Chicken And Dumplings

Feb 27, 2012 by

I seemed to have developed a strange attraction and liking to dumplings. But not the dumplings that my mom or grandmother made. These dumplings are not the Caribbean way! But I just love them! I also love the way the chicken is cooked down into a stew. My husband loves how fluffy the dumplings are, and I totally agree.

This Chicken and Dumpling meal truly makes me happy. No leftovers whenever I make this :-)

I know you guys loved the Chicken Soup With Dumplings. But THIS is where the party is at! LOL Yes, I love it that much.


Chicken and Dumplings


Chicken And Dumplings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour


  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 Medium Onion, diced
  • 5 Carrots, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces on the diagonal
  • 1 Tsp Dried thyme
  • 1/4 Cup Unbleached, All Purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 Cup Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 8 Chicken Thighs, Skinless, Boneless
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Grapeseed Oil (to cook chicken)
  • Dumplings:
  • 3/4 Cup Unbleached, All Purpose Flour
  • 1 3/4 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Milk (I used 2%)
  • 1 Cup Peas, thawed from frozen


  1. Season Chicken with salt and pepper
  2. In a skillet, add some Grapeseed oil and brown chicken on both sides
  3. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside
  4. In a warm dutch oven over medium heat, add butter.
  5. When butter has melted, add onion and sauté until softened
  6. Add Carrots and Thyme
  7. Stir 3-5 minutes over medium heat
  8. Add 1/4 cup flour to make a roux. Stir in gradually to combine
  9. Gently whisk in chicken broth
  10. Bring to a boil while whisking to remove any lumps of flour
  11. Add Chicken. Cover and cook for about 15 minutes
  12. In a medium bowl, add flour, baking powder, salt and milk
  13. Combine with a fork
  14. Using 2 spoons, form dumplings and place in the dutch oven (about 14-16 small dumplings)
  15. Cover and cook for 15 minutes (stir once or twice during this time to ensure chicken doesn't stick the bottom of the dutch)
  16. Add peas
  17. Cook for 5 minutes until peas warmed through and dumplings are cooked
  18. Gently stir
  19. Serve immediately

Adapted from Everyday Food


Dumplings in the pot!


This is a definite favourite for me. I just need to win the kids over and then this could be a weekly item. Too bad they are going through that funny texture phase.


Chicken and Dumplings – Dinner is served


Okay, I need to back away from the computer. I’m getting hungry for dumplings.

Have a great week, everyone!


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  1. Now this is an interesting recipe. I typically don’t use baking powder in my dumplings unless I’m frying them, but that would give them a whole new texture if prepared this way. I’m on school lockdown today, but I’m going to make this tomorrow. I have all the ingredients except Grapeseed oil which I’ll substitute … and dried thyme (I have some fresh thyme so I’ll use that).

    Thanks for another great recipe!

    • I agree CD, baking powder is what mommy always uses for frying also. The texture from these dumplings are quite delightful. I’m sure you can use whatever oil at hand to cook the chicken, as long as it is well seasoned, should not be a problem. And fresh Thyme will work great. Glad you love this recipe!

  2. I’m not sure if my last comment posted but I just wanted to make sure that you knew that I am now having a serious craving for chicken & dumplings! This looks amazing. I’d love to take a huge, overflowing spoonful of stew & dumpling mmm…I absolutely have to try this!!

    • Hi Lacy! This was your only comment and I SO hear you about the cravings. I’m so glad you like my recipe! I hope you do try it and let me know how you like it! I made dumplings 3 times in 2 weeks. I need to stop. LOL

  3. It’s comforting and delicious. Perfect for the lousy rainy weather we have here…

  4. What a perfect comforting meal! My tummy loves the combination of dumplings and chicken — so delicious!

  5. Rochelley

    I just made this for the fella and he was well pleased. I added extra veggies since we’re on a juice kick and the fridge is filled with veggies. Thanks for sharing. Our bellies are now happily filled.

    • Thats so awesome, Rochelley! I’m so glad you and the fella liked it lol. Extra veggies are always welcome :-)


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