Home » Recipes » Recipes By Occassion » Easy Entertaining Recipes » Skillet Chicken and Dumplings

Skillet Chicken and Dumplings

No ratings yet

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy.

This skillet chicken and dumplings is the perfect way to make your favorite dish into an easy real food weeknight staple. From scratch dumplings with just 4 ingredients too!
chicken and dumplings
This chicken and dumplings recipe was brought to you in collaboration with Anolon

Weeknights here are always a bit of a blur with the kids and all our activities. We do try our best to make dinner a priority here though which means we need meals that we can take from concept to the table in less than an hour at most. The last thing I need is a hungry toddler fight happening while I am fixing a gourmet 3 course dinner.

But I still love a delicious meal and nothing to me says comfort food like chicken and dumplings. I don’t have any memories of this dish from growing up, but when Kevin and I were moving across the country a few years back we made a very long trek from Oregon to Georgia. We were crammed into a tiny Subaru with our Australian shepherd. After several days of adventures, we had decided it was time to just get there. We spent two days driving hard to make it to Georgia and came into a very unseasonal ½ inch of snow falling as we arrived.

skillet chicken and dumplings

We were wet and tired, and as we walked into our friends home they greeted us with a huge welcoming dinner of chicken and dumplings. It was just what we needed. I set out after that determined to make a delicious dumpling soup and this is that recipe.

When Anolon approached us about developing a recipe for them I knew that a skillet chicken and dumplings would be a perfect challenge. Taking all our flavor from the classic recipe, and speeding it up even more in a skillet dinner.

Our Anolon Advanced deep skillet is my all time favorite pan for skillet dinners. The non stick finish on these pans is unrivaled by any cookware I have ever worked with (and I’ve tried more than a few to say the least!). I have a set of them at home and a set at work and we have given away every other pan set because I adore these so much. They are gorgeous, so easy to clean and handle beautifully.

easy chicken and dumplings

A quick saute in the skillet turns our veggies tender and everything simmers together to create a delicious easy chicken and dumplings. Finally, just 4 simple ingredients: flour, baking powder, salt and buttermilk (or half and half in a pinch) come together to make the dumplings. A few minutes bubbling with the glass lid on and our soup is finished!

The perfect marriage of comfort and convenience in one amazing pan.

easy chicken and dumplings

Head on over to Anolon’s incredible website to get the full recipe for this great dish! 

This post was brought to you in collaboration with Anolon. We are grateful for our brand partners who enable us to bring you delicious gorgeous content for free every week! 

Rate & Review It

Skillet Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

This skillet chicken and dumplings is the perfect way to make your favorite dish into an easy real food weeknight staple. From scratch dumplings with just 4 ingredients too!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 servings
Print Pin Recipe


  • 3 containers 32 oz. low-sodium chicken stock
  • 2 medium onions diced
  • 4 carrots peeled, sliced into 1 inch rounds
  • 1 head broccoli chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2-3 cups leftover chopped chicken
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme or a few fresh sprigs
  • 1 teaspoon powdered garlic or add in a few fresh cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • For Dumplings:
  • 1 1/2 cups flour whole wheat or all-purpose
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk or half and half
  • To Serve:
  • grated Parmesan cheese
  • fresh black pepper


  • 1. Visit https://www.anolon.com/recipes/skillet-chicken-dumplings/ for full recipe instructions!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 533kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 1365mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g
Cuisine : American
chicken, family dinner, homemade, weeknight dinner, chicken and dumplings, soup, family meal, skillet meals, comfort food, stew, dumplings, skillet chicken and dumplings recipe, easy recipe


Stress Free Camping Book.

Camp cooking just gotten taken to a whole new level. From family favorites to cocktails, The Stress Free Camping Cookbook has a recipe for your next trip or backyard fire!

Dani Avatar

About Dani Meyer

Hi, I’m Dani! I’m most importantly mama to 3 wild little dudes. I spend my days cooking, photographing and exploring the Pacific Northwest. I'm a full time food blogger and online business coach.

I’m the author of Stress Free Camping, a 120+ page guide on making epic food in the woods. I’m also the founder of Food Blogger Entrepreneurs, the leading online academy and private community for food bloggers. → More About Dani

More posts by this author.

1 thought on “Skillet Chicken and Dumplings”

Leave a Comment

Recipe Rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.