Simple Chicken & Dumplin's Recipe

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Simple Chicken & Dumplin's

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


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.

About this Recipe

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