Chicken & Dumpling Casserole

Chicken & Dumpling Casserole Recipe without biscuits- use rotisserie chicken for a simple weeknight meal. Can also use leftover holiday turkey. Guaranteed to have your kids asking for seconds!

Chicken & Dumpling Casserole - use rotisserie chicken for a simple weeknight meal. Chicken, chicken broth, butter, flour, baking powder, salt, milk and cream of chicken soup. Can also use leftover holiday turkey. Guaranteed to have your kids asking for seconds!

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This recipe is the perfect way to use up any leftover turkey you might have from your Thanksgiving feast today.  

I’ve always been intimidated by the thought of making chicken and dumplings.  It seemed like a lot of work, so when I came across this recipe, I knew I had to give it a try.  It was simple and really quick to make.  It was fabulous! Chicken Legs especially loved it.  I used a rotisserie chicken and this came together in no time.  We will be making a turkey version this weekend!

Chicken & Dumpling Casserole - use rotisserie chicken for a simple weeknight meal. Chicken, chicken broth, butter, flour, baking powder, salt, milk and cream of chicken soup. Can also use leftover holiday turkey. Guaranteed to have your kids asking for seconds!

Chicken & Dumpling Casserole

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Chicken & Dumpling Casserole Recipe without biscuits- use rotisserie chicken for a simple weeknight meal. Can also use leftover holiday turkey. Guaranteed to have your kids asking for seconds!



  • Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  • Melt butter in the microwave and pour into bottom of a 9×13 pan. Shred the chicken and spread it on top of the butter.
  • Whisk together the milk and the flour, baking powder and salt. Slowly pour over the chicken. Don’t stir.
  • Whisk together chicken broth and cream of chicken soup. Pour soup over the flour and milk mixture. Don’t stir.
  • Bake uncovered for 35 to 45 minutes, or until dumplings are golden brown.



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  1. This is a real hit with my family!! We never have any leftovers, and it’s just (3) of us eating (like pigs).
    My adult son calls this dish 19th Century comfort food. I talked about making changes with seasonings, but he LOVES it, just the way it is. I am making it tonight and have another family member joining us. I am going to double the recipe and keep fingers crossed that it turns out perfect, with some extra baking time of course. Thanks for sharing such a comfy and comforting recipe.

  2. I made this recipe but add sauteed carrots, onion and celery to it .. it was so easy to make and delicious!

  3. This is a really yummy recipe. But I did not get nearly as much dumpling as you would normally in a chicken and dumpling recipe. Next time I will double the flour mixture, it’s very tasty recipe but not that much “dumpling mixture” so if you like dumplings a lot and want more dumpling then I’d suggest doubling your flour and milk mixture.

    1. Hi Shanna
      Did you cook longer when you increased the dumpling mixture. Mine is in the oven right now and I am so looking forward to it.
      First time I made it following exact but, love dumplings so hopefully it works.

  4. This recipe was good. I added my own spin on it since I make my own chicken and dumplings from scratch. I added carrots, celery, onion, garlic, thyme and a bay leaf to a sauce pan covered them with chicken broth and boiled them until tender then strained off the liquid and removed the bay leaf and blended them until they were like a paste consistency and added that to the cream of chicken soup and broth mixture. Those are the veggies I use in my chicken and dumplings recipe. It came out really good! My husband enjoyed it in the casserole form as well. Thanks for the recipe. I will make this again!

  5. Add me to the “I usually don’t comment but this was so good that I had to” camp. Made homemade cream of chicken soup to use because we are trying to limit oil in our diet. Also used cooked fresh chicken tenders seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic powder and marjoram (about 1 lb for 3 cups shredded). Doubled the milk, flour, and baking soda, and added a bag of frozen peas and carrots. We needed an extra 10 minutes of cooking time (55 min total) but wow, is this a great meal! My boyfriend asked for seconds and said this was exactly what he was hungry for on a chilly night. Definitely will make again (probably as soon as we buy more chicken broth). Thanks so much for sharing this!

  6. I love this recipe! Made it several times and never have leftovers. I’m wondering if this could be frozen in smaller quantities?

  7. I made this yesterday for dinner. I had to come back and comment. It was delicious! My whole family loved it. This is a keeper, and I will be making it again very soon! Thank you for sharing a simple, very yummy recipe!

