Chicken and Dumplings

This heartwarming recipe for Chicken and Dumplings is perfect for a cozy family dinner. Tender chunks of chicken, soft dumplings, and a flavorful broth come together in this traditional dish. Follow this recipe for a delightful meal that’s sure to comfort and satisfy.


For the Chicken:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 bay leaf

For the Dumplings:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup milk

Nutrition Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 350 kcal
  • Protein: 26 g
  • Carbohydrates: 30 g
  • Fat: 14 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5 g
  • Cholesterol: 75 mg
  • Sodium: 850 mg
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Sugar: 3 g


  1. Preparation (10 minutes)
    • Start by heating olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.
    • Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper and add them to the pot. Cook until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Remove chicken and set aside.
    • In the same pot, add onion, carrots, and celery. Cook for about 3 minutes until they start to soften.
    • Stir in garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  2. Cooking the Chicken (20 minutes)
    • Return the chicken to the pot and add chicken broth, thyme, parsley, and a bay leaf.
    • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Let it simmer, covered, for 15 minutes.
  3. Making the Dumplings (15 minutes)
    • In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, and salt.
    • Add melted butter and milk to the dry ingredients, stirring until just combined.
    • Drop spoonfuls of the dumpling dough into the simmering pot. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Do not uncover during this time to ensure dumplings are fluffy and fully cooked.
  4. Final Touches (5 minutes)
    • After 15 minutes, check the dumplings to ensure they’re cooked through. They should be fluffy and not doughy.
    • Adjust seasoning of the broth with salt and pepper as needed.
    • Remove the bay leaf before serving.
  5. Serving
    • Ladle the chicken, vegetables, dumplings, and broth into bowls.
    • Serve hot, garnished with fresh parsley if desired.

Enjoy this comforting bowl of Chicken and Dumplings, a dish that’s perfect for chilly evenings or whenever you’re in the mood for a homestyle meal.

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