Chicken and Dumpling Casserole

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

My sister grows her own basil. Her casserole is much better than mine!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Lightly grease 13x9x2 baking dish.
  2. In a large kettle melt butter and saute onions, celery, garlic until tender.
  3. Add flour, sugar, salt, basil, pepper and chicken broth.
  4. Bring to a boil.
  5. Boil a minute then add chicken and frozen peas.
  6. Pour into previously prepared pan.
  7. For dumplings combine biscuit mix, basil and 2/3 cup milk stir until moistened and use fork to drop dumplings onto casserole (12 dumplings) Bake uncovered at 350 for 30 min.
  8. cover and bake 10 min more or until dumplings are done.
Most Helpful

4 Stars for me. Easy to make and has good flavor. I like my dumplings a little more moist and not so brown/crispy. Next time I'll cover with foil for first 30 minutes of cook time and remove during the last 10 minutes to help dumplings to retain more moisture. I couldn't find buttermilk baking mix, so I used bisquick and used real buttermilk instead of plain milk for the dumplings.

SkylerFox February 22, 2010

Excellent!! This was a hit with the adults right down to the grandkids. There were no leftovers. Definitely a keeper. I did not have any Bisquick so I whipped up some drop biscuits from scratch, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. Thanks so much for posting this, I had been looking for the recipe after tasting a similar dish at a shower several years ago.

Alskann October 03, 2010

Yum, this was very tasty. I would definitely call it chicken and bisquit casserole, as they are not soft and fluffy like dumplings. Next time I would do less salt, as ours was very salty, even though we used fresh made broth with no salt added.

Momisbusy November 30, 2009