Quick and Super Easy Chicken and Dumplings


This is a great canned chicken and dumplings recipe for Southern-style chicken and dumplings. My husband doesn't usually like chicken and dumplings, but he absolutely loved these and asked for seconds (which he never does with anything). My little boys (2, 4, and 5 years) also ate it up and asked for more. I just threw this together on a night I didn't feel like spending much time and energy on cooking. This is great and easy for the kids to help with, too.

close up view of Chicken and Dumplings with carrots and corn in a blue bowl
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 2 ¼ cups biscuit baking mix

  • cup milk

  • 2 (14 ounce) cans chicken broth

  • 2 (10 ounce) cans chunk chicken, drained


  1. Stir together biscuit mix and milk in a medium bowl until dough comes together; set aside.

  2. Pour cans of chicken broth into a saucepan along with chicken; bring to a boil.

  3. Take a handful of biscuit dough and flatten it in your hand. Tear off 1- to 2-inch pieces and drop them into boiling broth. Make sure they are fully immersed, at least for a moment. Repeat this step with remaining biscuit dough, then carefully stir soup, so dumplings are covered by broth.

  4. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, over medium heat until dumplings are cooked through, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

361 Calories
15g Fat
30g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 361
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 1673mg 73%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 113mg 9%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 226mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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