This easy chicken and dumplings recipe is made with store bought biscuit dough and homemade soup. This old fashioned southern soup is comfort in a bowl!
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The soup kick is not over. And I’m going to bet that no one is sorry about it!
A recipe favorite of mine lately (which I really need to share with you all!) comes from my mother in law: whole chickens in the crock pot. The meat tastes incredible and produces tons of leftovers, you can flavor the chicken a million different ways, and I make delicious flavor bombs from all the juices leftover.
Last week, I wanted to do something a little different with the mass amount of leftover chicken. I don’t think I’ve ever actually eaten chicken and dumplings before this, but it’s a classic dish I’ve been wanting to cross of my list for some time now. I read recipes and see photos and just think it looks like the epitome of comfort food.
Lots of the super “easy” recipes include using a few cans of “cream of” soups. That’s not really my style. The two things I did to make this recipe simple were to use leftover chicken and store bought biscuit dough. You could absolutely just pick up a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store while you’re getting the biscuit dough!
This recipe makes enough to serve about four people and would be very easy to double. I started by softening the veggies in butter, then adding more butter and a little flour. Next comes milk to make a roux. After it’s simmered and thickened up a bit, add good quality chicken stock (preferably homemade chicken stock), salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. Slice up some store bought biscuit dough and drop it in to cook for a few minutes. Then add the leftover chicken just long enough to heat it up and that is it!
This took me less than an hour to make which makes it one of my favorites for a week night dinner. You could prep everything beforehand by chopping the veggies and biscuit dough to make prep even quicker!
This was a really nice warm up meal. Warm your soul right up kinda meal. Help you survive the rest of January kinda meal.
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Easy Chicken and Dumplings
- 1/2 yellow onion, diced
- 2 carrots, peeled and diced
- 4 celery stalks, diced
- 3 tbsp butter, divided
- 1/4 cup flour
- 2 cups milk
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- 2 1/2 cups chicken stock
- 1/2 can store bought biscuit dough
- 2 cups cooked and chunkily shredded chicken
- In a large, heavy bottomed stockpot, melt 1 tablespoon of butter over medium-low heat.
- Add onions, carrots, and celery and let them cook until softened, 5-7 minutes.
- Add remaining butter. Once melted, add flour. Stir frequently and cook for about 3 minutes.
- Reduce heat to low and add milk. Bring to a simmer and simmer until mixture has thickened, stirring frequently, about 4 minutes.
- Add salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, and chicken stock. Raise heat to medium-low and let simmer.
- While the soup is simmering, remove about five biscuits from the store bought biscuit container. Slice into thin strips (about 1/2 inch wide). Drop into soup, cover leaving a crack, and let cook without stirring for 8-10 minutes, until biscuits have cooked in the center.
- Stir in chicken and cook until heated through, 3-5 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning as necessary.
Can you do it without the veggies?
Enjoy your recipe will try it. I use cream soups and boiled chicken stock. Mixed vegetables. Bisquick drop biscuits. But your recipe sounds easy. Thank you
Oh my gosh. I followed your recipe & only doubled it, because we love soup. This is hands down one of the best soups I’ve ever tried. So delicious & comforting on a rainy night. Thank you!! I’ll be making this again!! 👌🏼
Oh I love this!! Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment and let me know!
OMG Amazing, I used red onion because that’s what I had, no celery cause I didn’t have any, I used pie crust as the dumplings cause that’s what I had and I used McCormick’s country gravy powder instead of the flour because I was inspired. This was the best chicken recipe ever. Next time I’m gonna bake the dumplings before I mix them in or If I have biscuits I am going to make this in my cast iron pan so I can place the biscuits on top and bake in the oven. Otherwise, awesome
Sorry Forgot my five star rating
I’m so glad you liked this, Cynthia!