Quick Chicken and Dumplings Recipe
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Quick Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

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Using pre-cooked chicken and ready-made biscuits, this hearty dish is comfort food made simple. It's the perfect way to warm up on chilly autumn nights. —Lakeya Astwood, Schenectady, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 6 individually frozen biscuits
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried sage leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cup: 417 calories, 20g fat (5g saturated fat), 83mg cholesterol, 1285mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 33g protein .


  1. Cut each biscuit into fourths; set aside. In a large saucepan, saute onion and green pepper in oil until tender. Stir in the chicken, broth, mushrooms, bouillon granules, parsley, sage, rosemary and pepper.
  2. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; add biscuits for dumplings. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center of a dumpling comes out clean (do not lift cover while simmering). Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Quick Chicken and Dumplings in Taste of Home October/November 2009, p63

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PrplMonky5 244964
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2016

"I think this was an excellent base recipe. I cut the recipe in half and it still turned out yummy. Instead of mushrooms I used carrots I had steamed to crisp-tender. Next time I will add more. I also thought it could have used a tad more "sauce" so maybe I will do something with that next time. For the frozen biscuits, I tried cutting them but they were so frozen they were like rocks. I put them in the microwave for 10 seconds and that loosened them up just enough to cut. I agree with others that it could use a bit more seasoning. I will add some of Mccormick's Rotisserie chicken seasoning next time around. Also, I simmered for exactly 10 minutes and while the toothpick came out clean, I think next time I will cook it a tad longer. The biscuit was way to gooey on the bottom. Overall, my husband and I REALLY enjoyed this and I will be making it again!"

grannyg3 242656
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2016

"My husband found this recipe I was gonna make chicken and Dumplings when I got off work. He thought this recipe would be quick. I did cook my own chicken instead of the rotisserie. I liked the fact I did not have to mix up my own dumplings. I would recommend this recipe to anyone."

MY REVIEW 236986
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2015

"Followed the recipe to the letter as I want to see how it was, plan on making it again with leftover turkey. Made it on a Sunday night after 3 days of rain and it was true comfort food Wonderful flavor, like it doesn't need cream or butter. It is also nice to have the stuff on hand if you are expecting a snow storm. Was easy to do and didn't need a lot of watching and fussing over, so I could make a salad to go with it."

Beckiboo 218404
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2015 Edited Feb. 20, 2015

"I make this every winter now since seeing it in 2013's Most Requested Taste of Home Cookbook. I do add a few splashes of fat free half and half and I also substitute the rosemary and sage with oregano and a bay leaf- Came out GREAT! This recipe also works for the crock pot- Just add the biscuits at the end to cook."

DBET 186588
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2014

"One of my family's favorite weeknight dishes. cazuhlke: I always use the frozen uncooked Grands biscuits and it turns out great ... just make sure that you don't uncover it too early. cathiemh: my husband is on salt restriction because of his heart and we have never had any problem with this recipe. The salt in the chicken is in the fat and skin, which you obviously remove and the broth cooks down nicely as well with the onions and peppers. I agree with Jenisl that you should really try something before giving such a low opinion."

mkaskela 168709
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2014

"Not a tremendous amount of flavor but the family loved it."

teach71 103318
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2014

"We really like this. My five year old daughter and picky husband said it was good. I used poached chicken breast. I sauteed the peppers and onion in oil and butter and added about a tablespoon of flour to create a roux. I used herbs de provence and parsley. I used a 32 oz. container of broth and it was not too much liquid. I did use 10 biscuits as was suggested by others. I defrosted them in the microwave a bit so I could cut them. It took 15-20 minutes to cook the biscuits all the way through. All in all pretty good. Might add carrots and celery next time. Very quick and easy."

cazuhlke 103317
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2014

"Could someone please clarify the biscuits? Are they the uncooked individually frozen ones (like Grands in the freezer department) and if so do you thaw so that you can cut into 6 pieces? Sounds quick and delicious but want to be sure I understand the biscuit part. Thanks."

Jenisl 118396
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2014

"I'm giving this 5 stars even though I haven't tried it, just so I can balance out the negative person who has to give 1 star just to complain about a recipe they're not even going to try! Really people, if it's not something you would even want to eat, why bother even commenting! Go complain to someone who cares!"

cathiemh 118395
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2014

"The salt content is really too high! I would suggest low sodium chicken broth instead of the granules and home cooked chicken instead of the rotisserie. These 2 ingridients alone really pack a punch in the sodium content. If you need more flavor, you can use a salt substitute (Mrs. Dash is great)."

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