Chicken and Dumplings Casserole, we all love dumplings but most of all don’t dare to make them at home. They’re the kind of dish that requires delicate and trained hands and sometimes we crave the food but not the work.
This homemade chicken and dumpling casserole will make your day. It is a twist on those delicious dumplings but makes them an achievable feast to prepare at home. Think of it as a deconstruction of the original, making layers that will provide the flavor but without the struggle of making 20+ filled dumplings. This is a chicken casserole dumpling!
This recipe will take you no more than 20 minutes to prep and then just stick it in the oven and let heat do its thing. Make it in advance and stick it in the oven just before dinner, the result is a delicious and tasty easy chicken and dumpling dish.
This recipe is about layers of flavor. First a layer of sautéed veggies, then a layer of shredded chicken, a layer of dumpling batter, and lastly that delicious broth that brings everything together. It doesn’t get much easier than this easy chicken and dumpling recipe. All the flavors will mix while baking and the delicious dumpling batter will make for one tasty golden-brown crust.
This easy Chicken and Dumplings Casserole is pure, traditional comfort food, but lightened up and so simple to make! There’s no forming or dropping dumplings, and no simmering on the stovetop is required. Just a simple mix of ingredients in one casserole dish and you have a hearty meal.
Easy meal for a lazy Sunday night.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Why should I make dumplings at home?
There are many reasons to make dumplings at home. For one, it is a great way to save money. Store-bought dumplings can be quite expensive, and making them at home is much cheaper. Additionally, homemade dumplings taste fresher and more delicious than store-bought ones. They are also relatively easy to make, and the process can be quite fun.
Making dumplings at home is a great way to bond with family or friends. The process of making them is often seen as therapeutic, and it can be a fun activity to do together. Dumplings are also a great way to show off your culinary skills. Impress your guests by serving them homemade dumplings instead of store-bought ones.
How to make chicken broth or “chicken soup”?
Making chicken broth is easy and only requires a few ingredients. First, gather your chicken bones and any vegetables you want to include. Next, place the bones and vegetables in a large pot or slow cooker and cover with water. Finally, simmer the broth for several hours until the flavors have melded together.
The resulting chicken broth can be used as a base for soups, stews, or sauces in this case we will use it for this chicken and dumplings recipe. It’s also a great way to add extra flavor to rice or other simple dishes. Making your own chicken broth is a thrifty way to stretch your food budget and it’s also much tastier than store-bought versions. Give it a try the next time you need broth for a recipe! I used it also on this amazing creamy chicken noodle soup.
What to Serve with this homemade chicken and dumplings casserole recipe?
This dish is so hearty and filling, it really doesn’t need much else. A simple green salad or some steamed vegetables would be a perfect accompaniment. But if you’re looking for something a little more substantial, try serving it over a bed of rice or quinoa. It’s also delicious served with a side of crusty bread for dipping into that delicious sauce.
The secrets of making dumplings so that you can enjoy this dish in the comfort of your own home.
One of the great things about making dumplings at home is that you can control the ingredients. If you want to make a healthier version, you can use leaner meats and less oil. You can also experiment with different fillings and dipping sauces. The possibilities are endless!
Finally, don’t be afraid to experiment. Dumplings are very forgiving, so if something doesn’t quite work out the way you wanted it to, just try again next time. With a little practice, you’ll be making perfect dumplings in no time!
- Yields/Serves: 2-4 servings
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cooking Time: 40 minutes
- Total Time: 60 minutes
Here is the list of ingredients for this Chicken and dumplings casserole
- 4 tbsp butter
- 1 diced medium onion
- 2 diced medium celery sticks
- 2 diced medium carrot
- 1 lb (454g) precooked shredded chicken breast
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ tsp baking powder
- ·½ tsp salt
- 1 cup of milk
- 1 (10.75oz-300g) can of Campbell’s Condensed Chicken Soup
- 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
- ½ tsp dried parsley flakes
- ½ tsp dried thyme
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp fresh ground black pepper
How to Prepare This dumplings casserole recipe?
STEP 1. Preheat the oven to 175ºC/350ºF. Lightly grease a casserole dish with olive oil and set aside.
STEP 2. Heat a skillet over medium/high heat and melt butter. Add a splash of olive oil to the butter to prevent the butter from browning.
STEP 3. Sautee the onions, celery, and carrots with a bit of salt and pepper until soft and tender (about 8-10 minutes) stirring occasionally.
STEP 4. Transfer the sautéed vegetables to the greased casserole dish and spread them in a single layer to cover the bottom of the dish.
STEP 5. Cover the vegetable layer with a single layer of shredded chicken and set it aside.
STEP 6. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and milk and whisk together until smooth. The mixture should be the same consistency as the pancake batter.
STEP 7. Pour the batter on top of the layer of shredded chicken and spread until all the chicken is covered in this mixture. Do not mix the layers together!
STEP 8. In another mixing bowl, combine the condensed cream of chicken soup, the chicken broth, parsley, thyme, salt, and pepper. Whisk until smooth.
STEP 9. Once more, pour this mixture on top of the batter layer in the casserole dish. Do not mix the layers.
STEP 10. Bake for 40-45 minutes until the top layer has turned golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
Tips and Tricks to Make The Best Version Of This Cooked Chicken And Dumplings Casserole:
If you’re looking for an easy chicken and dumplings casserole recipe, look no further! This dish is perfect for a busy weeknight, and it’s sure to please the whole family. Here are a few tips and tricks to make your casserole even better:
1. To save time, use cooked rotisserie chicken instead of raw chicken breasts. Simply shred the meat and add it to the casserole.
2. For extra flavor, sauté the vegetables in a bit of melted butter before adding them to the casserole.
3. If you want a richer sauce, substitute some of the chicken broth for milk.
4. Don’t forget to season the sauce with salt and pepper to taste.
5. For a crunchy topping, sprinkle some chopped fresh parsley or bread crumbs over the top of the casserole before baking.
Why Does This Chicken And Dumplings Recipe Work?
This chicken casserole recipe is so easy and the chicken and dumplings casserole is absolutely delicious! I am always looking for recipes that are easy to make and this one definitely fits the bill. The ingredients are simple and the casserole comes together quickly. I love that it can be made ahead of time and then just popped in the oven when you’re ready to eat. This recipe is definitely a keeper!
Looking to save some time on dinner tonight? Me too. That’s why I love this easy chicken and dumplings casserole recipe. It’s hearty, comforting, and can be made with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. Plus, it’s a one-pot meal, so cleanup is a breeze.
There are a few key ingredients in this dish that can be easily swapped out depending on what you have on hand.
This recipe is also very versatile when it comes to the type of dumplings you use. You can use refrigerated biscuit dough or homemade dumplings or even store-bought frozen dumplings if you prefer.
So if you’re looking for an easy weeknight meal that the whole family will love, give this chicken and dumplings casserole a try. You won’t be disappointed!
This casserole is so easy to make and it is absolutely delicious! I will definitely be making this again. Thank you for the recipe.
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