Homemade Chicken and Dumplings



2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

A pinch of salt

2 tablespoons butter

1 cup milk

2 quarts chicken broth

3 cups cooked chicken, shredded or diced


Prepare the Dumpling Dough: In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Incorporate the butter using a fork or pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Gradually stir in the milk until a dough forms.

Roll and Cut the Dumplings: On a well-floured surface, roll out the dough thinly using a rolling pin. If you're using a pizza cutter, first dip it in flour to prevent sticking. Cut the dough into roughly 2x2-inch squares. Don't fret about perfect shapes; a bit of variety adds charm.

Layer and Flour: Transfer the cut dumplings onto a floured plate, ensuring each layer is separated with a sprinkle of flour to prevent sticking.

Cook the Dumplings: In a large pot, bring the chicken broth to a rolling boil. Gently add the dumplings, one by one, giving a stir after each addition to ensure they don't stick together. The residual flour on the dumplings will help to slightly thicken the broth. Allow them to simmer for about 15-20 minutes, or until they’re cooked through and no longer taste of raw dough.

Add the Chicken: Introduce the cooked chicken pieces to the pot, giving a gentle stir to combine.

Serve and Enjoy: Once everything is heated through, ladle the Chicken and Dumplings into bowls, serving hot.

This Homemade Chicken and Dumplings dish is a hearty classic that never goes out of style. Revel in the comfort of a home-cooked meal and enjoy the symphony of flavors and textures in each bite.