Easy Chicken and Dumplings

Easy Chicken and Dumplings

36 Reviews 1 Pic
  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    25 m
  • Ready In

    55 m
Recipe by  SHIVERDEN

“A classic favorite -- chicken and dumplings. The secret to dumplings is cook them COVERED and not to cheat by peeking!”

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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan or pot over medium heat. Saute onion and garlic for 5 minutes, then stir in chicken and saute until browned, about 7 to 10 minutes. Stir in broth, vegetables, sage and thyme; mix all together and let simmer over medium heat while preparing the dumplings.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix flour and parsley together. Add shortening and stir mixture into a coarse, mealy dough. Stir in buttermilk, a little bit at a time, until dough holds together and is soft but firm. (If needed, add up to 2 tablespoons more buttermilk).
  3. Bring chicken mixture to a boil over medium high heat and drop round spoonfuls of dumpling mixture on top (do not let dumplings touch each other). Reduce heat to low, cover pot and let simmer for 10 to 12 minutes.

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READ THIS FIRST: I haven't made this receipe but I DO have a suggestion. For the best dumplings ever I always use the Original Bisquick (not the reduced fat, it's terrible) and the receipe on the box. Everyone loves them and will be excited to hear the next time you are going to serve "dumplings". I've even made dumplings when serving canned soup. Happy New Year!



It was very easy I boiled my chicken instead of following the recipe and I thickened the broth before I put the dumplings on top, This is a very good dumpling recipe and I would recommend trying it



I don't know what I did wrong. This was my first attempt at dumplings and I'm no chef but based on the recipe, there didn't seem like enough liquid to poach the dumplings. It smelled wonderful and was overall pretty easy to prepare but my dumplings would have made better landfill. They were rubbery and just overall nasty. I don't blame this on the recipe but my inexperience - but I still think that there should be more liquid some how. I'll give this another try, I just don't think I'll use this particular recipe again.

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Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 555 cal
  • 28%
  • Fat
  • 24.6 g
  • 38%
  • Carbs
  • 52.1 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 31.4 g
  • 63%
  • Cholesterol
  • 95 mg
  • 32%
  • Sodium
  • 816 mg
  • 33%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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