and dumplings and make it often when I have a chicken and don’t have much energy. I too use Pillsbury biscuits for my dumplings but boil mine in the broth. They always come out really good. I love your idea of baking them and setting them on top for something a bit different.

  15. Skylar says:

    I love chicken and dumplings, especially with a crispy biscuit. Thanks!

  16. Ellen Bjorkstrom says:

    Do to medical reasons I need to know the nutrition information
    in recipes. Why don’t you add them to the end of the recipe.

    Ellen Bjorkstrom

  17. Hi Ellen, unfortunately it is a lot of extra time and a completely separate program to calculate the nutrition information for each recipe; and unfortunately I do not have time between school and work to do this. There are a few sites that you can enter the information into if you would like to calculate the nutrition information for any given recipe. One is nutritiondata.self.com another is http://www.mypyramid.org/tracker.php

    Hope this helps!

    Happy Holidays,