I can not for the life of me remember where I first found this quick and easy chicken & dumplings, but over the years I’ve tweaked it and our family loves it. Our son Jackson asks for it weekly. You just can’t go wrong with chicken & biscuits. 

Nine times out of ten, I make all the meals here at the house. It’s not by choice lol. We live out in the middle of no where and it’s just not an easy or cheap task to buy food out. This quick and easy chicken & dumplings is not only a staple here, but everyone will eat it and that’s a score in my book. 

You can easily have all the ingredients on hand and mix them up in under 30 min. I’ll also say that there have been many occasions I’ve purchased a cooked chicken at the grocery to make this even faster. No shame here, just easy. 

A quick, easy, healthy meal of chicken and dumplings for families

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*2 cups of cooked chicken. Again, you can buy a rotisserie chicken from your local grocery store, or just take a whole chicken you got on sale and roast it in the oven until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. 

*1/2 stick of butter

*1 can of cream of chicken

*2 tablespoons of flour. I use regular unbleached all purpose flour here. 

*3 cups of chicken broth or stock. Don’t skim on good quality broth/stock. It will make the flavors so much better in your recipes. 

*1 can of pre-made biscuits or you can make your own sourdough ones like Farm House on Boone. If you interested in starting your own sourdough, see here

*Salt & Pepper. I like to add quite a bit of salt and pepper, but just to so to your liking. 

You will need a medium size pot & a 9×13 baking dish. 


*Shred your cooked chicken to the size of your. We do ours in bite size pieces. This is not have to be perfect. You won’t be able to even tell. Put to the side.

*In a medium pot, place your butter on medium hit and let melt. 

*Once melted, add the flour to the melted butter moving it around to coat.

*Add the broth/stock to the pot and stir until combined. This should thicken. Around 5 in while stirring.

*Add 1 tsp at a time of additional flour if it’s not the consistency you want. 

*While the mixture is thickening, add your salt and pepper. At this point, I taste it. It is bland? Add more salt and pepper. Too much? Add more broth. 

*Once thickened, add your shredded chicken to the mix.

*Pour into your 9×13 baking dish.

*Open up the can of biscuits and with your hands, pull off a piece of each biscuit and place right on top of the mixture so that the majority of the top is covered. Use the entire can. I’m not gonna lie…I’ve used 2 cans before because we like carbs lol. 

*Put in your oven uncovered at 350 degrees for 30 min. 

BOOM-dinner is served. 


You can add anything your heart desires to this mix. Want veggies? Add them in. I make this pretty plain because our kids are the pickiest eaters on earth. 


Leave a comment below and tell me one of your families easy meals to make. 

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