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Easy Chicken and Dumplings

Okay everyone, this is good stuff.  This is semi-homemade good stuff that you can do on a weeknight!   I've made these chicken and dumplings twice this past week to help push us into wellness cause it's a warm, feel-good kinda recipe.  I linked to it eeaaaarly on in the blog, actually my fourth blog post to be exact, but I've tweaked the recipe a bit and feel like I need to write it up again.  Plus, I personally took a pretty picture for you!  Without further ado, here it is....

Easy Chicken and Dumplings (adapted from Southern Living)

1 (32 oz.) container chicken broth
3 cups shredded cooked chicken (roughly about 2 large chicken breasts)
1 (10 3/4 oz.) can cream of celery soup
1/4 tsp. poultry season
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 can refrigerated buttermilk biscuits (I love their new "simple" line with natural ingredients!) 
3 carrots, peeled and chopped into one inch pieces 
3 tbsp. flour (for rolling biscuits)


1. Combine first five ingredients in a large pot and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.  Cover and reduce heat to low.  Simmer for five minutes, stirring occasionally.  Increase heat to medium-high, bringing mixture back to a low boil.

2. Place biscuits on a lightly floured surface and roll out to about 1/8 of an inch thickness.  Using a pizza cutter, slice each biscuit into one inch squares.  (About 9-12 pieces per biscuit)

3.  Drop biscuit pieces into boiling mixture a few at a time to prevent sticking.  Stir and add carrots.  Stir well, cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for about 25-30 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent dumplings from sticking.

Serve and enjoy!

*Tips and suggestions*

~When you first begin to cook the dumplings, they will puff up very large but don't worry, they will shrink up as the mixture simmers.

~ I like to cook my chicken breasts the day before or earlier in the day to save time.  You could also use a rotisserie chicken from your local grocer to make things easy too.

~ This is a great leftover meal!


  1. I feel good just reading this recipe! It looks so good and I definitely plan to make it!

  2. Reminds me of my grandmother! Can't wait to make this. Thanks for posting!

  3. I have a similar recipe, but I'm interested to try this one some time! Looks so good!

  4. Believe it or not I've never had chicken and dumplings! We might have to try this sometime this fall or winter :)

  5. This looks really, really good. I love the way you have in the pot.

  6. Can't wait to try this one. My grandmother has been making it for my dad lately but I've never tried it myself. Perfect timing with the upcoming cold weather!

  7. I will def. make this, esp since you give it the thumbs up. Thanks! Perfect for these fall evenings.

  8. I make my from-scratch chicken and dumplings recipe probably once a year (it would be more except they're so dang rich!)

    Your post reminded me it's about that time again... Yay!

  9. This looks sooo yummy and enough to make you nice and toasty as you eat it! Yum!