Print
clock clock icon cutlery cutlery icon flag flag icon folder folder icon instagram instagram icon pinterest pinterest icon facebook facebook icon print print icon squares squares icon
chicken and dumplings in pot on marble surface

Easy Chicken And Dumplings Recipe (+Video!)


  • Author: Quin
  • Prep Time: 15m
  • Cook Time: 30m
  • Total Time: 45m
  • Yield: 6-8 1x

Description

This easy chicken and dumplings recipe is the ultimate comfort food. Tender, flavorful, and pillowy soft dumplings meet a hearty and delicious chicken filled stew with veggies and aromatics!


Scale

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 large carrots, chopped
  • 4 celery hearts, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • salt/pepper
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 32 ounces chicken broth or stock
  • 34 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 store-bought rotisserie chicken, shredded

Dumplings

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup fine cornmeal 
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • salt/pepper
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup whole buttermilk

Instructions

  1. In a large heavy bottomed pot/dutch oven; melt butter over medium heat. Add in onions, carrots, and celery and sauté until vegetables are tender, about 5-6 minutes. Then add in garlic and let cook for an additional 1-2 minutes. Season mixture with salt/pepper.
  2. Add in flour and stir until flour dissolves and achieves a golden brown color, about 6-7 minutes. Pour in cream and broth and stir to combine. Allow mixture to come up to a boil and add in thyme sprigs and shredded chicken. Leave soup to continue cooking and prepare dumplings.
  3. To make dumplings; in a large bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and a pinch of salt/pepper and whisk together. Add in melted butter and buttermilk and stir together with a spatula until dough begins to form. If you find that your dough is dry, add a bit more buttermilk only if needed until you see dough coming together.
  4. Using a spoon or preferably a scooper; drop dough directly on top of hot soup, all over until top of soup is covered. Take a spoon and gently pour some of the broth over tops of each dumpling. 
  5. Cover your pot with a lid and reduce the heat to low so bottom of soup does not burn and let dumplings cook up for about 15-20 minutes. You can test dumplings for doneness by cutting through one and checking. If not yet done, continue cooking for a few more minutes, checking periodically.
  6. Serve hot soup by ladling carefully into bowls and enjoy!
  • Category: Soup, Entree
  • Method: Stew
  • Cuisine: Southern

Keywords: soup, stew, southern, dumplings