Chicken and dumplings is a popular dish, commonly found in the American South and Midwestern United States. He is credited with a French-Canadian origin during the Great Depression.

Learn how to make it with this recipe!

Chicken and Dumplings

Recipe by caion


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To make your Chicken and Dumplings, use the ingredients from the list below and follow the step-by-step instructions.


  • 1 whole chicken insides removed

  • 1 onion quartered

  • 2-3 large carrots cut into thirds

  • 2-3 stalks celery cut into thirds

  • 8 cups chicken broth + additional water to cover

  • Salt & pepper to taste

  • Dumplings
  • 1 cup self rising flour plus extra for dusting

  • 2 heaping tablespoons shortening

  • A heaping 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup buttermilk or milk


  • Place a whole chicken in a large pot along with a few stalks of celery and one large onion, quartered;
  • Cover with 8 cups of chicken broth to cover (adding water if you need it to cover the chicken);covered
  • Bring to a soft boil, cover;
  • Cook until the chicken is done;
  • Remove the cooked chicken from the broth;
  • When the chicken cools, shred it and discard of the bones and skin;
  • Drain the broth from the veggies;
  • Discard the veggies (or add them back to the pot if you want);
  • Pour the broth back into the pot;
  • Add the shredded chicken to the pot;shredded chicken
  • Dumpling
  • To a bowl, add 1 cup of self rising flour;
  • Add a couple tablespoon of shortening;
  • Cut the shortening in with the flour using your hands or a pastry cutter;
  • Add 1/4 cup buttermilk;
  • Mix;
  • Dust hands with flour and roll the dumplings into small balls;small balls
  • Roll each dumpling in flour;
  • Place the dumplings in the pot and simmer for 20 minutes, gently turning halfway through;
  • The flour coated dumplings will thicken the broth while it cooks;
  • Your Chicken and Dumplings is ready!Chicken and Dumplings

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