Chicken and Dumpling Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this 8-ingredient #chicken entree is so easy. It basically has four layers & each is really simple. None of the layers are stirred together. Instead the #casserole magically bakes up into some of the best chicken & dumplings ever! Great for family or company dinners but without all the work! #chickenanddumplings

Chicken and Dumpling Casserole

April 2, 2014Teresa

Chicken and Dumpling Casserole is spectacular! It’s one of those savory dishes you just can’t get enough of. Well, as you can tell this is my second version of this recipe in as many days, so I guess you can say I really enjoyed it! It’s super easy and uses less than 10 ingredients. It basically has four layers and each one is really, really simple. Plus, once it cooks up it really does taste like eating Chicken and Dumplings that you’ve worked all day to make. Did I say that this recipe only takes about 10 minutes until it’s oven ready? Yay!

For those of you who like Homemade Chicken and Dumplings this is about as close as it gets without all the work. It really is a tasty and a wonderful main dish for your family or company. Plus, you don’t have to mix the ingredients. Instead you just spread layer on top of layer. The casserole magically bakes up to perfection without ever stirring the layers together. It’s amazing. If you want an easy dinner experience, this is it.

When I originally posted this recipe in April 2014 I made the version gluten free. While the recipe tasted great, it was very involved, had too many stages and was not very easy for most cooks. I picked ingredients from many different recipes. It was okay, but not easy. Besides all that, the photographs were just not pleasing to look at.

So I went back to the drawing board (circa May 2018). I followed this particular recipe really closely this time. I even used the Campbell’s cream of chicken and mushroom soup that the blogger recommended. The only thing I changed was to use half-and-half rather than milk, since I wanted to make sure the dumplings were thick and not thin and soupy.

The original version suggests this recipe can be done in 45 minutes. Not in my oven. Ever! It took one hour thirty minutes for this to cook thoroughly enough that it was set. I actually pulled it out of the oven at around 1 hour 10 minutes. I cut into it and realized it still wasn’t done. So I put it back in the oven for another 20 minutes. The soup cooked up and was no longer jiggly in the middle. It was perfect.

I served it for our Friday night care group last night. Even though we had a ton of other side dishes and desserts, the Chicken and Dumpling Casserole was cleaned out. No one got to take home leftovers! Everyone thought it was delicious and couldn’t believe it wasn’t the real thing. 🙂 If you’re looking for inspiration for your next family dinner, give Chicken and Dumpling Casserole a try. This comfort food will have you drooling after the first bite.

Chicken and Dumpling Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this 8-ingredient #chicken entree is so easy. It basically has four layers & each is really simple. None of the layers are stirred together. Instead the #casserole magically bakes up into some of the best chicken & dumplings ever! Great for family or company dinners but without all the work! #chickenanddumplings

Chicken and Dumpling Casserole is a mouthwatering recipe reminiscent of Homemade Chicken and Dumplings.

Chicken and Dumpling Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this 8-ingredient #chicken entree is so easy. It basically has four layers & each is really simple. None of the layers are stirred together. Instead the #casserole magically bakes up into some of the best chicken & dumplings ever! Great for family or company dinners but without all the work! #chickenanddumplings

Each bite is mouthwatering.

Chicken and Dumpling Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this 8-ingredient #chicken entree is so easy. It basically has four layers & each is really simple. None of the layers are stirred together. Instead the #casserole magically bakes up into some of the best chicken & dumplings ever! Great for family or company dinners but without all the work! #chickenanddumplings

This is a terrific main dish for company, too.

Here’s what I did.

Chicken and Dumpling Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this 8-ingredient #chicken entree is so easy. It basically has four layers & each is really simple. None of the layers are stirred together. Instead the #casserole magically bakes up into some of the best chicken & dumplings ever! Great for family or company dinners but without all the work! #chickenanddumplings

I used these ingredients.

Chicken and Dumpling Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this 8-ingredient #chicken entree is so easy. It basically has four layers & each is really simple. None of the layers are stirred together. Instead the #casserole magically bakes up into some of the best chicken & dumplings ever! Great for family or company dinners but without all the work! #chickenanddumplings

Melt butter in a large skillet. Add onions and celery.

Chicken and Dumpling Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this 8-ingredient #chicken entree is so easy. It basically has four layers & each is really simple. None of the layers are stirred together. Instead the #casserole magically bakes up into some of the best chicken & dumplings ever! Great for family or company dinners but without all the work! #chickenanddumplings

Saute about 5-10 minutes until veggies are tender. Season with salt and pepper.

