Easy Homemade Chicken and Dumplings

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  • Published Aug 14th
  • Ready In55m
  • Servings4
  • Calories555

A classic favorite — chicken and dumplings. The secret to dumplings is cook them COVERED and not to cheat by peeking!

Easy Homemade Chicken and Dumplings Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Easy Homemade Chicken and Dumplings for 4 servings:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 tablespoons shortening
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk

Easy Homemade Chicken and Dumplings Cooking Instructions

  • Prep30m
  • Cook25m
  • Ready In55m

To cook Easy Homemade Chicken and Dumplings, you need about 30 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Easy Homemade Chicken and Dumplings is about 25 minutes , and you can serve your Easy Homemade Chicken and Dumplings within 55 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Easy Homemade Chicken and Dumplings easily:

  1. 1 Melt butter in a large saucepan or pot over medium heat. Saute onion and garlic for 5 minutes, then stir in chicken and saute until browned, about 7 to 10 minutes. Stir in broth, vegetables, sage and thyme; mix all together and let simmer over medium heat while preparing the dumplings.
  2. 2 In a medium bowl, mix flour and parsley together. Add shortening and stir mixture into a coarse, mealy dough. Stir in buttermilk, a little bit at a time, until dough holds together and is soft but firm. (If needed, add up to 2 tablespoons more buttermilk).
  3. 3 Bring chicken mixture to a boil over medium high heat and drop round spoonfuls of dumpling mixture on top (do not let dumplings touch each other). Reduce heat to low, cover pot and let simmer for 10 to 12 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 555 calories; 24.6 grams of fat; 52.1 grams of carbohydrates; 31.3 grams of protein; 95 milligrams of cholesterol; 816 milligrams of sodium.

  1. May 23rd 2006

    This had a very good flavor and was very easy to make. My family enjoyed this a lot. My only suggestion is to increase the sauce. It doesn't make enough. The dumplings were very good, but to ...

  2. Jan 5th 2006

    I absolutely LOVED the dumplings! They were so light and the buttermilk and parsley made them taste awesome. I think the key is to not use too much liquid. I used 2/3 c. of buttermilk + 2 ...

  3. Dec 27th 2005

    Take the time to place the dough on a floured surface and roll it out to no more than 1/2" thickness. Cut into 1" wide strips (don't worry about the length of the strips). Bring the broth to ...

  4. Dec 27th 2005

    READ THIS FIRST: I haven't made this receipe but I DO have a suggestion. For the best dumplings ever I always use the Original Bisquick (not the reduced fat, it's terrible) and the receipe ...

  5. Jan 26th 2005

    This recipe is great, but if you are sreving more than one or two people you are going to increase the ingredients quite a bit. I fed 6 hungry men and 2 two year olds with the recipe adjuste ...

  6. Mar 2nd 2003

    Not quite what I expected. The mixture seemed a bit "brothy" and the dumplings didn't quite work. At first, there wasn't enough liquid to hold them together, so I put in more buttermilk an ...

  7. May 7th 2002

    I don't know what I did wrong. This was my first attempt at dumplings and I'm no chef but based on the recipe, there didn't seem like enough liquid to poach the dumplings. It smelled wonde ...

  8. Feb 27th 2002

    Seriously, all the boys in our house loved this. My husband had seconds. I have NEVER made dumplings before and this was easy. I do think it could have more broth added to make more sauce. ...

  9. Apr 21st 2001

    It was very easy I boiled my chicken instead of following the recipe and I thickened the broth before I put the dumplings on top, This is a very good dumpling recipe and I would recommend tr ...