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Tomato Basil Chicken and Dumplings

Tomato Basil Chicken and Dumplings are an easy weeknight dinner recipe using tomato basil pasta sauce, cream of chicken soup, heavy cream, basil pesto, shredded chicken and Pillsbury biscuits.

Tomato Basil Chicken and Dumplings are an easy weeknight dinner recipe using tomato basil pasta sauce, cream of chicken soup, heavy cream, basil pesto, shredded chicken and Pillsbury biscuits.



Tomato Basil Chicken and Dumplings is a tasty twist on classic chicken and dumplings.

Tomato Basil Chicken and Dumplings are an easy weeknight dinner recipe using tomato basil pasta sauce, cream of chicken soup, heavy cream, basil pesto, shredded chicken and Pillsbury biscuits.

This easy chicken and dumplings recipe uses Pillsbury refrigerated biscuits and precooked, shredded chicken.

Tomato Basil Chicken and Dumplings are an easy weeknight dinner recipe using tomato basil pasta sauce, cream of chicken soup, heavy cream, basil pesto, shredded chicken and Pillsbury biscuits.

This chicken and dumplings recipe takes about thirty minutes from start to finish and serves four people.

Tomato Basil Chicken and Dumplings are an easy weeknight dinner recipe using tomato basil pasta sauce, cream of chicken soup, heavy cream, basil pesto, shredded chicken and Pillsbury biscuits.

Printable Recipe Card with a Full List of Ingredients and Instructions is Located at the Bottom of the Post.

Be sure to read through the entire post so that you don’t miss out on any important tips and tricks!

To make these tomato basil chicken and dumplings, I started by cutting some Pillsbury refrigerated biscuits into eight pieces each.

pillsbury biscuit dough cut into eight pieces each

Then I dumped some condensed cream of chicken soup and tomato basil pasta sauce into a large pot over medium-high heat.

tomato basil pasta sauce and condensed cream of chicken soup in a large pot

I whisked until the soup and pasta sauce were fully combined.

tomato basil pasta sauce and cream of soup mixture in a large pot

Then I added some heavy cream to the pot.

heavy cream added to tomato sauce mixture in a large pot

I whisked well again.

creamy tomato sauce mixture in a large pot

I added some salt, pepper, onion powder and basil pesto to the pot.

onion powder, pepper, salt and basil pesto on top of creamy tomato sauce mixture in a large pot

I whisked well and then added some shredded chicken to the pot.

shredded chicken on top of creamy tomato sauce mixture in a large pot

You can use a grocery store rotisserie chicken or any other precooked and shredded chicken.

I like to cook chicken breasts in my Instant Pot and shred them for use in other recipes.

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Breasts are perfect for using in casseroles, sandwiches, pasta dishes and more.This easy recipe produces about 6 cups of tender and delicious shredded chicken that can be used in any recipe calling for cooked and shredded chicken.Instant Pot shredded chicken can be cooked in advanced and used in multiple dinner recipes throughout the week instead of using store bought rotisserie chicken.

I stirred the chicken into the sauce mixture and then brought the liquid to a boil.

creamy tomato sauce mixture in a large pot

Once the liquid was boiling, I added the Pillsbury biscuit pieces to the pot.

pillsbury biscuit dough pieces and creamy tomato basil sauce in a large pot

Then I stirred well.

pillsbury biscuit dough pieces in creamy tomato sauce

I reduced the heat to medium-low and placed a lid on the pot.

I left the chicken and dumplings to cook, stirring every five minutes, for fifteen minutes.

After fifteen minutes, I removed the lid and stirred well.

Tomato Basil Chicken and Dumplings are an easy weeknight dinner recipe using tomato basil pasta sauce, cream of chicken soup, heavy cream, basil pesto, shredded chicken and Pillsbury biscuits.

Then I removed the pot from the heat and allowed the chicken and dumplings to sit for a few minutes before scooping and serving.

