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Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken and Dumplings

A homemade, easy Chicken and Dumplings recipe that is both comforting and tasty! Warm broth with tender chicken and buttery dumplings.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Southern
Keyword chicken and dumplings, chicken and dumplings recipe, easy chicken and dumplings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 371kcal
Author Lauren's Latest


  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 whole chicken broken down into pieces, sometimes called a fryer chicken
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 1/2 pound carrots cut into coins
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon tarragon
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 bay leaves

For the Dumplings


  • Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large pot. Sprinkle chicken pieces with salt and pepper and brown in batches: half of the chicken at a time, browning both sides well. Add additional 2 tablespoons olive oil in the pot to brown the second batch of chicken.
  • Remove chicken and sauté onion and carrots until the onions start to become tender, 3 minutes or so. Add chicken back into the pot and cover with chicken broth. Add in thyme, poultry seasoning, tarragon, garlic powder, bay leaves, and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cover and bring to boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for 40 minutes or until chicken is completely cooked through.
  • Remove chicken pieces and shred, discarding extra fat and bones. Add chicken pieces back into the pot.
  • To make the dumplings, whisk flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda together until well mixed. Pour in melted butter and buttermilk and stir until just combined. Drop by the large tablespoon into the simmering pot. Dumplings will be done when they are puffed and floating, after about 3 minutes.
  • Taste broth and adjust seasonings as needed. Serve hot.


Calories: 371kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 2152mg | Potassium: 647mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 6614IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 149mg | Iron: 3mg