Grandma’s Chicken & Dumplings Recipe

A yummy chicken & dumplings recipe for a cold day #comfortfood

This recipe for Grandma’s Chicken & Dumplings is perfect for this time of year. Chicken and Dumplings are comfort food at it’s finest. We’re putting all of the decorations away from Christmas and warming up with a bowl of this yummy soup. If you want a little kick, my husband adds a bit of Chile Verde sauce to his Chicken & Dumplings and loves it! Enjoy!

Grandma's Chicken and Dumplings
Recipe type: Comfort Food
  • For the Soup:
  • 1 lb Chicken, Boneless
  • 2 Cups Celery, Chopped
  • 2 Cups Carrots, Chopped
  • 3 Tbsp. Sage
  • 3 Tbsp. Thyme
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Water
  • For the Dumplings:
  • 2 Cups Flour, Self-Rising
  • 1 Cup Chicken Stock
  • *If self-rising flour is unavailable, add 1 ½ tsp baking powder and ¼ salt per 1 cup of all purpose flour.
  1. In a large pot add chicken, vegetables and seasonings and add enough water to cover everything.
  2. Bring everything to a boil, and then reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 hour.
  3. After 1 hour, remove 1 cup of the stock and set aside to cool.
  4. Once stock has cooled, add the 1-cup of stock to the flour and knead into a dough.
  5. Turn dough out onto a well-floured surface and roll out to 1inch thick.
  6. Cut dough into 1-inch strips, and then pinch off each strip into ½ inch long dumplings.
  7. Bring chicken and vegetables back to a boil, once it is at a rolling boil, drop in your dumplings.
  8. Reduce heat to medium high and cook for an additional 10 minutes.



Love Soup? See my list of 31 Hearty Soups for more fabulous recipes. 


You can also whip up some Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups for dessert.


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