Tomato Basil Chicken and Dumplings are an easy weeknight dinner recipe using tomato basil pasta sauce, cream of chicken soup, heavy cream, basil pesto, shredded chicken and Pillsbury biscuits.

These creamy chicken and dumplings are the perfect comfort food.

Tomato Basil Chicken and Dumplings are an easy weeknight dinner recipe using tomato basil pasta sauce, cream of chicken soup, heavy cream, basil pesto, shredded chicken and Pillsbury biscuits.

 

I sprinkled some shredded Parmesan, Romano and Asiago on top when serving.

Tomato Basil Chicken and Dumplings are an easy weeknight dinner recipe using tomato basil pasta sauce, cream of chicken soup, heavy cream, basil pesto, shredded chicken and Pillsbury biscuits.

The tomato sauce and basil pesto add Italian flavour to this traditional dish.

Tomato Basil Chicken and Dumplings are an easy weeknight dinner recipe using tomato basil pasta sauce, cream of chicken soup, heavy cream, basil pesto, shredded chicken and Pillsbury biscuits.

If you are looking for an easy chicken dinner recipe, then you need to try these Tomato Basil Chicken and Dumplings!

Tomato Basil Chicken and Dumplings are an easy weeknight dinner recipe using tomato basil pasta sauce, cream of chicken soup, heavy cream, basil pesto, shredded chicken and Pillsbury biscuits.

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PRINTABLE VERSION OF THE RECIPE CAN BE FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE

Ingredients You’ll Need to Make These Tomato Basil Chicken and Dumplings:

Optional Topping

  • 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan, Romano and Asiago cheese blend

How to Make Tomato Basil Chicken and Dumplings:

  1. Open the package of biscuits and cut each one into 8 pieces.
  2. Pour the cream of chicken soup and tomato basil sauce into a large pot over medium-high heat.
  3. Whisk well.
  4. Add the heavy cream to the pot and whisk again.
  5. Add the salt, pepper, onion powder and basil pesto to the pot and whisk again.
  6. Add the shredded chicken to the pot and stir well.
  7. Bring the sauce to a boil.
  8. Once the sauce is boiling, add the biscuit pieces to the pot and stir.
  9. Reduce the heat to medium-low and place a lid on the pot.
  10. Leave the chicken and dumplings to cook, stirring every 5 minutes, for 15 minutes.
  11. After 15 minutes remove the lid and stir well.
  12. Remove the pot from the heat and allow the chicken and dumplings to sit for a few minutes before serving.
  13. Scoop into bowls and garnish with shredded cheese if desired.
  14. Serve and enjoy!

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Yield: 4 people

Tomato Basil Chicken and Dumplings

Tomato Basil Chicken and Dumplings are an easy weeknight dinner recipe using tomato basil pasta sauce, cream of chicken soup, heavy cream, basil pesto, shredded chicken and Pillsbury biscuits.

Tomato Basil Chicken and Dumplings are an easy weeknight dinner recipe using tomato basil pasta sauce, cream of chicken soup, heavy cream, basil pesto, shredded chicken and Pillsbury biscuits.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

Optional Topping

  • 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan, Romano and Asiago cheese blend

Instructions

  1. Open the package of biscuits and cut each one into 8 pieces.
  2. Pour the cream of chicken soup and tomato basil sauce into a large pot over medium-high heat.
  3. Whisk well.
  4. Add the heavy cream to the pot and whisk again.
  5. Add the salt, pepper, onion powder and basil pesto to the pot and whisk again.
  6. Add the shredded chicken to the pot and stir well.
  7. Bring the sauce to a boil.
  8. Once the sauce is boiling, add the biscuit pieces to the pot and stir.
  9. Reduce the heat to medium-low and place a lid on the pot.
  10. Leave the chicken and dumplings to cook, stirring every 5 minutes, for 15 minutes.
  11. After 15 minutes remove the lid and stir well.
  12. Remove the pot from the heat and allow the chicken and dumplings to sit for a few minutes before serving.
  13. Scoop into bowls and garnish with shredded cheese if desired.
  14. Serve and enjoy!

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