~ Cheater Chicken & Dumplings ~

Cassie *


I've made many versions of Chicken & Dumplings and this is one rates right up there, with my homemade dumplings recipe. I love the ease of using biscuits. My mother in law always makes hers this way. She never used the milk or butter...it just gives delicious richness to the recipe and yes the added calories. :)

The main photo was taken the next day, after thickened once cooled...Yum!


★★★★★ 1 vote

4 - 6
15 Min
2 Hr 30 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 - 3 lb
    roaster chicken, cleaned
  • dried
    sage to taste - optional
  • dried
    thyme to taste
  • Salt
    and pepper to taste
  • 1 c
    each - chopped, celery, carrots and onion
  • 1
    bay leaf
  • Enough
    chicken base to flavor broth
  • 1/2 stick
  • 1 can(s)
    evaporated milk
  • 3 can(s)
    canned buttermilk biscuits - each torn into fourths
  • 1 Tbsp

How to Make ~ Cheater Chicken & Dumplings ~


  1. In a large Dutch oven or soup pot, add the cleaned chicken, thyme, salt, pepper, bay leaf, carrots, celery, onion and sage if using, and cover with water at least 2 inches above the chicken. Bring to a boil and then simmer until chicken is cooked and juices run clear. Make sure it's cooked close to the bone. Roughly 1 1/2 hours.

    Remove chicken to cool. Strain broth and veggies into a large bowl and then add back to the pot.
  2. Now, season with the chicken base, I like mine nice and flavorful. Keep tasting until you've got it right.

    Bring to a boil and when chicken is cool enough tear into bite sized pieces and add to the pot. Stir in butter and milk
  3. Tear biscuits into fourths and toss lightly with flour. Once broth is boiling, add biscuits a little at a time, stirring so they don't stick together, include any remaining flour.

    Once all are added, simmer until biscuits are tender, about 30 minutes...stirring occasionally. Lastly stir in parsley.
  4. Serve in bowls and enjoy...it will thicken up more as it cools and is even better the next day.

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About ~ Cheater Chicken & Dumplings ~

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #hearty #comforting

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