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Comfort Food Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

Comfort Food Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

February is prime time for good old comfort food.  As the winter months drag on, nothing warms the body and thaws the soul like a big bowl of Chicken and Dumplings. 

I’ve been making this recipe for as long as I can remember, it’s one that I learned from my mother and it still satisfies and comforts me to this day. When I’m chilled to the bone, this is the recipe I reach for.

A pot of Chicken and Dumplings

This simple recipe for Chicken and Dumplings is designed to be an easy weeknight meal that lets you put dinner on the table in a matter of minutes.  Of course, if you prefer to make the chicken stock from scratch, the flavor will reflect that homemade goodness.

What is your go-to comfort food? I’d love to hear from you, and let me know how you like my Chicken and Dumplings!

XO Lorie

Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

Chicken and Dumplings

2 chicken breasts, cooked and cubed or the meat from a rotisserie chicken

1 tablespoon butter

1 onion, finely chopped

3 ribs of celery, finely chopped

1 ½ cups carrot medallions

4-5 cups chicken stock

1 can of home-style biscuits

1 tablespoon rubbed sage

1 bay leaf

2-4 sprigs of fresh thyme

1 teaspoon dried parsley

½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper

2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

Salt to taste

In a large soup pot, cook the onions and celery in the butter for 5-7 minutes over medium heat until they are tender.  Add the carrots, chicken stock, herbs, and seasonings and bring the soup to a boil.  With the soup rapidly bubbling, add the biscuits one at a time by pinching small pieces of dough, flattening them with your fingers before dropping them into the pot.  When all biscuits have been added, add the chicken and turn the heat to medium-low, cover the pot with the lid askew and cook for about 8 minutes.  Stir occasionally to ensure nothing sticks to the bottom of the pot.  Remove the bay leaf and thyme and add the lemon juice and serve. 


Reader interactions

6 Replies to “Comfort Food Chicken and Dumplings Recipe”

  1. I’m hoping that you put the chicken into the mix at some point in the process … you seem to have omitted that step from your recipe!


    1. Thanks Andrew! Add the chicken before you turn the heat down to cook the dumplings.
      Xo Lorie


  2. This looks so yummy! Perfect for a cold and rainy day like today. Thank you for sharing.


    1. My pleasure! Let me know how you like it!!


  3. Yum, Lorie this sounds fantastic – perfect for today! If I don’t want to use biscuits from a can do you have a good recipe (the recipes I’ve tried have turned out like hockey pucks).


    1. Hi Beth thanks for your comment!! I always make it this way. I do have a homemade biscuit recipe that I make all the time but may be like pucks too. Xo Lorie


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Lorie Fangio is a teaching chef and the founder of A Taste of Paris culinary excursions. She shares her extensive knowledge of French food & culture through cooking classes, regular TV appearances, local publications, and speaking engagements. She is an award-winning food & lifestyle blogger with a zest for gathering people around a table.

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