Easy Chicken and Dumplings Recipe
- 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
- 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.
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.
Reviews for Easy Chicken and Dumplings
"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!!"
"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."
"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!"
"I have made this numerous times. It's so good & easy!"
"Fast and full of flavor"
"Quick & Easy! I too cooked for 20 minutes."
"NANCY: Your recipe was quick and definitely delicious. Thanks for your lovely recipe for a delicious & quick dinner after a busy day!"
"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)"
"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"
"First time I made Dumplings! Turn out Great! Thanks!"
"This is absolutely delicious. I never had luck making chicken and dumplings and gave up a long time ago. I decided to try once again. The dumplings turned out perfect. I left them cook 20 minutes to be on the safe side like some of the others suggested. So glad I did since any time I did make dumplings they were always full of doe in the middle. Husband says I have to make this again, which I definitely will. I also added onions because we are big onion fans. Excellent Recipe and is great in a time cruncher. Thanks for posting"
"Super fast and easy way to get a hearty meal on the table. This tastes like it has been simmering all day. I will be making this recipe many, many times. It's a keeper."
"I was in a time crunch last night and remembered I had printed this recipe out, and was glad I did.I am a sucker for biscuits and that was why I wanted something super fast, easy and delishAnother thing you could do to make it even faster is use frozen biscuits.Very nice recipe, will be making this again."
"if you can't remove the lid how can you insert a toothpick see when the dumplings are Done???? I am confused"
"This was a big hit with my family easy to fix and taste is great."
"This recipe was loved by my husband and my two picky girls! I used carrot, onions and peas in my recipe."
"I had four cups of rotisserie chicken in my freezer that I wanted to make good use of, and this brutal, unending winter makes me yearn for comfort foods. I searched the internet and came across this recipe, which I followed with the exception of the chicken amount. It turned out great! Very filling and satisfying! Definitely a keeper."
"Easy and tastey. Perfect comfort food for a chilly night. I like to add additional veggies, whatever I have, sometimes even frozen mixed veggies."
"Although my family absolutely loves dumplings, I've NEVER been able to make them. They either end up under-cooked or spread out all over the pan like soup. These worked out perfectly though! Reading through the comments, I went ahead and let them cook 20 minutes without lifting the lid. Then I tested them with a toothpick to check for doneness and they were just right. When I make a new recipe, the big test is whether my family would want me to make it again. I received a resounding "YES" on this one. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe!"
"This is only the second time I've made this and it is so easy and good. This time, though, I added a can of cream of mushroom soup and a 16 oz bag of edamame."
"I make this probably once a month because we love it so much!"
"I added about 1/3 of a large onion, and some garlic salt(just a pinch.) My sons favorite is chicken and dumplings-he LOVES this recipe! :) Thank you Nancy, for sharing it with us!"
"I rated this recipe as it was written. First it was pretty bland so I added a small chopped onion, a minced garlic clove, a handfull sliced mushrooms and 1 1/2 T. chicken soup base. Then I made the dumplings and I wondered about the thin consistency but cooked them anyway. They never did cook all the way through. More like dough lumps and the tasted BITTER. I ended up fishing them out and made another batch with 2 c. of bisquick and cooked them as directed on the box, 10 minutes uncovered and another 10 with the lid on. Perfect dumplings although by now the broth had reduced to nothing and I was literally left with chicken and dumplings."
"Loved by 4 boys and a Dad!!! Can't believe how good the sauce turned out. So quick too! We could add other veggies next time too. Thanks for a great recipe!"
"Love this recipe, really easy. Just needs a little extra flavor for my taste. Added an onion to the veggies and some garlic. Also added some salt and rosemary and parsley. Quick and really good. Might try another reviewers idea and use a rotisserie chicken next time..."
"This recipe turned out to be very, very good. Makes an awesome dinner on cold evenings, will definitely be making this again...soon."
"did not have bisquit mix to make the dumplings but I did have a box of potato dumpling mix so I did a substitute and everyone loved it. Will add more broth next time for a "soupier" consistency"
"This recipe was super easy to make and really tasty! I did make some modifications...I added on medium diced onion a sprinkling of garlic salt and one heaping tsp. of cornstarch mix into 1/4 c. water."
