Chicken and Dumplings

Just like Mom used to make. This classic recipe serves as delicious comfort food for all your friends and family.


  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 celery ribs, sliced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, diced
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sage
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 cups milk, room temp

For dumplings:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  •  3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk


  • Place a large pot or Dutch oven over medium high heat and add oil. Once the oil is hot add the onion, carrots and celery and saute for 5 minutes. Add the garlic about halfway through so that it doesn't burn.
  • Add the chicken, chicken broth and the herbs to the pot and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked all the way. (Chicken is cooked when juices run clear)
  • While the broth is simmering, combine everything for the dumplings in a medium-sized bowl.
  • In another medium-sized bowl mix 2 cups of flour and 2 1/2 cups milk to make a slurry. This will thicken the broth.
  • Remove the chicken from the pot and slowly add the slurry mix. Stir continuously. 
  • Once all the slurry is added, bring the mixture back to a simmer and begin dropping in the dumplings.
  • Cover for 20 minutes.
  • Add the chicken back to the pot and stir gentle and serve.