Easy Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

Quick Chicken and Dumplings recipe

After Maggie was born, we had all these wonderful people who brought us home-cooked meals. My sister brought us her Easy Chicken And Dumplings, and we’ve been enjoying this recipe ever since! Is it a quick, easy meal for a weeknight, and delicious warm comfort food on cold days! Here’s how you make it:


  • 1/2 c. chopped onion (I just chop up a small onion and use all of it. I never measure because I love onion)
  • 1/4 c. margarine or butter
  • 2/3 c. flour (I’ve used both wheat and white flours and both taste great)
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1 (10 oz can chicken broth) ** If you used condensed broth, like what is pictures, make sure you  adjust it so half of the 10 oz is water*. Also, if you don’t have chicken broth, you can use  1 cup water and 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • 3 drops hot pepper sauce
  • 2 1/2 cups cubed
  • or shredded cooked chicken (I use my kitchen chopper)
  • 1 1/2 c. frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 can refrigerated southern style biscuits (like Pillsbury)
  • chopped parsley
  • paprika


1. In a LARGE skillet, cook and stir onion in butter until tender.


2.  Stir in flour and salt; blend until smooth (don’t worry, it will be really chunky)


3. Add Chicken broth, 1 1/2 – 2 cups water, and hot pepper sauce.


4.  Cook, stirring constantly until thickened.


5. Stir in chicken,  mixed vegetables and sour cream; simmer over low heat until thoroughly heated. *I usually boil my chicken then use my kitchen chopper to chop it up. I save the water from the chicken to use in the recipe.* If this mixture seems too think for your liking, you can add extra water, sour cream, or milk.


6. Separate dough into 8 biscuits and cut each one in half. Place biscuits on top of hot mixture. Simmer uncovered 10 minutes. Cover; simmer over low heat 15 to 20 minutes longer or until biscuits are no longer doughy.


7. Garnish with chopped parsley and paprika


I hope your family enjoys this recipe as much as ours does!

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Hi! Welcome to my blog. My husband and I were high school sweethearts who married over 9 years ago. We now have 3 children: Maggie (age 4), Jacob (age 2) and Zellene, our baby born in June. I love sharing about the great products I find that help to make our lives easier, while also talking about some of my passions like home birth & natural childbirth, travel, Disney, and living a semi-green life.


  1. i pinned this! it looks great! thank you!

  2. I love chicken and dumplings and missed getting my grandmother’s recipe before she died.

    I will give this recipe a try.

  3. My hubby loves chicken so I’m always looking for new recipes. This on sounds delicious!

  4. I have always loved chicken and dumplings but haven’t made it myself. That’s why I like this recipe so much. Quick is good but easy is just my speed.

  5. My teenage son loves chicken and dumplings. I am trying this recipe. It sounds delicious.

  6. This looks like a great recipe for the upcoming cold weather
    I love that it’s quick and easy, and gives me more options to use my microwave Steamer, which will be perfect to cook the chicken to start this recipe.
    Thanks pinning.

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