Easy Chicken and Dumplings Recipe
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Easy Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

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Perfect for autumn nights, this main course is speedy, low in fat and a delicious one-dish meal. —Nancy Tuck of Elk Falls, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 3 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 cup sliced fresh carrots
  • 3 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-2/3 cups reduced-fat biscuit/baking mix
  • 2/3 cup fat-free milk

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 282 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 1022mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 28g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a Dutch oven coated with cooking spray, saute celery and carrots for 5 minutes. Stir in the broth, chicken, poultry seasoning and pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to a gentle simmer.
  2. For dumplings, combine biscuit mix and milk. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto simmering broth. Cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in a dumpling comes out clean (do not lift cover while simmering). Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Easy Chicken and Dumplings in Light & Tasty October 2005, p23

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suet User ID: 63821 255261
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2016

"Excellent!! My husband loved it and he is a picky eater. I added basil and a bay leaf for extra flavor. I will definitely make it again, soon!!"

Psalm127-3 User ID: 7749892 255256
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2016

"Nothing quite as good as C&D on a cold night in my opinion. Reading the recipe I was really hoping it would be something that would spur a need to make them in a month or two.My taste buds and sense of smell are not what they used to be. I have horrible allergies/asthma. I know that when I cook now I have to do a lot more seasoning so I can have any flavors at all. Unfortunately for me I can't see using an 1/8 t pepper (ever) in any recipe or 1/2 t poultry seasoning either. Still&all appreciate you posting recipe, I'm sure it's very good."

mjflowers User ID: 5877763 255224
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2016

"Very good recipe, added rosemary and a bay leaf for more flavor. I also added a 1/4 cup low fat shredded cheddar cheese to biscuit mix. Yum!

Family loved this and will definitely make again!"

SammyPrissy User ID: 5091114 242362
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2016

"I have made this numerous times. It's so good & easy!"

pcjceb User ID: 8691231 241964
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2016

"Fast and full of flavor"

twinkiedog User ID: 8053636 241403
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2016

"quick & Easy! I too cooked for 20 minutes."

KittieCatt User ID: 6154720 239069
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2015 Edited Jan. 14, 2016

"NANCY: Your recipe was quick and definitely delicious. Thanks for your lovely recipe for a delicious & quick dinner after a busy day!"

Cklee1403 User ID: 7760621 235642
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2015

"This was very easy and very tasty. I had always used biscuits cut in fourths for dumplings . These were much better . Followed recipe except didn't add carrots ( personal preference)"

desmma15 User ID: 3711039 235516
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2015

"I use thawed frozen mixed veggies instead of the carrots and celery. I have also made it using cream of chicken soup instead of broth. Very rich and easy."

JUNKOTU22 User ID: 7470970 235002
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2015

"Tired this and making it a lot we love it and it is so tasty and easy to make I added tarragon for extra flavor and makes a difference is so good my husband loves it added tarragon to the dumplings also, you must try this"

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