Chicken and Dumpling Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this 8-ingredient #chicken entree is so easy. It basically has four layers & each is really simple. None of the layers are stirred together. Instead the #casserole magically bakes up into some of the best chicken & dumplings ever! Great for family or company dinners but without all the work! #chickenanddumplings

Spray a 9×13″ glass baking dish with cooking spray. Spread veggie mixture evenly into prepared dish.

Chicken and Dumpling Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this 8-ingredient #chicken entree is so easy. It basically has four layers & each is really simple. None of the layers are stirred together. Instead the #casserole magically bakes up into some of the best chicken & dumplings ever! Great for family or company dinners but without all the work! #chickenanddumplings

Meanwhile, prepare other layers. I bought the packages of chicken that were already cut up, but I diced the chicken a little finer.

Chicken and Dumpling Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this 8-ingredient #chicken entree is so easy. It basically has four layers & each is really simple. None of the layers are stirred together. Instead the #casserole magically bakes up into some of the best chicken & dumplings ever! Great for family or company dinners but without all the work! #chickenanddumplings

Layer chicken pieces on top of the veggie mixture. (Do NOT stir).

Chicken and Dumpling Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this 8-ingredient #chicken entree is so easy. It basically has four layers & each is really simple. None of the layers are stirred together. Instead the #casserole magically bakes up into some of the best chicken & dumplings ever! Great for family or company dinners but without all the work! #chickenanddumplings

Combine half-and-half with self-rising flour.

Chicken and Dumpling Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this 8-ingredient #chicken entree is so easy. It basically has four layers & each is really simple. None of the layers are stirred together. Instead the #casserole magically bakes up into some of the best chicken & dumplings ever! Great for family or company dinners but without all the work! #chickenanddumplings

Stir ingredients with a whisk to combine. 

Chicken and Dumpling Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this 8-ingredient #chicken entree is so easy. It basically has four layers & each is really simple. None of the layers are stirred together. Instead the #casserole magically bakes up into some of the best chicken & dumplings ever! Great for family or company dinners but without all the work! #chickenanddumplings

Pour flour and milk mixture over top of chicken. Do NOT stir.

Chicken and Dumpling Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this 8-ingredient #chicken entree is so easy. It basically has four layers & each is really simple. None of the layers are stirred together. Instead the #casserole magically bakes up into some of the best chicken & dumplings ever! Great for family or company dinners but without all the work! #chickenanddumplings

Add chicken broth to the cream of chicken and mushroom soup

Chicken and Dumpling Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this 8-ingredient #chicken entree is so easy. It basically has four layers & each is really simple. None of the layers are stirred together. Instead the #casserole magically bakes up into some of the best chicken & dumplings ever! Great for family or company dinners but without all the work! #chickenanddumplings

Whisk ingredients to combine.

Chicken and Dumpling Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this 8-ingredient #chicken entree is so easy. It basically has four layers & each is really simple. None of the layers are stirred together. Instead the #casserole magically bakes up into some of the best chicken & dumplings ever! Great for family or company dinners but without all the work! #chickenanddumplings

Pour soup mixture over top of flour/half-and-half mixture. Do NOT stir ingredients. Season with salt and pepper.

Chicken and Dumpling Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this 8-ingredient #chicken entree is so easy. It basically has four layers & each is really simple. None of the layers are stirred together. Instead the #casserole magically bakes up into some of the best chicken & dumplings ever! Great for family or company dinners but without all the work! #chickenanddumplings

Place casserole in oven and bake at 350 for about 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours until the casserole is set. (Mine took an hour and a half until it was no longer jiggly in the middle). Sprinkle with parsley before serving.

Chicken and Dumpling Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this 8-ingredient #chicken entree is so easy. It basically has four layers & each is really simple. None of the layers are stirred together. Instead the #casserole magically bakes up into some of the best chicken & dumplings ever! Great for family or company dinners but without all the work! #chickenanddumplings

Chicken and Dumpling Casserole is sure to please any palate.

Chicken and Dumpling Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this 8-ingredient #chicken entree is so easy. It basically has four layers & each is really simple. None of the layers are stirred together. Instead the #casserole magically bakes up into some of the best chicken & dumplings ever! Great for family or company dinners but without all the work! #chickenanddumplings

I served Chicken and Dumpling Casserole with Maple Bacon Sweet Potatoes, Greek Salad and Sausage Cornbread.

Chicken and Dumpling Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this 8-ingredient #chicken entree is so easy. It basically has four layers & each is really simple. None of the layers are stirred together. Instead the #casserole magically bakes up into some of the best chicken & dumplings ever! Great for family or company dinners but without all the work! #chickenanddumplings

I had to admit I had my doubts about how this would turn out. Chicken and Dumpling Casserole surprised me. It really turned out quite well. Thankfully, my husband and I don’t mind being guinea pigs for new recipes!

