Chicken and Dumplings Recipes

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The aroma of this hearty chicken and vegetable stew topped with fluffy dumplings will call the family to dinner quickly. This page contains chicken and dumplings recipes.


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January 26, 2010

To make chicken and dumplings with less fat, I freeze or chill my chicken broth in the freezer. I then remove the fat which has come to the top. Next, I use some of this fat to make my dumplings along with a little of the broth. My dumplings are healthy and never greasy.

By Alma from Williamsport, TN.

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This recipe is for Chicken and Dumplings, with a surprise for the grand kids when you are finished.

Total Time: An hour to an hour and a half.

Yield: 4 adults, 4 grand children, and 2 spoiled dogs


  • 1 whole chicken
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp cream of tarter
  • 1 package of frozen dumplings


  1. Dice celery and onions.
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  3. Place whole chicken in large pot and cover with water.
  4. Add celery and onions and bring to boiling.
  5. Once at rapid boil, turn down to low medium and go get grand kids to make the "dumplings".
  6. Mix flour, salt, and cream of tarter together in a bowl. Let each child add an ingredient. Over low heat add 2 cups warm water to a sided skillet with dry ingredients and 2 T. oil. Stir till a gooey mess. Now let each grand baby stir it from the sides and keep stirring till it is dry. Place the dried dough back in the bowl and place in the fridge to cool.
  7. Take the chicken out of the pot to cool at this time or 45 minutes from when you started, whichever is longer. I put chicken in the fridge to cool faster. Time for a potty break and snack.
  8. After washing all grand children's hand thoroughly, take dough out of the fridge and divide equally among grand children. I highly suggest putting the dough on Sarah wrap or rubber cutting boards. Let the kids knead the "dumplings" till it is smooth and elastic. Place in a covered dish when done to rest.
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  10. Take chicken out of fridge and remove skin first. Then pull all meat off the bones. I only use half the chicken for the recipe and save the other half for fajitas the next day. The grand kids will get grossed out at this point and go play.
  11. Add chicken to the pot with a package of frozen dumplings that the grand kids never see. Place empty frozen dumpling trash at the bottom of the trash container, so you can keep the "surprise" going for years. Bring chicken and dumplings to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and let cook for 15-20 minutes.
  12. If you want a thicker mixture add 2 T. cornstarch mixed with 1/4 cup cold water into the chicken and dumplings to thicken. May need to be repeated if you have tons of chicken broth.
  13. Serve the meal and tell the grand kids you cut their "dumplings" up when they left the kitchen after the chicken de-boning. Rave about how good the dumplings taste. Once their little tummies are full with delicious chicken and dumplings, and their heart is full of love that you shared making a meal together put them down for a nap.
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  15. When they are asleep, take the dough mixture out and separate into 4-6 different balls. Take each ball and flatten slightly, add a different food coloring to each flattened ball. Knead each till you have the desired color.
  16. When the kids wake up from nap time."Surprise! You are the best Grandma in the world for having play-doh for them to play with!
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Place chicken into large soup pot and pour in water. Add salt and 2 Tbsp. butter, bring to boil, and reduce heat to medium low. Simmer chicken until meat is very tender, 2 1/2 - 3 hours.

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October 12, 2010

This chicken 'n' dumplin's has all the flavor in a fraction of the time. Juicy chunks of chicken and homemade dumplin's cooked in a creamy juice; a full meal and your family will love it.

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February 24, 2012

Comforting, easy to make and tastes great. Melts in your mouth!

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Easy, good and cheap!

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February 6, 2005

In one big pot, fill pot 2/3 full with water Put 1/2 to 1 pound of chicken (if you use chicken with bones you will have to de-bone at some point), one pound of carrots (cut up or baby), 2-3 sticks celery (cut up), one large onion (quartered), 3 chicken bouillon cubes, 1/2 tsp. powdered garlic, 1/4 tsp. sage, 1/4 tsp. thyme, 1 tsp. salt.

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October 11, 2004

Okay people, this is so easy and yummy. All you need is 2 cans of Cream of Chicken soup, empty into pan, and fill one can up with milk and add to the pan, then get 3 cans of biscuits.

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Combine chicken, salt, pepper, and about 6 cups water in a Dutch or large pot. Bring to a boil; cover and simmer 2 hours or until chicken is tender.


Remove chicken from broth; cool. De bone chicken. If necessary, add more water to broth.

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November 30, 2005

Skinless chicken is the basis of this delicious stew with cornmeal dumplings made with low-fat milk.

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Brown onion in shortening, add seasonings. Cover and let simmer slowly until tender. Remove chicken, add sour cream to drippings in pan and mix well. Add dumplings, arrange chicken on top.

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Brown the onion in shortening and add the paprika pepper, salt and chicken. Brown the chicken for 10 minutes and add the water. Cover and simmer the chicken until it is tender and remove it from the heat.


Mix together the sour cream, flour and the drippings from the pan and mix well. Pour mixture over the chicken.

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Here is a good use for leftover chicken. Mine is for one person. Mix pancake mix (I use this instead of regular baking mix, just because I like it. You can use Jiffy or whatever pleases you.)

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Use large pan or Dutch oven. Bring to a boil; drop in dumplings. Cook on low uncovered for 10 minutes. Cover and cook for 10 minutes more.

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Place chicken in Dutch oven, cover with water and add parsley, celery, carrot, onion, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and boil 5 minutes, simmer 2 hours or until tender. Add more water if necessary.

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November 17, 2014

Can I use broken pie crust for dumplings and chicken?

By Z. Davis


November 19, 20140 found this helpful

If you're referring to the frozen kind I don't see why not. Would probably be something like the southern rolled dumplings. Give it a go and report back!

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February 7, 2018

Chicken and dumplings is a hearty meal that your whole family will love. Here's a great quick and easy chicken and dumplings recipe.

Chicken and Dumplings

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April 3, 2017

Camp outs are a perfect time to make this easy chicken and dumplings dinner for your hungry campers. This page contains campfire chicken and dumplings recipe.

Campfire Chicken and Dumplings on Picnic Table

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February 20, 2011

This is one of my favorites! Also a very old recipe.


  • 1 chicken (preferably an old hen)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped celery leaves
  • 2 bay leaves
For Dumplings:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2/3 cup milk


Cut chicken into serving pieces. Cover with water and cook slowly until almost tender. Add finely chopped onion, celery leaves and seasoning. Cook 15 minutes, and then add the dumplings to the boiling broth and meat. To make the dumplings: Stir dry ingredients together. Add beaten egg and milk. Stir until well blended. drop dough from a teaspoon into boiling chicken. Cover tightly. Cook 12 more minutes. Do not uncover until ready to serve.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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September 18, 2009

Put chicken in a large Dutch oven with enough water to cover plus about 2 inches. Add chicken seasoning, celery, and carrot.

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