Making Chicken and Dumplings With Bisquick And Sour Cream

Updated on September 7, 2017
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Mary learned to cook at her Mother's knee and likes to share some of those old fashioned recipes she still serves her family.

3.7 stars from 13 ratings of chicken and dumplings

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: serves six people

Chicken and Dumplings Made With Bisquick and Sour Cream

I find that sometimes after I bake a nice, big, plump chicken, there will be chicken that is left over. This is a good way to use those leftovers. I have used chicken that has been boiled, but I personally like the flavor of baked chicken better. It uses sour cream, which is a little unusual, but really adds to the texture and the flavor.

This is one of the foods I call "Southern comfort food." It's a nice hot dish to serve when the weather is cold.

Ingredients:

  • ¼ Cup Butter
  • ½ Cup chopped Onion
  • 2/3 Cup Flour
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Can (10 1/2oz. ) Chicken Broth
  • 1 Can (10 1/2oz.) Chicken Gravy
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 2 ½ Cups of Cooked Chicken you have cubed
  • 1 Small Package of Frozen English Peas or Mixed Vegetables of your choice
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream
  • 2 Cups Bisquick
  • 2/3 Cup Milk
  • Seasoning of your choice

Instructions

Use a large, heavy pot. Melt the butter; Add the onion. Stir well. Add the sour cream, the broth and chicken gravy, and water. Stir well. NO LUMPS! Cook until the mixture is bubbly and thickened, stirring constantly. Stir in the chicken and frozen peas. Simmer over low heat while you mix the dumplings.

Chicken Is Added

Mix the Bisquick and milk together to form soft dough. Drop by large spoons into the simmering mix. Simmer this for 10 minutes, uncovered.

Cover, and simmer for another 10 minutes until the dumplings are plump and done

Dumplings Are Added

Seasoning Is Added

Almost Ready To Eat

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        Jack 3 months ago

        I'm with Shawna, when do you add the flour?

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        Shawna 6 months ago

        When do you add the four??

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        Mary Hyatt 3 years ago from Florida

        Hi, Austinstar Thanks for adding your comment about the Bisquick. I have also used canned biscuits for dumplings when I didn't want to make them from scratch. I have rushed my dumplings and didn't allow them to cook long enough, and they were all mushy inside!

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        Lela 3 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

        peachpurple - Yes, we used to use home-made biscuit dough for chicken & dumplings. You should be able to find a biscuit recipe online. Just remember to drop the dough into the boiling chicken stock and cook for 20 minutes to cook the 'biscuits' (dumplings)

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        Mary Hyatt 3 years ago from Florida

        Good Morning, peachpurple Bisquick is a prepared "ready to use", mixture of flour, sugar, canola oil, eggs (dried, I suppose), and milk. It is good for making pancakes, biscuits, etc. I can't say if you can buy Bisquick where you live, because I don't know where you live. I'm sure you could find a comparable product. Any recipe you have for biscuits would work well in Chicken and Dumplings, though.

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        peachy 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

        may i know what is bisquick? I doubt i can find it here, any replacement?

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        Mary Hyatt 3 years ago from Florida

        Hi, ahorseback. Hey, there is always room at my table for another person who loves Chicken and Dumplings as much as my family!

        Hope you have a great weekend, Mary

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        Mary Hyatt 3 years ago from Florida

        Hi, Barbara Kay. I think the sour cream is the ingredient that makes my recipe for Chicken and Dumplings so very good. It gives the dish some extra goodness, I think. I do hope you'll try my recipe.

        Thanks for the visit and comment, Mary

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        Mary Hyatt 3 years ago from Florida

        Hi there, PurvisBobbi44 Chicken and Dumplins are always nice especially when the weather is cool.

        Thanks so much for reading and sharing on Pin, Mary

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        Mary Hyatt 3 years ago from Florida

        Hi, vocalcoach. What a lovely thing to say about me! I do love to cook, and this recipe for Chicken and Dumplings was one given to me by my mother and my family loves it.

        Thanks for reading, the votes and the share, I appreciate that, Mary

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        ahorseback 3 years ago

        I'll be at your house about one tomorrow for dinner , I'll bring the wine ! Chicken and dumplings forever ! LOL.......Ed

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        Barbara Badder 3 years ago from USA

        This sounds like a recipe that I should try. I never thought of adding sour cream.

