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Easy Chicken Dumpling Recipes

Our rich and creamy chicken and dumpling casserole is an incredibly filling meal that includes a list of basic ingredients. With rich gravy covering the chicken, vegetables, and biscuits this meal is one of the heartiest casseroles you could ever make. In addition, most everyone loves dumplings especially with chicken and gravy. For this particular chicken casserole recipe the dumplings are arranged to surround the tender chicken.

Easy chicken recipes such as this one are simple to prepare yet filling enough that everyone in the whole family will be satisfied. The casserole is so hearty it is almost like a stew but much simpler to prepare. Casseroles are the ideal choice for feeding hungry crowds as they can be put together quickly yet contain plenty of ingredients that can all be baked together in the oven. The word casserole comes to us from the French word for saucepan and you will need one for preparing this particular dish.

Serve this deliciously creamy chicken and dumpling casserole when you want a dinner that is suitable for satiating hungry appetites. Although you may not have any leftovers after everyone is done, your family or guests will be sure to request this meal time and time again.

  • ½ cup onion, chopped
  • ½ cup celery, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup carrots, sliced
  • 4 cups chicken, cut into large chunks
  • 2 cups buttermilk biscuit mix
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • ⅔ cup milk
  • Flat leaf parsley, chopped for garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large saucepan sauté the onions, celery, and garlic in the butter until aromatic and tender. Add in the flour, sugar, salt, basil, pepper, and chicken broth and bring the mixture to a boil. Cook for 1 minute then add in the carrot slices and cook for another 3 minutes stirring often. Add in the pieces of chicken and remove from the heat.
  3. Grease the bottom and sides of a large baking dish and place the mixture inside.
  4. Prepare the dumplings by combining the biscuit mix, basil, and milk in a bowl. Use a fork until the mixture is well moistened. Drop by tablespoonfuls around the outside of the casserole to make 12 dumplings.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes uncovered or until the chicken is no longer pink inside. Then cover the baking dish and bake for another 5 to 10 minutes or until the dumplings are done.
  6. Sprinkle parsley on top of the chicken and vegetables and serve.

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