Chicken and dumplings have always been one of my favorite meals when I’m craving homemade comfort food. This quick and easy Bisquick Chicken and Dumplings is packed with vegetables, chicken breasts, and Bisquick drop dumplings.
Bisquick Chicken And Dumplings
This soup is loaded with so much flavor. I especially love the flavor the rosemary adds, it really makes it taste like the perfect cold weather soup.
The soup is so thick and creamy, the chicken is so tender, and the Bisquick Dumplings are perfectly soft and melt in your mouth. This dish is all around so satisfying, and it makes such a delicious and easy Sunday dinner.
While you’re here, be sure to check out my all-time favorite Bisquick recipe. Sausage Balls are so good, easy, and make the best crowd-pleasing appetizer.
Oil and Butter: Using a combination of olive oil and butter for sautéing creates the best flavor. I prefer sautéing the chicken in olive oil and the vegetables in butter.
Chicken: Boneless skinless chicken breasts are easy to work with and take on the flavor of the dish really well. You can swap this for boneless skinless chicken thighs if you prefer. I do recommend using air chilled chicken because it’s more tender. If you want to make this recipe even quicker and easier, you could use shredded rotisserie chicken.
Vegetables: A combination of carrot, onion, and peas adds lots of flavor and a bit of color to this dish. You could also add celery if you like.
Flour: This is mixed with the melted butter to create a roux, which will thicken the soup. If you don’t have flour on hand, you could substitute it with half the amount of cornstarch.
Aromatics, Herbs, and Spices: Fresh garlic, salt, pepper, dried rosemary, dried parsley, and dried thyme adds the perfect combination of flavors. You could use poultry seasoning if you want to keep it really easy, but I really like this exact blend of spices for this dish.
Bisquick Baking Mix: I love making dumplings with Bisquick because they are perfectly fluffy and taste so delicious. I find them to be a lot less finicky than other dumplings, which is such a bonus. Plus, I love that it saves time.
Milk: Milk is the liquid that you mix with the Bisquick to make the dumplings. It creates a softer and more flavorful dumpling than water would. There’s also a bit of milk in the soup to make it more creamy.
How To Make Chicken And Dumplings With Bisquick
Start by sautéing the bite sized chicken pieces in olive oil. Once they’re cooked, remove the chicken and melt the butter in the Dutch oven on the stovetop. (See the recipe card below for the full printable instructions.)
Add the sliced carrot and diced onion, then sauté for a few minutes. Add in the garlic and sauté until aromatic.
Mix in the flour until the vegetables are evenly coated, then return the chicken to the pot and stir.
Slowly add in the chicken broth and milk while stirring constantly. Add in the spices and dried herbs, and bring to a rapid simmer.
Add the peas and cook. Mix together the Bisquick and milk to make a soft dough, but be careful not to over-mix. Drop spoonfuls of the dumpling dough into the soup.
Cover and cook until the dumplings are cooked through. See the recipe card below for the full written instructions, including ingredient amounts, cooking times, and helpful tips, etc.
Why Are My Bisquick Dumplings Gooey?
If your Bisquick dumplings are gooey or chewy, it means that you over-mixed the dough. It’s important to be careful not to over-mix the dough – that will cause the dumplings to be too dense and not cook properly. You want to stop mixing as soon as a soft dough has formed.
It’s also possible that your dumplings aren’t fluffy enough because you’re using an old box of Bisquick and the leaveners are less active.
How Do You Make Bisquick Dumplings That Don’t Fall Apart?
To make the best Bisquick drop dumplings, it’s really important to get the ratio of milk to Bisquick right. If you add too much liquid, the dumpling dough will be too soft and will dissolve in the soup.
How Do You Thicken Chicken And Dumplings?
The flour that binds with the butter and coats the vegetables in this recipe makes a roux that thickens the soup. If you want the soup to be even thicker, you can make a slurry from cold water and flour, then add that to the pot and bring it to a simmer to thicken.
Do You Cook Dumplings With The Lid On Or Off?
Dumplings cook best in a covered pot because it’s actually the steam that cooks them. The texture won’t be right if you cook them uncovered.
How Do You Know When Drop Dumplings Are Done?
The easiest way to tell is to carefully remove one dumpling from the pot and cut it in half. It should be fluffy and look cooked through, it shouldn’t look dense or doughy.
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- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts (cubed, about 2 large chicken breasts)
- 1/3 cup butter (about 5 1/2 Tablespoons, or 2/3 of a stick)
- 1 medium onion (diced, about 1 cup)
- 1 large carrot (sliced, about 1 1/4 cup)
- 2 medium cloves garlic (minced)
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour*
- 6 cups chicken broth
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1 1/2 cups frozen peas
- 2 cups Bisquick
- 2/3 cup milk
- Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the olive oil and swirl to coat the bottom. Place the chicken cubes in the bottom, and cook for 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove the chicken from the pot, and set aside.
- Turn the heat to medium, and add in the butter. Once the butter has melted, add in the onion and carrots. Sauté for about 3 minutes, or until the onions are just starting to turn translucent.
- Add in the garlic and stir. Sauté for another minute, or until aromatic.
- Sprinkle in the flour and stir until the butter and flour are well combined (making sure no large lumps form).
- Add the chicken and its juices back into the pot. Mix so that the chicken gets coated in the flour mixture.
- Mix together the chicken broth and milk in a large liquid measuring cup. Slowly pour in the chicken broth and milk mixture while stirring. Sprinkle in the dried thyme, parsley, black pepper, and sea salt. Stir to mix. Turn the heat up to medium-high, and bring to a gentle boil.
- When the soup has come to a rapid simmer add in the frozen peas and cook for 10 minutes. After the soup has simmered rapidly for 10 minutes, turn the heat down to medium-low.
- In a medium mixing bowl, mix the Bisquick and milk together until a dough is formed. Be careful not to over-mix the dough - that will cause the dumplings to be too dense and not cook properly. You want to stop mixing as soon as a soft dough has formed.
- Use a Tablespoon to scoop out the dough and carefully drop each dough ball into the soup (make sure to only drop a dough ball where liquid is visible, you don’t want to drop dough balls on top of each other).
- Place the lid on the Dutch oven, and simmer the dumplings for 20 minutes. Don’t open the lid to see if the dumplings are cooked during this time (you’ll release all the steam if you do). After 20 minutes, use a toothpick to check the center of a dumpling to see if it’s cooked through. If it’s not fully cooked, cover the pot and cook for an additional 5 to 10 minutes.
- Once the dumplings are cooked through, carefully taste the soup and adjust salt to taste. If the soup is thicker than you’d like, stir in some additional chicken broth, milk, or some cream if you’d like it really creamy.
- Garnish with fresh parsley, and serve.
*If you don't have flour on hand, you could substitute it with half the amount of cornstarch.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 490Total Fat: 25gCarbohydrates: 42.7gFiber: 3.4gSugar: 9.6gProtein: 26.1g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.
This Bisquick chicken and dumplings recipe is one of the best Sunday dinner ideas!