This one-pot 30 Minute Chicken and Dumplings Recipe is pure comfort food made easy. Using a store-bought already cooked chicken, frozen veggies and boxed Bisquick means this recipe is not only fast but very easy.
Enjoy this when you are tired, the day has been long and you want dinner to be fabulous and on the table in no time. This recipe is a family favorite here. Also, try our delicious Skillet Chicken with Beans and Greens, Easy Skillet Lasagna, Sheet Pan Greek Pita Pizzas, or Skillet Chicken with Olives and Tomatoes.
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What Goes into Chicken and Dumplings?
Homemade chicken and dumplings is a classic dish that has been loved for years. Simple ingredients, you probably only need to pick up a few, and you have the rest at home.
Chicken and dumplings originated in the Southern and Midwestern United States, according to Wikipedia but were also seen as a French Canadian dinner found mainly in the Great Depression.
You can see that as it has some easy ingredients that can be altered to what you have on hand and still be hearty and satisfying.
Freshly ground pepper
Frozen peas and carrots
Parsley, chopped for garnish
What is a Dumpling?
A dumpling is a bite-sized savory ball of dough, and in this case, it is boiled in the broth of the soup. Sometimes they can also be fried, steamed, or baked.
Traditionally they were made with suet, but with the advent of a brand named Bisquick, they became easier to make, and that is what we are using today for a fast and easy meal.
Dumplings also can be made with bread, flour, or potatoes, and maybe filled with meat, fish, cheese, vegetables, fruits, or sweets, again according to Wikipedia.
Chinese dumplings, yet again, are very different of the ones that are in this recipe and have a meat filling and are boiled or fried.
A lot of cuisines around the world have a dumpling in one form or another.
How do you make chicken and dumplings from scratch?
To make chicken and dumplings it is very easy with this recipe, one-pot, 30 minutes and you have dinner on the table.
Make sure to have everything ready (mise en place) and to have the table set as this meal will be fast to make, ready, and able to serve in no time.
This is important for any meal, but if you want or have to make things quickly, then it is essential for success. Nothing worse than fumbling for spoons in a rush or looking for that one spice that you knew you had and can’t find it because you are in a rush.
Having items mise en place makes for a relaxing and enjoyable cooking experience.
It is an excellent place to start for a new home cook. You can be very proud of this meal. The fastest part is getting store-bought chicken that is cooked. You don’t have to mess with chicken thighs or breasts and all the splatter, too, in frying them up. Okay, let’s start.
- In a Dutch oven or large pot, melt the butter over medium heat, add the onion, garlic, and celery and sauté for 3-4 minutes.
- Stir in the flour and all the herbs and spices and stir for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
- Add the chicken broth, milk, chicken, and vegetables, cover, and bring to a boil, then simmer for 5-7 minutes to thicken, stirring occasionally.
How To Make The Dumplings
- Meanwhile, mix the Bisquick and milk together in a small bowl.
- Drop the dumplings into the soup one tablespoon at a time.
- Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and cook the soup for 10 minutes or until the dumplings are cooked through.
- Garnish with chopped parsley, season with salt and pepper if needed and serve with crusty bread or bun.
You can serve this meal family style with putting the pot right in the center of the table and serve from there. A satisfying meal that young and old will love.
How Do You Make Dumplings That Don’t Fall Apart?
Follow the easy instructions to get perfectly cooked dumplings. If you rapidly boil your dumplings they can fall apart, so keep them to a nice constant simmer instead.
I find using Bisquick will give you a perfect dumpling every time. No need to make them from scratch. Plus, it is a huge time saver.
You also don’t want to overmix the dumplings when you make them, just until the batter comes together with the milk.
Lastly, cooking the dumplings too long can result in them falling apart. I find that the 10 minutes gives a perfectly cooked dumpling but gauge it as you see fit.
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- 1 small onion, diced
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 1 tsp garlic, minced
- 2 Tbsp butter
- ¼ cup flour
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp dried parsley
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- ½ tsp fresh ground pepper
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 1 cup milk
- ½ lb cooked chicken, diced
- 2 cups frozen peas and carrots, thawed
- ¼ cup parsley, chopped for garnish
- 1 cup Bisquick
- 1/3 cup milk
1. In a Dutch oven or large pot, melt the butter over medium heat, add the onion, garlic, and celery and sauté for 3-4 minutes.
2. Stir in the flour and all the herbs and spices and stir for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
3. Add the chicken broth, milk, chicken, vegetables, cover, and simmer for 5-7 minutes to thicken, stirring occasionally.
4. Meanwhile, mix the Bisquick and milk together in a small bowl.
5. Drop the dumplings into the soup one tablespoon at a time.
6. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and cook the soup for 10 minutes or until the dumplings are cooked through.
7. Garnish with chopped parsley, season with salt and pepper if needed, and serve with crusty bread or a bun.
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Amount Per Serving:Calories: 441Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 1863mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 4gSugar: 9gProtein: 24g
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