Recipe: Mom's Chicken and Dumplings

When I was a kid - we had an old school Betty Crocker recipe box and my favorite recipe was Chicken and Dumplings. I literally haven't had this in probably 25 years - but I was ready to enjoy it again. It's definitely comfort food and so tasty!   

The problem with the original recipe was there was never enough gravy - so my parents always doubled the gravy and that is the perfect balance. We made the OG in an electric skillet with a cut up chicken - but in honor of convenience - I used half a rotisserie chicken and it was perfect (and less work!) 

How do you make chicken and dumplings with Bisquick? 

I was so excited to dig into my Mom's Chicken and Dumplings! She always made the dumplings with Bisquick and they are so light and fluffy! The recipe couldn't be easier - mix together milk, frozen peas and carrots, rotisserie chicken and soup. Then you make the dumplings with just Bisquick and milk - drop them on top and let it simmer. I know this recipe is the EASIEST and BEST chicken and dumplings recipe I've ever tried - it's why I'm sharing it with you!

Can you freeze Chicken and Dumplings? 

I probably wouldn't - I think the gravy/chicken/veggies would be fine but I really like the dumplings best when they are fresh! 

Can Chicken and Dumplings be reheated? 

Yes! Obviously - I'm a single lady right now - I couldn't eat that whole pan of the best chicken and dumplings - so I had to do something with the leftovers! I did give each of my dogs a plate - haha - it's part of my weight loss plan. ;-) But the rest I packaged up and took to work and I'll say - they heated up great! Just make sure you heat it long enough as the dumplings take a little longer to reheat than the chicken/gravy. Cold dumplings are not good dumplings! haha

What goes with Chicken and Dumplings? 

Since it's a substantial dish - I would definitely pair this with a salad like the Copycat Olive Garden Salad! Or skip the sides and go for a light fruit salad for dessert (strawberries are in season!). 

I know you'll love my Mom's Chicken and Dumplings as much as I do! I definitely won't be waiting 25 years to make it again! 

Mom's Chicken & Dumplings

Yield: 4-6
Author: Heather Johnson
prep time: 5 Mcook time: 30 Mtotal time: 35 M
Mom's Chicken & Dumplings was my favorite dish as a kid - it was in a Betty Crocker recipe box - and was one of the first things I learned how to make! Comfort food at its finest and the dumplings are so light and fluffy - and LOTS of gravy to smother it all! #chickenanddumplings #rotisseriechicken


  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup frozen peas & carrots
  • 1/2 rotisserie chicken, meat chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 cans (10 3/4 oz) condensed creamy chicken mushroom soup
  • 1 cup Bisquick 
  • 1/3 cup (plus a splash) milk


How to cook Mom's Chicken & Dumplings

  1. In 3-quart saucepan, heat 2 cups milk, frozen peas and carrots, chicken and soup to boiling.
  2. In small bowl, stir together Bisquick® mix and 1/3 cup milk until soft dough forms. If it's a little dry - add the splash of milk. Drop dough by 9 spoonfuls onto chicken mixture.
  3. Cook uncovered over LOWEST heat 10 minutes. Cover and cook 10 minutes longer.

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