Go Back

Fresh Chicken and Dumplings

Kat Johnson
This amazing chicken and dumplings recipe includes freshly made dumplings that turn out fluffy and deliciou.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Servings


  • 2 cups Shredded chicken
  • 2/3 cup milk or cream, or half and half, or evaporated milk
  • 1 stick butter divided by tablespoon increments
  • 3-4 cups of chicken broth
  • 1 bag of peas and carrots
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • Salt pepper
  • 1 TBS Italian seasoning


  • Combine flour, milk, baking power, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning in a small mixing bowl
  • Mix until well incorporated- it will be a little sticky
  • Bring 3 cups of chicken broth to boil
  • Add 2 TBS butter to pot- the butter keeps the dumplings from sticking to each other
  • Drop small pieces of the dough into the bowl, use 2 spoons or 1 spoon and a spatula to drop dough into pot
  • Cover with a lid and simmer for 30-45 minutes - dumplings are done when they are fluffy on the inside and have doubled in size
  • Add 1/4 cup of milk and broth, and remaining butter, and frozen bag of peas and carrots
  • Add shredded chicken
  • Lower heat until chicken has been heated and soup has been well incorporated, and is as thick you you like dumpling soup- I make it thick and creamy
  • Salt and pepper as desire
Keyword chicken dumplings, chicken recipes, chicken soup with dumplings, dumplings recipe