Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

Chicken & Dumplings

One of my husband’s favorite meals is chicken & dumplings. His family has them at Thanksgiving as well, which I had never heard of until I met him and went to his grandma’s for the first time at the holidays. We also often have them around Christmas, it is his birthday after all so he gets to pick the meal. I had only ever had chicken & dumplings if we were out somewhere, never homemade, so I was intrigued! After watching both his mom and grandma make their homemade recipe, I wrote it all down and have been making it that way since.

Chicken & Dumplings
Prep Time
45 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 45 mins
Servings: 6 servings
  • 2 chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 egg
  • 6 cups water
  1. Put chicken in pot, cover with 2 cups chicken broth, and bring to a boil
    Chicken and Dumplings Recipe
  2. Cook for at least 1 hour, mostly covered
  3. Meanwhile, mix together flour, 1/2 cup chicken broth, and egg
    Chicken and Dumplings Recipe
  4. Add more flour as necessary so dough isn't sticky
    Chicken and Dumplings Recipe
  5. Add some flour to your hands, work surface, and rolling pin
  6. Roll the dough to as thin as possible
    Chicken and Dumplings Recipe
  7. Use a pizza cutter to make small squares
    Chicken and Dumplings Recipe
  8. When chicken is done, remove from pot and shred, leaving the water in the pot

    Chicken and Dumplings Recipe
  9. Add 2 1/2 cups chicken broth and 6 cups water and bring to a boil
  10. Add dumplings to the boiling broth
    Chicken and Dumplings Recipe
  11. Take meat off chicken and add to dumplings
    Chicken and Dumplings Recipe
  12. Continue cooking until dumplings are done, about 15 minutes
    Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

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