Grandma’s Chicken and Dumplings

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Chicken and Dumplings is a classic comfort food recipe that has been passed down through generations. This dish is the perfect way to warm up on a cold winter day, or to enjoy as a comforting meal any time of the year. The combination of tender chicken, flavorful broth, and fluffy dumplings is sure to please everyone at the table.

This recipe is a family favorite, and it’s easy to see why. The tender chicken and flavorful broth create a comforting base for the dish, while the fluffy dumplings add a satisfying texture. The recipe is also very versatile, and can be easily adapted to suit different dietary needs. Whether you’re looking for a gluten-free or low-carb version, this recipe can be easily adapted to suit your needs.

In this recipe post, we will be sharing the traditional Grandma’s  Chicken and Dumplings, as well as some tips and tricks for making the dish even more delicious. Whether you’re a seasoned cook or a beginner, you’ll find everything you need to know to make this comforting dish in the comfort of your own home. So gather your ingredients, and let’s get cooking!

What is usually served with chicken and dumplings?

Chicken and dumplings is a classic comfort food that’s loved by many. However, deciding what to serve with it can sometimes be a challenge. The good news is that there are plenty of delicious and satisfying sides that pair perfectly with this savory dish.

One classic side that goes well with chicken and dumplings is mashed potatoes. The creamy texture of the potatoes perfectly complements the hearty and rich flavor of the chicken and dumplings. Plus, the extra carbs from the potatoes will help you feel full and satisfied.

If you’re looking for a lighter option, rice is a great choice. Whether you prefer white rice or brown rice, it’s a versatile side that can soak up the flavors of the chicken and dumplings while adding some extra nutrition to your meal.

If you’re a bread lover, biscuits, cornbread or cornbread muffins are all great options. These warm and buttery breads are the perfect accompaniment to the chicken and dumplings, providing a delicious and comforting contrast to the savory flavors of the main dish.

If you’re in the mood for something a little more garlicky, garlic bread or breadsticks are great choices. The tangy and aromatic garlic flavors will add an extra dimension to your meal, and the breadsticks are perfect for dipping into the rich sauce of the chicken and dumplings.

For something a little more substantial, corn casserole is a delicious and hearty side that pairs perfectly with chicken and dumplings. The sweet and savory flavors of the casserole complement the dish perfectly, and the corn provides a nice contrast to the creamy sauce.

And last but not least, if you’re looking for a more casual option, sandwiches are a great choice, especially if you’re serving chicken and dumplings soup. A simple sandwich made with crusty bread and your favorite fillings will provide a nice balance to the warm and comforting soup.

Are chicken and dumplings healthy?

If you’re watching your calorie intake, you may want to enjoy chicken and dumplings in moderation or look for healthier variations.

While chicken is a great source of protein, the added fats and calories in traditional chicken and dumplings can add up quickly. However, there are ways to make this beloved dish healthier. For example, using skinless chicken breast and low-sodium chicken broth can help reduce the overall fat and sodium content of the dish.

Another way to make chicken and dumplings healthier is by making your own dumplings. Instead of using traditional dumpling recipes that call for refined flour and added fats, you can try using whole wheat flour and cutting back on the butter or oil.

Additionally, you can add more vegetables to your chicken and dumplings to increase the nutritional value of the dish. Carrots, celery, onions, and green beans are all great options that can help balance out the richness of the dish and add more fiber and vitamins.

If you’re looking to make a healthier version of chicken and dumplings, there are plenty of recipes available online that use alternative ingredients or cooking methods to create a lighter, healthier version of the classic dish.

Grandma's Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken and dumplings are one of the most classic dishes of America's Northeast, which is why they make it on every holiday celebration menu you can find. Although you might like your dumplings fluffy and full of cream, these baked chicken and dumplings are savory and hearty...


  • 1 Rotisserie Chicken
  • 2 small cans of Pillsbury Buttermilk biscuits any except flaky
  • 1 can Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 32 oz box of chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 cups of milk
  • 1/2 tsp. poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 stick butter

Thickener Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup milk


  • Remove all chicken from the bones and dice. Set chicken aside.
  • Cut biscuits into 1/2″ pieces (roll each biscuit between your hands forming a long tube; then cut into half inch pieces.
  • Set cut up biscuits on a cookie sheet and keep them separated. Place in refrigerator.
  • In a large pot, combine chicken stock, cream of chicken soup and milk, whisking together until soup is dissolved. Add Poultry seasoning and black pepper.
  • Bring to full boil and then add real butter; reducing the heat to medium so that the liquid continues to simmer not boil.
  • When the butter has melted, start dropping the biscuits into the boiling liquid. Stir occasionally reducing heat to medium or low.
  • Once all the biscuits have been added to the liquid, let them boil lightly as you prepare a thickener. To make a thickener, combine 1/4 cup of flour, 3/4 cup of milk; thoroughly stir together.
  • Slowly add thickener to the liquid and biscuits stirring constantly. This will slightly thicken the liquid.
  • Once liquid begins to thicken, add diced chicken. Let this mixture cook, covered, for approximately 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. When the biscuits are no longer doughy but firm, it is ready to be served.
  • If you have leftover dough roll little balls and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Bake for dessert!

We hope you enjoy making and eating this comforting dish It’s a classic recipe that never goes out of style and is sure to be a hit with everyone at the table. Remember to adjust the recipe to your dietary needs, and don’t be afraid to experiment with different seasonings and herbs to make it your own. If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You can also freeze the dumplings for later use. This is a recipe that will bring warmth and comfort to your home and your taste buds. Happy Cooking!

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