Old Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

Old Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

How To Make Old Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings

This classic chicken and dumplings recipe involves simmering chicken and making dumplings from scratch. It’s a highly tasty dish that is best served warm.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total: 1 hour 45 minutes



For Broth:

  • 1chicken,cut into pieces
  • 1onion
  • 3largecarrots,cut into thirds
  • 3stalkscelery,cut into thirds
  • 8cupslow sodium chicken broth
  • salt & pepper,to taste
  • bay leaf,or a pinch of poultry seasoning, optional

For Dumplings:

  • cupsflour,plus extra for dusting
  • cupshortening
  • ½tspbaking powder
  • ¾cupmilk
  • ½tspsalt

For Garnish:

  • 4tbspcornstarch
  • parsley


  1. Combine chicken, onion, carrots and celery in a large pot. Season to taste.

  2. Add chicken broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer covered 45 to 60 minutes or until chicken is tender.

  3. Remove chicken and vegetables from the broth. Discard skin and bones and chop the remaining chicken, set aside.

  4. Gently add dumplings to the broth. Simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until tender.

  5. Stir chicken into the broth and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes or until heated through.

  6. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and shortening with a fork until shortening is mixed in.

  7. Add milk a little at a time and mix until combined.

  8. Knead a few times on a floured surface until dough is smooth.

  9. Generously flour your surface and roll the dough out to ⅛-inch thick. Cut dough into 1×2-inch strips. Flour generously to avoid sticking.

  10. Cook in broth as directed above.

  11. In a small bowl combine 4 tablespoons of cornstarch with 4 tablespoons of water.

  12. Add to boiling broth a little bit at a time stirring to reach desired consistency.


  • Calories: 591.64kcal
  • Fat: 33.86g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.56g
  • Trans Fat: 1.27g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 13.80g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 7.79g
  • Carbohydrates: 34.53g
  • Fiber: 2.61g
  • Sugar: 3.73g
  • Protein: 37.05g
  • Cholesterol: 114.79mg
  • Sodium: 1203.01mg
  • Calcium: 116.32mg
  • Potassium: 734.32mg
  • Iron: 3.37mg
  • Vitamin A: 327.03µg
  • Vitamin C: 13.12mg
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