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Chicken & Dumplings Recipe

Leftover chicken makes a homemade chicken & dumplings dish quick and easy! #TexasHomesteader

Author www.TexasHomesteader.com



  • 5 Cups Chicken Broth
  • 2 Cups Chopped Cooked Chicken
  • 2 Tablespoons Minced Onions
  • 1 Tablespoon Chopped Celery
  • Dumplings (recipe below)


  • 2 1/4 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon Salt (or salted chicken seasoning)
  • 1 teaspoon Coarsely-Cracked Black Pepper
  • 1/4 Cup Shortening
  • 1/2 Cup milk


Dumpling Directions

  1. Combine flour, baking powder, thyme, salt & pepper. Cut in shortening, add milk and knead until all ingredients are combined to make a stiff dough.

Chicken & Dumplings Directions:

  1. Make dumplings & set aside. Boil broth and add veggies. When broth is simmering start dropping in dumplings by pinching off 1-teaspoon dumpling dough, rolling into a small ball and pressing the dough ball between palms to flatten slightly. Drop dumplings into simmering broth. When all dumplings are in the broth stir gently, cover pot and simmer for 12-15 minutes, depending upon the size and thickness of your dumplings.

  2. If broth is not thick enough after the dumplings are cooked, mix up about 1/4 cup of flour with enough water or broth to make a thin paste & stir until no flour lumps remain. Then pour into simmering broth and stir very gently just to incorporate thickening and keep dumplings from sticking to the pan. When it's as thick as you want it, add the diced cooked chicken and heat a few minutes more until heated through.