Chicken and Dumplings

A delicious and heart chicken dinner

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep 30 minutes
Cook 1 hour
Total 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 701 kcal
Author Michelle


  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 carrots sliced
  • 2 celery stalks sliced
  • 1 cup chopped onion about 1/2 of a large onion
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/4 cup flour

For the dumplings:

  • 2 cups Bisquick
  • 2/3 cup milk
US Customary - Metric


  1. 1. Place chicken breasts in a pot, cover with water, and boil until fully cooked.
  2. 2. While chicken is boiling, melt butter in a large heavy-bottomed pot (I used a 5 qt saute pan). Add the carrots, celery, onion, and garlic to the pan and saute over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until onions are translucent and vegetables are soft. If you see that they are getting too hot, reduce heat to medium low.
  3. 3. Add chicken broth and bouillon cubes. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer about 30 minutes.
  4. 4. At this point you can add a slurry of flour and broth if the mixture is too thin for your likeness. I ended up using approximately 1/4 cup of flour, but would recommend adding 1 Tablespoon at a time until you reach your desired thickness. I find the best method for doing this is to ladle a scoop of broth out of the pot and into a separate cup. In that cup, whisk in the flour until smooth, and then whisk that mixture back into the pot. This keeps large clumps of flour from forming in your pot!
  5. 5. When chicken has finished cooking, let it cool long enough to handle. Shred the chicken and add it to the broth and vegetables, along with the peas. Cover and let simmer for an additional 30 minutes.
  6. 6. To prepare dumplings, mix together the Bisquick and milk, until a soft dough forms. Drop by rounded tablespoons into the chicken mixture (makes about 16 dumplings - I got exactly this many using my medium scoop from Pampered Chef). Bring to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes, uncovered. Cover and cook for an additional 10 minutes, or until the dumplings are done.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken and Dumplings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 701 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 165mg55%
Sodium 1790mg78%
Potassium 1517mg43%
Carbohydrates 59g20%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 59g118%
Vitamin A 5680IU114%
Vitamin C 46.9mg57%
Calcium 218mg22%
Iron 4.3mg24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.