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Chicken and Dumplings

This past month one of my goals has been to use most of the food in the freezer I have in my basement. We are getting part of a fresh steer in early November so I needed to make some room. It’s a good way to make sure everything gets used before it gets old. I found a large package of chicken thighs so I decided to make chicken and dumplings. My mom always made this pretty much like her chicken noodle soup but with dumplings. I changed the dumpling recipe only by using whole wheat flour instead of all purpose flour and sucanat instead of white sugar.


You’ll need:


2 Pounds Chicken I used thighs and the flavor was unbelievable





1 cup whole wheat flour/all purpose white flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon sucanat/sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon butter

1/2 cup milk

Place the chicken in a large pot and cover with water by 2 inches. Add the chopped up vegetables.

Bring to a boil and simmer for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

Using a large slotted spoon remove the chicken and let it cool.

When it’s cooled down remove the skin  and the chicken from the bones. (Save the skin and bones for later to make broth to freeze). Put the meat back into the pot and bring back to a boil.


In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.

Cut in butter until it’s crumbly.


Add milk and mix.


Form small balls and drop carefully into the boiling broth.


Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.


It’s ready to serve. My dumpling fell apart after several minutes. This is the first time I’ve used whole wheat flour when making this recipe. The flavor was fantastic even thought the dumplings disintegrated. I will have to try again. Maybe go half white half whole wheat. We’ll see 🙂

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26 thoughts on “Chicken and Dumplings”

  1. Anne Kimball says:

    Hi Diane, I’m Anne from Life on the Funny Farm (, and I’m visiting from Natural Living Monday.

    This looks so delicious. I’ve never made dumplings before, so it’s nice to have this tutorial.

    Anyway, thanks for posting this. I hope you can pop by my blog sometime to say hi…

  2. veronica lee says:

    Looks delish!

    Happy Tuesday!

  3. Elise says:

    looks so good! The first (and only) time I ever made dumplings, I burned them really bad. What didn’t burn was super yummy though. Your recipe makes me want to try again!

  4. Twisted Cinderella says:

    That looks so good and comforting!

  5. Becca says:

    Mmm good for cool fall days!

    Thanks for sharing at A Humble Bumble 🙂

  6. Christine says:

    That’s what I want for supper tonight!!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality!

  7. kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts says:

    This looks like true comfort food. I love both fluffy dumplings and the ‘slicks’ of the Delmarva peninsula.

    I’ve bookmarked it–thanks for sharing.

  8. April @ The 21st Century Housewife says:

    Even though your dumplings fell apart, they look delicious. There is nothing like chicken and dumplings – such classic comfort food!

  9. Rosey says:

    Absolutely no better time of year for Chicken and Dumplings than Fall.
    Thanks for sharing the alterations. Does it taste different w/the wheat flour?

    I’m visiting from Katherine’s Corner & I’m your latest Linky follower. 🙂

    1. Diane says:

      I think wheat flour has a nutty flavor to it. It tasted really good 🙂

  10. Doreen McGettigan says:

    What a great fall recipe. I have never made chicken and dumplings, either. I will have to give it a try my husband would probably love it! I’m visiting via Thursday Favorite Things.

  11. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Diane,
    We just love Chicken and Dumplings and your recipe looks delicious. Hope you are having a great fall weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  12. Katherines Corner says:

    Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

  13. Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade says:

    Thanks for sharing with us this week at Foodie Friends Friday.
    Dawn a host and fellow blogger

  14. Jessi @ Practically Functional says:

    Ooh yum, that looks delicious! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  15. kristy @ Gastronomical Sovereignty says:

    you know something funny? every time i pull something from the freezer i feel like i’ve just scored the jackpot – free food! of course it isn’t free because i had to acquire it at some point but it still feels like a steal. haha

    thank you for sharing with the Wednesday Fresh Foods Link Up! I looks forward to seeing you again this week with more wonderful seasonal & fresh/real food posts. xo, kristy.

  16. Connie says:

    Using up food in the freezer is a good thing! I think I’ll go see what’s in there that I have been over looking! I haven’t made chicken and dumplings in the longest time, thanks for sharing with us and linking it up 🙂

  17. HungryLittleGirl says:

    Oh this looks so perfect for the cold nights here in the Seattle area! Love it!
    Thank you for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza!
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  18. Grandma Kc says:

    This sounds delicious! I love chicken and dumplings but I haven’t made it in a long time — I will have to try yours! Thanks!

  19. Marlys @Thisand That says:

    Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday and I hope you come and join us again this week.

  20. Michelle says:

    Believe it or not, I’ve never actually made Chicken & Dumplings. Now I will, with this yummy recipe. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Have a wonderful week.

  21. Betsy @ Romance on a Dime says:

    Looks delicious!! thanks for sharing.

  22. Kathy Moody says:

    This looks so yummy, and one of my favorites. Thank you so much for sharing again this week at A Bouquet of Talent!! 🙂

  23. Donna Martin says:

    Looks so delicious..nice for dinner

  24. Maricel says:

    Looks delicious i like chicken dumpling thank you for the recipe.

  25. Angela Duku says:

    Chicken and dumplings are my favourite

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