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Savory Chicken and Dumplings

Old fashioned, easy one-pot Chicken and Dumplings Recipe is a comfort food classic and will instantly be a family favorite. Mouthwatering savory, light, herby broth, perfect, delicious dumplings, and lots of fresh veggies and rotisserie chicken.
Course dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword butternut squash soup, chicken, comfort food, dumplings, herbs, weight watchers
3 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 350kcal
Author Elise


Chicken and Dumplings Broth

  • 2 tbsp butter or olive oil
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 4 stalks celery cut up
  • 4 whole carrots cut up
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp Better than Bouillon Roasted Garlic or Chicken
  • 7 cups chicken broth
  • 1 whole rotessiere chicken de-boned and cut up
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 4 oz cream cheese, jalapeno whipped, chive & onion or to taste
  • 3 thyme springs 2", leaves only
  • 1 tbsp poultry seasoning


  • 2 cups flour non bleached
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp poultry seasoning
  • 4 tbsp butter melted
  • 1 cup 2% milk or condensed milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper, ground


  • STEP ONE: Chop up all the veggies, melt butter or olive oil in a large deep stovetop pan like this Dutch Oven . Add veggies and saute until soft.
  • STEP TWO: Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of flour, poultry seasoning, Better Than Bouillion, and salt on top of the sauteed veggies and stir to coat.
  • STEP THREE: Add chicken broth, bay leaves, and thyme sprigs. Bring to a boil and then reduce to simmer for at least 20 minutes.
  • STEP FOUR: Add rotisserie chicken and cream cheese. Bring back to a medium boil.
  • STEP FIVE: Whisk together dry dumpling ingredients, flour, baking powder, and seasonings. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture.
  • STEP SIX: Melt the 4 tbsp of butter in the microwave, let cool slightly. Pour milk into well, then pour the butter into the milk. Mix gently until just mix together.
    Over mixing will result in tough dumplings.
  • STEP SEVEN: Drop by spoonfuls or small ice cream scoops into boiling broth. Cover and let simmer boil for 13-15 minutes. Do Not Open Lid!
  • STEP EIGHT: Remove lid, bay leaves and let simmer for about 2-3 more minutes, then turn heat off. Let sit for about 5 minutes or until ready to eat! DONE! ENJOY!!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 350kcal