Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 16 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 26 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 292 kcal


  • 3 split bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts about 2 1/2 pounds
  • 2 tsp salt use 1 tsp for chicken and 1 for dumpling mixture
  • 1/2 tsp pepper use 1/4 tsp for chicken and 1/4 tsp for dumpling mixture
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup sliced celery
  • 3/4 cup sliced carrots
  • 6 cups chicken broth 1 48 oz container
  • 1 c flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp milk
  • 1 tsp milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp sliced chives
  • 3 tbsp heavy cream


  1. Sprinkle chicken with 1 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper.
  2. In a large pot on medium high, heat the oil. Cook chicken, turning often, until browned on all sides about 6 minutes. Transfer to plate.
  3. Drain all but about 1 tbsp fat from pot. Add in the diced onion, carrots, and celery. Cook, stirring often, until tender, about 5 minutes.

  4. Return chicken to the pot. Add broth. Over high heat, bring to boil. Then, reduce heat to medium low. Cover and simmer until chicken is tender and cooked through, about 45 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer chicken and vegetables to a large bowl. Set aside pot with broth.

  5. When chicken is cool enough to handle, remove and discard bones and skin. Shred the meat into 2 inch pieces.

  6. For dumplings, combine flour, baking powder, 1 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper in medium bowl.
  7. In a small bowl, whisk milk with egg and thyme.
  8. Combine the wet mixture and the dry ingredients. Stir until just moist. Gather dough into ball and knead until soft on a floured surface. Using your hand, flatten dough into rectangle about 1/2" thick. Cut the dough into 12 equal pieces.

  9. Over high heat, bring broth to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium-high. Whisk in cream.
  10. Carefully drop dumplings into the simmering mixture. Simmer until dumplings are puffed and cooked through, about 10-15 minutes.

  11. Return chicken and veggies to mixture. Cook until warm for a few minutes. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Chicken and Dumplings Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 292 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 109mg 36%
Sodium 1803mg 75%
Potassium 917mg 26%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 28g 56%
Vitamin A 58.3%
Vitamin C 24.8%
Calcium 11.9%
Iron 12.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.