Bisquick Chicken and Dumplings is an easy way to enjoy the classic flavors of the comforting soup, made in one pot! You really can’t go wrong with this hearty and flavorful comfort food, especially when you want to warm up during the cold winter months. If you have more time, I also have a made-from-scratch Chicken and Dumplings recipe you will want to check out, too!

Pot of Bisquick Chicken and Dumplings on a wooden table from overhead.

Ingredients & Substitutions

Vegetables: I added a medley of diced yellow onion, carrots, and celery.

Chicken Broth: Chicken broth is the base of the soup. You could also use chicken stock.

Chicken: To keep with the ease of this recipe, I added rotisserie chicken, which is already cooked. Leftover shredded chicken would also work well in this recipe. If the chicken is already cooked, it’s easy to add to the soup since it just needs to be heated. Or, try the recipe with leftover turkey!

Cayenne Pepper: For a little bit of a spicy kick to each bite, I added cayenne pepper to the dish. If preferred, you could leave it out. Or, add a little more for extra heat!

Bisquick: Using Bisquick gives you soft, delicious dumplings in just two ingredients! Although you can use the store-bought boxed mix, I encourage you to make homemade Bisquick. It is made with just four ingredients and no added (unwanted) preservatives. Then, you can use it for other delicious recipes like my Bisquick Blueberry Cobbler, perfect for an easy dessert!

Pot of Bisquick Chicken and Dumplings on the stovetop just after adding the dumplings.

When Are Dumplings Done Cooking?

Cooking times for dumplings can vary depending on the size and thickness of the dumplings. These dumplings took a total of about 20 minutes to cook. To check for doneness, look for a soft, golden-brown texture; they should not be sticky to the touch. To double-check for doneness, insert a toothpick into the center of a dumpling. If the toothpick comes out clean, the dumplings are ready to eat!

Pot of Bisquick Chicken and Dumplings on a wooden table.

Can I Make Chicken and Dumplings Ahead Of Time?

Yes, you can certainly get the base of the soup made in advance, but wait until ready to serve before making the dumplings. Those are so quick, it won’t take you much time at all. Once the soup has been made, let it cool to room temperature. Then, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1-2 days. When ready to add the dumplings, bring the soup to boiling. Then, follow the instructions as written.

PIcking up a dumpling from a pot of Bisquick Chicken and Dumplings.

How To Store Bisquick Chicken and Dumplings

To store chicken and dumplings, first, let the dish cool to room temperature. Next, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. You could store the dumplings separately to prevent them from getting soggy, but it is not absolutely necessary. It will last up to 3 days or so. Reheat it on the stovetop over low heat or in the microwave.

Pot of Bisquick Chicken and Dumplings on a wooden table from overhead.
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Bisquick Chicken and Dumplings

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Bisquick Chicken and Dumplings is an easy way to enjoy the classic flavors of the comforting dish, made in one pot, all under 30 minutes! You really can't go wrong with this hearty and flavorful comfort food, especially when you want to warm up during the colder months.


  • ¼ cup (½ stick / 57 g) unsalted butter
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced (about 1 ½ cups)
  • 2 large carrots, diced (about ½ cup)
  • 2 ribs celery, diced (about ½ cup)
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 5 cups (40 ounces) chicken broth
  • 3 cups (420 g) rotisserie chicken, shredded, cubed
  • ½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional


  • 2 cups (240 g) Bisquick™, homemade or store-bought
  • cup (163 g) whole milk
  • fresh parsley, chopped for garnish


  • In a large Dutch oven over medium heat, melt butter.
  • Add onion, carrots, and celery. Cook until softened, stirring occasionally, about 8-10 minutes.
  • Sprinkle the flour over the vegetable mixture and stir to combine.
  • Slowly drizzle in the chicken broth, whisking continuously to ensure a smooth mixture.
  • Add chicken, salt, pepper, thyme, and cayenne pepper (if using). Bring the mixture to a boil.
  • While bringing the soup to a boil, prepare the dumplings. In a medium bowl, combine Bisquick and milk, stirring until a soft dough forms. Set aside.
  • Once the soup is boiling, drop spoonfuls of the dumpling mixture on top of the boiling soup.
  • Cover the Dutch oven and reduce the heat to medium-low. Cook for 10 minutes.
  • Uncover and continue cooking for an additional 10 minutes, or until the dumplings are cooked through.
  • Garnish with chopped fresh parsley before serving.

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What the Test Kitchen had to say about this recipe:


I'm obsessed with this soup. So cozy, perfect for a cold winter day!


With this easy way to prepare dumplings, I am definitely making this on repeat this winter!


A super easy version of chicken and dumplings! Bisquick makes perfectly beautiful dumplings in this and it comes together so quickly!


This is a very easy recipe, and it's so tasty! I'd recommend this for any time you want a simple meal!


Yum. Fluffy dumplings in a warm and comforting broth! A good soup if you're looking for something tasty and easy!


This is pretty easy to put together especially since it uses rotisserie chicken! I love how warm and comforting this is!

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  1. I make this all the time but finish it by placing it below the broiler for a couple of minutes just to brown the dumplings. Yum!

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