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Chicken and Dumplings Skillet

I’m all about chicken and dumplings during the winter. This chicken and dumplings skillet is the perfect way to get that hearty meal put together quickly and is the perfect weeknight comfort food!

A Chicken and Dumplings skillet is cooked all in one pan. This savory dish is one of my favorite comfort foods!

What I love about this chicken and dumpling skillet is how fool-proof it is. I’m using chicken thighs because they’re not only hard to overcook, but fall apart much easier.

You could do this with chicken breast, but the process need to be a little different to get the breast cooked so that they would be juicy and tender. I’ll save that for another post.

QUICK TIP: To make this chicken and dumplings skillet I recommend getting a 12 inch Cast Iron Skillet{AFFILIATE}. Its the perfect size to make sure everything has room to work together!

A Chicken and Dumplings skillet is cooked all in one pan. This savory dish is one of my favorite comfort foods!

I’m making this similar to my chicken and dumpling soup recipe, but I wanted this to be more like how my mother would make chicken and dumplings.

Not as a soup, but as a hearty biscuit with a full piece of chicken topped with a thickened broth.

A Chicken and Dumplings skillet is cooked all in one pan. This savory dish is one of my favorite comfort foods!

There’s something about chicken and dumplings that just makes any day you have, no matter how drab, a good one.

I remember coming home from rainy school days to the smell of chicken and dumplings and it instantly brightening up my day!

A Chicken and Dumplings skillet is cooked all in one pan. This savory dish is one of my favorite comfort foods!

If you want a quick soup version of this recipe, check out my Instant Pot Chicken and Dumpling Soup.

And click here for all my soup recipes to warm you up this fall and winter season!

Chicken And Dumpling Skillet

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: soup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 590kcal
A Chicken and Dumplings skillet is cooked all in one pan. This savory dish is one of my favorite comfort foods!
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Ingredients

FOR THE DUMPLINGS

  • 2 cups white flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp butter cold and cubed
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese

FOR THE CHICKEN

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 cups celery chopped
  • 1 cup carrots chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1/2 tbsp black pepper
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350. In a 12 inch skillet, melt butter and vigorously stir in flour. Add in celery and carrots, and stir frequently for about 4 minutes total.
  • Pour and stir in broth until broth is fully mixed into the mixture and you don't see any bits of flour. Add in chicken, thyme, parsley salt and pepper. Simmer for about 5 minutes on low
  • While the chicken is simmering, mix in all the dumpling ingredients minus the cheese. combine with a fork until you have a ball of dough.
    It should be just wet enough to stick together. If its too doughy add in more flour. It ifs not sticking add in milk 1 tbsp at a time.
  • Spoon in dumplings into the skillet and place in the oven. Cover dumplings with cheese and top entire skillet with a little more salt, pepper, thyme and parsley. Cook for about 25-30 minutes until the chicken internal temperature is 165 F. Let cool for about 5 minutes and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 590kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 155mg | Sodium: 3001mg | Potassium: 903mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 6106IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 296mg | Iron: 5mg
Derek Campanile
Derek Campanile
I'm an IT professional by day. Home cook for the family by night. Follow my blog for easy to make recipes, how-to's and ideas to gather the family at the dinner table!