      1. This recipe was excellent. There were no leftovers! So happy with this. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe with us.

      2. I’ve made this recipe and it’s a big hit with everyone. Making it again but would like to make it with more dumplings. would I just double the flour , baking powder and milk to achieve that?

  8. I made this recipe and like the others said it is delicious. I made the full recipe but it is only for me. So had lots of leftovers. I tried freezing the leftovers in individual servings but it did not reheat very well. I plan on making 1/2 recipe next time and not freezing. Any suggestions on how to reheat this so it is still creamy?

    1. Jackie when I reheat foods like this (from the fridge and when frozen) I do not put them in the microwave. I heat on the stove top and always add some chicken broth as it is heating. The amount will depend on how creamy you want it, keep in mind that too much broth will make it soupy. I find freezing recipes similar to this one, the microwave just don’t keep the creaminess like pan heating. Hope this helps.

  9. This was delicious and the dumplings were my first, will make this again and with leftover chicken as broth will make a good meal with noodles, thanks 🙏🤗

  10. Loved it! My wife and I are empty nesters so I cut the recipe in half and baked it in an 8 x 8 pan. My wife loved it so much that she is already talking about fixing it again.

    1. Absolutely LOVE this recipe! It is a hit with my hubby, my teen and my picky eater! The first time I made this, everyone ate the entire casserole. I was so dissapointed that I didn’t have leftovers. Now I make two so I have them! I do make a little bit more dumpling mix (1 1/2c milk, 1 1/2c flour & 1 3/4t baking powder) Delish!

  11. I made this and love it,its more of a chicken pot pie than dumplings, I’ll add small can of peas and carrots in in next time,this recipe is a keeper.

  12. It’s very rare for me to leave a review but I just had to for this recipe. I will admit I didn’t expect so much flavor from this dish. It was amazing. Even my picky eaters loved it. I’ll be making this often. Thank you for sharing!!! YUM!

  13. I made this for my family and we loved it. My niece and her family cam to visit I made this and they liked it also; it is a crowd pleaser.

  14. I have made this several times and it is delicious and soooo easy to make. I always double the recipe for my family of four.

    1. I’ve never tried that, so I can not say. I am not sure how the dumpling batter would hold up if not baked immediately. If you try it, let us know how it works.

    2. No the flour and baking soda won’t make the dumplings if you do that. You can prepare your chicken and have everything set out and it takes two minutes to dish it for the oven

    1. Absolutely fantastic. I added mixed frozen veggies on top of the chicken and it was delicious. No leftovers tonight! Can’t wait to make this again!

  15. Looks so good but I have one question, what kind of flour is this? Easy too. I am making this tmrw as soon as I find out what flour you are using.

        1. My Grandmama made this when I was growing up. She used SR flour & cream of celery soup but other than that it’s exactly the same. I make it every few months. My son loves it! It is one of my favorite comfort foods! 😋

    1. This is THE best chicken pie recipe I found! I will sometimes substitute the flour and baking powder with Bisquick, but this is a no fail recipe and tastesoh so good! It will always be my go-to!!!

  16. I made this and it is absolutely delicious. My husband and I ate half the pan. It deserves five stars for sure. I will make this again.

  17. This was truly delicious! My husband had seconds. There’s a lot of liquid when you take it from the oven, just let it sit a few minutes and it thickens up. This recipe is a keeper!

    1. This was good. But it wasn’t quite dumpling texture. Dumplings are fluffy and soft. This was more bread like is the best way I can describe it.
      But it was still very good. Just change the title to chicken pie or chicken and biscuits casserole.

      1. Actually Nana, since it’s Stephanie’s recipe she should continue to refer to it with the name SHE prefers, which is “Chicken & Dumplings”. Maybe you are unaware that your comment is not only unnecessary, but quite rude and disrespectful as well. The Author took the time to create the recipe, provide you with all the information you need to re~create the recipe, she included beautiful photos to show you what you could potentially expect when following her instructions, she answers questions from her followers when they request assistance, AND she’s the ONLY ONE who put in the time, money and probably more than a few tears to get this Blog/Site up and running. SHE made it the huge success that we have at our disposal today and SHE doesn’t deserve ridiculous comments regarding what SHE “SHOULD BE” calling her dishes! Shame on you, if you can’t say something nice, or keep your comment nice, then don’t bother, keep it to yourself.

