Chicken and Dumplings Recipe




  • 2 boxes (32 oz each) chicken stock
  • 2 cans (10.5 oz each) cream of chicken soup
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 Rotisserie Chicken, shredded
  • 1 can Grands biscuits, rolled out and cut into quarters
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish


  1. Prepare Ingredients:
    • Shred the Rotisserie Chicken, discarding skin and bones.
    • Roll out the Grands biscuits on a floured surface and cut them into quarters.
  2. Sauté Vegetables:
    • In a large pot or Dutch oven, melt the butter over medium heat.
    • Sauté the diced onion, chopped celery, and chopped carrots until they become soft and the onion is translucent.
  3. Add Broth and Cream of Chicken:
    • Pour in the chicken stock and cream of chicken soup into the pot with sautéed vegetables.
    • Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally to combine the ingredients.
  4. Add Shredded Chicken:
    • Once the soup is boiling, add the shredded Rotisserie Chicken.
    • Bring the mixture back to a boil and let it simmer for a few minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  5. Add Dumplings:
    • Flatten out the Grands biscuit quarters and cut them into bite-sized pieces.
    • Carefully drop the biscuit pieces into the boiling soup. Stir gently to ensure they don’t stick together.
    • Boil the dumplings for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. The dumplings will expand and cook through during this time.
  6. Check Thickness and Seasoning:
    • If the soup is not as thick as you’d like, you can make a cornstarch slurry by mixing 2 tablespoons of cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of cold water. Stir this mixture into the boiling soup and continue to cook until it reaches your desired thickness.
    • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Serve:
    • Once the dumplings are cooked and the soup has reached your desired consistency, remove the pot from heat.
    • Ladle the chicken and dumplings into bowls, and garnish with chopped fresh parsley if desired.

Enjoy your comforting and delicious Easy Chicken and Dumplings!

  1. Can I use homemade chicken stock instead of store-bought?
    • Absolutely! Homemade chicken stock can add a rich flavor to your chicken and dumplings. Just make sure it’s well-seasoned.
  2. What can I substitute for cream of chicken soup?
    • You can use cream of mushroom soup or cream of celery soup as alternatives. For a lighter option, try using chicken broth and a roux (butter and flour) to create a creamy base.
  3. Is it necessary to use a Rotisserie Chicken?
    • No, you can cook and shred your own chicken breasts or thighs. Rotisserie chicken is convenient, but any cooked chicken will work.
  4. Can I make the dumplings from scratch?
    • Certainly! If you prefer homemade dumplings, you can make a simple dough using flour, baking powder, salt, milk, and butter. Roll out the dough and cut it into pieces before adding to the boiling soup.
  5. How do I prevent the dumplings from sticking together?
    • Make sure to gently stir the dumplings as you add them to the boiling soup. Stir occasionally during cooking to prevent them from clumping.
  6. Can I freeze Chicken and Dumplings?
    • While the soup can be frozen, the texture of the dumplings may change slightly upon reheating. For best results, freeze the soup without the dumplings and add fresh ones when reheating.
  7. How can I make the dish gluten-free?
    • Use a gluten-free flour blend to make the dumplings. Additionally, ensure that your chicken stock and cream of chicken soup are gluten-free.
  8. What sides go well with Chicken and Dumplings?
    • Common sides include a simple green salad, steamed vegetables, or a side of crusty bread for dipping.
  9. How can I store leftovers?
    • Store leftover chicken and dumplings in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat gently on the stove, adding a bit of extra broth if needed.
  10. Can I add other vegetables to the recipe?
    • Absolutely! Feel free to customize the recipe by adding your favorite vegetables such as peas, corn, or green beans. Adjust the cooking time as needed.

Feel free to adapt this recipe to your preferences, and don’t hesitate to get creative with your own variations!

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