Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken and Dumplings


  • 1 Cooked Chicken (Shredded)
  • 5 Carrots (Peeled and Chopped)
  • 1 Small Onion (Diced)
  • 1/4 cup Celery (Chopped)
  • 4 cups Chicken Brother
  • 1 teaspoon Poultry Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • Salt and Pepper (to taste)
  • Olive Oil (to saute your veggies)
  • 3 tablespoons Half and Half (for finishing the broth)
  • 1 tablespoon Butter (To finish the broth)
  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour (For dumplings)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon White Corn Meal
  • 1/2 cup Whole Milk


You can use a store bought rotisserie chicken or cook your chicken and set aside.


Step 1
I begin my sauteing my veggies in a hot soup pot/dutch oven.
Step 2
To the soften veggies, add in your chicken broth and seasoning. Bring to a simmer.
Step 3
Add your cooked chicken. I like to dice mine, but shredded works just as well. Let simmer uncovered on your stove top for half and hour.
Step 4
In a separate bowl, mix your flour, baking powder, corn meal, sugar and salt. Then, slowly pour in your milk. You want your dough to be sticky, almost biscuit like.
Step 5
Using a teaspoon, I then spoon the dough into the broth. The dough will plump up and float as it cooks. Stir occasionaly to keep the dough from sticking together.
Step 6
Once I am ready to serve my chicken and dumplings, I stir in the half and half, and the butter. This is a great way to finish the broth. Be sure to taste frequently and adjust the salt and pepper to your taste.
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With my Husband, we raise our two sons and a nephew, three dogs, a cat, four chickens and a large garden on my just under an acre lot in a small village in Southeast Michigan. I am passionate about real food, and eating as local as we can without giving up olive oil, coffee, you know the necessities. Herb gardens and backyard chickens, reading, writing, photography are my other passions. I believe that things will work out eventually, the glass is not only half full but it is refillable.