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How to Make Chicken & Dumplings

Homemade chicken and dumplings will bring warmth and comfort to your family.


  • Step 1: Simmer chicken Place the chicken in a large pot with celery, onion, garlic, bay leaf, parsley, a pinch of poultry seasoning, and water filled to cover. Simmer for one hour.
  • Step 2: Debone chicken Remove the chicken from the pot. Let it cool, debone it, tear it into smaller pieces and put it back in the pot.
  • Step 3: Add soup Add cream of chicken soup and simmer.
  • TIP: Substitute homemade for canned cream of chicken soup.
  • Step 4: Mix dumplings Mix the flour, baking powder, and salt. Work the butter in with your fingers while gradually adding milk.
  • Step 5: Form dumplings Let the dough rest for five minutes and then roll it onto a flat, floured surface to about one-half inch thick. Cut it into one-half inch squares and drop each square into the simmering stock.
  • Step 6: Cook dumplings Allow dumplings to simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. When it's thick enough, serve up your delicious meal.
  • FACT: Did you know? Chicken and dumplings was first introduced in the early 17th century.

You Will Need

  • 1 whole chicken
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 parsley sprigs
  • Poultry seasoning
  • 1 10 3/4-ounce can cream of chicken soup
  • 2.0 c flour
  • 1.0 tbsp baking powder
  • 0.5 tsp salt
  • 3.0 tbsp butter
  • 1.0 c milk

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