Easiest Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken and dumplings is a classic comfort food that warms the heart and satisfies the soul. As the aroma of the simmering broth permeates the air, it transports me back to my grandma’s kitchen, where she would spend hours stirring and infusing love into every bowl. This recipe for the Easiest Chicken and Dumplings is a testament to the simplicity and deliciousness of this beloved dish. With minimal ingredients and a fuss-free cooking process, it’s perfect for those busy weeknights when you yearn for a home-cooked meal that nourishes both body and spirit.

I remember the first time I made this recipe for my family. It was a chilly autumn evening, and everyone had returned home after a long day of work and school. As they settled around the dinner table, tired but eager for a comforting meal, the rich aroma of the chicken and dumplings filled the room. Each spoonful transported us to a place of warmth and contentment, where the worries of the day melted away. The tender chicken, velvety broth, and fluffy dumplings reminded us of the simple pleasures in life and the importance of coming together to share a wholesome meal.


2 (10.5 ounce) cans condensed cream of chicken soup
3 (14 ounce) cans chicken broth
3 cups shredded cooked chicken meat

For the dumplings:
2 cups Bisquick
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
2/3 cup milk


In a large pot or Dutch oven, combine the condensed cream of chicken soup and chicken broth. Stir well to combine.

Place the pot over medium heat and bring the mixture to a simmer.

Add the shredded cooked chicken to the pot and stir to combine. Allow the mixture to simmer for about 5 minutes to heat the chicken through.

While the chicken mixture is simmering, prepare the dumplings. In a mixing bowl, combine the Bisquick, salt, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and milk. Stir until a thick, sticky dough forms.

Drop spoonfuls of the dumpling dough into the simmering chicken mixture. Use a tablespoon or cookie scoop to portion out the dough. Space the dumplings evenly across the surface of the pot.

Cover the pot with a lid and reduce the heat to low. Allow the chicken and dumplings to simmer for about 15 minutes, or until the dumplings are cooked through and fluffy. Avoid lifting the lid too often to maintain the heat and steam.

Once the dumplings are cooked, give the pot a gentle stir to mix them into the broth. Taste the broth and adjust the seasoning if needed, adding salt, pepper, or any other desired herbs and spices.

Serve the chicken and dumplings hot in bowls. Ladle the chicken, dumplings, and broth into each serving. Garnish with fresh herbs, if desired.

Enjoy your comforting and delicious chicken and dumplings!

Note: You can customize this recipe by adding vegetables such as carrots, celery, or peas to the chicken mixture for extra flavor and nutrition. Simply chop the vegetables into small pieces and add them to the pot along with the shredded cooked chicken in step 3. Cook until the vegetables are tender before adding the dumplings.

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