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Chicken and Dumplings

A quick and easy classic one-pot dinner, this old-fashioned homemade chicken and dumplings is a hearty family favorite. Loaded with fresh veggies, spices, and chicken, the soup is topped with made from scratch dumplings and is ready to serve in just 45 minutes!
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken and Dumplings, Easy Chicken and Dumplings, Homemade Chicken and Dumplings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 494kcal


For the soup:

  • 3-4 cups rotisserie chicken shredded (or 2 large chicken breasts cooked and shredded)
  • 8 cups water
  • 4 tbsp Better than Bouillon Chicken
  • 4 tbsp salted butter
  • 4 carrots cut in half lengthwise and then diced
  • 4 celery stalks diced
  • 2 small yellow onions diced finely
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp Italian seasonings
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder

For the dumplings:

  • 2 cups bisquick sifted into medium mixing bowl
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Italian seasonings
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 tbsp salted butter melted


For the soup:

  • In a large bowl combine water and better than bouillon to make chicken broth. Place in the microwave for 3 minutes. Remove and stir well. Set aside.
  • In a large stock pot over medium heat, add carrots, celery, onion, and 4 tbsp butter. Stir well to combine. Let cook for 10 minutes, stirring often to ensure that the onions don’t burn.
  • Add 1/2 cup flour and stir to combine. Add chicken broth and bring to a boil.
  • Add the shredded chicken, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and milk. Stir well. Turn temperature to low and let simmer while making the dumplings mixture.

For the dumplings:

  • In a separate bowl sift Bisquick using a mesh strainer. Dump leftover Bisquick lumps in the garbage. Add salt, garlic powder, and Italian seasonings. Use a whisk to mix together.
  • Pour milk and melted butter. Use a spoon to combine ingredients. Note: Don’t overmix the batter. Mix until just combined.
  • Using a small cookie dropper, or regular tablespoon measuring spoon, drop spoonfuls of dumpling mixture into the simmering pot. Don’t stir the dumplings in, just let the dumplings fall into the simmering liquid.
  • Cover pot and let cook for 15 minutes. Uncover, and using a large spoon gently turn over each dumpling. Let simmer for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy. Optional to garnish with a little chopped parsley .


Add in other vegetables like corn and peas for an extra hearty touch.


Calories: 494kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 123mg | Sodium: 2033mg | Potassium: 298mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 5558IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 161mg | Iron: 2mg