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Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 617kcal
Author: LifeMadeSimpleTeam


  • 4 tbsp. unsalted butter 1/2 stick)
  • 2 stalks celery sliced
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 1 c. julienned (matchstick) carrot
  • 4 tsp minced garlic
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 (32 oz.) box low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cup half & half
  • 1 tsp kosher sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 1/2 - 3 cups rotisserie chicken pulled

Homemade Dumplings:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp kosher sea salt
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter (1/2 stick), melted


  • Place a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat, add butter. Once melted add celery and saute for 4 minutes. Add onion and carrot, continue cooking for an additional 3 minutes. Add garlic and saute for 1 minute.
  • Add flour and whisk until thickened and lightly golden in color. Slowly pour in chicken broth, whisking constantly. Slowly add in milk, whisking constantly. Add salt, pepper, garlic powder and thyme. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, to make the dumplings, in a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Pour in the milk and melted butter, using a spatula fold until a soft, clumpy dough forms. Do not over-mix.
  • After simmering for 20 minutes, stir in the chicken.
  • Using a standard or large size cookie scoop, scoop biscuit dough over top of soup. Gently press the dumplings into the liquid, submerging them slightly, then let them pop back up to the surface. Note: some of the dumplings will be overlapping, that's ok.
  • Cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until the dumplings are cooked through.
  • Serve immediately.


Inspired by the Novice Chef


Calories: 617kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 166mg | Sodium: 1196mg | Potassium: 910mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 4411IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 288mg | Iron: 3mg