Baked Chicken and Dumplins

15 Min
1 Hr 15 Min

I wanted chicken and dumplins for supper but I didn't want to go through the hassle of making the dough for the dumplins and I also wanted to be able to put it in the oven. So, I came up with this and it came out pretty good I think. Please try it and let me know what you think. Enjoy!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Patience is a virtue with this super yummy dish; Let it sit for a bit after completing the final step, and the end result will be wonderfully creamy.


4-5 large
chicken breast, boneless
1 stick
real butter
1 1/2 c
self-rising flour
1 1/2 c
1/2 c
sour cream
3 c
chicken broth
1 can(s)
cream of celery soup
1/2 tsp
savory (rosemary or thyme may be used)
4 Tbsp
real butter
salt and pepper to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

NOTE: ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS, use self-rising flour. I DO NOT recommend using margarine, low-fat or fat-free items as this will change the texture and taste of the dish.
Place chicken, 4 tablespoons butter and salt and pepper in a large stock pot and cover with water, at least 2 inches over the chicken. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to simmer and boil chicken until tender, about 30 to 45 minutes. When chicken is done remove from broth and let cool. When cool, shred chicken into pieces.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Melt 1 stick butter and pour into 3 quart baking dish. Spread chicken on top of butter. In a separate bowl, whisk flour and milk together and carefully pour evenly over top of chicken, scrape bowl. In the same bowl whisk together 2 cups chicken broth, cream of celery soup, sour cream and savory. Carefully pour this mixture over top of chicken and flour mixture.
Bake for 30-40 minutes or until a golden brown. Let cool for about 15 minutes. Then pour the remaining 1 cup chicken broth evenly over the top. Let stand for about 5 minutes or until the broth has "soaked" into the chicken and dumplins.
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Blondie Pussycat blondie8080
May 20, 2015
LISA~interesting comment. Tell me, what made you think it would be fed to the dogs when you took it outta the oven?
Lisa Sumler lisasumler
May 20, 2015
I just knew when I took this out of the oven that I would end up feeding it to my dogs. NOPE!! It was delicious and was even better as a leftover. I used rosemary instead of Savory. I couldn't find Savory anywhere. I will make this again. Super easy, too.
Juanita Garrett baileynaustin
Apr 23, 2015
Sorry....I "did not" put the chicken broth on top after cooking - not the other way around.
Juanita Garrett baileynaustin
Apr 23, 2015
I'm a little confused as to why mine had to cook for an hour and a half and it still seemed that the dumplings were not cooked. My oven is brand new - only had it for 3 weeks or so - baked the casserole at 375 like it said but even after cooking it for 1 1/2 hours the dumplings were still gooey. I did every step like the recipe said - butter, chicken, dumpling mix, then soup mix and mine still turned out a little strange. It was tasty, but in no way did the top ever turn brown nor did my dumplings get done. Just don't know what I did wrong. I did not, however, put the extra chicken broth on the top after cooking - that would have made it way to soupy. Any comments......
Jamie Barbaria jfroRN
Dec 14, 2014
I cooked this for supper. At first I thought it was a flop because it didn't look at all like the picture. I cooked it for 45 minutes and it still didn't brown on the top. I followed the recipe exactly using thyme. But, oh my goodness, the taste was heavenly! Soooo creamy! And even better the second day. I will definately make this one of my routine dishes for a family meal. Thank you for sharing.