Chicken and Dumplings

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by soulmatesforever

Comfort food! Serve this on a cold winters day. Delicious!

Top Review by SkylerFox

This recipe tastes like a home made version of chicken pot pie. It is good, however not the best chicken and dumplings recipe that I have ever made. I grew up with a better recipe that mom made and this one does not even come close. Out of curiousity, I am on a mission and am trying to find out if there is anything out there more heavenly than hers. Unfortunately this was not it. This explains my 4 star rating. I would suggest not to throw out all of that good chicken broth in step #2. Instead reserve some of this freshly made goodness to use instead of the water in step #4. Dumping out the broth and recreating from scratch is a waste. I also added 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon of poultry seasoning , and 1 Tablespoon of Parsley Flake to the dumplings for more taste and color.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring a pot of water to boil with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and boil chicken until cooked (around 30 minutes depending).
  2. Drain, rinse and chop into cubes or good sized chunks.
  3. Set aside.
  4. In a large pot, stir together the cream of chicken soup, water, boullion and milk.
  5. Bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  6. Heat the oil in a pan and add the garlic, onion, celery and carrots.
  7. Sautee until carrots are almost done and onion is soft.
  8. Transfer the chicken mixture and vegetables to the soup pot, and mix well.
  9. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for 30 minutes.
  10. Season with celery seed and black pepper to taste.
  11. To Make Dumplings: In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  12. In a seperate bowl, mix together 1/2 cup of milk and 2 tablespoons of oil.
  13. Pour the liquid into the flour mixture, stirring just until moistened.
  14. Drop tablespoonfuls of the dumpling mixture into simmering chicken stew (after it has simmered for 1/2 hour).
  15. Cover pot tightly, and bring to a boil.
  16. Simmer for another 12 to 15 minutes.
  17. (I find they come out nice and fluffy if you keep the lid on:-).
  18. Serve hot.

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