Chicken and Dumplings

Old-Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings is a classic comfort food that has been around for generations. It is a hearty and delicious meal that is perfect for a cold winter night. Growing up, my grandmother used to make this dish for me and my siblings whenever we visited her. I have so many fond memories of sitting around the dinner table with my family, enjoying this delicious meal. I believe that everyone should have the opportunity to experience the same joy that I did when I ate this dish, so I’m sharing my grandmother’s recipe for Old-Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings.

This recipe is easy to make and requires minimal ingredients. It is a great way to use up leftover chicken or turkey, making it a budget-friendly meal. The combination of the savory chicken and the fluffy dumplings is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. Serve it with a side of steamed vegetables or a fresh salad for a complete meal. So, if you’re looking for a comforting and delicious meal, then this Old-Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings recipe is just what you need.


Old-Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings


– 2 tablespoons of butter

– 1 onion, diced

– 2 carrots, diced

– 2 celery stalks, diced

– 2 cloves of garlic, minced

– 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour

– 2 cups of chicken broth

– 2 cups of cooked chicken, shredded

– 1 teaspoon of dried thyme

– 1 teaspoon of dried parsley

– 1 bay leaf

– Salt and pepper, to taste

– 2 cups of all-purpose flour

– 2 teaspoons of baking powder

– 1/2 teaspoon of salt

– 1/4 cup of butter, melted

– 2/3 cup of milk


1. In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onion, carrots, celery, and garlic. Cook until the vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes.

2. Sprinkle the flour over the vegetables and stir to combine. Cook for 1 minute.

3. Add the chicken broth, shredded chicken, thyme, parsley, bay leaf, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer for 10 minutes.

4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the milk until a soft dough forms.

5. Drop the dough by the tablespoonful into the simmering chicken mixture. Cover and cook for 15 minutes.

6. Serve the chicken and dumplings hot with a side of steamed vegetables or a fresh salad. Enjoy!

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