Easy Chicken and Dumplings Casserole Recipe

Ultra creamy, quick and easy, this Chicken and Dumplings Casserole recipe is a wonderful weeknight comfort meal. A one-pot dinner that the entire family will LOVE and only one pot skillet to clean.

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Originally published September 2016 and updated October 2019

I spotted the first fall tree today. Off in the distance on the side of the mountain, there’s a tree that’s turning a brilliant shade of red, already. It’s the middle of October and I’m still willing summer to come back right now.

Are you ready? The fall air has finally settled in…except for a few days when we’re having an Indian Summer like day when you don’t know how to dress. The heat is on in the morning and the air conditioning at night.  Fall is imminent and the only thing to do is buy all the sweaters and bake all the casseroles.

I’ve been on a casserole roll lately (see what I did there?). There’s something so comforting about a cozy one pot dinner when you only have one pan to clean….and use paper plates for dinner. No dishes to do, just the one pot so you can resume your hibernation prep under your faux fur blanket.

This Homemade Chicken and Dumplings recipe is our favorite cold weather dinner. It’s creamy and comforting, topped with buttery biscuits that bake up crispy on the top, soft and heavenly inside. And it’s crazy easy to make, too…..completely from scratch.

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CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS CASSEROLE

Casseroles get a bad rap, in my opinion. Sure, I’ve had my fair share of soggy, messy, barely edible casseroles like one Salmon Casserole from my childhood that has permanently scarred me for life. (Seriously though, it was really bad and I never had dinner at that friend’s house again.)  

But when given the right amount of attention and love, a casserole can be a pretty amazing thing. For one, if you make it in a skillet….you only have one pot to clean….enter the Chicken and Dumplings Casserole. One pot, people! One pot.

And this Chicken and Dumplings recipe is truly a casserole….it’s not like an Old Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings where the dumpling dough is rolled and cut into strips then dropped into the broth to cook like a stew.

My Chicken and Dumplings Casserole recipe is made with the biscuit dough being dropped on top of the chicken stew then being popped in the oven to bake…like a biscuit. So, maybe I should call it Chicken and Biscuits but….I’m not.

I do remember a Chicken and Dumplings recipe growing up that was made in a casserole dish but I also remember a pile of dishes from all the prep work that had to be done. And as much as I LOVE a good Chicken and Dumplings dish I don’t love dishes. In fact, I despise them!

So, I do everything I can to minimize clean up and that, my friends, is how I come up with a plethora of skillet dishes like this Tuna Noodle Casserole! One Pot!!!  ONE POT!

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HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS

This recipe is super easy to make your Chicken and Dumplings from scratch. It takes just a few minutes to get everything together and before you know it, you’re casserole is in the oven to bake.

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions to the pan and cook until beginning to soften.
  3. Stir in the carrot and celery. Cook for an additional 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add the chicken, chicken stock, salt and pepper to the pan. Stir to combine. Bring the stock to a boil, then turn the heat to low.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk the cornstarch into the half and half. Slowly pour the half and half mixture into the pan and stir. Turn off the heat.
  6. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, garlic powder and salt.  Work in the butter using your fingers until course crumbs begin to form.
  7. Stir in the milk and combine well until a sticky dough begins to form.
  8. Drop tablespoon sized dollops of dough over the stew in an even layer.
  9. Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake for 40-45 minutes, uncovered, until the dumplings are puffed and golden brown.
  10. Remove the skillet from the oven and sprinkle with the parsley. 
  11. Serve immediately.

You can now begin digging into your cozy little dinner. It’s so creamy and comforting, you may actually enjoy the chilly winter nights that are about to arrive.

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WHAT GOES WITH CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS

We love that this Homemade Chicken and Dumplings recipe is packed with veggies but it doesn’t hurt to add a few more to the side.

Here are our favorite sides for Chicken and Dumplings:

Overhead shot of baked asparagus on a white platter with a crispy panko crust.

Chicken and Dumplings is fast and easy because you’re going to use up that leftover chicken from your Sunday Roast Chicken or shred up a Rotisserie Chicken from the grocery store. Lately, I’ve been working into my weekly meal prep with this easy Instant Pot Shredded Chicken.

Either way, this one is rich, creamy and someone healthy….if you skip the dumplings. But why would you do such a thing when they’re flakey, tender and buttery.

You can also serve it with a flavorful fall salad like this Bourbon Roasted Pear Salad and you have a pretty amazing dinner that will definitely be on the top of your weekly meal planning menu! And if you’re not really feeling the whole dumpling/chicken thing…try out this Cheeseburger Macaroni Skillet that is so good….well, just read the comments to SEE how good it is!

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MORE EASY CASSEROLE RECIPES

Overhead shot of Baked Teriyaki Chicken Casserole on a bed of rice with veggies in a blue casserole dish.

Quick and easy weeknight dinner, Chicken and Dumpling Skillet Casserole Recipe is simple and comforting. Completely from scratch! | TheSuburbanSoapbox.com

Chicken and Dumpling Skillet Casserole

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: casserole, chicken, chicken and dumplings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 334 kcal
Author: Kellie

Easy Chicken and Dumplings Casserole made in just one pot! A family favorite.

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup chopped carrot
  • 2 celery stalks diced
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken stock
  • 2 teaspoons fresh chopped thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons cold salted butter cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions to the pan and cook until beginning to soften, approximately 4-5 minutes.
  3. Stir in the carrot and celery. Cook for an additional 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add the chicken, stock them, salt and pepper to the pan. Stir to combine. Bring the stock to a boil, then turn the heat to low.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk the cornstarch into the half and half. Slowly pour the half and half mixture into the pan and stir. Turn off the heat.
  6. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, garlic powder and salt.  Work in the butter using your fingers until course crumbs begin to form.
  7. Stir in the milk and combine well until a sticky dough begins to form.
  8. Drop tablespoon sized dollops of dough over the stew in an even layer. Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake for 40-45 minutes, uncovered, until the dumplings are puffed and golden brown.
  9. Remove the skillet from the oven and sprinkle with the parsley. 
  10. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

To make your chicken and dumplings even faster use up leftover rotisserie chicken!

Nutrition Facts
Chicken and Dumpling Skillet Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 334 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 563mg24%
Potassium 0mg0%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 0IU0%
Vitamin C 0mg0%
Calcium 0mg0%
Iron 0mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

3 comments on “Easy Chicken and Dumplings Casserole Recipe”

  1. Yeah, FEED ME ALL OF THIS. Sorry, that was aggressive. What I meant was, I need this on my plate ASAP. Looks SO delish!

  2. Your chicken and dumpling recipe is a huge favorite in my family so I know this will be a winner too. Thanks for sharing!

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