Chicken and Dumplings Soup Recipe

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Zack Hayes Modified: March 25, 2022
Chicken and Dumplings Soup Recipe

How To Make Chicken and Dumplings

An all-American classic, this chicken and dumplings recipe is a comforting soup that you can easily recreate at home with the simplest of ingredients.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 20 minutes



  • 1smallchicken
  • water
  • salt
  • 1cupchicken broth
  • 2cupsall-purpose flour
  • 3tbspbutter shortening
  • ½cupbuttermilk


  1. Boil chicken in a pot, adding salt to taste. When tender, pull chicken from the bone and return to the pot, adding broth.

  2. In a bowl, combine shortening and flour, mix together with a pastry cutter, then add buttermilk to form a doughy consistency (similar to how you would make biscuits). Sprinkle flour on cutting board.

  3. Pinch off part of the dough and roll into a thin sheet and cut into squares. Drop one square at a time into broth. Continue this until all of the dough is used. Add salt and pepper to taste and simmer until tender.

  4. Allow the dumplings to thicken the broth for 2 hours until it is a creamy consistency.


  • Calories: 706.97kcal
  • Fat: 39.08g
  • Saturated Fat: 10.90g
  • Trans Fat: 1.20g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 16.03g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 8.93g
  • Carbohydrates: 41.02g
  • Fiber: 1.35g
  • Sugar: 2.07g
  • Protein: 44.39g
  • Cholesterol: 152.42mg
  • Sodium: 767.83mg
  • Calcium: 59.75mg
  • Potassium: 519.00mg
  • Iron: 4.24mg
  • Vitamin A: 85.91µg
  • Vitamin C: 3.54mg
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