Dumplin’s Chicken and Dumplings

Homemade Chicken and Dumpling Recipe by www.mrshinesclass.com


About 12 years ago, I cooked some chicken and dumplings for my husband’s uncle.  He reminisces over that meal as though it was the best he’s ever had.  The dumplings I made for him were way too salty, but he gave me the ultimate compliment by going for seconds. And, he has been calling me Dumplin’ ever since.

Since then, my recipe has become a combination of the recipe my momma gave me and that of a friend.  While the recipe has evolved over the years, it’s been my daughter’s favorite meal since she was about 5 years old.  But that’s enough talking.  Let’s get to it.


Homemade Chicken and Dumpling Recipe by www.mrshinesclass.com


1 box of chicken broth

3 to 5 stalks of celery, chopped

1 cup of onion, chopped

a bag of baby carrots or carrot slices

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1 can of cream of chicken soup


2 cloves of chopped garlic

2 cans of biscuits


After you have diced the celery and onion, bring the chicken, celery, onion, and half the bag of carrots to a boil in the chicken broth.  Boil until the chicken is cooked and the vegetables are tender.

Meanwhile, you can chop the garlic, open the can of cream of chicken and set out your pepper.

Once the chicken is cooked through, take it out of the pot and place it on a plate so that it will cool to the touch.  Turn the heat down to low.

While the chicken is cooling, stir in the cream of chicken, chopped garlic and pepper to taste.  Turn the heat to medium high and let the ingredients simmer.

While this is simmering, open the cans of biscuits, and cut the biscuits into quarters.  If you like your dumplings soup style, don’t do anything else.  If you prefer creamier style dumplings, sprinkle the biscuits and a rolling pin with a little flour and roll out the biscuits.

Once your biscuits are ready, gradually add them to the simmering pot.  Cover the pot, turn up the heat and cook until dumplings have cooked through.  While the biscuits are cooking, shred the chicken into bit sized pieces.

Once the biscuits are cooked through, turn down the heat to low and stir in the chicken.

Homemade Chicken and Dumpling Recipe by www.mrshinesclass.com

Oh, yeah.  Looking good.  Go ahead and help yourself.  There’s plenty.

This recipe serves 8.

Homemade Chicken and Dumpling Recipe by www.mrshinesclass.com

Enjoy!  If you try this recipe, please let me know how it turns out.

Tip #1: I recommend putting your chopped vegetables in ramekin bowls to get them out of your way as you continue chopping, and it makes it easy to add them in the pot.

Helpful Kitchen Tip / Homemade Chicken and Dumplings / www.mrshinesclass.com

Tip #2 Use the dull side of your knife to scoop the diced vegetables into the ramekin bowl.

Helpful Kitchen Tip / Homemade Chicken and Dumplings / www.mrshinesclass.com

Tip # 3: Taken from Rachel Ray – Using a trash bowl makes cleaning as you go easy.  Once everything is cooking, just dump the trash in the garbage.

Helpful Kitchen Tip / Homemade Chicken and Dumplings / www.mrshinesclass.com

See you in class,

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  1. Sounds delicious and I think I’ll try it! xo

  2. Sharon … you are making me hungry. I could never make chicken and dumplings so maybe I should try this. Looks soooo good.
    Christmas Blessings. Audrey Z. at Timeless Treasures

  3. That sounds very yummy and very quick and easy. I have never used canned biscuits, but if I was in a rush that would be perfect.
    Hugs, Cindy

  4. Cindy, I’ve never made dumplings from scratch. Maybe we can both try something different. If you are ever in a rush, the biscuits really are a good substitute. Let me know if you ever try it.

  5. Wendy, hope you like it! Let me know what you think.

  6. That sounds perfect for nights that are chilly and we do get those even in California. Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe. I am a new follower visiting from Sumo’s Sweet Stuff. Vicky from Mess For Less

  7. Hi Vicky! Welcome to mrs. hines’ class! So glad to have you visit. I took the opportunity for a return vist to mess for less. I’m your newest follower. I’m really looking forward to getting to know each other through our blogs.



  8. Hi Sharon,

    Your Chicken and Dumplings recipe sounds wonderful! I wanted to stop by and say thanks for your nice comment on my blog, and I looked around a bit. We have the same new ornaments from Target, I used them in my centerpiece and you have them on your tree! They were so cute and inexpensive, I couldn’t resist them. I do the same thing and put out all the ornaments that my kids and I made over the years. Christmas should be sentimental. Have a wonderful holiday!

  9. Thanks for visiting. Come back anytime and feel free to link up to my new Show & Tell party that is hosted weekly on Wednesdays.


  10. Audrey,

    Hey! I’ve been thinking about you. Hope all is well in the Texas hill country. If you ever make the dumplings, let me know how you like them.

  11. Yum this sounds so good. I am pinning it and plan to make this very soon. I am so excited about this!!

  12. Thank you! Let me know how you like it.


  13. OK,, seriously, it’s dinner thyme and I am so hungry. Couldn’t I just get a piece off the screen? It looks wonderful and a great recipe for this time of the year. I will definitely going to try this. Thanks for joining in on Sunday’s Best and sharing your creativity. PS – I just FB you – hope you FB me back!

  14. You just made my day! Let me know what you think if you try the recipe. Thanks for FB me. I will be happy to FB you back.


  15. Your recipe sounds amazing! I love the added vegetables! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

  16. If you try the recipe out in your beautiful kitchen, let me know! Come back and visit!


  17. Sharon this looks so good! Easy too! I always thought it was more complicated than that. I am going to try it. About how long does it take for the dumplings to cook? How will I know when they are cooked? I am your newest follower.

  18. Welcome to Mrs. Hines Class! So glad to have you. The dumplings take about 15 minutes. They plump up and then fall. Once they fall, they’re done.

    Let me know if I can answer any other questions. I’m always glad to help!



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