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Quick Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

Quick Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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 in the center of a dumpling comes out clean (do not lift cover while simmering). Yield: 6 servings.

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.

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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."

Jenisl User ID: 6929561 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 User ID: 3074456 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)."

homemadewithlove User ID: 4311884 107736
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2013

"quick and easy comfort food! I added celery instead of green pepper and used my own cooked chicken. Kid friendly and a family favorite."

homemadewithlove User ID: 4311884 107735
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2013

"quick and easy comfort food! I used my own cooked chicken and celery instead of green peppers. Kid friendly and a family favorite."

bootsiegirl User ID: 4501495 187392
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2013

"This is FABULOUS! True comfort food! I use an entire rotisserie chicken, a whole onion diced finely sauteed with 8 oz. fresh mushrooms in lots of minced garlic .... I use 10 biscuits instead of 6 (since I LOVE those dumplings!), leave out the green pepper and add an extra can of chicken broth. SO DELICIOUS! I make this all winter long! Definitely a KEEPER recipe!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!"

bootsiegirl User ID: 4501495 116329
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2013

"This is one tasty recipe and so easy! I usually use at least 10 biscuits (Mary B's frozen buttermilk biscuits), an entire onion diced finely along with 8 oz mushrooms sauteed in lots of minced garlic and add 1 more can of chicken broth to it. It is FABULOUS!!! Will make this recipe again and again!"

ryanalisha User ID: 5874388 107734
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2013

"all my kids, (4) and husband love this recipe. Like everyone I change it up. I make my own biscuits, and saute fresh mushrooms with the a healthy portion of onions and green peppers. This is a great dinner for a snowy night!"

angelasaye User ID: 3591630 168568
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2012

"I make this recipe all the time. I use frozen peas instead of green peppers and leftover cooked and diced boneless chicken breasts in place of rotisserie chicken. It is fabulous!"

Valerie B User ID: 2714898 145465
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2012

"I would like very much to have a suggestion as to lowering the sodium count it's really!! high"

jmd323 User ID: 6382863 103297
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2011

"My hubby loved the flavor of this! The dumplings weren't his favorite, but he still wants this again. (I actually really liked the dumplings though. :) He asked that I make it as a chicken noodle soup next time. So, I'll just add carrots, celery, and noodles next time instead of the dumplings."

diahann36 User ID: 4713847 118393
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2011

"This was very easy to make. It has that homemade comfort feeling. Make sure the biscuits are mixed in the broth well."

lazyST User ID: 5356476 103293
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2011

"I didn't follow the recipe exactly but in general I did. I like flavor so I add more onions and green pepper and a little more of each spice than it called for and some garlic. It was great and I was not a big dumplings fan before this recipe! My husband loved it too! I will be making this again."

krystallozing User ID: 5640070 101675
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2011

"I added celery and sliced carrots instead of the green pepper. I also used refrigerator tube biscuits instead of frozen. Turned out great and so easy!!"

agnes24 User ID: 4430156 118392
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2011

"This is a family favorite. I added celery and carrots instead of peppers and mushroom. I love how convenient it is using rotisserie chicken and refrigerated biscuits."

droberts12 User ID: 5739091 103291
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2011

"Since i don't like peppers, i did not make it with them. The rotisserie chicken added soo much flavor! I will probably add either green beans, corn or carrots to this the next time i make it!"

seasons4 User ID: 978190 107501
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2010

"I have made this yummy stew many times, and it's one of my husband's favorites. Sometimes I add carrots or peas or both."

necer2010 User ID: 4756889 187770
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2010

"I made this 2 times already, and loved it both times, the last time I added an extra biscuit and a extra can of broth, and I cook my biscuits at least 20 minutes they are delious! Thanks"

palmki User ID: 5282673 101674
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2010

"This recipe really surprised me. The biscuits really looked and tasted like dumplings. I only had one rotisserie chicken and it was not enough. It only provided 2 cups of meat. This is fast and really good. I used celery, carrots, and peas instead of the green pepper and mushrooms. Loved it."

jtimessix User ID: 3539349 186587
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2010

"This recipe is so so good, along with being quick and easy. My family loved it, they even said it was better then my old fashion country take all day to cook chicken and dumplings. I added celery and carrots instead of the green pepper and mushrooms. It was a very flavorful and hearty meal. Will make this from now on. Delish!!"

jerntt User ID: 4910209 187388
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2010

"I added Watkins chicken soup mix to this, it seemed to give it more flavor. You can request a Sample and catalog at"

eedak User ID: 4533239 107493
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2010

"This is a great quick chicken recipe. My whole family loves it especially the kids!"

dottiewest User ID: 2538737 145454
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2009

"So easy, so tasty, so awesome. My entire family loved it; including my four kids who range from 2 years to 16 years."

Jeffs2 User ID: 2121895 211231
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2009

"Fantastic!!!! This is now my husband's favorite chicken soup type dish. Pure comfort food! I add chopped red bell pepper which gives it a colorful appearance. And I cut the biscuits into eighths which makes a perfect size dumpling - I don't care for large dumplings. I also add an extra half can of broth to the recipe and save the other 1/2 can to add when warming it up. Otherwise it's a bit too thick. Absolutely delicious!"

christina2126 User ID: 4454678 103275
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2009

"I was surprised by how well the frozen biscuits worked in here. When I first opened the lid after cooking them, they looked like "brains" all over the pot and I had to cook it considerably longer to get them all the way cooked through. But it was delicious!"

kmsgirl30 User ID: 2639990 145452
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2009

"I used 1/4 cup of carrot and 1/4 cup celery instead of green pepper. I also substituted 1 can of broth for 1 reduced sodium and fat cream of chicken soup. I was wonderful, and so fast compared to the traditional."

angelasaye User ID: 3591630 101673
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2009

"I've made this 3 times for different dinner guests and they LOVE it. I've varied it using fresh mushrooms and replacing the green pepper with frozen peas. It's so easy and really good!"

briandean User ID: 2914082 107491
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2009

"I was a little dubious at first, but this recipe is really fast and so delicious. Perfect comfort food at a weekday recipe speed."

redearthmama User ID: 4319639 184249
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2009

"quick, easy and very tasty! can't beat that for a hearty, warm meal for my family :)"

Rebecca_WV_40 User ID: 408051 101671
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2009

"It would be nice to view the recipe w/o having to buy magazines."

mcdyer User ID: 1793377 107489
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2009

"This was awesome! I loved it and so did my husband!"

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