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Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

Chicken and Dumplings is (in my opinion) the quickest version for chicken pot pie. A creamy and flavorful chicken soup topped with buttery, flaky, and perfectly baked biscuits, this is a perfect dinner idea, and just like all the recipes I share on my blog, this chicken dumplings recipe is easy to follow and quick to prepare.

chicken and dumplings close up image.


The chicken and dumplings recipe varies depending on what vegetables available in your kitchen and what spice you are comfortable using. I like Italian seasoning, but you might want to use thyme, or oregano instead. I don’t see how anyone can mess up this recipe!

How to Make Chicken and Dumplings?

I have used chicken thighs and legs, but you can always use chicken breast. To avoid overcooking the chicken breast, instead of adding the chicken to the onion after it’s sautéed, fry the chicken breast first in a hot pan to sear the juices, remove it from the pan and then add the onion and sauté.

chicken and dumplings fresh out of the oven.

If you want to use chicken broth or stock instead of chicken bouillon, then replace the amount of water used with the stock. Always careful when adding salt to dishes that contain chicken bouillon or chicken stock, you might end up with a salty soup that won’t be edible.

spice mix for chicken and dumplings

butter and olive oil in a pan.

chicken over fried onion.

mixed spices over the chicken.

vegetables cooked with chicken and spices.

flour added to the pan.

water added to the flour and chicken

cooking the chicken soup

adding milk to chicken soup

What Vegetables to Use in Chicken and Dumplings?

When it comes to vegetables, be creative an add the vegetables you and your family enjoy eating. The flavor in this dish doesn’t come from the vegetables, the flavor comes from the spices and chicken, but I will stay away from using potatoes since it has a lot of starch that can make the soup thicker.

chicken and dumplings served in a bowl.

Store Bought Biscuit Dough vs. Homemade Biscuits

For convenience, store-bought biscuit dough can be used, but take it from me; nothing beat the flavor of homemade biscuits.
The biscuit recipe I share in this post will make you forget about ever buying store bought biscuit dough or add it to your chicken and dumplings.

Making delicious homemade biscuits.

milk added to biscuit dough.

ready to form the biscuits.

baking the chicken and dumplings with biscuits.

Let’s make dinner!

chicken dumplings feature image

Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

Hearty chicken soup filled with vegetables and flavor, topped with buttery and flaky biscuits.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Main Meal
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken and dumplings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Total Time: 31 minutes
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 400kcal
Author: Muna Kenny



  • 2 skinless boneless chicken thighs cut into bite size
  • 2 skinless boneless chicken legs cut into bite size
  • 2 medium onion chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 carrots diced
  • 1/3 cup corn canned is fine
  • 1 celery stick finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cube chicken bouillon
  • ½ cup milk
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon ginger powder
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice powder
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper powder
  • Salt to taste


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoon butter
  • 3 tablespoon milk you might need less



  • In a pan, add butter and olive oil, when hot, add the onion and sauté until translucent.
  • Add the chicken and stir until the chicken is no longer pink.
  • Add the spices and stir for one minute. Add the garlic, celery, carrot, corn, and cook for three minutes.
  • Add the flour and stir until the raw smell of flour disappears, it might take a minute.
  • Pour the water while stirring to avoid forming lumps. Add the chicken bouillon and stir until the mixture come to a boil.
  • Let the mixture boil until the chicken is completely cooked. Add the milk and stir for one minute, then turn off the heat.
  • Pour the mixture in a baking pan.


  • In a bowl, add all the ingredients except the milk. Rub the mixture together until you get a breadcrumb like texture.
  • Add the milk gradually and fold gently. Form 6 equal size balls and press them lightly.
  • Place the biscuits on the chicken soup prepared earlier and bake in a preheated oven of 350F/180C until the biscuits are golden or for 18 minutes.
  • Serve immediately.


Calories: 400kcal
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overhead shot of chicken and dumplings bowl.

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  1. I want to come over for the lunch! The chicken pieces look so tender and delicious.

  2. Well, I guess summer’s really over, but at least I have chicken and dumplings to look forward to. I like the seasonings you’ve used.

  3. This looks like the perfect recipe to make as the weather starts to cool down. Thanks for sharing!

  4. This looks amazing. Perfect for fall and winter weather!

  5. This looks so savory and delish! I’ve never made this before, but can’t wait to try when the temps get a bit cooler.

  6. Mmm yes this recipe looks so delicious. Talk about comfort food!

  7. This is a very easy to do recipe! I hope to replicate it at home on weekends. Sounds so yummy!

  8. This looks delicious! I love chicken and dumplings, one of my favorite things!

  9. This is so nice as always. Nice recipe.

  10. Looks so yummy! I love dumplings!

  11. The ultimate comfort food! Bookmarking this for when I’m feeling under the weather.

  12. dris Wallace

    going to save this for a cold day thanks so so much for sharing

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