Quick Chicken and Dumplings

A quick and easy one pot meal that delivers flavor and comfort, and uses leftover chicken in the very best way! And, there are dumplings...
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Author Adapted from Martha Stewart.


  • 5 tablespoons cold , unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 small yellow onion , finely chopped
  • 2 carrots , peeled and cut into medium dice
  • 4 ounces mushrooms , wiped clean and roughly chopped
  • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) dry white wine, or white vermouth
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour , divided
  • 3 cups chicken broth , preferably homemade, or low-sodium store bought
  • Two robust sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 2 to 3 cups diced or shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 cup peas (if frozen, no need to defrost)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh green herb , such as basil, parsley, or dill
  • 1/2 cup whole milk


  1. In a large saucepan, or 3 1/2 to 4-quart Dutch oven, melt 3 tablespoons of the butter over medium-high heat. Add the onions, carrots, and mushrooms, along with a big pinch of salt. Cook until the onion is translucent and the vegetables have softened. Add the wine to the pot and let it bubble away until reduced to a glaze. Sprinkle in 1/4 cup of the flour, and cook, stirring for a minute or two. Gradually add the broth, stirring all the while, and bring the mixture to a boil. Add the thyme sprigs, reduce the heat, and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the chicken and peas to the pot. Check the seasoning and add salt and pepper to taste.
  2. To make the dumplings: In a medium bowl, whisk together 1 cup of the flour, baking powder, and 1 teaspoon Kosher salt. Cut or rub in 2 tablespoons of the cold butter. Stir in the chopped herbs and the milk. Drop spoonfuls of the dough atop the simmering chicken mixture. Cover tightly and cook until the dumplings are fluffy and cooked through, about 12 to 14 minutes. (this will depend on the size of your dumplings). Spoon chicken and dumplings into warmed bowls and sprinkle with additional chopped herbs to garnish.