Easy Chicken and Dumplings Casserole

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like chicken and dumplings. I prefer making the dumplings from scratch in a rolled out noodle recipe however some days I’m pressed for time. This Easy Chicken & Dumplings Casserole recipe is great for days when you don’t have a lot of time to get dinner done! I adapted this recipe to create our own version. With very little prep work, this recipe is easy and turns out super tasty!

Printable Recipe: Easy Chicken & Dumplings Casserole

Ingredients:

1 stick of butter or margarine (omitted from ingredients photo)

2 large cans of chicken (found near canned tuna)

2 cups baking mix (like Bisquick)

2 cups milk (omitted from ingredients photo)

1 can cream of chicken soup

14oz can chicken broth

3 teaspoons of chicken flavored granules (found near bouillon cubes)

pepper & salt to taste

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. When building the layered casserole, do not mix the layers. Place stick of butter or margarine in a 9×13 casserole dish and stick the dish in the oven while it is heating up.

Layer 1 – Drain cans of chicken. Place chicken in a small bowl. Using a fork, shred the chicken pieces. Once butter is melted in the casserole pan, remove from oven and tilt the dish until the bottom of the dish is covered in butter (be careful, dish will be hot). Spread the shredded chicken over butter. Sprinkle black pepper and salt to taste.


Layer 2 – In small bowl, mix baking mix and milk together. Slowly pour over chicken.

Layer 3 – In medium bowl, whisk together chicken broth, chicken granules and soup. Once blended, slowly pour over the baking mix/milk layer. The layers will get mixed up a little but not too much if you pour slowly. Do not stir in the layers!

Bake casserole for 25-30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown. The doughy part (dumpling) rises to the top leaving creamy chicken goodness underneath!

This dish has a lot of broth and would go great over mashed potatoes!

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