Monday, May 21, 2012

Homemade Chicken and Dumplings

'Homemade Chicken and Dumplings'
Source: Adapted from Tasty Kitchen


2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 pinch salt
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup milk
2 quarts chicken broth
3 cups cooked chicken
(I shredded a pre-cooked store-bought rotisserie)


1. In a large pot bring chicken broth to a boil. While the broth is heating up, prepare the dumplings.

2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Cut the butter into the dry ingredients with a fork or pastry blender. Stir in the milk, mixing with a fork until the dough forms a ball.

3. Heavily flour a work surface. You’ll need a rolling pin and something to cut the dumplings with (such as a pizza cutter). You may also want to use a small spatula to lift the dumplings off the cutting surface.

4. Place the mixed dough on the floured work surface and sprinkle a generous amount of flour over top the dough ball. Using a heavily floured rolling pin, roll the dough out thin. Dip your cutter in flour and cut the dumplings into 2 inch squares (they don't need to be perfect, or even all the same size).

5. To cook the dumplings, use the floured spatula to lift each one from the work surface. Drop the dumplings one at a time into the boiling chicken broth, stirring while you add them. The extra flour on each dumpling will help thicken the broth.

6. Lower heat to medium and cook for about 15-20 minutes, or until they're no longer doughy. Add the shredded cooked chicken to the pot and cook an additional 5 minutes, or until chicken is heated.


  1. I made this recipe tonight and it turned out fantastic! Next time I make it, I'll probably half the flour fix because I threw about half away today. Other than that, super easy and really good. Thanks for posting!

  2. I tried this yesterday and doubled the recipe except I didn't make the dumplings as thin and I didn't cut them precise. I also added extra broth and added veggies. (: My family loved it!

  3. Fabulous recipe! I love how simple, yet tasty it is! thanks for posting! (and congrats on 200 posts!)

  4. I can't believe my grandma slaved all day on her perfect chicken and dumplings! She could have rested all day and still impressed us with a great meal cooking your recipe. Thank you for a wonderful comfort meal.

  5. Also, if you roll your dough out over your dishwasher (if you have one) you can open your dishwasher and push the flour right inside to be washed away. I just use a flour sack towel though and then take it outside and shake it good before washing.


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