Chicken N Dumplings

By Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Chicken N Dumplings

Silky chicken soup-like broth with dense chewy dumplings! So easy to make!


  • For the broth:
  • Approx. 1.5 pounds bone-in chicken breasts
  • 64 oz. fat free, low sodium chicken broth ( I used Kitchen Basics brand)
  • 1 cup carrots, diced
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 - 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/2 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. fresh ground pepper
  • juice of half a lemon
  • For the dumplings:
  • 2 cups all purpose flour, plus extra for board
  • 1 cup milk (skim)
  • 1 TBS baking powder
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt


  1. Spray bottom of a large (6 quart) stock pot or dutch oven with cooking spray. Add the carrots, onions, celery, garlic and salt and pepper. Cook on med-high heat for about 5 minutes. Add the chicken breasts, skin side down.
  2. Pour in the broth and add the thyme and bay leaves. Bring to boil. Once boiling, turn down to simmer and partially cover, allowing it to simmer for about 20 - 30 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
  3. Remove chicken from pot and set aside to cool enough to handle. Remove the bay leaves. Add the parsley and the lemon juice and if there is any scum on the surface, skim it off. Allow broth to continue to simmer, partially covered, while you prepare the dumplings.
  4. To make dumplings: In a medium sized bowl, combine the flour, salt and baking powder with a fork. Pour milk into center and combine with flour just until a soft dough forms. Allow to sit for about 5 minutes.
  5. On a lightly floured surface, press the dough into a rectangle that is about 1/2 inch thick. With a pizza cutter, cut the dough into 1- 2 inch squares. Drop the dough into the simmering broth one at a time. The dumplings will first swell then slowly shrink as they dissolve into the broth to make a thick gravy.
  6. Continue to simmer the dumplings in the broth, stirring often and carefully, for 20 - 30 minutes with the pot partially covered.
  7. While the dumplings are cooking, remove the meat from the chicken breasts (discard bones and skin) and cut or shred into bite sized pieces. Once the dumplings are done and have thickened into the broth to desired consistency. Add the chicken back in and stir.
  8. Serve warm and garnish with more parsley or chopped chives, if desired.

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.

Cook time: 01 hrs. 00 mins.

Total time: 1 hrs. 10 mins.

Tags: chicken, dumplings, comfort food, dinner, carrots

Servings - 8      Serving size - approx 1   1/2 cups     Points plus per svg - 6 points+

Calories - 264.2   Total Fat - 1.6g,   Carb. - 32.6g,   Protein - 28.3g,   Fiber - 2.3g