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        PurvisBobbi44 3 years ago from Florida

        Hi Dear Mary,

        I am hungry now for sure. Your recipe looks so delicious I believe I can almost smell the bubbling comfort food; and now I need comfort.

        My Grandmother always made the best Chicken and Dumplings, We never forget what our grandmother cooked for us.

        You have a wonderful weekend.

        Bobbi Purvis

        I will share this with Twitter and pin it on my re-pin board on Pinterest.

        Keep sharing these wonderful recipes.

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        Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        I think you must do everything well! This recipe is so inviting. Voted up and more and will share everywhere.

        Love,

        Audrey

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        Mary Hyatt 3 years ago from Florida

        Hi, there Lady Guinevere So nice to see you here today! I'm happy you like Chicken and Dumplings and my way of making it.

        Thanks for reading and commenting, Mary

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        Debra Allen 3 years ago from West By God

        I love your hub and I love Chicken and Dumplings! Thanks for sharing!

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        Mary Hyatt 3 years ago from Florida

        Hi, ChitrangadaSharan I think it is the sour cream that makes my recipe for Chicken and Dumplings so wonderful. I do hope you will make some~

        Thanks for reading and for the votes, Mary

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        Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

        This looks perfect for a winter evening! Your combination of ingredients is interesting and the recipe sounds delicious. Would love to try this.

        Thanks for sharing and voted up!

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        Mary Hyatt 3 years ago from Florida

        Hi, Victoria Lynn. Oh, yes.....canned biscuits are very good instead of the Bisquick. I have found if I use Bisquick it makes the soupy part thicker than the biscuits.

        Thanks for reading, commenting, and the Pin, Mary

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        Mary Hyatt 3 years ago from Florida

        Good Morning, Sunshine625! Another reason I love making Chicken and Dumplings is that it feeds the family, and it's even better as a leftover for the next dinner!

        I do hope you will try my recipe, Mary

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        Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

        Yummy! I love chicken & dumplings. Sometimes I just throw in canned biscuits. Bisquick is probably much better! Pinning!

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        Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

        I've never had dumplings, but after viewing the photos in this hub...I sure want some! :)

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        Mary Hyatt 3 years ago from Florida

        Hi, Gypsy Rose Lee. Good to see you! Before I began using Bisquick, I made my dumplings from scratch. It just saves some time to use Bisquick. If you can get canned chicken soup and the broth, that would be good.

        Thanks for the second look.

        Thanks for the share, My best, Mary

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

        Your recipe was well worth a second look. I did try it once but had a few ingredient problems. We can't get ready made stuff here so looking it over one more time I'll give it a try making my own gravy and my own dumplings from scratch. Anyway passing this on. Hugs.

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        Mary Hyatt 3 years ago from Florida

        Hi, moonlake. My family loves my chicken and dumplings! I wonder if your mother uses sour cream in her recipe? My mother made this dish quite often, but I don't think she used sour cream.

        Thanks for reading and for the votes, Mary

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        moonlake 3 years ago from America

        This is one of my favorite foods. My mother is in her 90s and she still makes this for herself. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Voted up.

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        Mary Hyatt 3 years ago from Florida

        Hi, teaches12345 I think the reason my dish is so good is because I add sour cream!

        Thanks for reading, and I do hope you'll try my recipe, Mary

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        Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

        This looks so good! I used to make this dish often when first married. I will have to make an effort to try this again soon.

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        Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

        Hi midget38. This chicken recipe is a real winner. I'm sure you would enjoy making and eating it! My family loves Chicken and Dumplings, and it is an easy dish to make, too.

        Thanks so much for the Pin and the share, Mary

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        Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

        Pinning and sharing this one, Mary. Always on the lookout for good chicken recipes and will try this! Sharing.

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        Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

        Hi tillsontitan (Mary). My family all love this recipe for chicken and dumplings and if there is any leftovers it is better the next day! I really think it's the sour cream I use that makes it so good. Good idea of using gluten free Bisquick. I didn't know that.

