Dad's Chicken and Dumplings

READY IN: 1hr 50mins
Recipe by rickoholic83

My dad was born and raised in Kentucky and this is my favorite recipe by him. When I was little I would pick out all the dumplings and only eat them. :) I've since learned to love the chicken too!

Top Review by celestialparody

I'm tossed on this recipe the chicken and broth comes out excellent but the dumpling recipe is horrible so if you use it find a diffrent dumpling recipe add them to this and you'd have a good dish. This was my first time making dumplings when I told the people at work the recipe called for 6 cups of flour they all laughed, it was instantly my fault. I had to pull the recipe up to prove to them they just could not believe it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To make the Chicken and Stock:.
  2. Place the chicken pieces in a LARGE stockpot and cover with water. (This will be the stock to cook the dumplings in so make sure you have enough liquid.).
  3. Add remaining chicken ingredients (butter through black pepper) and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer until chicken is tender and falling off the bone, about 45 minutes-1 hour.
  5. Place a colander over a large bowl and strain chicken ingredients, keeping stock and chicken. Discard the veggies.
  6. Cool chicken and debone.
  7. To make the Dumplings:.
  8. Mix flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
  9. Beat the eggs with 1 cup chicken broth and add to dry dumpling ingredients. (You may need to add more broth to the dough).
  10. Knead dough on a floured board and roll to about 1/4-inch thickness.
  11. Cut dough into squares with a pizza cutter. (I like mine about 2" x 2").
  12. TO FINISH: Pour reserved stock back into the stockpot.
  13. Add deboned chicken to stock and bring to a boil.
  14. Once the stock is boiling, gradually add the dumplings. (You may need to add canned chicken broth to make sure there is enough liquid for the dumplings to cook).
  15. Cook dumplings for 15-20 minutes and serve.

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