Fast & Easy Chicken and Dumplings

This Skillet Chicken and Dumplings recipe takes less than an hour to create, but your family will be grateful & satisfied much longer.

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This fast and easy chicken and dumplings recipe is the ultimate comfort food for an autumn day. It’s quick and easy to make, but satisfying so the whole family is happy – especially the cook. 😉

Fast and Easy Chicken and Dumplings

  • 96 oz  chicken stock
  • 2  medium onions, diced
  • 4  carrots, peeled and sliced into 1-inch rounds
  • 1  head broccoli, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2-3 c chopped chicken
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ½ tsp  dried oregano
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp powdered garlic
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ½ c half-and-half
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch


  • 1½ c flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 c half-and-half


  • fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • fresh black pepper
  1. In a 3.5-quart saucepan, bring chicken stock to boil.

  2. In a skillet, pan, saute onions, carrots and broccoli with butter. Add olive oil as needed if pan looks dry. Cook until onions are translucent and carrots are beginning to soften.

  3. Add chopped chicken, bay leaves, oregano, basil, thyme, garlic, salt, pepper and hot chicken stock to skillet. Simmer 20-30 minutes until vegetables are softened. Adjust seasoning, as necessary.

  4. Whisk cornstarch into half-and-half until smooth. Whisk into soup and simmer 5 minutes, until slightly thickened.


  1. In medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt and half-and-half. Swirl soup with wooden spoon and add heaping tablespoons into center of soup at strong simmer. Continue adding until all dumpling batter is used. Cover with lid and cook on high 2-3 minutes.

  2. Serve topped with grated Parmesan and fresh cracked pepper.

Main Course

Recipe and photo courtesy of Circulon

This Chicken and Dumplings recipe was made in an 11″ Circulon Symmetry Frying Pan.

  • dishwasher safe
  • oven safe to 400°F 
  • suitable for all stove tops including induction
  • nonstick frying pan
  • metal utensil safe
circulon frying pan skillet

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