Here’s the recipe.

CHICKEN AND DUMPLING CASSEROLE

(Recipe adapted from The Country Cook)

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This amazing main dish is reminiscent of homemade chicken and dumplings. This 8-ingredient recipe is so much easier because you simply layer the ingredients and the casserole magically binds together while baking! It's terrific for family or company dinners.
Chicken and Dumpling Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this 8-ingredient #chicken entree is so easy. It basically has four layers & each is really simple. None of the layers are stirred together. Instead the #casserole magically bakes up into some of the best chicken & dumplings ever! Great for family or company dinners but without all the work! #chickenanddumplings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Chicken and Dumpling Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this 8-ingredient #chicken entree is so easy. It basically has four layers & each is really simple. None of the layers are stirred together. Instead the #casserole magically bakes up into some of the best chicken & dumplings ever! Great for family or company dinners but without all the work! #chickenanddumplings
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. In a skillet over medium heat, melt butter.
  4. Add chopped onion and celery.
  5. Sauté veggies about 8-10 minutes until veggies are tender.
  6. Season lightly with salt and pepper.
  7. Spread the veggie mixture evenly into prepared baking dish.
  8. Spread the chicken evenly over top of the vegetables.
  9. In a mixing bowl, combine self-rising flour with half-and-half (or milk).
  10. Pour flour mixture over top of chicken layer.
  11. Do not stir mixture.
  12. In a separate bowl, combine chicken broth and cream of chicken and mushroom soup.
  13. Pour soup mixture over the flour mixture.
  14. Do not mix the layers.
  15. Sprinkle salt and pepper over top of casserole.
  16. Bake for about 60-75 minutes or until the casserole is set.
  17. Sprinkle with fresh parsley for garnish.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: My casserole took about 1 ½ hours to bake completely.

NOTE: Do not stir the layers together. Just allow the casserole to bake as is, and the ingredients magically bind together while baking.

NOTE: While I used Cream of Chicken and Mushroom Soup for increased flavor, you can substitute Cream of Chicken Soup.

Recipe adapted from The Country Cook.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

 

[b]Chicken and Dumpling Casserole[/b]
Recipe Type: Chicken Main Dish
Cuisine: Southern
Author: Teresa Ambra 
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 10
Tasty main dish that’s reminiscent of [url href=”http://cantstayoutofthekitchen.com/2012/12/05/homemade-turkey-and-dumplings/” target=”_blank” title=”homemade turkey and dumplings”]homemade chicken and dumplings[/url]! This healthier version eliminates Bisquick or self-rising flour and canned soups.
Ingredients
  • 3-4 cups of cooked, diced chicken
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) of unsalted butter
  • 1 cup of Gold Medal UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ tsp. baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 2 cups of chicken stock/broth (low sodium is best)
  • 1 recipe [url href=”http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/condensed-homemade-cream-chicken-soup-recipe/” target=”_blank” title=”homemade condensed cream of chicken soup”]homemade condensed cream of chicken soup[/url] (see recipe below)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°.
  2. Melt 1/2 stick of butter and pour into the bottom of a 9×13” glass baking dish.
  3. Shred chicken and spread it on top of melted butter in glass baking dish.
  4. In a separate bowl, stir flour, baking powder and salt.
  5. Whisk milk into flour mixture and slowly pour over the chicken.
  6. This is somewhat thick, so you will have to almost spoon or drizzle the mixture over top of the chicken.
  7. [u]Do not stir.[/u]
  8. Whisk together the chicken broth and the homemade cream of chicken soup. (See recipe below).
  9. Pour chicken soup mixture over top the flour and milk mixture.
  10. [u]Do not stir[/u].
  11. Bake uncovered at 400° for 45-60 minutes, or until top is light golden brown.
  12. Allow casserole to set up about 10 minutes before serving.
Notes
I used a large rotisserie chicken which yielded about 4-5 cups chicken.[br][br]I highly recommend you add 1 heaping tablespoon parsley, 1/2 to 1 tsp. thyme, and 1/2 to 1 tsp. rubbed (not ground) sage to the chicken soup mixture before pouring on top of the flour mixture. Also sprinkle the top of the casserole with parsley before baking to increase the flavor of this recipe.

