Chicken and dumplings

This Chicken and Dumplings recipe is perfect for anyone seeking a wholesome and comforting meal. Its simplicity makes it an excellent choice for busy weeknights when you want something hearty without spending hours in the kitchen. The combination of grilled chicken, fresh vegetables, and tender dumplings creates a dish that appeals to both adults and kids alike. If you’re a fan of classic comfort food with a touch of homemade charm, this recipe is tailor-made for you.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Can I freeze Chicken and Dumplings?
A: While the soup can be frozen, the dumplings may become soggy upon thawing. Consider freezing the soup without the dumplings and preparing fresh ones when reheating.

Q: Can I make this recipe in advance?
A: Absolutely! Prepare the soup in advance and store it in the refrigerator. Add the dumplings just before serving to ensure they maintain their delightful texture.

Q: Can I use bone broth instead of chicken stock?
A: Yes, using bone broth will add an extra layer of richness to the soup.

Kitchen Equipment

  • Large bowl
  • Pot
  • Spoon for stirring
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Microwave
  • Cutting board and knife


For the Soup:

  • 3 to 4 grilled chicken cups (or 2 large cooked and grated chicken breasts)
  • 8 cups water
  • 4 tablespoons better than Pouillon chicken
  • 4 tbsp salted butter
  • 4 islands cut in half lengthways and then cubes
  • 4 celery stalks cut into cubes
  • 2 small yellow onions finely sliced
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder


  • 2 cups Bisquick
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2/3 cup milk


  1. Prepare Chicken Broth:
  • Mix water and better than Pouillon in a large bowl.
  • Microwave for 3 minutes, stir well, and set aside.
  1. Cook Vegetables:
  • In a large pot on medium heat, add carrot, celery, onion, and 4 tablespoons of butter.
  • Cook for 10 minutes, stirring often.
  1. Make the Base:
  • Stir in 1/2 cup of flour, then add the chicken stock and let it boil.
  • Mix in grated chicken, Italian seasonings, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and milk.
  • Reduce heat and let it sit while preparing the dumpling mix.
  1. Prepare Dumplings:
  • In a separate bowl, add seasonings to Bisquick and stir gently.
  • Sprinkle milk on top and mix with a spoon.
  • Drop spoonfuls of the dumpling mixture into the boiling soup, leaving space between each dumpling.
  • Cover and cook on low heat for 15 minutes.
  1. Finish Dumplings:
  • Carefully turn each dumpling in the pot and cook for an additional 2–3 minutes with the lid off.
  1. Serve and Enjoy:
  • Ladle the Chicken and Dumplings into bowls.
  • Optional: Garnish with chopped parsley.
  • This recipe makes twelve dumplings.

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