Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr
2 servings (serving size: 2 cups)

Fluffy herb-flecked dumplings, tender vegetables, and rich dark-meat chicken combine in this soul-satisfying classic. Garnish with parsley sprigs, if desired.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add chicken to pan; cook 4 minutes, browning on all sides. Remove chicken from pan; keep warm. Add celery and next 5 ingredients (through bay leaf) to pan; sauté 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Return chicken to pan; cook 1 minute. Add broth to pan; bring mixture to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes.

Step 2

Weigh or lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, chopped parsley, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Add milk, stirring just until moist. Spoon by heaping teaspoonfuls into broth mixture; cover and simmer 10 minutes or until dumplings are done. Discard parsley sprigs and bay leaf.

Ratings & Reviews

Comfort food

October 02, 2015
Hit the spot on a cold, rainy, winter Fall evening! Easy to make.

lperejma's Review

February 21, 2015
I doubled the amount of dumplings.

Susanwhipple1's Review

October 13, 2014
My family loves this recipe. I always double it (except the broth, I just use 2 cans) so we have leftovers for the next day. I make it exactly as written. But if I have cream in the refrigerator, I'll add a tablespoon or two at the end to make the broth rich and delicious. We're having it again tonight! I wish I could invite you over....

EileenNJ's Review

October 04, 2014

LaLeone19's Review

August 17, 2014
The first time I read the recipe, the GALLON of water sounded wrong...and it was! This isn't a recipe for SOUP, but Chicken & Dumplings, and to ME at least, that is a thick, stew(y) consistency! You can easily do with HALF the amount of water listed, as it was nothing but chicken dumpling SOUP when it was done. Had to do a LOT of rescue work on this recipe...added cornstarch mix to it 3 times! I also added more veggies than called for, including carrots! The dumplings were slimy & bland, too & I even added a bit of parsley to mine...needed more than 1t of bouillon as well...practically flavorless. Recipe needs a LOT of adjustments-make it & you'll see. Very disappointed with this one...

moviegirl's Review

February 26, 2014
I really loved the taste of the soup. It was delicious. But my dumplings were not light and fluffy. Don't know where I went wrong.

sunnik's Review

February 12, 2014
LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe! It's so delicious, and so simple. I've been able to find frozen, prechopped celery, onions & carrots which really cuts down on prep time. I make the recipe as stated but I add more chicken and more dumplins to make it a little heartier, and I usually have to sub dried parsley for fresh because I seem to always forget it. This recipe has pleased many of my guests, freezes well, and never disappoints!

ktleyed's Review

October 20, 2013
This was okay, I thought it would be more gravy-like, but it was more like a soup with a broth, although everyone liked it.

hcamp29's Review

September 05, 2013
We loved it! It is in the regular rotation of meals that we make. The kiddos LOVE the dumplings. The chicken is nice and tender, too.

amberkd's Review

March 05, 2013
so quick and easy. And did i mention it is delicious!!