Quicker Chicken and Dumplings Recipe
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Quicker Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

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Ready in 30 minutes, this easy chicken and dumplings recipe takes advantage of convenience items and uses time-saving, drop-style dumplings. —Willie DeWaard, Coralville, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
  • 2-1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 cup biscuit/baking mix
  • 1/3 cup French-fried onions, coarsely chopped
  • 7 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 330 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 746mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 24g protein.


  1. In a Dutch oven, combine the first six ingredients; bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the biscuit mix, onions, milk and parsley just until moistened. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto simmering stew. Cook, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
  3. Cover and simmer 10-12 minutes longer or until a toothpick inserted in a dumpling comes out clean (do not lift the cover while simmering). Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Quicker Chicken and Dumplings in Simple & Delicious February/March 2011, p27

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ojc0806 User ID: 4482783 219575
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2015

"bland tasting"

dschultz01 User ID: 1076910 123644
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2014

"This turned out much better than I thought it would. It was very filling. I did use suggestions from other reviews and added some salt, pepper, and a chicken boullion cube."

pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 123643
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2013

"Definitely needed some seasoning. Remember to turn down the temperature when simmering your dumplings even though the recipe doesn't say to. This only made three healthy servings. Will make this again but double the amount of vegetables and soup/milk."

suunylou User ID: 3450016 150187
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2012

"Family loved this, but I'll add salt and pepper next time and maybe another can of soup."

ldwarner User ID: 2491102 132146
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2011

"Great base for a quick chicken and dumplings! It did need salt and pepper and I will add a chicken bouillon cube next time."

Crystal6789 User ID: 5768435 132862
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2011

"This recipe is great for a quick semi home made meal. It had very good flavor and the dumplings turned out fluffy and flavorful as well."

micheleclow User ID: 6777152 117057
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2011

"I actually sauteed chopped up carrots and celery in olive oil and then added raw chopped chicken, chopped broccoli and cooked that before adding the other ingredients. I know that kind of defeats the purpose of "quicker", but it was worth it. This was excellent and definitely a keeper. I can't wait to make it again."

thejeffr User ID: 5827444 195831
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2011

"DELISH! Just needs salt and pepper to taste. It says that it serves six, but we barely got 3 servings out of it."

MaryFaith528 User ID: 4980891 193289
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2011

"We weren't big fans. It was pretty soupy and had an odd flavor. We ate it but won't make again."

bglanzer User ID: 1432369 123642
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2011

"My family loved it! We did have to modify it a bit as the recipe didn't make enough for my family of four's healthy appetite. We just added another can of soup and some more milk to stretch it a bit."

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