Lazy Chicken and Dumplings

I am a huge chicken and dumplings fan, but don’t always have the time to make biscuits from scratch and prepare chicken to be shredded after a long day. This is why I came up with the “Lazy Chicken and Dumplings” Recipe.

The beauty of this recipe is that it combines the great taste of traditional chicken and dumplings but is quick, easy, and requires minimal prep time.

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25-30 minutes
  • Yields: 5-6 Servings


  • 1 Rotisserie Chicken 
  • 4 cups Swanson Chicken Broth 
  • 8 Stalks of Celery (chopped)
  • 1 ½ cups Baby Carrots (chopped)
  • ½ Sweet Onion (chopped)
  • 1 can Cream of Chicken Soup 
  • 1 tsp Poultry Seasoning  
  • ¼ tsp Salt and Pepper, or more to taste
  • 1 roll of Pillsbury Buttermilk Biscuits (8 biscuits are in roll)

Cooking Tools

  • 5-8 Quart Stock Pot or Dutch Oven 
  • Measuring Spoons 
  • Cutting Board
  • Ladle 
  • Chef’s Knife


-Chop celery, carrots, and onion. Set aside.

-Remove skin from rotisserie chicken, shred meat and place into a separate bowl. Set aside.

-Pour chicken broth, cream of chicken soup, and shredded rotisserie chicken into a stock pot and bring to a boil.

-Once broth is at a boil, add in the celery, carrots, onions, poultry seasoning, and salt and pepper to taste.

-While boiling, open the roll of Pillsbury biscuits. Set 4 aside to bake, and cut the other four biscuits into strips of four. *See images*

-Using your hands, tear strips of biscuits into small to medium pieces and toss into boiling broth/vegetable mixture.

-Once all biscuits have been incorporated, cover pot, reduce heat to low-medium, and let soup cook for 25-30 minutes or until biscuit pieces have begun to sink to the bottom and soup thickens.

-While the soup is cooking, preheat the oven and bake the remaining biscuits as stated on the package.

-Once the vegetables are tender and soup is thickened, serve with biscuits on the side and enjoy!


-I prefer to use Pillsbury Buttermilk Biscuits due to the taste and consistency when cooked, other types of biscuit dough can be used as well depending on preference.

-4 cups of chicken broth allows the soup to form a thicker consistency, if you would like a thinner consistency you can add more chicken broth which thins it out, but remember to incorporate more seasoning if you increase the amount of broth.

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