  18. Just made for first time and it’s delicious! I added 1 can of drained mixed vegies in the chicken layer.

  19. I am making this for the second time! It is so good and I was surprised it really turned into dumplings. Much easier way to make dumplings and my husband loved it!

  20. I’ve made this several times since I found it two years ago. One of my favorite comfort foods. I’ve even done it with my leftover turkey now and it’s just as good! Made it for my husbands family and they all devoured it. 8 year old and 3 year old will both eat it too.

  21. This is so yummy and I make really good homemade chicken and dumplings but this is so much easier!!! My family loves it!

  22. I have made this for the second time . I added green beans and corn we love this dish . It’s easy to make so good thank you for this recipe

  23. I made this last night, I didn’t have enough chicken so added a bag of Trader Joe’s frozen artichokes,thawed, plus two tsp fresh garlic. It was amazing! My husband went back for seconds. Thank you 🙏🏻 😊

  24. I made this with a couple of modifications: I added frozen mixed veggies, some chopped onion and chopped celery. Adjusted liquid as needed.

  25. Hi!!

    I'm planning on fixing this tonight (looks DELICIOUS) but I'm wondering how much this makes, I want to make sure there's enough for 2nds, or 3rds ???? for everyone & if I'll need to double this.


    1. One of my FAVES ! I always double this recipe for a family dinner, and bake it in my cast iron dutch oven. Haven’t tried it with veggies added but I know it could only be great.

  26. Found this a couple months ago and it is so good. Now in the dinner rotation and we make it about once every 3 weeks. Thanks for sharing.

  27. Found this recipe about 2 months ago and it is now a family favorite and in the dinner rotation. We are making it about once every 3 weeks. So good. Thanks for sharing.

  28. I will be trying this tonight with my Family! They love original Chicken and Dumplings, this seems to be a simpler 'hack' for it! Cant Wait 🙂

  29. Talk about an awesome comfort food!! I decreased the chicken by almost half, then added shredded carrot, finely diced celery, and onion. Everything else I kept as written in the recipe. This turned out phenomenally! Thank you for sharing this recipe! It's very versatile and delicious!

  30. IO made it for supper tonight and it turned out so delicious. I used cooked and shredded boneless, skinless chicken breasts, since I usually have those on hand anyway. The rest was the way the recipe called for. YUMMY!!! Even the hubby loved it. He usually doesn't go back for seconds on most things; this, he went back for thirds. Definitely a winner.

        1. I don’t know. I’ve never tried that. If you do, let us know how it turns out.

  31. Just saw this posted and fell in Love! Definitely gonna make this my Monday night dinner ! YUM ! Thanks for this Great recipe!

  32. Are these dumplings the texture of the old-fashioned dumplings that our grandmothers used to make by rolling out the flour, cutting it into strips and boiling it in the chicken broth?

    1. No, it wasn’t like old fashioned dumplings when I made it. It was “bread-like”. I personally was hoping for old fashioned, fluffy, soft dumplings. But mine didn’t turn out like that. But I add that it still tasted very good. And I will probably make it again.

  33. This was a good recipe but it didn't really make dumplings. I followed exactly like I do most recipes. I will say it made a beautiful tasting mixture that I'm going to reheat and serve over biscuits tomorrow .

  34. I have made this recipe twice in the past two months and my family loves it. I use chicken from a rotisserie chicken and other than deboning the chicken (yuck) this is such a quick and simple recipe that I always have the ingredients on hand. Thanks so much for a delicious and easy weeknight recipe!

  35. I made this for supper tonight and it was wonderful! My husband and son, who don't like chicken and dumplings, recognized it as such, but agree it is better than the usual C&D. This will be added to my list of "make when they are not here."

  36. Can't wait to try this – Chicken and Dumplings is one of my top 5 dishes. I'll add a little dry sherry because I've found it makes canned mushroom or cream of chicken soup taste like homemade. For those who love thin rolled dumplings and don't have the time to make them, try frozen ones – either Mary B's or Open Kettle are as good as homemade.

