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Easy Chicken and Dumplings is the perfect 30 minute meal.
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30 minute Chicken and Dumplings

Easy 30 minute Chicken and Dumplings is the perfect soup for dinner! This is a lower calorie chicken and dumplings recipe that's full of flavor!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 386kcal
Author Dorothy Kern

Ingredients

Soup:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 1 stalk celery diced
  • 1 medium carrot peeled and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 medium russet potato diced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 32 ounces chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen peas

Dumplings:

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil or olive oil
  • 1/4 cup nonfat milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in soup pot over medium high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper (about 1/2 teaspoon each). Add the chicken and brown on all sides, about 3-4 minutes total. Remove chicken from the pan.
  • Add second tablespoon of olive oil to the pan. Cook onion, celery, and carrot for two minutes, stirring often. Add the garlic, cook one minute. Add the potato, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning and cook for another minute.
  • Stir flour into vegetables and cook one minute then stir in chicken stock. Stir to remove anything stuck to the bottom of the pan. Cover and bring to a boil.
  • Meanwhile, make the dumplings by stirring all ingredients for the dumplings in a medium sized bowl. Mixture will be thick. Set aside.
  • Boil soup for about 4-5 minutes then add the chicken back to the pan. Cook until potatoes are fork tender.
  • Add the peas to the pot and stir.
  • Drop dumplings into the pot using two spoons. This recipe makes about 6 dumplings, unless you want them smaller or larger.
  • Cover the pot and cook until the dumplings are cooked, 8-11 minutes. Serve hot.

Notes

  • If you want semi-homemade help with this recipe, use Bisquik baking mix for the dumplings. I use the dumpling recipe on the side of the box sometimes and it makes it easier to not have to make them from scratch.
  • Have leftover chicken you want to use up? Skip cooking the chicken and add the already cooked chicken into the pot with the peas and dumplings. Cook until hot.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 386kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 818mg | Potassium: 915mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2060IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 3.7mg