Easy Chicken & Dumplings

Posted: July 29

Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

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Nothing beats the warm, cozy feeling you get from a bowl of chicken and dumplings! So this recipe for Easy Chicken & Dumplings is sure to become a favorite. Each spoonful will introduce you to new goodies like tender chicken, crunchy celery, fresh carrots, and chewy dumplings. Easy Chicken & Dumplings is the perfect hearty winter dinner, and it’s ready in just 45 minutes!


• 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil • 1 large onion, chopped • 2 medium carrots, peeled and diced • 1 stalk celery, chopped • 1 teaspoon dried oregano • kosher salt, to taste • freshly ground black pepper, to taste • 3 cloves garlic, minced • 6 cups low-sodium chicken broth • 4 chicken thighs, boneless and skinless • 2 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless • 3 sprigs thyme • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour • 1 tablespoon baking powder • 1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt • 1 large egg • 2/3 cup buttermilk • 2 tablespoons butter, melted • 1 cup heavy cream • parsley, freshly chopped, for serving


Step 1

In a large Dutch oven over medium heat, heat the olive oil.

Step 2

Add the onion, carrots, and celery and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.

Step 3

Add the oregano, salt, pepper and garlic, cooking until fragrant, about 1 minute.

Step 4

Add the broth, chicken, and thyme to the pot and bring the mixture to a boil.

Step 5

Reduce the heat and allow the mixture to simmer until the chicken is cooked through, about 10 minutes.

Step 6

Remove the chicken and shred it with two forks.

Step 7

While the soup is simmering, in a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Make a well in the flour and add the egg, buttermilk, and melted butter to that well.

Step 8

Whisk the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients with a fork until combined.

Step 9

Add the shredded chicken and the heavy cream to the pot.

Step 10

Return the mixture to a simmer.

Step 11

Drop spoonfuls of the dumpling mix into the pot.

Step 12

Cover and cook the mixture on low until the dumplings are cooked through, about 5 minutes.

Step 13

Garnish with parsley before serving.

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