Chicken and Dumplings from Scratch

Chicken and Dumplings from Scratch

Chicken and Dumplings from Scratch

Hello friends, welcome to Dumplings Recipe. Today we are going to make Chicken and Dumplings from Scratch.

From-scratch dumplings and fresh mushrooms make a difference in this chicken and dumplings dish.

  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Additional Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hrs 55 minutes

Ingredients for making Chicken and Dumplings from Scratch


  • ¾ cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup club soda

Chicken Mixture

  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 3 medium skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 2 potatoes, cubed
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 rib celery, diced
  • ½ cup diced carrot
  • ½ green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • ½ (10 ounce) package frozen peas, thawed (Optional)
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced (Optional)
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • 1 ¾ cups heavy cream
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup chopped morel mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green onion, or to taste

Directions for making Chicken and Dumplings from Scratch

  1. Heat milk and butter for dumplings in a small saucepan over medium heat until butter melts, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, parsley, and salt in a bowl. Stir in club soda and milk mixture until dough forms a ball, making sure not to overmix. Cover dumpling dough and let stand for 30 minutes.
  3. Combine chicken stock and cream of chicken soup in a large saucepan or Dutch oven. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat.
  4. Add chicken, potatoes, onion, celery, carrot, bell pepper, peas, lemon, and thyme.
  5. Poach until chicken is no longer pink in the centers and vegetables are tender, about 12 minutes.
  6. Transfer chicken to a plate to cool; transfer vegetables to a bowl, leaving stock in the pan. Discard thyme and lemon.
  7. Boil remaining stock over medium-high heat until reduced by 1/3, 5 to 7 minutes.
  8. Meanwhile, pour cream into a small saucepan and heat over medium-high heat. Cook until reduced by about 1/2, 7 to 10 minutes. Whisk into reduced stock. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
  9. Chop cooled chicken into bite-sized pieces.
  10. Melt butter in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, season with salt and pepper, and saute for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir into stock mixture and add chicken and cooked vegetables.
  11. Bring soup to a simmer over medium heat, adding more stock if necessary. Drop dumpling dough by teaspoons into the mixture.
  12. Cover and let simmer for 7 to 8 minutes. Serve hot garnished with parsley and green onion.

Chefs Tips

You can use white button mushrooms instead of morels, if preferred.

Nutrition Facts for Chicken and Dumplings from Scratch

  • Servings Per Recipe 6
  • Calories 705
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 41g 53%
  • Saturated Fat 24g 120%
  • Cholesterol 160mg 53%
  • Sodium 1422mg 62%
  • Total Carbohydrate 63g 23%
  • Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
  • Total Sugars 6g
  • Protein 24g
  • Vitamin C 46mg 231%
  • Calcium 283mg 22%
  • Iron 5mg 27%
  • Potassium 751mg 16%

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