 

[b]Homemade Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup[/b]
Recipe Type: Soups, Stews and Chowders
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted slightly from [url href=”http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/condensed-homemade-cream-chicken-soup-recipe/” target=”_blank” title=”condensed homemade cream of chicken soup”]Gimme Some Oven[/url]
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 1
Delicious homemade recipe that replaces canned cream of chicken soup. This healthy version eliminates MSG, maltodextrin, sugars, fillers, preservatives and high fructose corn syrup in some canned versions.
Ingredients
  • 1 1/3 cup chicken stock or chicken broth
  • 2/3 cup 2% milk
  • 1/3 cup Gold Medal UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp. celery seed
  • 1/8 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/4 cup diced cooked chicken
Instructions
  1. Put chicken stock in a large saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk milk and flour together until the lumps from the flour are dissolved.
  3. Slowly pour the milk mixture into the boiling chicken stock.
  4. Whisk to combine.
  5. Stir in salt, garlic powder, black pepper, onion powder, celery seed and thyme.
  6. Reduce heat to low, and bring the mixture back to a very low boil stirring constantly until mixture thickens.
  7. Mine thickened in a matter of seconds!
  8. Remove from heat and stir in chicken (if using).
  9. Use in recipes immediately.
Notes
Can be stored for one week in refrigerator or place mixture in mason jars and boil in a boiling water bath according to directions for Ball or Kerr mason jars. [br][br]If you are looking for a texture closer to Campbell’s soup mixture you will need to decrease the chicken to about two tablespoons. However, it really is better with the full ¼ cup measure in this recipe.
Chicken and Dumpling Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this 8-ingredient #chicken entree is so easy. It basically has four layers & each is really simple. None of the layers are stirred together. Instead the #casserole magically bakes up into some of the best chicken & dumplings ever! Great for family or company dinners but without all the work! #chickenanddumplings

Each forkful of this Chicken and Dumpling Casserole was tasty and succulent.

Chicken and Dumpling Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this 8-ingredient #chicken entree is so easy. It basically has four layers & each is really simple. None of the layers are stirred together. Instead the #casserole magically bakes up into some of the best chicken & dumplings ever! Great for family or company dinners but without all the work! #chickenanddumplings

This was excellent served with Maple Bacon Sweet Potatoes, Greek Salad and Sausage Cornbread.

Chicken and Dumpling Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this 8-ingredient #chicken entree is so easy. It basically has four layers & each is really simple. None of the layers are stirred together. Instead the #casserole magically bakes up into some of the best chicken & dumplings ever! Great for family or company dinners but without all the work! #chickenanddumplings

Chicken and Dumpling Casserole has a LOT of chicken which is probably why my husband liked it too.

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Print Recipe
Chicken and Dumpling Casserole BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
This amazing main dish is reminiscent of homemade chicken and dumplings. This 8-ingredient recipe is so much easier because you simply layer the ingredients and the casserole magically binds together while baking! It's terrific for family or company dinners.
Chicken and Dumpling Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this 8-ingredient #chicken entree is so easy. It basically has four layers & each is really simple. None of the layers are stirred together. Instead the #casserole magically bakes up into some of the best chicken & dumplings ever! Great for family or company dinners but without all the work! #chickenanddumplings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Chicken and Dumpling Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this 8-ingredient #chicken entree is so easy. It basically has four layers & each is really simple. None of the layers are stirred together. Instead the #casserole magically bakes up into some of the best chicken & dumplings ever! Great for family or company dinners but without all the work! #chickenanddumplings
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. In a skillet over medium heat, melt butter.
  4. Add chopped onion and celery.
  5. Sauté veggies about 8-10 minutes until veggies are tender.
  6. Season lightly with salt and pepper.
  7. Spread the veggie mixture evenly into prepared baking dish.
  8. Spread the chicken evenly over top of the vegetables.
  9. In a mixing bowl, combine self-rising flour with half-and-half (or milk).
  10. Pour flour mixture over top of chicken layer.
  11. Do not stir mixture.
  12. In a separate bowl, combine chicken broth and cream of chicken and mushroom soup.
  13. Pour soup mixture over the flour mixture.
  14. Do not mix the layers.
  15. Sprinkle salt and pepper over top of casserole.
  16. Bake for about 60-75 minutes or until the casserole is set.
  17. Sprinkle with fresh parsley for garnish.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: My casserole took about 1 ½ hours to bake completely.

NOTE: Do not stir the layers together. Just allow the casserole to bake as is, and the ingredients magically bind together while baking.

NOTE: While I used Cream of Chicken and Mushroom Soup for increased flavor, you can substitute Cream of Chicken Soup.

Recipe adapted from The Country Cook.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

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