Chicken and Dumplings

A classic homemade chicken and dumplings recipe!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken and dumplings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 540 kcal


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 celery ribs diced
  • 3 carrots peeled and diced
  • 1 medium onion
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 chicken breasts boneless and skinless
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 7 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp butter melted


  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium high heat.  Add in celery, carrots, and onion and saute until softened, about 5 minutes.  Add in garlic and cook an additional 30 seconds.  

  2. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper.  Add to pot along with chicken broth.  Bring to a boil, then simmer for 20 minutes, until chicken is no longer pink in the middle.  Pull chicken out, shred with a fork, then return to the pot. 

  3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt.  In another bowl, combine milk and butter.  Add milk/butter mixture to flour mixture and mix just until combined.  

    Drop dough by the teaspoon into the soup, then cover and let simmer an extra 20 minutes.  

Nutrition Facts
Chicken and Dumplings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 540
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.