Quick Chicken and Dumplings Recipe


Try this quick chicken and dumplings recipe for dinner tonight. This is an easy to make meal that will warm you up on even the coldest nights.

Clean up is easier as well because this meal is all prepared in one skillet. So even the clean up crew will be loving this warm dinner.

Because skinless chicken breast is used as the main ingredient, it's a Weight Watchers FreeStyle friendly recipe with only 5 SmartPoints.

Of course if you want to use other parts of the chicken, just adjust the nutrition and points accordingly.

Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

You can never go wrong with a comfort food dinner and since this is so quick, you can even have it during the weekdays.

Recipe Type:

Main Dish, Chicken, Skillet

Degree of Difficulty:



  • 2/3 cup 2% milk
  • 2 cups buttermilk baking mix
  • 2 Tbs chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 (1-oz.) packages chicken gravy mix
  • 3 cups cubed, cooked chicken breast, skinless
  • 3 cups frozen mixed vegetables


  1. Add milk to baking mix and parsley.
  2. Mix only until baking mix is moistened. Set aside.
  3. Prepare gravy mix according to package directions in skillet with cover.
  4. Add chicken and frozen vegetables and return to boil.
  5. Portion 6 large spoonfuls of dumpling dough onto hot mixture.
  6. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 10 to 12 minutes or until dumplings are cooked.
  7. Serve in a shallow soup bowl.

Cooking Times

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Nutrition Facts

The nutrition facts shown below for this chicken and dumplings recipe are per serving. The number of serving is noted in the header section below. The serving size is the first item noted on the nutrition facts table.

Nutrition Per Serving

Number of Servings: 6
Serving Size 1 bowl
Calories 420
Total Fat 5.3g
      Sat Fat 1.5g
Cholesterol 62.8mg
Sodium 732.7mg
Total Carbohydrates 61.3g
      Fiber 11.2g
      Sugar 2.7g
Protein 34.3g

MyWW Points

Green: 6 pts
Blue: 5 pts
Purple: 5 pts

Other Weight Watchers Points

7 pts
5 pts

The chicken breast and veggies are not included in the calculation of the MyWW Blue or Purple points for this chicken and dumplings recipe. The veggies are not included in all other points values.


To reduce the fat and calories a bit for this chicken recipe, use skim milk instead of 2%.

If you enjoyed this chicken mear be sure to check out our Autumn chicken pot pie.

Here's another Dumplings made in the crockpot.

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