Dad's Chicken and Dumplings

Recipe by rickoholic83
READY IN: 1hr 50mins




  • To make the Chicken and Stock:
  • 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.).
  • Add remaining chicken ingredients (butter through black pepper) and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer until chicken is tender and falling off the bone, about 45 minutes-1 hour.
  • Place a colander over a large bowl and strain chicken ingredients, keeping stock and chicken. Discard the veggies.
  • Cool chicken and debone.
  • To make the Dumplings:
  • Mix flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
  • Beat the eggs with 1 cup chicken broth and add to dry dumpling ingredients. (You may need to add more broth to the dough).
  • Knead dough on a floured board and roll to about 1/4-inch thickness.
  • Cut dough into squares with a pizza cutter. (I like mine about 2" x 2").
  • TO FINISH: Pour reserved stock back into the stockpot.
  • Add deboned chicken to stock and bring to a boil.
  • 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).
  • Cook dumplings for 15-20 minutes and serve.