Chicken and Dumplings
Homemade Chicken and Dumplings recipe is creamy, hearty, flavorful and comforting with the BEST tender, fluffy dumplings and easier to make than you think! This old-fashioned Chicken and Dumplings recipe is a meal-in-one the whole family will love without any condensed soup! It’s blanketed with fluffy, biscuit-style dumplings that are delightfully tender and not gummy but still hold their shape and don’t disintegrate when cooked all due to my secret ingredient. The dumplings are made from scratch in minutes without any kneading, rolling or cutting! This creamy stew is also bursting with juicy chicken, hearty carrots and celery, and aromatic onions, garlic and herbs for a symphony of rich and savory flavor in every slurp. This easy Chicken and Dumplings recipe is also extremely versatile and pantry friendly – swap the chicken for ground beef or sausage, swap veggies or add more favorites, make it creamy, brothy or stew-like (all variations included).
Chicken and Dumplings is surprisingly easy to make but there are a few helpful tips and tricks for the BEST Chicken and Dumplings:
This homemade Chicken and Dumplings recipe is very simple but it does require some prep work as far as trimming the chicken and chopping vegetables. You can save time by:
As a general rule of thumb, creamy soups do not freeze well as the texture can become unpleasantly grainy as the dairy and fat separate. You can still freeze the soup with these expectations, or omit the half and half when freezing. Alternatively, you can swap the half and half for evaporated milk which freeze better.