        Thanks for reading and for the votes, Mary

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        Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

        I love dumplings! Now that Bisquick has a gluten free, I can try this yummy recipe. I especially like that you've used left over chicken, what a great idea!

        Voted up, useful, and interesting.

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        Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

        Hi, Kathryn Stratford. Funny.....this is what I plan for dinner tonight. My family loves Chicken and Dumplins.

        Thanks for reading and commenting. I'm off to your Hub on Baking Mix Recipe, and I'll link right back.

        Thanks for the vote and the share, Mary

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        Kathryn 5 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

        I love chicken and dumplings!

        Mary, would you mind if I linked this to my "Baking Mix Recipe" hub/s? This is one of the most perfect things to use Bisquick type mixes with!

        Have a good weekend, and thanks for sharing this recipe with us. Voted up and sharing.

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        Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

        Hi, Deborah-Diane. I'm so glad you like my recipe for chicken and dumplings. Yes, it's that sour cream that makes this recipe taste outstanding! I do hope you will try it. I think you will like it.

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        Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

        Hi, Peggy W Yes, this is a great way to use left over chicken, however; I made this yesterday using chicken breasts that I just boiled to cook.

        Thanks so much for reading, commenting and the share.

        My best, Mary

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        Deborah-Diane 5 years ago from Orange County, California

        Mmmm! This sounds great! I have used Bisquick to make my chicken and dumplings, but didn't know about adding sour cream to it. Sounds delicious!

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        Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

        Hi Mary,

        This Southern Chicken and Dumplings caught my eye again. It really does sound like good old comfort food. The next time we get a roasted chicken from Costco, I will use part of it to make this recipe. I always end up having to do things with the chicken anyway as they are way too large for just the two of us to eat. Many times some of the excess chicken makes it into my homemade soups. Will share your good sounding recipe with others.

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        Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

        Hi Lord, With all your other talents, I'm sure you could make some really good chicken and dumplings. We always called this dish "comfort food".

        Thanks for the nice compliment on my Hub (and my "lucid" mind, don't know for sure about that, though.

        Goodnight, friend, Mary

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        Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

        Love soups and did love chicken dumplings forever. Great recipe with a healthy choice of ingredients! No wonder you have raised strong kids, and you are still writing with a lucid mind Mary! Thanks!

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        Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

        Hi Austinstar, I'm so glad you think my chicken and dumplings look delicious. This dish really is very good. I hope you will try it sometimes. Thanks for reading and commenting, Mary

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        Lela 5 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

        One of my favorite things to eat! Your chicken and dumplings look delicious!

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        Sueswan 6 years ago

        Hi Mary,

        I am not much of a cook but I think I could do this recipe.

        So glad to hear that Baby is feeling much better.

        Enjoy your day. :-)

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        Mary Hyatt 6 years ago from Florida

        Hi, Sue, good to see you this early in the morning! Try this recipe sometimes, you'll be glad you did!

        BTW: Baby is much better. I'm waiting on the enzymes.

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        Mary Hyatt 6 years ago from Florida

        Hi sweetie1, So glad you'll try this recipe. You can use canned biscuits instead of the Bisquick. Just drop them one by one on top of the boiling broth, cover and simmer till they're done. You can tell they are done cause they get all puffy. Any recipe for biscuits will also work. Good luck. If you have any problems, please let me know. Have a wonderful day!

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        Sueswan 6 years ago

        Sounds yummy Mary.

        Have a good day.

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        sweetie1 6 years ago from India

        Hi Mary, it looks mouth watering dish. I would like totry it at home soon but unfortunately I haven't seen Bisquick in Indian markets. Can i use something else for it?

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        Mary Hyatt 6 years ago from Florida

        Thanks Meadow Kelly! They are pretty good. I like this recipe; it's a little different than most . Good to see you here. Regards, Mary

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        Meadow Kelly 6 years ago from Deep South, USA

        Mary, your pot of dumplings looks so good. I love drop dumplings in a good, thick soup base. Your photos are wonderful, as well.

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        Mary Hyatt 6 years ago from Florida

        Good Morning,saddlerider1! Good to see you. You just gave me an idea: why not make this with turkey? I'll have to try that. I enjoy turkey year round, not just on holidays. Hey, all good poets have to eat, right? Gets their creative juices going.....thanks for the vote UP. See you around.....

