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Flavorful Chicken & Dumplings

Updated on May 25, 2014
One Pot Meals
One Pot Meals

Chicken & Dumplings is a favorite one pot meal in our house and it will satisfy any hearty appetite with its full body flavor and dumplings. I grew up with a master cook, my Mom. even though she doesn't have Masters in cooking, nor a title of Master Chef, but after having one of her meals you would gladly give her such a title.

Here is where my love of cooking steam from, my Mom. Her cooking was always amazing. You'd always want second, thirds if you could get away with it, but mostly it was homemade. All the cooking was done from scratch, nothing artificial about it, period! If the recipe called for butter, you used butter. Sugar was real, not fabricated or genetically engineered. Real whole milk, not powder. I could go on and on but I'll stop there so I can give you this recipe.

There are times, when I'm in a hurry & if I have one hand, I'll use a marinated/seasoned chicken I had gotten prepared by my butcher at our local grocer. It really adds to the overall saturation of flavors in the dish and you won't have to add much more for flavor. Gives it a more flavorful appeal!

Get cooking!


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Cook Time

Prep Time: 15-20

Total Time: 35-40

Serves: 8-12


  • 6 -8 quart stock pot with lid
  • 2 chicken hind quarters (leg and thigh pieces cut into individual pieces = 4 pieces)
  • OR
  • 2 Large chicken breast cut into pieces
  • 4 -5 qts water or chicken stock
  • 4 chicken bullions (omit if using chicken stock)
  • 3 c mixed vegetables (can or frozen)
  • 1 tsp chicken seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp soul seasoning (can be omitted)
  • 1/4 tsp salt & pepper
  • 1 10 -count tube refrigerated biscuits


  1. First get your stock on stove, turn on medium-high heat, let come to boil while you're getting ingredients ready.
  2. Once you've got all ingredients ready place chicken in pot gentle while waters is lightly boiling.
  3. Then add all other ingredients, except biscuits ~ Stir to saturate the liquid to begin releasing flavors.
  4. Cover for 10 minutes while on a medium-low boil to begin cooking chicken.
  5. Place the biscuits on the lightly boiling stew (about 10 minutes) after it has a low steady boil.
  6. Once biscuits are on top, place lid on.
  7. Turn stove down to low (like you are cooking rice) and continue cooking for an additional 20 minutes.
  8. Check biscuits to be sure they cook throughly through - insie should look just like a baked biscuit.
  9. Serve up in your favorite bowl.
Pillsbury Grands Original Flaky Layer Biscuit, 16.3 Ounce - 12 per case.
Pillsbury Grands Original Flaky Layer Biscuit, 16.3 Ounce - 12 per case.

I use all varieties... from Flaky, original, to the Honey... their all great with this recipe!

SNO PAC Organic Mixed Vegetables, 10 Ounce
SNO PAC Organic Mixed Vegetables, 10 Ounce

Love mixed vegetables in my One Pot Meals

Spice Supreme Soul Seasoning, 5.25-oz. plastic shaker
Spice Supreme Soul Seasoning, 5.25-oz. plastic shaker

Very affordable and boost any dishes flavor!


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    • TalkingFreebies profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from Sierra Nevada ~ Reno

      @Merrci: Thank you! Make this dish myself at least once a month all through fall & winter. Let me know how yours turns out. Happy eating! :-)

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      Merry Citarella 

      4 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Sounds so perfect for a rainy day. This looks delicious.

    • TalkingFreebies profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Sierra Nevada ~ Reno

      @SusanDeppner: I do use it in a lot of different recipes. My fiancee loves things spicy and this adds a kick if used in good porortion to your recipes. Thank you Susan for stopping by and viewing my lens, means a lot to me!

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      Susan Deppner 

      5 years ago from Arkansas USA

      It's hard to think of any food more comforting than chicken and dumplings. I'll have to try that soul seasoning - it sounds really good!

    • TalkingFreebies profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Sierra Nevada ~ Reno

      @Zeross4: Thanks! I too have a heck of a time with homemade biscuits. could never get them to turn out like my mom's, so I turned to trying the canned biscuits. With trial and error I think I've gotten the making and the turning out down now. Just be sure you have plenty of room for the biscuits to rise with the lid on to give them the rise they need to cook properly. Let me know how it turns out for you.

    • TalkingFreebies profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Sierra Nevada ~ Reno

      @GrammieOlivia: Thank you! My mom is the real cook in our family, but her love of cooking has been pasted down to her children and I enjoy cooking, creating & modifying recipes. And this one is one I modified just a tad... Hope you like enjoy it as mush as my family does. Soul Seasoning Ingredients are a mix of: salt, paprika, garlic, onion, curry powder, black pepper, celery, chili powder, red pepper, parsley, and cayenne pepper. Gives the overall boost to the liquid and saturates into the biscuits a bit... You can more or less to taste. I usually add a bit more (and omit the salt & pepper) because we like a real KICK to the flavor.

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      Renee Dixon 

      5 years ago from Kentucky

      This looks so delicious, I've tried to make dumplings before but must admit that I've never had them turn out quite right- still I'd love to try this recipe, looks delicious!

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      5 years ago

      Sounds really good, I will try this for a quick dinner sometime......what is soul seasoning?


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