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Easy Chicken and Dumplings

This easy chicken and dumplings is a wholesome kid-approved one-pot meal that you can quickly get to the table on busy nights.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword easy meals
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings


  • large dutch oven
  • wooden spoon


  • 2 cups cooked and shredded chicken
  • 6 carrots chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 6 stalks celery chopped
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 boxes Jiffy Buttermilk Biscuit Mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • Clean and chop the carrots and celery.
    6 carrots, 6 stalks celery
  • Add butter to a large stockpot. Melt the butter, then add the vegetables.
    1 tablespoon butter
  • Pour in the chicken stock. Then add the cooked and shredded chicken.
    6 cups chicken stock, 2 cups cooked and shredded chicken
  • Let the stock simmer for 10 minutes.
  • In a bowl, add the two boxes of Jiffy mix and the seasonings. Add the milk and stir everything together well.
    2 boxes Jiffy Buttermilk Biscuit Mix, 1/2 teaspoon ground thyme, 1/2 teaspoon oregano, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, 1 cup milk
  • Bring the pot to a rolling boil then drop the biscuit mix in one spoonful at a time on top of the broth and vegetables. Drop all the way around filling up the top of the pot.
  • Keep the pot at a roiling boil for another 10 minutes.
  • Check the center of the dumplings to make sure they have cooked through.
  • Serve & enjoy!


Tips for making this recipe:

  • I like to make my chicken in the Instant Pot to use in recipes like this.
  • Make sure to bring the liquid to a full boil before dropping in the biscuits to make sure that they are at a good temperature to cook them.
  • If you notice the biscuits aren't cooking on top, you can gently push them down under the broth using a large spoon.