"So easy to make, and so good !!!"
"This was so easy and pretty tasty, especially for a healthier recipe. The family really liked it so I?ll be making it again. Next time I might add some onions and skip the poultry seasoning."
"LOVE this recipe. For Picky eaters & kiddos plus Mommies trying to watch their waistline. FINALLY, one meal for EVERYONE! I used canned chicken and added some ground fresh spinach leaves- getting in the greens is never easy with toddlers."
"This was so incredibly good! My whole family raved about this. We'll definitely be making it again and again. I was surprised at how simple the recipe was to taste sooooo good! I let mine simmer extra long to be sure the dumplings were really done, so it cooked down to a nice chicken stew consistency. I only used 20 oz. of chicken breast, so between less chicken and simmering down quite a bit, I ran short on servings of the actual stew to go with all those dumplings. But other than that, it was perfect! Delicious!"
"Very tasty, and so easy! I didn't have carrots, so I thawed some frozen mixed vegetables and added them in with the broth. I also used leftover turkey. I didn't use anything reduced sodium or reduced fat, so it was definitely salty enough."
"I Really like this recipie for its versatility and simplicity. I had never made this dish before, and it was a great starting point."
"Very easy to make....hardest part was chopping the veggies! Very tasty, my husband loved it, too!"
"Very good and SO easy! It did need some salt I thought- I added about 1/2 teaspoon or so. I made a few alternations as well. Instead of canned chicken broth- my Mom makes and freezes it. I put in about 4 cups of broth. I also added one less cup of chicken. Instead of using 1 2/3 cups biscuit mix, I used 2 cups using my Mom's homemade biscuit recipe. This is what I used:2 cups flour, 1 T. baking powder, 1/2 t. salt, 2 T. lard. Mix all ingredients together then add your milk, you may need to add about a tablespoon or so more mix. So easy and quick. It tastes a lot like stuffing.........."
"My family loved this. I will make this again."
"Me and my Family loved it we will surely be making this again"
"I really enjoyed this recipe."
"This was delicious and so simple to make. I bought a rotisserie chicken from the deli which gave the recipe some extra flavor. Will definitely be making this again."
"I LOVE making this recipe. It is ssoo easy and tastes great. I sometimes make it when taking a meal to someone. It is always so well received."
"This was very good! The broth thickens up as it cools. I cut the recipe in half but made the full amount of dough for dumplings and there were 7 large dumplings for us."
"Simple and delicious. I have made this several times over the past couple of years."
"This was great and easy to make!"
"My family LOVED it! Definitely making it again!"
"It tasted good but needs some alterations. For starters it wasn't very soupy and could use either some water or another can of chicken broth. Good starter recipe that could be great with some improvements."
"I've tried several times over the years to find a chicken and dumpling recipe like my mother used to make and was always disappointed with the results until I found this recipe. I don't always put vegetables in it but it is delicious either way. Anytime I cook a chicken in the crockpot I always put a single serving of shredded chicken with some broth in the freezer and make a small batch for my lunch when I'm home by myself."
"Yes I would make this again, but I would for sure use the sodium reduced everything, I didn't use sodium reduced broth and it turned out a little salty. But will keep this on my remake list. I made my own dumplings from scratch and every one liked them. I also put in peas, garlic,onion, a bay leaf, and I substituted 2 of the cans of broth to Cream of chicken soup. I will definately make this again."
"My hubby loved this! I chopped a small onion to saute with the celery and carrots. I also used olive oil instead of coating my dutch oven with cooking spray. Delicious!"
"I made this recipe last night, using everyone's review suggestions: Adding poultry seasoning, a little salt, etc. I also used a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken from the store to speed the process up. It was absolutely delicious! The only thing, next time I will make the biscuits and not cheat by using a Homestyle refrigerated brand. It's just not the same as homemade. Kids LOVED the meal, too. Big plus!"
"I cut the recipe in half and it was very good. The only thing I did different was to add some chopped onion to the vegetables and then cook them for 5 minutes in a little bit of canola oil. I was regretting that I didn't have any cream of chicken soup to thicken the broth but I found it was not needed. The broth was a perfect consistency after the dumplings were cooked."
