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Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

This chicken and dumplings recipe is a comfort food staple. Easy to make with rotisserie chicken and fresh vegetables for bold flavor.  

Chicken and dumplings

You all know I live for super simple dinners. This chicken and dumpling recipe is exactly that. I swapped raw chicken for shredded rotisserie which cuts down on prep and cook time. From start to finish this recipe is on the table in under an hour. 

I consider that a win.

It also happens to be one of my all-time favorite comfort foods. It is a belly warming favorite that is made all winter long. Since it is approved by my picky kid, we also like to use this to sneak in additional veggies! 

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Chicken and dumplings recipe

Keep in mind, the ingredients listed below are what we used. You could easily add in more vegetables or play with the seasonings based on what you have in the pantry. That is the beauty of this dish. It is super user friendly and easy to adapt. 

Homemade chicken and dumplings ingredients:

For the soup:

  • Rotisserie Chicken– You want to use the entire chicken, which should yield about 3 to 4 cups of chicken. Shred it or dice it. 
  • Celery, Carrots, and Onion– These three combine to give your base broth an incredible flavor. 
  • Chicken Broth– I highly recommend trying Better Than Bullion. It has a great flavor with slightly less sodium. But regular broth will work as well. 
  • Water– Regular ol’ H2O. Crucial for the broth base. 
  • Parsley, Salt, and Pepper– Easy seasonings that pack a bold punch of flavor. 

For the dumplings:

  • Flour– All-purpose, or white, flour is what works best in this recipe.
  • Baking Powder– The leavening agent which adds a fluffy finish to your dumplings.
  • Salt and Italian Seasoning– Seasonings and flavor enhancers.
  • Milk– Regular milk works best. I do not recommend substituting with any soy or nut milk.
  • Oil– I use olive oil.
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How to make chicken and dumplings from scratch:

For the soup:

  1. Stir together your chicken, celery, carrots, onion, chicken broth, water, parsley, 1 teaspoon salt, and pepper in a large pot.
  2. Add more water if not completely covered. Bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.

For the Dumplings

  1. While the soup is cooking; combine the flour, baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, Italian seasoning, milk, and oil into a small bowl.
  2. Mix to combine.
  3. When the vegetables are tender, drop your dough by heaping spoon fulls on top of your soup.
  4. Cover and simmer an additional 20 minutes or until the dough is cooked through.

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Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken and Dumplings

Yield: 6-8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

This chicken and dumplings recipe is a comfort food staple. Easy to make with rotisserie chicken and fresh vegetables for bold flavor.  

Ingredients

For the soup:

  • 3 to 4 cups rotisserie chicken
  • 1/4 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup peeled and diced carrots
  • 1 cup finely diced onion
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

For the dumplings:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 + 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons oil

Instructions

For the soup:

1. Stir together your chicken, celery, carrots, onion, chicken broth, water, parsley, one teaspoon salt, and pepper in a large pot.
2. Add more water if not completely covered. Bring to a boil.
3. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.

For the Dumplings

1. While the soup is cooking; combine the flour, baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, Italian seasoning, milk, and oil into a small bowl.

2. Mix to combine.

3. When the vegetables are tender, drop your dough by heaping spoon fulls on top of your soup.
4. Cover and simmer an additional 20 minutes or until the dough is cooked through.

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Bird

Friday 30th of October 2015

This looks super yum!!

Jesseca

Friday 30th of October 2015

Thanks! It really is the perfect fall comfort food.

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