Quick Chicken & Dumplings


Flour tortillas stand in for the traditional biscuit dough so you can bring this crowd-pleaser from stove to table in minutes.

Quick Chicken and Dumplings
Photo: Ryan Moriarty
Active Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • ½ cup prechopped onion

  • 2 cups chopped roasted skinless, boneless chicken breasts

  • 1 (10-ounce) box frozen mixed vegetables, thawed

  • 1 ½ cups water

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 (14-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 8 (6-inch) flour tortillas, cut into 1/2-inch strips

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley


  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in chicken and vegetables; cook 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring constantly.

  2. While chicken mixture cooks, combine water, flour and broth. Gradually stir broth mixture into chicken mixture. Stir in salt, pepper, and bay leaf; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 3 minutes. Stir in tortilla strips, and cook 2 minutes or until tortilla strips soften. Remove from heat; stir in parsley. Discard bay leaf. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

366 Calories
9g Fat
40g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size about 1 1/2 cups
Calories 366
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Protein 30g 60%
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 67mg 22%
Sodium 652mg 28%
Calcium 104mg 8%
Iron 3mg 17%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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