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One-Pot Chicken 'n' Dumplings

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No need to spend hours over a hot stove to make this well-known dish! Our recipe for One-Pot Chicken 'n' Dumplings calls for a couple of convenient shortcuts that'll help you get dinner on the table in no time!

What You'll Need:
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 3 1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (7 -ounce) package refrigerated biscuits (10 biscuits), each biscuit quartered
What To Do:
  1. In a large pot, bring all ingredients except biscuits to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 25 to 30 minutes, or until no pink remains in chicken.
  2. Uncover and return to a boil over medium-high heat. Place biscuit quarters a few at a time into pot, making room for all of them.
  3. Cook 8 to 10 minutes, or until they turn into dumplings, and are cooked through, and broth has thickened to form a gravy.
  4. Serve chicken in bowls with dumplings and gravy.

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Nice recipes, but picture shows vegetables and recipe calls for none. Did I miss something?

Thanks for pointing that out. It looks like we had the wrong photo on this recipe, and it has now been corrected. The photo belonged to our recipe for Shortcut Chicken and Dumplings. Thanks again!

I loved this recipe. It was easy to make also.

1/4 cup of butter is a half stick, so I'm not sure if the recipe calls for a 1/4 cup, (1/2 stick) or a 1/2 cup, (whole stick)?

Hi there! It should be a half stick (1/4 cup) of butter. We've updated the recipe to clear up any confusion.

I have not made this, and I have no intention of doing so! Why are people raving about this dish? Where are the carrots, celery onion - which are traditionally used in this dish? It wouldn't take any more time (or pots) to make this dish as it was originally inteded. I don't have a problem w/using the refrigerated biscuits, but the rest of this recipe is a joke!

If this is a joke, is it a 3-star joke, as that's what you've given this recipe! If it's as bad as you say, why would you give it ANY stars? I think YOU'RE a joke!

love this easy way thank you

Sixty years ago when I learned to cook, everything was from scratch. My mother thought it was terrible to even use a "cake mix". Then I became a working Mom, I discovered that refrigerated biscuits made great dumplings. I'm very glad they do because now I just don't feel well enough to make them from scratch.

Sounds like my mom's except she used her homemade biscuit recipe. Barbara Klein

I have made this for years. I knead a little rosemary, thyme or parsley into the biscuits before cooking. Potatoes do add to the dish. Peas are also good. I have used chicken broth, cream of chicken or mushroom soup.

I use cilantro, pepper and gradulated garlic

Gradulated? Granulated? Powdered?

I would add in some cubed potatoes and carrots with the chicken but otherwise this is a great idea. Much easier than my usual chicken and dumplings. I'm anxious to try this.

My mother made this recipe,but i just couldnt make it without the biscuits. I tried many times to make it,but i was not successful. I tried this recipe and i finally done it right. It was sooo delicious. Once again,thank you so much. You helped bring back a great childhood memory.

My mom did something like this only she used cream of chicken soup, cut up chicken topped with refrigerator biscuits.

My mother and grandmother always made dumplings from scratch. I myself also make them from scratch but I have also used this short-cut method for many years,as I'm sure many people have. However it is very nice of you to post this for those who do not know of the short-cut. And please note, I've said all of this with-out yelling. :)


My mother, as well, boiled the whole chicken & made the dumplings from scratch. She would roll out her homemade biscuit dough and cut the dumplings into strips...never used recipes. I watched, over 50+ yrs, her spending day after day cooking, cleaning, scrubbing clothes on a wash board from a tub over wood fires in our back yard, gardening, canning food for the winter, and taking care of us 3 kids, sacrificing time she could have spent for herself she spent for her family. She could have took the shortcut but she didn't, I don't think she even knew of this shortcut. My point: if my momma would/could have been given the opportunity to take shortcuts, even the smallest like this recipe, she would have been extremely grateful. I appreciate Mr. Food for posting this recipe & giving others the much needed time for themselves. I know many younger folks don't know how to cook from scratch. Thankfully this recipe gives them a chance to cook a good meal for their families. The elderly who live alone with medical problems can, with this shortcut, cook a good meal & have leftovers for another day when they don't feel up to cooking. You will notice I said all this without yelling or being smart. I wish everyone a blessed day & hope Mr. Food continues to post these shortcut recipes. :-)))

pixie1018 ...please note my post below...ty

I have cooked my dumplings like this for years. They taste wonderful.


Ruby tis fine you type in caps. :) Actually, it's easier for me to read post on my notebook that are typed in all caps. Also, know you do not have to justify how/what you post to others as there is nothing offensive about your post. Appears some people have nothing better to do with their life than find fault in others. :-)) I wish you a blessed day.


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