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Old-fashioned Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

Old-fashioned Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

Here's a meal-in-one that's sized right for a pair. The whole dinner comes together on the stovetop, so you can enjoy a great meal and still get out of the kitchen in a hurry. —Claire Bruno, Tucson, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 1/2 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, cubed
  • 1-1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 medium carrot, sliced
  • 1 small potato, peeled and cubed
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped celery
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch ground cloves
  • Pinch salt
  • 3 tablespoons milk


  • 1. In a small saucepan, combine the first nine ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Discard bay leaf.
  • 2. For dumplings, in a small bowl, combine the flour, parsley, baking powder, cloves and salt. Stir in milk just until moistened. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto simmering chicken mixture. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in a dumpling comes out clean (do not lift the cover while simmering). Yield: 2 servings.

Reviews for Old-fashioned Chicken and Dumplings

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Reviewed Oct. 8, 2012

"Made the recipe as written except I doubled it. Will be much more stingy with the ground cloves, though. Their flavor can get overpowering in a hurry."

Reviewed Feb. 14, 2012

"This recipe is EXCELLENT! I actually added 3 1/2 more cups of water though and it still turned out fantastic! It smelled great while cooking and while reheating the next day!"

Reviewed Jan. 9, 2012

"Really really good. I doubled it to make it for my family. Instead of this dumpling recipe, I used the reciped off of the baking mix box. It turned out great!!!"

Reviewed Nov. 13, 2011

"I like dumplings way to much so I doubled that part of the recipe! Family Favorite"

Reviewed Dec. 15, 2010

"I followed the advice of the other reviewer and just used a bag of frozen stew vegetables, which had everything in them( potatoes, onion, carrots, etc.) Very fast and easy, and came out tasting good. Will make again!"

Reviewed Dec. 5, 2009

"This was an excellent dinner recipe! I baked the chicken first, and cut it into small pieces before adding to the dish. I also used a bag of stew vegetables to save time, and added my own potato. I added a bit of thyme as well. Overall a fantastic recipe I look forward to making again."

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer