Stovetop Chicken and Dumplings in 30 Minutes makes for a comforting busy day feast. The trick to having this on the table in 30 minutes, is to start with rotisserie chicken. Fluffy biscuit-like dumplings cook to perfection in a flavorful chicken broth embellished with onion, carrot and diced celery. Minimal effort turns this into a one pot tummy filling meal the family will love.
Stovetop Chicken and Dumplings in 30 Minutes
I'm certain I don't have to say how comforting a bowl of chicken and dumplings can be after a long busy day. I feel blessed to have grown-up with this delicious dish as a regular entrée on the menu in my Mom's kitchen. It's Southern comfort at it's finest. That said, classic chicken and dumplings recipes don't usually include vegetables as I do in this dish. In fact, old fashioned recipes often consist of thickened broth with tender pieces of chicken and dumplings that are either rolled or rounds of dough dropped into the boiling broth. I added vegetables to mine as an attempt to not only add flavor and color but, turn this into a one pot meal.
Tips and Pointers for Making Chicken and Dumplings
- When making this dish, if it's your preference to enjoy this Stovetop Chicken And Dumplings In 30 Minutes without vegetables, you can certainly leave them out or adjust the variety according to your taste. I personally love a one pot meal so, veggies are a must when I make this for my family.
- For the best results, leave the lid in place and don't be tempted to peak. Let the dumplings develop their fluffy goodness all on their own.
- If you prefer to make your own stock checkout Ina Garten's recipe for Homemade Chicken Stock and for more easy chicken recipes see my article about 8 Chicken Soups Good For The Soul on Parade.
- If you're a slow cooking fan I also have a recipe for Slow Cooked Chicken and Dumplings that remains a fan favorite.
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Stovetop Chicken and Dumplings In 30 Minutes
- 1 medium sweet onion finely diced
- 1 cup sliced carrot
- 2 ribs celery sliced
- 4 Tbsp butter
- salt & black pepper to taste
- 1 large bay leaf
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 10.75 oz can cream of chicken with herbs soup
- 3 14.5 oz cans low sodium chicken broth
- 3 cups roughly chopped rotisserie chicken
- 2 tsp poultry seasoning
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- ½ tsp dried tarragon
- 2 ½ cup buttermilk baking mix [i.e. Bisquick]
- 1 ½ cup buttermilk
- In the bottom of a large heavy bottomed pot or dutch oven, melt the butter. Add diced onion, sliced carrots and celery. Season with salt and black pepper to your taste. Cook for 5 minutes, until the vegetables are beginning to soften and brown.
- Add ¼ cup all-purpose flour and stir to coat the vegetables.
- Add bay leaf, soup, chicken broth, chopped chicken, poultry seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder and tarragon. Adjust the salt and black pepper to your taste. Stir well.
- Increase the burner temperature and bring to a boil.
- Meanwhile, in a medium sized mixing bowl, mix together the buttermilk baking mix and buttermilk.
- Use a Tbsp or a 2 oz ice cream scoop to divide the dumpling dough dropping into the boiling broth.
- After all of the dumplings have been added, lower the heat to a gentle simmer and cover. Do not lift the lid for 20 minutes.
- After 20 minutes, uncover, and gently press the dumplings into the broth.
- Remove from the heat. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
- Stir the dumplings through the broth prior to serving to naturally thicken the broth.