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        saddlerider1 6 years ago

        Great and yummy looking dish. I eat chicken but only if they are CERTIFIED Organic, they have to be treated and fed without chemicals. They taste so much better than the ones that are mass produced in cages, fed chemicals to plump them up and then slaughtered by the millions.

        Okay now that we've put the methods aside. Let's enjoy your wonderful dish, I simply adore chicken, prefer turkey but also love chicken and dumplings oh yes a must have, like Yorkshire pudding with roast beef a must. Great hub, you have this Poet drooling and in need of this great comfort dish. Voted Up.

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        Mary Hyatt 6 years ago from Florida

        Gypsy Rose Lee, good morning! It is good, try it out. You'll like it.

        weightlostips, good to see you. I'll check out your ice cream recipes: I love ice cream!

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        weightlostips 6 years ago

        spicy chicken recipes nice one you like ice cream check out my hub for ice cream recipes http://weightlostips.hubpages.com/hub/ice-cream-yu...

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

        Sounds good to me. Thanks for the recipe.

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        Mary Hyatt 6 years ago from Florida

        Hi MM, good to see you! Thanks for the nice compliment, and the vote UP. It's always good to see you!

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        Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

        Hi Mary, this sounds like comfort food at it's best!

        The pictures are great, I love dumplings.

        thank you for sharing and voting up, best wishes MM

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        Mary Hyatt 6 years ago from Florida

        PeggyW, Hi there! Thanks for reading my old recipe, and for the compliment on my photos. Do hope you'll try this one. I just ate the last of mine that I made two days ago last night. I had enough to share with my neighbor, and she was so grateful. See you around....

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        Mary Hyatt 6 years ago from Florida

        Good Morning, Eiddwen, so glad you like this recipe, and for the vote UP. I have to agree, we have some great cooks here in Hubland. Please do let me know how this turns out for you. I hope you have a wonderful day. Here in S. Fl. it's going to be a beautiful day, about 75 degrees. I'm so thankful to be living here. Regards.

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        Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

        Hi Mary,

        Thanks so much for sharing this one which I will be making one day next week.

        I have to vote up and bookmark in my favourite recipes slot.

        I have quite a collection now and all from Hubpages.

        I will let you know how it went.

        Take care and have a brilliant day Mary.

        Eiddwen.

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        Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

        This sounds like a good old southern recipe and I liked your cooking photos. Great idea to photograph the various stages of cooking. Makes the recipe so much more interesting. Thanks!

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        Mary Hyatt 6 years ago from Florida

        Hi there, susan54, if you like chicken & dumplings, you'll love this one. Let me know how it turns out. Good to see you again.

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        susan54 6 years ago

        Mary615, I just love chicken and dumplings, I can't wait to try this recipe!

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        Mary Hyatt 6 years ago from Florida

        Hi prasetio30, good to see you again. I'll bet you're a great cook! Try this, you'll love it.

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        prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

        I love this recipe and I really enjoy all step by step instructions you gave to us. Chicken is my favorite and you success in creating delicious recipe using chicken. Rated up and yummy!

        Praseito

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        Mary Hyatt 6 years ago from Florida

        Hey Oceans, I just finished the left over from last night. It's pretty good food! Thanks for the compliment. My family thinks I'm nuts if they come over and I'm cooking with my camera!

        Hyphenbird , there have been times in my life when I swear I'll never eat beef again after I read about how inhumanely they are treated. The poor chicken does't have it so good, either.

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        Brenda Barnes 6 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

        Chicken and dumplings really are an honored Southern dish. I have never been able to eat chicken and am now vegetarian but had to check out your recipe. It's a Southern gal thing. lol

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        Paula 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

        Mary, some of this Southern Comfort Food is sounding really good right about now! Thanks so much for sharing and for the pictures. Especially something like this meal, it helps to see what its supposed to look like along the way. Can't wait to try it!

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        Mary Hyatt 6 years ago from Florida

        Hi Pickles, good to see you again! I made this dish last night for supper and did the photos, etc. My family thanked me because I haven't made it in a while. I do hope you'll try this. See you.....

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        picklesandrufus 6 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

        looks yummy. will have to come back to this hub one winter day!

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