Sunday Supper {Chicken and Dumplings}

Somehow the quintessential Southern comfort food fell out of my repertoire in the last five or so years.  So when CallMeAng on Instagram posted her go to recipe I knew I had to try it!  The recipe is insanely easy and only takes about 30 minutes total.  John did most of the stirring while I cut up the biscuits and everyone here LOVED it and begged for me to make it again.


Easy Chicken and Dumplings

Slightly adapted from Call Me Ang

1-1.5 lbs cooked and shredded chicken breasts*

32 oz box chicken broth

Family size cream of chicken soup (top shelf at my grocery – the condensed kind)

Can of water

2 cans Homestyle Grands Biscuits (each can has 8 biscuits)

1T. butter

Pepper (to taste)

  • In a very large pot, combine the chicken broth, cream of chicken soup, can of water (fill the empty can of soup up with water and pour in the pot), and butter.  Bring to a boil.
  • While you wait on it to boil, quarter the biscuits.  I used my kitchen scissors and it was super easy.
  • Stir in the chicken and add each piece of biscuit one at a time.  Put the lid on the pot and simmer for 20 minutes without stirring or taking off the lid.

*For any recipe that calls for cooked chicken, earlier in the day or the night before I line a pan with foil, add a few chicken breasts, rub them with olive oil and give a hearty sprinkling of salt and pepper.  I cook at 350 for about 35 minutes.  Once they cool slightly, I shred and store in the fridge until needed.  Sometimes I use the bone in/skin on breasts – depends on if Honey will be around to deal with the bones.  :-)

Call Me Ang uses a rotisserie chicken in her original recipe, so be sure to check it out!  She also uses 2 boxes of chicken broth, but I was going off her recipe that was posted on Instagram and it said 1 box.  My biggest pot wasn’t that big anyway.  I just ended up with a thicker sauce.

Honey took the baby to PSR and mass, but I stayed home with John who is claiming a stomach ache.  I think it directly correlates to the number of cinnamon donuts he has consumed this morning, but I’m not one to risk it.  Instead I’m getting a jump start on Monday laundry.  Good times.

Happy Sunday, y’all!


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11 thoughts on “Sunday Supper {Chicken and Dumplings}

  1. Yum!! I love chicken and dumplings! I do something very similar, but put the raw chicken, liquid, and a diced onion in the crock pot. Then just shred the chicken and add the biscuits. So easy! I'll have to try this version next time I have left over chicken!!

  2. I wish That Man ate chicken and dumplings – we wold definitely be having these all the time. Instead, I think I'll just half this recipe and have them all to myself! And we went to vigil Mass Saturday night because of all the rain in the forecast. Cold, wet, rainy Sunday mornings have been known to make people lazy at our house.

  3. This is almost exactly like the chicken and dumplings recipe that I have for the crock pot! So yummy…and canned biscuits for the dumplings is genius!!

  4. Thanks for sharing Amanda, I cooked this tonight for my family. It's super easy and very good!! Especially on a chilly night, love your blog :-)

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