Easiest Ever Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

Homemade Chicken and Dumplings has always been a classic comfort food. This recipe, which features easy drop dumplings is the best recipe for when you want a hearty chicken stew in half of the time of traditional recipes.

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I love soup season and, as soon as the temperature drops, this quick and easy Chicken and Dumplings recipe begins to make a regular rotation in my dinner lineup. It’s as perfect on a cold winter day as it is on a chilly weeknight where you don’t have a ton of time to think about what’s for dinner. It’s one of my favorite chicken recipes to turn to when time is short.

I keep the ingredients in this flavorful chicken stew pretty simple to satisfy the picky eaters in my house, but you can easily add a bag of frozen mixed vegetables, a chopped-up bell pepper, or dice a medium onion for extra flavor. It’s a great recipe to customize, as just about any veggie is going to complement the cooked chicken and biscuit-like dumplings in this one-pot meal.

Serve this easy soup with a hunk of french bread or a simple salad and you’ll have a cozy meal your family will be thrilled to devour at the end of a long day. And, if there happen to be any leftovers, this stew is even more amazing the second time around after the flavors have had time to meld.

What You’ll Need to Make Cozy Chicken and Dumplings

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For the Chicken Stew Recipe

  • 2 – 32 ounce cartons of chicken broth
  • 1 pound of cooked shredded chicken breasts
  • 1 cup sliced, diced, or matchstick carrots
  • 1 teaspoon seasoning blend of your choice (Herbs de Provence and Italian Seasoning are my go-to’s)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

For the Dumpling Recipe

  • 2 cups Original Bisquick
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 TBSP dried parsley
  • 1 egg

I keep ziplock bags of Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken in the freezer just for easy recipes like this. This recipe is also a great way to use up leftover chicken.

How to Make Easy Chicken and Dumplings

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Step One

  • Begin by placing the broth, chicken, carrots, seasoning, salt, and pepper into a large dutch oven or stockpot. Heat the stew over medium high heat until just boiling.

Step Two

  • Meanwhile, while the chicken soup is heating, begin preparing the dumplings. Place the Bisquick, parsley, garlic powder, milk, and egg in a medium bowl. Mix the dough together using either a fork or pastry blender until everything is combined. You’ll be left with a sticky ball of dough when you’re done.
  • Next, grab about a one-inch ball of the dumpling batter and gently drop dumpling dough into the boiling chicken stew. Repeat this process until you’re out of dough. (You’ll get roughly 11-12 dumplings). Turn the burner down to low heat and allow the chicken and dumplings to cook for 10 minutes. (The dumplings should stay at the surface of the stew while they cook.)
  • As a last step, cover the chicken and dumpling stew and allow to cook for another 15 minutes.

Divide the soup up into bowls and serve with bread or a simple side salad for a complete meal.

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Easiest Ever Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

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Homemade Chicken and Dumplings have always been a classic comfort food. This recipe, which features easy drop dumplings is the best recipe for when you want a hearty chicken stew in half of the time of traditional recipes.
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:25 mins

Ingredients

  • For the Chicken Stew Recipe2 – 32 ounce cartons of chicken broth
  • 1 pound of cooked shredded chicken breasts
  • 1 cup sliced diced, or matchstick carrots
  • 1 teaspoon seasoning blend of your choice Herbs de Provence and Italian Seasoning are my go-to’s
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • For the Dumpling Recipe2 cups Original Bisquick
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 TBSP dried parsley
  • 1 egg
  • I keep ziplock bags of Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken in the freezer just for easy recipes like this. This recipe is also a great way to use up leftover chicken.

Instructions

  • Step OneBegin by placing the broth, chicken, carrots, seasoning, salt, and pepper into a large dutch oven or stockpot. Heat the stew over medium high heat until just boiling.
  • Step TwoMeanwhile, while the chicken soup is heating, begin preparing the dumplings. Place the Bisquick, parsley, garlic powder, milk, and egg in a medium bowl. Mix the dough together using either a fork or pastry blender until everything is combined. You’ll be left with a sticky ball of dough when you’re done.
  • Next, grab about a one-inch ball of the dumpling batter and gently drop dumpling dough into the boiling chicken stew. Repeat this process until you’re out of dough. (You’ll get roughly 11-12 dumplings). Turn the burner down to low heat and allow the chicken and dumplings to cook for 10 minutes. (The dumplings should stay at the surface of the stew while they cook.)
  • As a last step, cover the chicken and dumpling stew and allow to cook for another 15 minutes.
  • Divide the soup up into bowls and serve with bread or a simple side salad for a complete meal.
Course: Dinner
Servings: 4 Servings
Author: Snug and Cozy Life

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