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This is still my absolute ‘go to’ recipe – either the full chicken dumpling dish, or when I need a reliable dumpling recipe for other dishes. Absolutely delicious and true comfort food. Thank you for putting this out there…it’s one of my favourites!!!
The flavor is really good in this dish and the directions are easy to follow. The only adjustment I would make to the recipe is to half the dumpling portion. It takes up a lot of volume and while they turned out perfectly, in the end, you have more dumpling than soup (although maybe that’s the intention). I’m a big fan of soup though so I suppose I am biased. The best if you can eat it in one sitting as well.
Spend a couple of hours making this according to the directions. The stew turned out good, however the biscuits were wierd, crumbly and tasted like straight flour. So I scraped them out and threw some prepackaged dough on top. That wasn’t good either. I think I’ll keep the base for the stew and just work on finding a good dumpling recipe.
My kids and my husband loved it! Thanks for the recipe!
Turned out way too sweet due to the carrots. Not savory at all.
This sounds soo good and I’m looking forward to making it. However there’s only the two of us. Halving the recipe is a possibility or freezing the leftover stew.
The dumplings wouldn’t freeze well….right? I think I’d just have to make another batch when I reheat the stew?
What do y’all think?
Hi, Marianne! I think you could certainly cut the recipe in half — that should work just fine. And yes, if you want to freeze, I’d freeze just the filling without the biscuits. When you reheat it, make the biscuits then. Enjoy!
I’ve been using this recipe for a long time – my kids love it. But there are only 3 of us, so I make a half recipe. Works just fine and tastes delicious!
Sometimes I make it with leftover diced cooked chicken breast for a super-quick supper and it’s almost as good as the original. :)
My husband has always talked about his mom’s chicken and dumplings. I have looked a long time for the right recipe, and this is it! He loved it! His mom passed away before I could meet her. I used leftover turkey and homemade turkey broth. The dumplings were wonderful! I did use all purpose flour , but subbed 4 Tbl cornstarch for 4 Tbl of the flour, I have an old book of substitutions that has served me well over the years! Thank you so much for sharing!
I’m so glad you liked it Sally!
I would love to know what the book of substitutions is called!
It’s called, 1000 Cooking Substitutions, by Debbie Khoee. I bought it years ago at a library book sale! Good luck. I hope you find a copy
Can I also add some potatoes and white beans? I read that these 2 veggies are high in potassium, my family has high blood pressure history so Id like to avoid it by eating more healthy food.
Hi Kit, I haven’t tried adding potatoes and white beans to the dish, but if you do, please let us know how it works out for you! Thanks for the link to the Foods High in Potassium. My father has developed kidney issues and he actually has to avoid foods that are high in potassium unfortunately, so I’m very familiar with this list.
This has become a go-to recipe for family gatherings and everyone loves it! Sometimes I add potatoes.
Is there a printer friendly version of this recipe? I am not seeing one, maybe I am missing it? Can’t wait to try!
Hi Kate, yes, there is a print version. The Print button is right above the Ingredients section on the right side. https://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/chicken_and_dumplings/print/
You need to make a portion size tab so anyone can condense the recipe portions to the size they need. But all your recipes sound wonderful.can’t wait to try one out when have a bunch of people over as it is myself and husband and we don’t eat much. Thank you
Love this recipe! Thank you! (
I made this for dinner tonight. Followed the recipe to a tee except I only had thighs. My husband has never cared for Chicken and Dumplings…until now. Recipe was delightful – I made 1/2 since it is just the two of us and have enough of the stew for another meal. Thanks for the winner!
The perfect meal for today’s 36 degree weather. The fragrance brought my husband into the kitchen to see was cooking. The first bite took me back to my grandmother’s kitchen on snowy Saturday afternoon’s. Good, warm, filling, homemade food. Not having cake flour I substituted the following: for each cup of flour, remove 2 TBS flour and replace with 2TBS cornstarch. Then sift 5-6 times. Dumplings were tender. Have cake flour on the shopping list so I can try that next time. Love your recipes.
Making this tonight! Just so you know the shop ingredients link (which I LOVE BTW!) link is broken and adds a fish head curry recipe to the list.!
Hi, Lauri! Yup, we saw the bug in our Relish link and are fixing. Thanks!
Best stew iv ever tasted, even better than my mother made.
I gave it to my 80 year old neighbour . Returned with a empty bowl asking if she could have another helping.
She said she has been trying to get that taste it reminded her of the stew her mother used to make
I’m so glad you and your neighbor liked it Jesse!
Very good, I never have made dumpling before but the recipe made it easy to follow and they came out perfect ( my husband words ) the whole sure was perfect. Thank you !
I have been making this wonderful recipe for several years now and love it every time! It is so delicious and comforting. I also always make it for family members when they are sick with a cold. It is the perfect cure! Thank you for this delicious website!
Had rave reviews from some picky eaters!! Thanks for an easy recipe for a first timer!!
I’ve made this recipe often – it’s a hit every time. Today though I took on the challenge of making it gluten-free (to support the diet needs of one of my family members). Not bad! I used Bob’s Red Mill brown rice flour – and I use buttermilk instead of the milk/melted butter combo. The dumplings held together and cooked nicely. They are just a tad on the gritty side, but the flavor is great. Thanks Elise for all your awesome recipes!