Chicken and Dumplings

3 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 6 Servings
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Comfort food at it's finest with this easy and delicious family friendly meal!

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken and dumplings, chicken and dumplings recipe, dumplings


  • 1 small yellow onion minced
  • 1 stalk celery thinly sliced
  • 2 carrots peeled and diced medium
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups cooked chicken diced
  • 1/3 pound green beans trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the dumplings:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup whole milk


  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter and add onion, celery, and carrots. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is translucent, about 4 minutes.

  2. Add flour and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Slowly add broth, stirring constantly, and bring to a boil.

  3. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Stir in chicken, green beans, and salt and pepper to taste.

  4. In a large bowl, make the dumplings by mixing together the flour, baking powder, coarse salt, and fresh parsley. Cut in butter until evenly distributed throughout the flour and stir in milk. Drop heaping spoonfuls of dumpling batter on top of chicken mixture.

  5. Cover and simmer until dumplings are cooked through, about 12-14 minutes. Garnish with additional chopped parsley before serving.

Recipe Notes

Updated on March 22, 2020

Originally Posted on October 2012

Nutrition Facts
Chicken and Dumplings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 297 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 771mg32%
Potassium 438mg13%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 4027IU81%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 89mg9%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.