These simply delicious chicken and dumplings have thousands of fans. The chicken stew takes help from a rotisserie chicken, but the dumplings are made from-scratch and practically fool-proof.
I think chicken and dumplings might be my favorite comfort food dish. It’s most definitely my son’s favorite. He has requested these chicken and dumplings for his birthday dinner for the past few years, and I am always happy to make them for him. They are as simple as they are delicious because they start with a rotisserie chicken.
Watch how to make Chicken and Dumplings:
I found the dumpling recipe here and thanks to reader comments used melted butter instead of oil and cooked them covered for 25 minutes. They turn out light and fluffy every time I make them. This recipe uses short-cuts (rotisserie chicken and canned soup) because I wanted to create an easy and quicker version of this classic comfort food. It isn’t an old-fashioned recipe for chicken and dumplings that starts with a whole chicken, but I do plan to create that type of recipe too.
Tips for making Simply Delicious Chicken and Dumplings:
- Purchase rotisserie chicken ahead if it’s on sale. Shred the chicken and place it in a freezer-safe zippered bag and freeze for up to one month. Then you’ll have chicken ready to go for whenever you want to make chicken and dumplings.
- Use a stock pot similar to this one to make your simply delicious chicken and dumplings. A glass lid helps to see the dumplings while they are cooking without having to remove the lid to peek.
- I use this cookie scoop to drop the dumplings into the pot.
- If you like this recipe, don’t miss my new recipe for Southwest Chicken and Dumplings HERE.
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Simply Delicious Chicken and Dumplings
These simply delicious chicken and dumplings have thousands of fans - this family-favorite dinner is my most popular recipe on Pinterest. The chicken stew takes help from a rotisserie chicken, but the dumplings are made from-scratch and practically fool-proof!
- 1 rotisserie chicken white and dark meat shredded and skin removed
- 6 small carrots peeled and diced
- 3 ribs celery diced (about 1 cup)
- 1 sweet onion diced
- 1/2 cup fresh parsley finely chopped
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 4 cups chicken stock
- 1 can cream of onion soup you can also use cream of chicken or cream of celery
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup milk
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter melted
In a large stock pot over medium heat, melt the two tablespoons of butter and add the carrots, celery, onion, parsley and all the seasonings, salt through pepper. Cook until the vegetables are starting to soften, about 5 - 8 minutes.
Add the cream of onion soup, chicken stock and shredded rotisserie chicken. Stir well. Bring to a low boil and reduce heat to a gentle simmer.
To make the dumplings, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Whisk together the milk and melted butter. Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture and stir together with a spatula until a smooth ball of dough forms.
Using a 1.5 tablespoon capacity cookie scoop, drop the dumpling batter balls into the simmering stew one at a time until all the dough has been used. The dough should make 15 dumplings.
Cover the pot and allow to cook (without uncovering) on a low simmer for 25 minutes.
Southwest Chicken and Dumplings:
Shhhh, don’t tell! But I might just like this Southwest version a little bit better. Check out my latest chicken and dumplings recipe and tell me what you think!
More easy and delicious chicken recipes:
- Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Sandwiches
- Slow Cooker Ohio Shredded Chicken Sandwiches
- French Onion Chicken Soup
- Simple Chicken Burrito Bowls
- 75 Easy Chicken Recipes