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Quicker Chicken and Dumplings

Ready in 30 minutes, this easy chicken and dumplings recipe takes advantage of convenience items and uses time-saving, drop-style dumplings. —Willie DeWaard, Coralville, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
  • 2-1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 cup biscuit/baking mix
  • 1/3 cup French-fried onions, coarsely chopped
  • 7 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley


  • In a Dutch oven, combine the first 6 ingredients; bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the biscuit mix, onions, milk and parsley just until moistened. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto simmering stew. Cook, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
  • Cover and simmer 10-12 minutes longer or until a toothpick inserted in a dumpling comes out clean (do not lift the cover while simmering).
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 330 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 746mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 24g protein.

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  • Gail
    Jul 12, 2020

    I listened to the suggestions of other reviewers and added 1/2 T of chicken bouillon, and used fresh broccoli, carrots and celery plus canned corn. Allergic to onions so couldn't use them. Rotisserie chicken was used, along with one can each cream of chicken and cream of mushroom soup. Very Good!

  • Katy's mom
    Mar 31, 2020

    Quick, yes, but next time I would use raw chicken and fresh veggies for better flavor.

  • krox722
    Dec 7, 2019

    Used 2 cans of soup. Otherwise, I made as directed. Fast, easy and delicious. Will be making this often.

  • Joan
    Aug 29, 2019

    want to try this one!

  • Michelle
    Nov 2, 2018

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    Oct 14, 2017

    Love dumplings! Can't wait to give this one a try.

  • ojc0806
    Feb 2, 2015

    bland tasting

  • dschultz01
    Nov 1, 2014

    This turned out much better than I thought it would. It was very filling. I did use suggestions from other reviews and added some salt, pepper, and a chicken boullion cube.

  • pajamaangel
    Oct 29, 2013

    Definitely needed some seasoning. Remember to turn down the temperature when simmering your dumplings even though the recipe doesn't say to. This only made three healthy servings. Will make this again but double the amount of vegetables and soup/milk.

  • lisagcjackson
    May 26, 2013

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