Hands-on Time
30 Mins
Total Time
40 Mins
Makes 4 to 6 servings

Deli-roasted chicken, cream of chicken soup, and canned biscuits make a quick-and-tasty version of classic chicken and dumplings.

How to Make It

Step 1

Bring first 4 ingredients to a boil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Increase heat to medium-high; return to a low boil.

Step 2

Place biscuits on a lightly floured surface. Roll or pat each biscuit to 1/8-inch thickness; cut into 1/2-inch-wide strips.

Step 3

Drop strips, 1 at a time, into boiling broth mixture. Add carrots and celery. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent dumplings from sticking.

Chef's Notes

One roasted chicken yields about 3 cups of meat.

Ratings & Reviews

RobinPetit1521's Review

March 04, 2014

Barbostick's Review

January 24, 2010
I've made chicken and dumplings from scratch before, but this is easier and delicious. I didn't have poultry seasoning, so I used Adobo. Very tasty!

104jewel's Review

January 27, 2013
This recipe is a good solid, "starter" recipe for chicken and dumplings. Especially convenient is the use of the refrigerated biscuits. I made so many modifications, though that it wasn't even the same recipe. I replaced the broth with chicken stock. Sauteed chicken breasts seasoned liberally with poultry seasoning, salt and pepper, with a light dusting of flour; removed from the pan and sauteed the ` 1/3 cup sweet onions (I don't think the recipe called for onions, in fact) with carrots, celery, and 2 cloves garlic minced, then made a slight roux, added the stock, shredded the chicken and added to the stock; added a bay leaf, then used the biscuits as written in recipe. I threw in a half bag of frozen peas near the end. I did use 1 can of the low fat or fat free cream of chicken soup, too. Anyway, it certainly goes together easily and my version, to me, was really flavorful. Thank you, Southern Living!

flyboy59's Review

February 09, 2010
Superb. Found that boneless, skinless thigh meat works best. Made this recipe 4 times in the last 3 weeks, once for a church function. Had several calls for the recipe.

mbmanns's Review

November 14, 2011
So easy and yummy.

Julielyn68's Review

September 24, 2012
OUTSTANDING!! I was really surprised at how good this was, even my 6 year old Daughter can't get enough! I was looking for a quick Chicken and Dumplings recipe for weeknight's and this completely wowed us, so easy and delicious!

TheresaE's Review

January 15, 2012
Super quick and easy - not as good as my mom's recipes with biscuits from scratch, but still great for a cool day. My three fairly picky kids (6yrs, 4yrs and 18mo) all ate 2 bowls each. I add extra carrots, an extra can of cream of chicken soup and a little fresh thyme.

bstanchie's Review

January 13, 2013
This was a very good, easy, kid-friendly dinner. Easy to do and my children liked cutting the biscuits up. I used 1 cup of frozen mixed veggies instead of celery and carrots. Also used some cornstarch to thicken. I gave it 3 stars for a good, solid recipe. I would make it again for my family and try a suggestion in another review of using a cream of chicken with herbs to boost the flavor more.

rhonda9370's Review

December 31, 2010
EXCELLENT!!! I will make this again & again! :)

mbushell's Review

February 05, 2011
Love it! I'm a college student, and all of my roommates love when I make this! Does anyone have the nutrition info?