Monday, November 21, 2011

Grandma's Chicken n Dumplings

I have been asked several times for my chicken n dumplings recipe so here ya go!

You will need:
One whole chicken, cooked and de-boned
8 Cups water
2 Bay leaves
Salt and Pepper to taste
1/4 cup flour
1 Onion (chopped)
1 tsp garlic
2 chicken bullion cubes

Place water, chicken, bay leaves, onion, garlic, salt, pepper and bullion cubes to water (if you boil the chicken you can use the stock instead of water).  Bring to a boil then reduce heat and cover and simmer 30 minutes.  Remove bay leaves before adding dumplings.

2 cans buttermilk biscuits (or if you are having a good day you can make your own)

Raise the temperature to medium high and return to a boil.  Roll biscuits out to about 1/4 inch thick and cut into 8 pieces.  Add dumplings to water one at a time and make sure they go under the water, or spoon water on top of them.  Let soup simmer for 10 minutes.  If you would like a thicker soup use 1/2 cup of juice from soup and add flour to make a rue.  Return flour and juice to the soup and stir until desired thickness.  You can also add sweet peas and carrots and simmer an additional five minutes if you like vegetables in your chick-n-dumplins!


  1. I'm making chicken n dumplins this week. I'm debating between your recipe and my mother in law's. Hers is less intimidating but I think my husband will like yours better LOL. Thanks for linking it up to the Dishing It Up recipe hop :-)

  2. This one is much easier than it looks!