Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

This recipe of chicken and dumplings is a dish commonly found in the southern and midwestern United States. Also is attributed to being a French Canadian meal that originated during the Great Depression. This is a great recipe to try when you need warming up. Let me know how you like this recipe. This and many more recipes will be coming soon.


2 tbsps. butter

2-1/4 cups self-rising flour, divided

3 (14.5 oz.) cans reduced sodium chicken broth

1/4 cup vegetable shortening, chilled: or 1/4 stick baking sticks all-vegetable shortening, chilled

1/4 tsp. black pepper

1/2 cup milk

2 cups cooked, diced chicken


1. Melt butter in Dutch oven. Whisk in 1/4 cup flour. Reserve 1/2 cup chicken broth for dumplings. Gradually add 2 cans and remaining chicken broth from third can into Dutch oven. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat.

2. Place 2 cups flour in large bowl. Cut in shortening using pastry blender or 2 knives just until mixture is the size of peas. Blend in just enough chicken broth until dough leaves sides of bowl. Pour any remaining broth into Dutch oven.

3. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface. Knead 2 to 3 times. Roll dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut dough into strips, about 2 x 1-inch. Return broth to boiling. Add dumpling strips to boiling broth.

4. Cover; reduce heat to low. Simmer 15 minutes or until dumplings are cooked through. Stir occasionally to prevent dumplings from sticking. Stir in pepper, milk and cooked chicken. Cook about 5 minutes or until heated through.

Prep. Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: About 40 to 50 minutes

Total Time: 50 to 60 Minutes


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