Simple Chicken & Dumplin's

Simple Chicken & Dumplin's Recipe

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Lauren McClurg


My mom has made this since I was little. I made it for my husband and he will eat it a week if I let him!

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15 Min
2 Hr


1 - 3 lb
whole chicken
1 large
onion, halved - unpeeled
3 large
carrots, cut into chunks - unpeeled
celery stalks. cut into chunks
1 Tbsp
whole peppercorn
water to cover
cans cheap biscuits
all purpose flour

How to Make Simple Chicken & Dumplin's


  • 1Place chicken in a large pot with onions, carrots, celery, and peppercorn; add water to cover. Cover pot and bring to a boil; reduce heat to gentle boil and cook for about 90 minutes or until chicken meat is falling off the bones.
  • 2Remove chicken, let cool and shred of chop the meat. Strain broth and discard veggies or save for later use.
  • 3Open biscuits. Pinch off pieces and put in bowl of flour. Shake off excess flour and drop into boiling broth a few at a a time. Stir frequently! ** Use as much or as few as you would like!
  • 4Once all biscuits are in the broth, lower the heat to medium low, cover and simmer until desired texture of dumpling is achieved. (I like the chewy so I cook them for about 30 minutes.) STIR OFTEN OR THEY WILL STICK!
  • 5If you want to thicken the broth, mix a little flour with some water to make a slurry then slowly add to the broth, stiring constantly until well mixes in.
  • 6When dumplings are almost done, add chicken back to the pot and stir in the dumplings. Season to taste.

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About Simple Chicken & Dumplin's

Course/Dish: Chicken
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtag: #dumplings