Save on Pinterest

Simple Chicken and Dumplings

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

This faster version of traditional chicken and dumplings uses canned broth. It is ready to eat in about a third of the time, thanks to chicken breasts and purchased biscuit mix.—Edna Hoffman, Hebron, Indiana


  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup sliced celery
  • 1/2 cup sliced carrots
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes, divided
  • 2 cups biscuit/baking mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Dash ground nutmeg
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 3 cups cubed cooked chicken breast


  1. In a 5-qt. Dutch oven or kettle, combine the broth, celery, carrots, bay leaf and 1 teaspoon parsley; bring to a boil.
  2. For dumplings, in a large bowl, combine the biscuit mix, thyme and nutmeg; stir in milk and remaining parsley just until moistened. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto boiling broth. Cook, uncovered, for 10 minutes; cover and cook 10 minutes longer.
  3. With a slotted spoon, remove dumplings to a serving dish; keep warm. Bring broth to a boil; reduce heat. Add chicken; heat through. Discard bay leaf. Spoon over dumplings.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 452 calories, 14g fat (4g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 1431mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 39g protein.

Recommended Video


Click stars to rate
Average Rating:
  • wendykins
    Oct 19, 2014

    Delicious....added mushrooms and used homemade biscuit...will definitely make again.

  • hspin
    Jul 17, 2014

    I had never made dumplings before and didn't mix them enough before dropping into the broth so I would recommend stirring just a little beyond "just moistened". My dumplings turned into awkward lumps instead of pretty dumplings, but even so, it was absolutely delicious!

  • Tlasley
    Feb 2, 2014

    Wonderful, the whole family loved it and that is saying something. However I did add frozen peas.

  • radcook
    Jun 29, 2013

    This was easy and tasted good

  • tallula.d
    Nov 8, 2011

    I love this recipe, very close to the chicken and dumplings I used to make. I usually double the dumplings.

  • kingstable
    Nov 20, 2008

    No comment left

  • ccrawford317
    Feb 5, 2007

    No comment left