  37. This recipe is delicious! plus it's way faster and easier than making chicken and dumplings from scratch like i usually do when i make it, which doesn't happen very often b/c of the amount of work it takes. My husband was very surprised and said it tastes almost just like the made from scratch kind when takes all day to make.

  38. My family devoured this. It was FANTASTIC!!!!! I will have to double this recipe next time. I did my chicken breast in the crockpot while gone for the day and when we got home, it took minutes to whip it together. So So good!

  39. Loved it! I was a little nervous when I poured the soup/broth mixture over, b/c it looked like a lot of liquid, but it came out great. My husband even liked it – and he's not a chicken fan.

  40. I made this for dinner and OMG! It was delicious! It reminded me of the chicken and dumplings my grandma made when I was a kid. My picky daughter even loved it! I served ours er egg odles. Great recipe!

  41. My dumplings didn't turn out.:( They were raw, lumpy, white chunks and I've had it in the oven for an hour. Bummer.

  42. I made this tonight. It wasn't our favorite but hey you won't know unless you try it! Thanks for the recipe!

  43. Well then, Iamwellloved you didn't really make the recipe. I try to judge reviews by who has actually made the recipe. I have this in the oven right now and it smells wonderful!

  44. I made this tonight for the boyfriend and kids. Everyone cleaned their plates and enjoyed it. The boyfriend even asked for lots more! Success 🙂

  45. CharlesR – in case you don't yet have the URL, put your cursor over the name of Mary's blog in the first paragraph and you will see that it is a hyperlink that will take you to Mary's blog.

  46. I love the rolled thin dumplings and have been using tortillas to make mine, but I do want to try this. Instead of buying a rotisserie chicken, I'll use the chicken that I make the broth with. And, I'll use self-rising flour instead of plain flour with baking powder. Hopefully, it'll work in a similar manner. (Money's tight, so I need to use what's on hand.)

  47. I made this the other night . it was so delicious we loved it . I will definitely make it again . thank you so much -nina

  48. Hello!

    This looks delicious, and even I don't like using canned soup I do so on occasion.
    This is one of the occasions.

    Could you tell me the url for Mary's site?

    Have a Joyful Day :~D

  49. I just made this and ALL my family loved it!! Thank you soo much. I just shared it on my blog today!

  50. I just made this but I made a few modifications to make it a bit healthier:

    1. I only used 3/4 of the butter
    2. I used 98% fat-free cream of chicken soup
    3. Instead of using all chicken, I used 2 cups chicken, 1/2 cup peas, 1/2 cup celery, and 1/4 cup chopped carrots. I added these in with the chicken at the beginning.
    4. For a little more flavor, I used 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder in the dumpling batter.

    It turned out great and I'm glad I was able to make it a little healthier!

  51. is there anyway to make this recipe in the crockpot? I will be hosting a dinner next month and want to make this for a group of about 10-12

  52. My trick to EXTRA QUICK dumplings is to use frozen biscuits. They have the real lard and are perfect for thawing, rolling in a scatter of flour and 2-4 cuts TA DA!! you're already there.

    Love your blog. I just stumbled upon it today.

  53. This is my kind of food… I almost took a bite out of my computer screen looking at these photos. I would love, love, love this.

  54. We had this tonight using leftover turkey. I mixed a can of chicken broth with some leftover turkey drippings. YUMMY! When I was in elementary school (back when lunch ladies MADE the food) we had a dish called "turkey in gravy on mashed potatoes". It was my favorite thing, EVER. This recipe was the closest I've ever come to re-creating it.

    I made some creamy mashed potatoes to go with it (using cream cheese and sour cream).

    I accidentally burned the broccoli by roasting it for too long, but no one seemed to miss it.

    Another winner!

    1. We make that a lot every year, we mix 2 parts of gravy with2 cans cream of chicken soup …sometimes throw in a can of cream of mushroom soup…add chunks of turkey or chicken and put over rice or potatos…serve with peas

  55. I'm also a big fan of Mary's site and a big fan of chicken and dumplings. I really like this idea and yours looks mouth watering.

  56. Do you put the baking powder & salt in with the flour? I would think so…

    Thanks for sharing ~ sounds delish!


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