"I have never made this recipe exactly how it says, but I use it as a guide. I don't add carrots; I use celery and onions. The biggest change I make is using homestyle canned biscuits. I cut each biscuit into thirds and toss in flour, which helps to thicken the soup. My husband's favorite!!!"
"I followed all the directions exactly except I cooked the biscuits for 20 minutes and they turned out great. My husband and I loved it very much. This recipe is a keeper!"
"I have made this recipe several times, and always with rave reviews! It's so easy, and soo good! It's a wonderful comfort food in cold weather."
"Made this the other night and everyone loved it. The perfect comfort food. I read everyones reviews and suggestion it really made a difference. I used some cream of chicken soup which helped with thickness. I also used some onion and also peas. Also, let the dumplings cook extra long. They turned out great. There was so much leftover, I just reheated the next night and made more dumplings. I can't wait to make it for my college daughter to send back with her."
"The whole family just loved this! The left overs were even better after sitting in the fridge all night. It really thickened up. This is a really quick and easy meal!"
"It was really good. The only thing I would change is probably add onions and a little salt with it. But I will definitely make it again."
"Everyone at work was sick, so before I caught the cold I wanted to make some hearty chicken soup. I added tons more broth and spices to give the soup an extra kick. I also added egg noodles which turned out great. The dumplings did not come out as planned, but still tasted great, just did not look that appetizing!"
"I like a lot of veggies in mine, so I added a handful more carrots, one small onion, and a cup of frozen peas. (I stirred in the peas before adding the dumplings, as the other readers did). Since I'm a spice girl, too, I used a rounded 1/2 tsp of the poultry seasoning, and added 1/2 tsp salt, plus a pinch more pepper. Delicious!"
"Love love loved this. The definition of quick and easy comfort food!"
"Very good. I also added some chopped onions and when I added the dumplings I also threw some frozen peas in. I also added 2 red potatoes and loved that. My 2 1/2 year gobbled up an entire bowl and then ate some of my husband's dinner later!"
"this was really easy and good my kids and husband loved it, i DID NOT use reduced chicken broth or fat free milk and biscuit/baking mix it turned out fine, i will be making again!!"
"My family loved this recipe!! The only thing I did differently was to season with extra salt and pepper. We will definitely make this again soon!!!"
"The dumplings took a little longer than the recipe said, they were very pasty looking, but tasted very good. I subbed corn for carrots ( I didn't have any carrots!) and it turned out really good. Even my picky six year old really like this, I would make it again for sure."
"I used 2 cans of cream of chicken soup plus a large can of broth. I also cut up a couple of small red potatoes (sometimes I used diced hash browns) plus chopped onions. My final addition is once I add the dumplings, I gently stir in a handful of frozen peas. My family requests this recipe often during the winter months."
"Made this for my family. They loved it. Had enough left over the next night to serve over biscuits. Would be great served over cooked noodles, too."
"Very good. I used leftover turkey instead of the chicken. Regular biscuit mix and salt free all purpose seasoning."
"I can't imagine chiken n' dumplings w/o sauteed onions. :-) So I added a chopped onion w/the carrots & celery. Yummy!"
"really good! Everyone loved it. I also put fresh garlic in it."
"Kids loved this one. I would add more broth next time though."
"I used regular Bisquick and they turnout out perfect. Maybe skip the poultry seasoning, but mine didn't seem to stick to the dumplings. They were even better as leftovers!!Chefleslie"
"i use a stock pot instead of a dutch oven and I follow the recipe on the baking mix box for the dumplings. The dumplings have always come out puffy and light! This is a favorite!"
"My dumplings did not rise and they were heavy. As well the poultry seasoning collected on the dumplings, therefore they had a very strong flavour. I used regular Bisquick, as the light counterpart is not available here. Any thoughts?"
"What if you don't own a dutch oven? Can you use a crockpot instead?"
"This has been a great receipe, I only changed one ingredent and that was to add range free chicken broth that is fat free and sodium is low. JP in WY"
"This is one of my favorite recipes! I make it all the time in the fall/winter. It tastes like it took hours to make, but is very quick. Since I live alone, I usually make half the recipe - which gives me yummy leftovers for lunch the following day."
"wonderful. i will definately make this again."
"Easy and good. The dumplings were not "gooey" Even my picky eater ate some."