Chicken and dumplings are classic comfort food. Make it easy by using time-saving ingredients; you'll save on time but still experience the full flavor.
1 3 1/2- to 4-pound rotisserie chicken, meat shredded
1 10-ounce package frozen mixed vegetables
1 10.75-ounce can condensed cream-of-mushroom soup
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 10-count tube refrigerated biscuits
How to Make It
Heat oven to 400° F.
Combine the chicken, vegetables, soup, salt, pepper, and 3/4 cup water in a large bowl. Transfer the mixture to an oven-safe casserole, cover with foil, and bake for 30 minutes. After 15 minutes, place the biscuits on a baking sheet and bake until the biscuits are golden brown and cooked through, about 15 minutes. Remove both the casserole and the biscuits from the oven. Uncover the casserole, place the biscuits on top, and serve.
I love tinkering with this recipe! At first I follow the recipe and loved it, but now I enjoy finding different combinations for it. Last night was chicken thighs sauteed with chopped sweet onions, minced garlic and olive oil. Afterwards I added cream of chicken and cream of mushroom. I cooked and simmered on medium heat adding a few shakes of crushed red pepper flakes. I did that for about 10-15 minutes and added corn and peas, stirred and simmered again for five minutes and boiling. Then I transferred to a casserole dish, layered with biscuits and put in the preheated 400 for eight minutes. I like to only cook the dish until the biscuit tops are slightly brown still leaving it soft enough to resemble a dumpling.
I cooked my own chicken, used good spices but this was still bland. Also, 30 min is not sufficient to get the dish hot, it was lukewarm at best. Will definitely make again, but increase spices and cooking time.
I made this last night for dinner and it had absolutely no flavor. I even added some herbs to the chicken and veggie mixture but it was still bland and I guess that's due to the added water. I also didn't like how the biscuits were raw in the bottom. I'm pretty disappointed and don't plan on making this one again.
Liked this recipe a lot. So nice and easy and delicious! Next time I will make it with twice the chicken, veggies, and soup. The biscuits kind of overpowered them. I baked the biscuits directly on the casserole and subbed chicken broth in for the water.