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fast & easy chicken and dumplings

Recipe by
Patricia J.
Lawson, MO

Sometimes you need something easy to fix. My family loves chicken and dumplings and I needed a fast version. Looked in my pantry and this is what I came up with. It only takes 5-10 minutes to prep the food. My family loves it!

yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For fast & easy chicken and dumplings

  • 1 - 32 oz
    carton chicken broth
  • 1 - 10 3/4 oz
    can cream of chicken with herbs soup, undiluted
  • 1 - 10 oz
    can cooked chicken, break up larger pieces
  • 1 md
    onion, diced, optional
  • 1/2
    soup can of water
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper

How To Make fast & easy chicken and dumplings

  • 1
    Place above soup, broth and water in large 4 to 6 quart pan and stir to combine.
  • 2
    Add chicken and diced onion, if using. Stir.
  • 3
    Cook on top of stove at medium low setting until it comes to a low boil. Cook approximately another 20 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  • 4
    Add dumplings or noodles.
  • 5
    I frequently make the Bisquick dumplings and that only takes about 20 minutes more to cook (follow directions on box for cooking dumplings).
  • 6
    If you add diced onion, cook until translucent and then add the dumplings or noodles.
  • 7
    If you are in a big hurry get 2 cans of cheap biscuits, cut each biscuit in fourths, drop them in broth and follow instructions above.
  • 8
    For a change try Reames frozen egg noodles instead of the dumplings. Mom loves this over mashed potatoes. Really good comfort food.
  • 9
    You can also use leftover baked chicken or leftover deli chicken instead of canned.
  • 10
    Easily doubles or triples.