Southern Chicken and Dumplings

Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs

Yum. Cooking time approximate.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine chicken, salt and pepper in a large pot and cover with water. Cook until chicken is tender.
  2. Remove chicken from water.
  3. Remove bone and skin.
  4. Set chicken aside (while chicken is cooking, prepare dumplings.).
  5. Dumplings: In a large bowl, mix flour, salt, baking powder and shortening with a fork.
  6. Add egg and 1/2 cup milk; mix to form dough.
  7. Roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness on floured surface.
  8. Cut into four-inch strips with sharp knife.
  9. Drop dumplings into simmering chicken broth.
  10. Cover and simmer until dumplings are done.
  11. Add chicken to dumplings and 1 cup milk.
  12. Cook slowly for 10 minutes.


Most Helpful

this was yummy, I added a can of corn and can of peas to mine to make it more of a chicken dumpling soup and it was yummy

Matthew strait February 06, 2002

This is just how Momma made them back home in the Eastern TN mountains!

Elaine1 October 09, 2001

This is the real thing! Thanks for bringing back memories. I've looked quite a while for a chicken 'n' dumplings recipe that doesn't use a can of cream soup. I'm not sure if it is a myth or not, but according to my grandma you should never open the lid of the pot until the dumplings are done because or the won't be fluffy. I think this is because the steam cooks them (if it is true at all...) You never know!

Daphne2002 January 20, 2003

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