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Homemade Chicken and Dumplings

Easy, hearty, classic and addicting these Homemade Chicken and Dumplings are just like how your grandma used to make them! Thick, creamy and delicious!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 197kcal


  • 2 medium chicken breasts
  • 8-10 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbs butter softened
  • 3/4-1 cup milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In large stockpot add your chicken breasts and chicken broth and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until chicken is cooked through.
  • Meanwhile in a medium sized bowl whisk together flour, salt and baking powder until combined.
  • Cut in your butter until incorporated and then stir in your milk until it forms a dough.
  • On a WELL floured surface turn your dough out and roll it out to about 1/4" thickness and then using a knife or a pizza cutter cut into 1 1/2"-2" squares.
  • Once chicken is cooked remove from broth and shred and set aside.
  • Add your dumplings to the broth and simmer for about 15-20 minutes until they are "cooked" and they don't have a doughy flavor.
  • Add your chicken back into your broth and dumpling mixture and season with salt and pepper to your liking and heat until chicken is warmed through.


Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 1074mg | Potassium: 387mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 16.8mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 2.1mg