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Chicken And Dumplings Recipe

This rainy day specialty is the perfect comfort food. These dumplings are perfect for those who love a good, hearty meal that will fill them up without being too heavy. The recipe is also great for those looking for an easy meal. This dish can easily be made gluten-free by substituting all-purpose flour.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 488 kcal


  • Whisker


For The Dumplings

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 0.5 tsp baking powder
  • 0.25 tsp salt
  • 1 cup milk

For The Soup

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 lb chicken thighs skin on, bone-in (or boneless, skinless chicken breasts)
  • 0.5 tsp salt
  • 0.5 tsp pepper
  • 1 onion diced
  • 3 carrots peeled and diced
  • 3 celery stalks diced
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 0.25 cup fresh parsley chopped


  • To make the dumplings, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.
  • Stir in the milk until well combined. Set the batter aside.
  • To make the soup, heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  • Season the chicken with salt and pepper, then add it to the pot and cook for about 5 minutes per side, or until browned.
  • Remove the chicken from the pot and set it aside on a plate.
  • Add the onion, carrots, and celery to the pot and cook for 5 minutes, or until the vegetables are softened.
  • Pour in the chicken broth and add the bay leaf. Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add the chicken back into the pot, along with any juices that have accumulated on the plate. Increase the heat to medium and let the soup simmer for 10 minutes.
  • To make the dumplings, use a spoon to drop the batter by the tablespoon into the soup. Cook for 5 minutes, or until cooked through.
  • Remove the bay leaf from the pot and stir in the chopped parsley.
  • Serve hot.



    Serving Suggestions

    Serve with a side of crusty bread for dipping, or add some cooked rice or noodles to the soup to make it a complete meal.

    Storing Suggestions

    Leftover chicken and dumplings can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop before serving.


    Calories: 488kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 30gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 158mgSodium: 1355mgPotassium: 581mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 5506IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 114mgIron: 3mg
    Keyword Chicken And Dumplings
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