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Chicken and Dumplings

It doesn’t get any more “comfort food” than Chicken and Dumplings with Biscuits. Serve with a big piece of crusty bread, this meal is even better the second day!

chicken and dumplings with biscuits in a small dish.

When I think of comfort or “cold weather” food I think of hearty soups, slow cooked roast with mashed potatoes, or maybe even a saucy pasta dish, but none of those compare to homemade chicken and dumplings.  

This dish might not be the prettiest to photograph (hello there, all beige food…), but it is creamy goodness. I love to use rotisserie chicken to punch up the extra flavor and cheap biscuits for the perfect texture.

I made this dish for my husband shortly after we started dating and I could tell he wasn’t really a big fan of it.  Well, that’s not exactly true; he doesn’t really show emotion about food.  I’ve learned instead of asking him if he likes something to just tell him that if he doesn’t speak up it will make it into the menu rotation.  

He was always quick to suggest something else any time I wanted to make chicken and dumplings, but it wasn’t until five years into our marriage that I found out he really doesn’t like them!  He says he just can’t get past the fact that it’s literally “boiled biscuits”. Haha!!

And to that I say, more boiled biscuits please! 

chicken and dumplings with biscuits in a pot.

What’s in Chicken and Dumplings with Biscuits? 

This is an incredibly fast and easy chicken and dumplings recipe. To make it, all you need is:

  • Chicken broth
  • Chicken bouillon cube
  • Poultry seasoning 
  • Canned biscuits
  • Pepper 
  • Cooked and shredded chicken breasts 

How to Make Chicken and Dumplings with Canned Biscuits  

  1. Bring the chicken broth and seasonings to a boil in a large pot.
  2. Cut or pinch the biscuits into small pieces and add to the pot.
  3. Cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Add the cooked chicken just before serving.

What to Serve with Chicken and Dumplings 

This is already such an easy chicken and dumplings recipe, so there’s no need to overthink your side dish. Here are a few things we like to serve with this dish: 

Overhead view of chicken and dumplings using biscuits in a small dish.

Can You Freeze Chicken and Dumplings? 

Yes! Let the chicken and dumplings cool completely, then store in a freezer bag or freezer-safe container. Freeze for up to 3 months. To eat, thaw in the fridge overnight before reheating in a saucepan over medium-low heat. 

Tips for Making Chicken and Dumplings Using Biscuits 

  • I like my biscuits to be soft on the outside with just a little bit of dry bite inside.  Be sure to try them while they’re cooking to reach your desired level of doneness.  You don’t want them to be gummy or over-cooked.
  • I use the Pillsbury small tube of biscuits that come in a 4 pack. 
  • Note that the biscuits will puff up while cooking, so be sure to use a large stock pot.

More Easy Chicken Dinners: 

Chicken and Dumplings (with Biscuits)

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 60kcal
Author: Emily Grace

Ingredients

  • 2 (14) oz cans of chicken broth
  • 1/2 chicken bouillon cube
  • 1/2 tsp poultry seasoning
  • 2 cans of biscuits
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 chicken breasts , cooked and shredded

Instructions

  • Bring the chicken broth and seasonings to a boil in a large pot..
  • Cut or pinch the biscuits into small pieces and add to the pot.. (About the size of a quarter.)
  • Cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  • Add the cooked chicken just before serving.

Notes

I use the Pillsbury small tube of biscuits that come in a 4 pack. The biscuits will puff up while cooking so be sure to use a large stock pot.

Nutrition

Calories: 60kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 363mg | Potassium: 165mg | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 4.3mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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Michelle James

Wednesday 23rd of March 2016

This recipe looks & sounds delicious! Our family loves chicken & dumplings! Thanks so much for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

Emily

Thursday 17th of March 2016

I've never made my own chicken and dumplings before, but this sounds like a great winter dish! Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday this week :)

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