Easy Chicken and Dumplings

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!


– 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.