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I love cooking up a pot of chicken and dumplings when I want some delicious comfort food!  Bisquick™ Chicken and Dumplings is a hearty home-cooked meal that’s perfect for cozy family dinners or dining with friends.

Bisquick™ Chicken and Dumplings in a large white bowl

 

We used this recipe a lot when I was growing up, and the smell of that familiar aroma in the kitchen makes me feel like I’m a kid again! Isn’t it funny how often we associate food with different periods or events in our lives? It’s almost like turning back time! Another recipe that brings back those childhood memories is Cheeseburger Pie!

How to Make Bisquick™ Chicken and Dumplings

These instructions are a simplified walk-through showing you how easy it is to make this dish!

  • Pre-heat your oven to 375 °F.
  • Slice the chicken into pieces.Place into a large dutch oven.
  • Add in the celery, carrot, onion, garlic, parsley and chicken stock. Place the lid on the Dutch oven and place into the oven.
  • Cook in the oven for 2 2-12 hours until the chicken is completely cooked and has reached a temperature of minimum 165°F).
  • Using a slotted spoon or tongs, remove the chicken and vegetables from the Dutch oven and place in a bowl or plate to the side.
  • Take 1/2 cup of the chicken broth that is left and set to the side for now and let cool.
  • Remove the meat from the bones and set aside. Discard the bones.
  • Take the reserved broth and whisk the cornstarch into the mixture.
  • Bring the remaining broth to a low boil. Whisk in the cornstarch mixture quickly to thicken the broth. 

How to Make Bisquick™ Dumplings

  • Add the chicken and vegetables back into the Dutch oven and reduce the stove heat to low. Simmer for another 10 minutes.
  • In another bowl, stir the remaining 2 cups of Bisquick™ mix and the milk together until completely combined and formed into a sticky, soft dough.
  • Drop the biscuit dough by large tablespoonfuls onto the hot chicken mixture. I like to drop it onto areas that have liquid in order for the biscuits to not be dried out.
  • Place the lid back on the Dutch oven and cook for 10 minutes. Take off the lid and continue cooking for another 5-7 minutes until the biscuits are done.

Bisquick™ Chicken and Dumplings in a large white bowl

Can you substitute water for milk in Bisquick™ dumplings?

It’s totally fine to substitute water for milk in Bisquick™ dumplings. It might make your biscuits or pancakes a tiny bit drier but it won’t affect the taste at all. If you want to try adding some extra flavor you could even substitute a rice or nut milk instead of water. I haven’t tried it myself but I’ve seen it mentioned online before and I definitely want to give it a go sometime!

Is Chicken and Dumplings Supposed To Be Thick?

Some people like their chicken and dumpling recipe to come out a little thicker and some don’t, it’s all down to personal taste! I like mine a little on the heavier side, so I add a little extra cornstarch to the broth until I’m happy with the consistency.

Homemade Dumplings From Scratch

If you want to make this meal completely from scratch, try my Homemade Dumplings Recipe that I use for my slow cooker meals – it will work exactly the same on top of this meal!

Can You Freeze Chicken and Dumplings?

You can freeze your chicken and dumplings but I don’t really recommend it to be honest. The dumplings don’t do well when they’re reheated and get a bit grainy, so it never really tastes the same! If you do have leftovers you don’t want to dump, don’t reheat them in the microwave because it’ll ruin the dumplings. It’s better to reheat the chicken and broth on its own in the microwave and add the dumplings after when the mixture is hot.

I personally prefer to only make enough dumplings for one serving/s at a time and then add a fresh batch of dumplings to any chicken and broth leftovers I’ve reheated. This takes a bit longer (about 20 mins) but it’s definitely worth the difference it makes to the taste!

Chicken and Dumplings Add-Ins

If you want to add some extra flavors/variations to your Bisquick™ Chicken and Dumplings, you can simply change up the vegetables you add. This will also come in handy if your family aren’t fans of any of the vegetables I’ve listed in this recipe.

Why not try adding or swapping in some:

  • green beans
  • broccoli
  • corn

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Bisquick™ Chicken and Dumplings

This classic Bisquick™ Chicken and Dumplings is a decadent chicken stew made with a whole chicken from scratch and is chock full of vegetables, - your family will LOVE it! 

Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
2 hours 20 minutes
Total Time
2 hours 40 minutes
Course
Main Course
Cuisine
American
Servings
6
Calories
571
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients

  • 1 3 lb whole chicken
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 1 small white onion diced
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley or 2-3 tsp dried parsley
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch

Bisquick™ Dumplings

  • 2 cups Bisquick™ mix
  • 2/3 cup milk

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 375 °F.
  2. Clean any extra fat from the chicken. Slice it into pieces ( or in half like I did,) Place into a large dutch oven.
  3. Add in the celery, carrot, onion, garlic, parsley and chicken stock. Place the lid on the Dutch oven and place into the oven.
  4. Cook in the oven for 2 2-12 hours until the chicken is completely cooked and has reached a temperature of minimum 165°F).
  5. Remove the Dutch oven from the oven.
  6. Using a slotted spoon or tongs, remove the chicken and vegetables from the Dutch oven and place in a bowl or plate to the side.
  7. Take 1/2 cup of the chicken broth that is left and set to the side for now and let cool.
  8. One you can safely touch the chicken, remove the meat from the bones and set aside. Discard the bones.
  9. Take the reserved broth and whisk the cornstarch into the mixture. 

  10. Place the Dutch oven on your stove burner on medium-high heat. Bring the remaining broth to a low boil. Whisk in the  cornstarch mixture quickly to thicken the broth. You can add more cornstarch if you want it really thick, adjust to your liking.

  11. Add the chicken and vegetables back into the Dutch oven and reduce the stove heat to low. Simmer for another 10 minutes.

Bisquick™ Dumplings

  1. In another bowl, stir the remaining 2 cups of Bisquick™ mix and the milk together until completely combined and formed into a sticky, soft dough.
  2. Drop the biscuit dough by large tablespoonfuls onto the hot chicken mixture. I like to drop it onto areas that have liquid in order for the biscuits to not be dried out.
  3. Place the lid back on the Dutch oven and cook for 10 minutes. Take off the lid and continue cooking for another 5-7 minutes until the biscuits are done.

  4. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

A lot of recipes don't cover the dumplings with a lid and this is a mistake! Steam the dumplings for 10 minutes and then take off the lid and let the tops dry off somewhat. The dumplings will be light, puffy and tender!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 571kcal, Carbohydrates: 38g, Protein: 33g, Fat: 30g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 112mg, Sodium: 1354mg, Potassium: 662mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 3995IU, Vitamin C: 18.6mg, Calcium: 168mg, Iron: 3.2mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Lori says

    I think you would be hard pressed to find a 13lb chicken…..

  2. Diane says

    I too make ck and dumplings almost the same as you.
    We always eat all the dumplings and have the soup leftover a great use up for the leftover soup is to reheat and serve over leftover rice.

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