Easy Chicken and Dumplings

For those of you hardcore chicken-n-dumplin’ fans, this recipe might be a little insulting.  I don’t slave over the stove all day, or even make the dumplings from scratch.

This is a very easy version that’s pretty much fool-proof.

Really easy, but really good.

What You’ll Need:

2 lbs chicken, bone-in (however, I don’t use the dark meat)

1 26 oz can cream of chicken soup

1 32 oz container chicken stock

2 cans biscuits (any kind will do)

In 3 quarts of water boil chicken until done, but reserve about 1 quart of the broth.  The reason I don’t use boneless chicken is because boiling the chicken with the bones gives the broth it’s good chicken-y flavor.

Remove meat from the bones and throw the bones away. ← I hate that part, it’s nasty. Shred with two forks and set aside.

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You’ll notice I’m a white-meat kinda girl, but use whatever part of the chicken makes you happy.

Open the biscuits and tear into pieces – set aside.  Add the chicken, container of stock and cream of chicken soup to the reserved broth, and bring to a boil while stirring.  Turn the heat down to medium-high.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Don’t ask why I add store bought chicken stock to the broth – I’ve just always done it.  No need in fixing things that aren’t broke, right?

Start adding the biscuit pieces a few at a time, stirring to make sure nothing sticks to the bottom or scalds.  Turn heat down to medium and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the dumplings are cooked through, about 10-15 minutes or so.

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See, good food doesn’t have to be complicated!


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  • Shea

    Shea Goldstein is a writer and the voice behind Dixie Chik Cooks. She's also a recipe developer and brand ambassador. She has been published in several media platforms such as Redbook, Parade, Food Blogger Magazine and more. She has been developing recipes and writing since 2009. Shea is a Southern Belle Who's Thinking About What's For Dinner While Eating Lunch

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Happy When Not Hungry

    I love chicken and dumplings!! It’s one of my favorite comfort foods. Looks delish!

  2. Rach

    I love chicken ‘n dumplin’s… one of my favorite comfort foods!

  3. Richard

    That looks great! I will definitely be giving this a run through the kitchen.

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