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    Simple Chicken and Dumplings

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    40 mins

    15 mins

    25 mins

    Likkel's Note:

    This is my sister Debra's recipe and my kids always love it when she cooks it for them. It is simple, easy, basic...and very good! You can add a vegetable to the creamy broth if you would like (frozen peas or broccoli), but we like it just the way it is. *I always double this recipe because they always come back for 2nd helpings.

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    • 4 tablespoons shortening
    • 3 tablespoons flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup milk
    • 1 cup chicken broth
    • 2 teaspoons chopped onions (I use green onions)
    • 12 ounces canned chicken (in chunks) or 2 cups diced cooked chicken



    1. 1
      Melt shortening in dutch oven; blend in flour and salt. Add milk and chicken broth. Cook, stirring constantly until smooth and thickened.
    2. 2
      Stir in onions and chicken (plus peas or broccoli if you would like); blend well.
    3. 3
      Dumplings-Mix dry ingredients with shortening and milk. Stir only to moisten.
    4. 4
      Drop by spoonfuls (I use a cookie scoop) into boiling chicken mixtures; cover with lid.
    5. 5
      Cook for 15 minutes over low heat. Do not lift cover until cooking time is up!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 29, 2011


      Very good recipe! I cannot review the dumplings, because I wanted to try out another recipe. I used a rotisserie chicken from the grocery stored, shredded into small pieces. Also added a can of corn and a sprinkle of pepper (personal preference). I also added a touch more milk.
      Overall, very simple and delicious! Our family's favorite recipe now.

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    • on April 08, 2010


      This was awesome! Very simple yet very good. I used onion powder instead of a real onion; otherwise, I didn't change a thing. I am married with 2 kids - 15 years old and 11 years old - so I doubled the recipe. It probably wasn't absolutely necessary that I did so as after one bowl, my kids said they were stuffed! That's saying something for my 15 year old! I also added canned peas to the mix.

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    • on January 06, 2010


      My hubby loved these and he is hard to please. We didn't use onion because he is not a fan. The only reason I gave it a 4 is because cooking on med/low burnt the whole bottom, didn't effect the taste of the rest but you may want to put it on low and maybe even turn it off after about five min. and just let them cook with the lid still on. I am going to try that next time. It also doesn't make a lot. My hubby and I had no problem finishing off the whole pot. It was large servings but if you make six you would get like one small dumpling and a half a cup of liquid. If you have a hungry family you need to double this.

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    Nutritional Facts for Simple Chicken and Dumplings

    Serving Size: 1 (199 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 343.3
    Calories from Fat 180
    Total Fat 20.0 g
    Saturated Fat 5.9 g
    Cholesterol 43.7 mg
    Sodium 821.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 22.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
    Sugars 0.2 g
    Protein 17.7 g

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