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Green Chili Chicken and Dumpling Casserole

  • Author: Elizabeth Van Lierde
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 1hr
  • Yield: 6-8 1x
  • Category: Dinners
  • Method: Bake



For Filling

1/2 White or yellow onion, diced

1/4 Cup of unsalted butter

2 Tablespoons of fresh parsley

2 Teaspoons of cumin

1 Teaspoon of chili power

2 Teaspoons of minced garlic

¼ Cup of all purpose flour

½ Teaspoon of kosher salt

¼ Teaspoon of freshly cracked pepper

1 ½ Cups of low sodium chicken broth

½ Cup of light beer

½ Cup of half & half

34 Cups of potatoes, cubed

3 Carrots, diced and peeled

2 1/2 Cups of cooked chicken, cubed

2 cans of green chilis

For Dumplings

2 cups all purpose flour

2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon white granulated sugar

1/2 cup / 1 stick cold unsalted butter, cubed

1 1/4 cups whole milk


Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit

In a large dutch oven or heavy bottom skillet heat to medium heat. Once butter has melted, add in diced onion and cook until translucent (3-5 mins).

Add in salt, pepper, garlic, parsley and flour and stir until pasty. Whisk in chicken broth and beer to onion mixture. Bring mixture to a simmer (5-10) minutes. Sauce will have thickened. Add in half and half and stir. Mix sauce with potatoes, canned green chilis, carrots and chicken. Transfer to a casserole dish and bake for 30-40 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

While casserole mixture is baking, prepare dumpling batter. In a large bowl whisk together all purpose flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. With a pastry blender or your hands blend together the flour and butter until mixture is crumbly. Slowly stir in the milk while gently folding the batter until it comes together.

Drop 8-10 spoonfuls on top of casserole and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes or until the dumplings are golden and a tooth pick removes clean.