Chicken & Dumpling Casserole Recipe
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Chicken & Dumpling Casserole Recipe

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This savory casserole is one of my husband's favorites. He loves the fluffy dumplings with plenty of gravy poured over them. The basil adds just the right touch of flavor and makes the whole house smell so good while this dish cooks. —Sue Mackey, Galesburg, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen green peas
  • 4 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 2 cups biscuit/baking mix
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2/3 cup 2% milk

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 393 calories, 17g fat (7g saturated fat), 80mg cholesterol, 1313mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 27g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large saucepan, saute onion and celery in butter until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in flour, sugar, salt, basil and pepper until blended. Gradually add broth; bring to a boil. Cook and stir 1 minute or until thickened; reduce heat. Add peas and cook 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in chicken. Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish.
  2. For dumplings, in a small bowl, combine baking mix and basil. Stir in milk with a fork until moistened. Drop by tablespoonfuls into 12 mounds over chicken mixture.
  3. Bake, uncovered, 30 minutes. Cover and bake 10 minutes longer or until a toothpick inserted in a dumpling comes out clean. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Chicken and Dumpling Casserole in Taste of Home October/November 1994, p25

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LindaE123 User ID: 661915 261418
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2017

"jasaliby, since you seem so concerned with saturated fat, I got some news for ya... there's more fat in thighs than in breasts. Whatever the case, this is a wonderful recipe as-is."

Jane User ID: 9019986 259284
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2017

"I originally tried this recipe years ago when it first appeared in the magazine. I am so happy to have found it again. My dad always loved it."

GrannySusie99 User ID: 8962299 256281
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2016

"Wonderful! My husband and I both loved this dish! Lots of yummy dumplings, delicious vegetables, gravy with tender perfectly cooked chicken, what's not to love about this recipe? Need a delicious dish for a pot luck dinner? Look no further! Cold or rainy weather forecast? This is the dish for you! Grandchildren coming for dinner? Here's your answer to "what can I cook for dinner that everyone will love?""

apschwartz User ID: 1393337 254534
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2016

"I found this easy to make and very good. Made is exactly as directed and everyone enjoyed it."

scooby65 User ID: 3010176 245171
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2016

"I thought this was a great recipe. My boys loved it! It was very easy and inexpensive too. One more thought, can we comment on whether we like or disliked the recipe? The bashing between people that leave comments aren't necessary. Cooking is a passion for me not an intense competition. I appreciate others reviews, they are helpful in so many ways."

MY REVIEW User ID: 1005610 245015
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2016

"While I will agree that the sodium content if high in this recipe, that's very easy to fix. But, really, jasaliby, it must be wonderful to be you and NEVER be short on time so you use mixes sometimes! I hate when people tear everything down because they are just SO much better than the rest of us! I thought this recipe was great! I did use low-sodium broth and left out the extra salt. Also, added some carrots and left the basil out of the dumplings. Otherwise, followed the recipe and found it quite tasty. For people who are just learning to cook or those who need dinner quick, this is a great recipe. And I don't eat this kind of stuff everyday!"

lynni350 User ID: 3979286 237469
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2015

"This is a great recipe. As-is! ... if someone is going to change it all up to make it "healthy" and then whine and submit a review? They are really reviewing their own not good altered recipe. Stop posting your changes if you don't even like them. LOL."

jasaliby User ID: 7990656 224283
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2015

"Way too much sodium in this!.And whatever happened to using your own ingredients instead of mixes and dried? And saturated fat? I substituted evoo for butter, added fresh diced carrot, green beans and potato, cooked; used fresh basil and parsley. I used low sodium broth and less salt. Used my own biscuit recipe with 3 T evoo in dumplings, plus a pinch of poultry seasoning and 1% milk. Everyone loved it. I usually do my C & D in a pot but like this oven method very much. I also use thighs as they are more nutritious than breast."

MaryBarb User ID: 1052184 218747
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2015

"This was good, my guests loved it, but next time I would adjust the amount of pepper. I added carrots and small chunks of one large potato with the broth. I used two T. of butter to saute the veggies."

Robidavi User ID: 7678546 10459
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2014

"This was very good. I used sherry in place of sugar also would cut back on the broth by a half of cup sauce was a bit soupy also added peas and carrots mix turned out great. Will make this again. I also used chicken thighs just because white meat tends to be dry. Good go to dinner."

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