Easy Chicken and Dumplings + More Ways to Use Rotisserie Chicken


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I love making this easy chicken and dumplings recipe for dinner on busy nights. It’s one of my family’s favorite feel-good dinners and it’s a 20-minute meal. Total bonus.

It’s also the perfect way to use the delicious and convenient rotisserie chicken you can pick up at Food Lion.

It’s seasoned so yummily so it def makes the perfect meal on its own, but if you have leftover rotisserie chicken, use it for this easy chicken and dumplings recipe.

Scroll down for a list of more ideas on how to use rotisserie chicken.


Pull the meat off the chicken with your fingers and shred or tear into chunks. You can also use two forks to pull the meat apart or dice it into small pieces. It’s up to you what size chunks you’d like! 

Heat your choice of chicken gravy to a low boil. Sometimes I use jars and sometimes I use mixes. Choose your favorite.

While it’s heating up, mix up your dumpling batter.

Add the leftover rotisserie chicken to the hot gravy.

Drop spoonfuls of the dumpling batter onto the boiling gravy stew. The dough will be very sticky, so you’ll have to scrape it off the spoon with your finger.

Reduce heat to a simmer and let cook uncovered for 10 minutes, then cover and cook an additional 10 minutes.

Serve immediately, spooning gravy over the tops of the dumplings as you serve them.

The dumplings will be deliciously soft and tender!

It’s such a quick and easy meal and a great way to fill an empty plate!

Speaking of empty plates, I’m so moved by Food Lion’s #NoEmptyPlate initiative. If you follow my Instagram (and you should) you’ll see that I was in Charlotte when Food Lion made the announcement they’d be donating ONE BILLION MORE MEALS by 2025 through Food Lion Feeds to help fight against hunger!

Food Lion takes such an active and caring role in the communities it serves. I heart Food Lion big time.

So, I’m more than happy to help Food Lion reach their new goal of donating 1 billion more meals to our neighbors by 2025 by participating in the #NoEmptyPlate social challenge, and I encourage you to join the challenge as well.

Here’s what you need to do:
Post a selfie to your Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram account to let your friends and family know they can help Food Lion fight food insecurity in their communities.
Use the hashtags #FoodLionFeeds and #NoEmptyPlate anywhere in your post
Food Lion will donate one meal to our neighbors in need for every photo with the hashtag #NoEmptyPlate

Please help!


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easy chicken and dumplings - how to use leftover rotisserie chicken

Easy Chicken and Dumplings Recipe


  • 2 1/2
    rotisserie chicken
  • 2
    chicken gravy
    can be more, but at least this much
  • 2
    Bisquick baking mix
  • 2/3
  • fresh or dried parsley, to taste


  1. Pull meat off rotisserie chicken and tear or cut into pieces. Set aside.

  2. In small bowl, mix together Bisquick and water to make dumpling dough. Dough will be very sticky.

  3. In large skillet, heat chicken gravy to a boil. Add chicken and then drop large spoonfuls of dumpling dough on top of the boiling stew. Lower heat to a simmer; let cook uncovered 10 minutes. Cover; cook 10 more minutes. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Easy Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

Amount Per Serving

Calories 572
Calories from Fat 234

% Daily Value*

Fat 26g40%

Saturated Fat 7g44%

Cholesterol 189mg63%

Sodium 1515mg66%

Potassium 611mg17%

Carbohydrates 29g10%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 6g7%

Protein 55g110%

Vitamin A 344IU7%

Calcium 100mg10%

Iron 2mg11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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  1. mekkipufye September 14, 2019

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