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Stovetop Chicken and Dumplings In 30 Minutes

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword stovetop-chicken-and-dumplings-in-30-minutes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Resting time 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 412kcal
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 1 medium sweet onion finely diced
  • 1 cup sliced carrot
  • 2 ribs celery sliced
  • 4 tablespoon 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 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon 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 tablespoon 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.


To thicken the broth further, remove the dumplings to a platter and keep warm. Bring broth to a simmer. Dissolve 2-3 tablespoon flour in cold water or milk, and whisk into the broth. Repeat until you reach your desired consistency. Return the dumplings to the pot and stir before serving.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 412kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 1173mg | Potassium: 563mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 3044IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 148mg | Iron: 2mg