How To Make Chicken & Dumplings At Home

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Julbi Pandoh
Julbi is a Punjab native who enjoys nothing better than making something special from a bunch of ingredients for her husband and daughter. This is what she loves to do and no one can deny the fact how much a Punjabi loves food. And we can see that in Julbi’s enthusiasm for food.

Today’s recipe is going to be loved by chicken lovers. Today, I will make you all learn how to make homemade chicken & dumplings that you can cook easily with the provided recipe.

I came across this Southern delicious chicken & dumplings in a buffet. It was so tasty that I had to try making it at home. This recipe is so delicious that you and your whole family is going to love it. Making this recipe at home is easier than you think.

To make chicken & dumplings, you need to sautee your vegetables and add flour in it. Now add milk and flour in it. Pour in milk and broth. Simmer it and make the dumplings and put your dumplings in the soup. Cook it for 15 minutes and your chicken and dumplings and ready to serve.

This was just a brief recipe. To know the detailed recipe of this healthy homemade dumplings with proper instructions, stay tuned till the end. But check out the ingredients first, followed by the timings, step-by-step recipe, and this recipe’s nutrients.

Ingredients For Chicken & Dumplings

  • 3/4 Cup All-Purpose Flour (divided)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper
  • 1 Broiler/Fryer Chicken (about 3 pounds, cut up)
  • 2 Tablespoons Canola Oil
  • 1 Large Onion (chopped)
  • 2 medium Carrots (chopped)
  • 2 Celery Ribs (chopped)
  • 3 Garlic Cloves (minced)
  • 6 Cups Chicken Stock
  • 1/2 Cup White Wine or Apple Cider
  • 2 Teaspoons Sugar
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 5 whole peppercorns

For Dumplings

  • 1-1/3 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2/3 Cup Milk
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter (melted)

For Soup

  • 1/2 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 2 Teaspoons Minced Fresh Parsley
  • 2 Teaspoons Minced Fresh Thyme
  • Additional Salt and Pepper (to taste)

Grab the above mentioned ingredients from any nearby supermarket and get ready for the cooking. Check out the table below to understand time management.

How Much Time It Will Take To Make Chicken & Dumplings?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
25 minutes1 hour 10 minutes1 hour 35 minutes

Making this recipe isn’t so difficult. Just prepare the soup, dumpling and cook both together. But still. let’s see the detailed instructions

Steps To Chicken & Dumplings

Chicken & Dumplings recipe
  1. Take a small bowl, put half a cup of flour, salt and pepper in it and mix them together. Then add chicken pieces one by one in the mixture to make a coating over the pieces and shake excess of the coating. Then take a stockpot and heat it on a medium-high flame. Cook it until the chicken pieces are brown and then remove the batch from the pan.
  2. Then in the same pan, add onion, carrots and celery. Cook this for 6-8 minutes. Add garlic in it and cook and stir it for 1 minute. Put in 1/4 cup flour and blend it properly. Keep stirring it properly by adding wine, sugar, bay leaves and peppercorns. Put the cooked chicken in the pan and start boiling. Reduce the heat of the pan to the sim and cover it for 20-25 minutes until all the chicken juices are soaked.
  3. Then take a bowl, add flour, baking powder and salt it to make dumplings. In another bowl, stir milk and melted butter and blend it together. Add this to the flour mixture and stir till it’s moistened. Take some tablespoons of it and put it on a baking sheet.
  4. Take the chicken pieces out from the stockpot and let it cool for a bit. Take out the leaves from the pan in which the chicken was cooking. It is for the soup. Remove the bones and skin from the chicken. Then again, put these pieces inside the soup. Cook it covered on a high flame for some time.
  5. Then put those dumpling pieces inside the soup, one by one. Then reduce the heat to a low temperature. Cook it while keeping it covered for 15-18 minutes. Gently remove the dumplings and insert toothpicks. And insert cream, parsley and thyme. For extra texture, add salt and pepper and your dish is ready to be served.

This is how you can make the best Chicken & Dumplings at home. This recipe is so tasty and delicious that you and your whole family is going to love it.

Nutritional Breakdown Of Chicken & Dumplings

I have added a table below that shows the nutrition content of chicken & dumplings. Check it out for values in detail.


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