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Chicken & Dumplings Recipe

I know I am a little late on posting these recipes as promised.  So here is one that is my daughters favorites:

Chicken & Dumplins


3 Boneless Chicken Breast (You can use which ever part of the chicken you want. Doesn’t have to be boneless or skinless it just depends on how much work you want to put into your chicken before adding it to the pot)

2 Cups Flour

2 1/2 Teaspoon of the baking powder

1/2 Teaspoon salt (optional, I leave it out and let others add to taste for their bowls. I don’t like to cook with salt)

1/3 Cup Shortening

3/4 Cup Buttermilk (You can user regular milk but I enjoy the taste more with Buttermilk)

1 Tablespoon soft margerine or butter


First cook the chicken.
You can either put the pieces in a pressure cooker for a quick cook if they are frozen or toss them in a pot on the stove. You want enough water in the cooker/pot to just cover the chicken.  Once it is cooked remove the chicken and set it aside. Save the pot of chicken broth as this is now our base we will toss our dough into.


This is where I cheat a little. I use the recipe for Old Fashion Biscuits on the Clabber Girl Baking Soda can, only I make a few adjustments.

Mix the flour, baking powder, salt, shortening and butter together in a big bowl or mixer until you have a big dough ball.

Pinch off a small ball about the size of a tablespoon then start placing them into the chicken broth you just cooked. Keep continue doing that until all the dough is in to broth.
Then take the chicken you had sitting out that was cooling down and begin shredding it into how ever big you want your bites to be and add into the broth.
Add the buttermilk into the broth and stir. Add more to taste.


This is a major comfort food for those cold days. I also double the dough recipe depending on the size of the cooker I am using. My mother taught me this recipe. While most of the time she would chase us out of the kitchen, this is just one of the few we did together.



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