Easy Chicken and Dumplings

Total Time
1hr 55mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring first 7 ingredients to a boil in a large Dutch oven; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 45 minutes or until chicken is tender.
  2. Remove chicken, reserving broth in Dutch oven.
  3. Let chicken and broth cool.
  4. Skin, bone and cut chicken into bite-size pieces; set aside.
  5. Skim fat from broth.
  6. Add soup to broth; bring to a boil.
  7. Cut tortillas into 2x1 inch strips.
  8. Add strips to briskly boiling broth.
  9. Add chicken, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent dumplings from sticking.
  10. Remove from heat; Serve.


Most Helpful

OMG!!! I have never been able to make chicken and dumplings that were worth a flip. This recipe was so easy my family thought I had slaved to make dumplings the old-fashioned way. They were so surprised when I told them the dumplings were flour tortillas. This tasted just like I remember my grandmother's--rich, thick and yummy. Thanks for posting this recipe.

Sunflower November 20, 2002

I have been making chicken and dumplings like this for years. The only difference is that I add a little rubbed sage and some cornstarch to the broth at the very end because we like a moderately thick broth. Wonderful tasting and very easy. In my opinion, the comfort food of all comfort foods. Glad this is posted here.

Laylagirl November 02, 2002

I was given this exact same recipe at a mission that my dad and I sometimes help with and I thought there is no way those will turn out to be dumplings. I was even scared to taste them. Needless to say I didn't care one bit for them and my father asked me what happened to my regular dumplings. They are pretty and if you can't make dumplings I guess they will do but I find my recipe just as easy and much, much better, but that's what makes the world go around, if we all like the same thing it would be a very boring world.

Jacqueline in KY April 05, 2006

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