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Classic Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 665
This classic & old fashioned Chicken and Dumplings recipe is a comfort food favorite that puts a smile on everyone's face. This creamy classic is packed with fluffy dumplings and delicious flavor that is ready from scratch in no time!


  • 8 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup yellow onion (chopped)
  • 1 1/4 cup matchstick carrots
  • 1 cup celery (diced)
  • 6 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 3 1/2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 12 oz evaporated milk
  • 32 oz chicken stock
  • 4 1/2 cups rotisserie chicken (shredded)
  • 2 tbsp dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp dried rosemary
  • black pepper (to taste)
  • salt (to taste)

Dumpling Recipe

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • black pepper (to taste)
  • salt (to taste)
  • 1 tbsp dried thyme
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 5 tbsp butter (melted)


  • Melt the butter in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the onions, carrots, and celery to the melted butter and cook for 5 minutes. Once the vegetables have softened, add the garlic and cook until fragrant.
  • Once fragrant, add the flour and stir to combine. Once combined, add the evaporated milk and chicken stock and stir, then bring to a boil. Once boiling, add in the chicken, thyme, and black pepper and salt. Allow the soup to simmer uncovered.
  • While the soup simmers, make the dumplings. Whisk together flour, baking powder, pepper, salt, and thyme in a large bowl. Create a well in the center of the mixture and pour the butter and milk into the center. Use a rubber spatula or your hands to mix until a dough ball forms.
  • Form the dough balls into two tablespoons worth and place directly into the simmering pot. Gently press them down into the soup so they are slightly covered. Cook for about 15 minutes or until the dumplings are cooked through. Once the dumplings are cooked through, serve immediately.
Calories: 665kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American


Calories: 665kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 53g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 147mg | Sodium: 1173mg | Potassium: 494mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 3631IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 267mg | Iron: 5mg