Easy Southern Chicken and Dumplings Recipe
Easy Southern Chicken and Dumplings is classic comfort food and a true family favorite. It’s full of juicy pieces of chicken and tender dumplings swimming in a delicious broth with carrots and celery thrown in for good measure.
Servings Prep Time
5servings 10minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
5servings 10minutes
Cook Time
  • 5cups reduced sodium chicken broth40 oz
  • 1 rotisserie chickenskin and bones removed, and meat chopped
  • 10.75oz can condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1/4tsp poultry seasoning
  • 16.3oz can refrigerated biscuitsI used Pillsbury Grands, Southern Homestyle Buttermilk Biscuits
  • 2 carrotspeeled and chopped
  • 3 celery ribschopped
  • 1Tbsp fresh parsleychopped (optional garnish)
  1. Add chicken broth, chicken, soup, and poultry seasoning to a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. While the chicken soup mixture cooks, roll out or pat six biscuits to 1/8-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut each biscuit into 1/2-inch-wide strips.
  3. Remove the lid from the chicken mixture, increase the heat to medium-high and return to a boil. Drop the biscuit strips, one at a time, into the boiling chicken mixture. Once all of the biscuit strips have been added, add the carrots and celery.
  4. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer 20 minutes. Stir gently every 5 minutes to keep the dumplings from sticking to each other.
  5. Ladle into a bowl and serve immediately! Garnish with chopped parsley if desired!
Recipe Notes

Sharon’s Tips:

  • Instead of boxed chicken broth, I like, and use jarred, Better Than Bouillon Roasted Chicken Base, which is mixed with boiling water to make chicken broth. Each 8 oz jar makes 38 cups of broth.
  • There are eight biscuits in each can of biscuits, and I find that this recipe works best if you only use 6. Bake the two remaining biscuits and serve them with another meal.
  • A pizza cutter works better than a knife for cutting the strips of biscuit dough.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Southern Chicken and Dumplings Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 430 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 150mg 50%
Sodium 720mg 30%
Potassium 276mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 6g
Protein 56g 112%
Vitamin A 85%
Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 5%
Iron 11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.