Sunday Suppers #3: Country Style Chicken and Dumplings

Country Style Chicken and Dumplings

Some memories are unforgettable, remaining ever vivid and heartwarming! ~ Joseph B. Wirthlin.


I remember my Grandma and the amazing smells that used to come out of her kitchen. Pots bubbling away on the stove, a flour covered floral apron and big hugs were plentiful in her home. I knew when I visited I would find fresh bread and homemade noodles…that was a given. My Country Style Chicken and Dumplings are a nod to those wonderful memories of Grandma in the kitchen and Sunday suppers of days gone by. 

Country Style Chicken and Dumplings Warm, comforting and delicious this Country Style Chicken and Dumpling recipe is pure chicken and homemade noodles. No frills here, just real food made with gathering around the table in mind. I hope you enjoy them!

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Country Style Chicken and Dumplings
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Serves: 6 servings
  • 1 (3- to 4- pound) Whole Chicken
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 carrots, scrubbed and halved
  • 2 stalks celery with leaves, halved
  • 1 large onion, quartered
  • 2 to 3 sprigs of parsley
  • 1 tsp sea salt, divided
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 2 cups whole wheat white flour (all purpose is okay, but broth used to make noodles will need to be reduced)
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ⅓ cup butter, chopped into cubes
  1. Place first 8 ingredients into a large pot and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 1 to 1½ hours or until chicken is fork tender.
  2. Remove chicken from pan and allow to cool. Strain broth and discard vegetables. Return broth to pot, reserving out ¾ cups broth (2/3 cup broth if using all purpose flour).
  3. Once chicken has cooled, remove skin and bones and discard. Roughly chop chicken and return to pot.
  4. Place flour, 1 tsp salt and baking powder into food processor. Pulse a few times to mix. Add butter and pulse until mixture is crumbly. Place in medium sized bowl and add reserved broth stirring just until ingredients are combined. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface and knead together for 1 -2 minutes. If dough is too wet add a pinch more flour.Be careful not to over-mix or the noodles will be tough. Dough should be slightly wet.
  5. Roll dough out on slightly floured surface to ¼ inch thickness and cut into 2 x 2 inch squares.
  6. Bring broth and chicken to a boil. Drop dumplings one at a time into boiling broth. Dumplings will float, so gently move them over and continue dropping until all noodles are in the broth.
  7. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 25 - 30 minutes.


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  1. says

    Your description of your grandmother reminds me of mine! She was always in the kitchen – as soon as she finished washing the breakfast dishes, she started cooking lunch! The memories are sweet, and her chicken and dumplings were the absolute best!
    Thank you for sharing your recipe. I’ve pinned and tweeted and will plan to make these for my family soon.
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  2. says

    SO GOOD!!! Gosh, I may have to make this over the weekend. :) Thank you so much for swinging by Snickerdoodle Sunday and linking up- hope to see you again this Saturday!!

    Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)

  3. says

    I LOVE chicken and dumplings and have never made it this way, but what a wonderful dish this will be when I make it using your recipe. The ultimate comfort food, no matter where you live. Thanks for sharing. Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

    • says

      It is a little different that the typical fluffy dumplings which are delicious too. I like a little extra bite to my dumplings. The butter instead of shortening makes them amazing.

    • says

      I love turkey and stuffing; the best part is leftovers! Sound like a great idea. Thanks for coming by. Use up that turkey carcass for a great broth. These noodles would be delicious with it. Enjoy a fabulous weekend and thanks for stopping by.

    • says

      I had friends gathered around the table when I served this dish. We got to talking about the memories the chicken and dumplings brought back. I love how food does that. Thanks for coming by and I hope you take time to make a few memories of your own no matter what food you serve when gathered around the table.


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