Chicken with Ricotta Dumplings


This one-pan chicken and dumplings dinner only takes 10 minutes to prep! You'll have to resist peeking while it bakes for an hour, but the mouthwatering aromas filling your kitchen will help tide you over.

chicken and ricotta dumplings with tomato
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
10 mins
Bake Time:
1 hrs
Stand Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins


  • 2 10 ounce pkg. cherry tomatoes

  • ¾ cup pitted Nicoise olives

  • cup dry red wine

  • teaspoon sea salt

  • teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • Dash ground nutmeg

  • 6 6-8 ounce skinless, boneless chicken thighs

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • ½ of a 15-oz. carton light ricotta cheese

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • ¼ cup all purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh oregano

  • Dash sea salt

  • Dash ground nutmeg

  • Dash freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. In a 3-qt. rectangular baking dish combine tomatoes, olives, wine, 1/8 tsp. salt, 1/8 tsp. pepper, and dash nutmeg. Bake 20 minutes.

  2. Pat chicken dry with paper towels. Brush with oil. Add chicken to tomato mixture. Bake 20 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, for dumplings, in a medium bowl combine next eight ingredients (through dash pepper) just until mixture comes together.

  4. Drop dumpling dough from a tablespoon onto hot chicken mixture. If desired, sprinkle with 2 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese. Bake 20 minutes more or until chicken is done (at least 170°F). Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with additional fresh oregano.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

387 Calories
17g Fat
11g Carbs
41g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 387
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 205mg 68%
Sodium 776mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 41g
Vitamin C 13.3mg 67%
Calcium 144mg 11%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 603mg 13%
Folate, total 32.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.8mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.7mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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