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 cups: 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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tready2 User ID: 2509701 254922
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2016

"In place of the chicken Stock, I make a veggie stock with Carrots, Onions, Green Bell Pepper and Celery. About a cup of each in a pot, cover with water and cook down until carrots are soft. Then it goes into a blender and into the start of the dish. I do not add the biscuits to the pot. I bake them and serve the chicken etc. over them and it has a great result."

Susie77 User ID: 98373 254716
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2016

"I tried this recipe a couple of months ago. Author is right -- it *is* quick and fairly delicious as well. I did not like the dumplings but that's probably because I used biscuits that come in the refrigerated section of the grocery store rather than the frozen that the recipe calls for. Also I cut the amounts in half since there are only two of us now. Other than that, tasty comfort food in a snap!"

PrplMonky5 User ID: 6612040 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 User ID: 8719582 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."

[email protected] User ID: 8236157 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 User ID: 5323712 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 User ID: 5169389 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 User ID: 6061564 168709
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2014

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

teach71 User ID: 6024199 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 User ID: 5344925 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."

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