Fast & Easy Chicken and Dumplings

Patricia J.


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!

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10 Min
40 Min
Stove Top


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 medium
onion, diced, optional
soup can of water
1 tsp
black pepper

How to Make Fast & Easy Chicken and Dumplings


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

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About Fast & Easy Chicken and Dumplings

Course/Dish: Chicken, Chicken Soups
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids