CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS – The Southern Woman Cooks


Hen and Dumplings is an all time favourite Southern consolation meals meal. This dish could be made with leftover baked hen,  purchased hen,  or turkey.  You can even boil a hen or hen breasts for the recipe.  My household loves hen and dumplings and the extra dumplings the higher we prefer it! Hen and dumplings has been a favourite Southern recipes for years.  I bear in mind my mom making hen and dumplings once I was a baby and we normally had it on Sundays within the South!

Elements for hen and dumplings.

Hen or turkey, cooked


Cream of hen soup

Hen broth


Dumpling Elements:

Self Rising Flour (you can also make your individual right here)



These easy substances make fantastic dumplings. We’ve at all times loved the flat dumplings, as that is what I grew up on. My grandmother and mom each made flat dumplings. Nevertheless I do know a lot of you’re keen on the drop dumplings, that are tremendous simple too. As an alternative of rolling out the dough, you simply pinch if off and drop them within the soup combination.

Easy Chicken and Dumplings - The Southern Lady Cooks

Nice critiques on these scrumptious dumplings:

“Normally once I make hen and dumplings it’s a main mission. This recipe makes a scrumptious dinner with a fraction of the work and in a fraction of the time. I’m grateful for this recipe. Thanks for sharing it.” – Leslie

“Not often do I remark a couple of recipe, however I’ve to share. I used to be at all times hesitant about making from scratch dumplings. I both acquired take out Cracker Barrel, or tried to make them utilizing biscuits, which at all times swelled greater than I cared for. I got here throughout this recipe a few years in the past, made them a number of instances, and they’re excellent! Final evening I wished dumplings, however couldn’t discover this recipe in my assortment. I acquired the recipe on the Martha White website (the identical one on the Crisco website) that referred to as for hen broth as a substitute of scorching water. Saying they had been a large number is being beneficiant–I tossed them out with out even attempting them. So I searched as we speak till I discovered this recipe once more. I’ll by no means use one other! Similar to Grandma’s.” – Janie

Full recipe in recipe card under.

Easy Chicken and Dumplings - The Southern lady Cooks

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Straightforward Hen and Dumplings

Your loved ones will love these Straightforward Hen and Dumplings

Course Principal Course

Delicacies American


  • 4 cups chopped hen or turkey cooked
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • one 10.5 ounce can of cream of hen soup I exploit Campbell’s soup and broth
  • two 10.5 ounce cans of hen broth
  • 3 of the ten.5 ounce cans stuffed with water

Dumpling Elements

  • 2 cups Self-rising flour
  • 1/4 cup shortening

Dumpling Directions

  • Pour 2 cups self-rising flour into a big bowl, lower in 1/4 cup shortening with a pastry blender or fork, add 3/4 cup boiling water a little bit at a time till you’ll be able to form the combination right into a ball. Roll out to about 1/8 inch of thickness on a floured board. Lower into strips, then squares

  • Take away lid on pot and add a number of squares at a time to the boiling broth changing lid every time for about 30 seconds till you may have added all of the dumplings. As soon as all of the dumplings are added decrease warmth to simmer for about 20 minutes. Add salt and pepper to style.

For Drop Dumplings

  • If you would like drop dumplings, simply don’t roll the dough out however pinch off items and drop them into the broth similar to you dropped the flat dumplings. Attempt to make every pinch uniform so your dumplings will prepare dinner by concurrently.

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