CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS – The Southern Girl Cooks


Hen and Dumplings is an all time favourite Southern consolation meals meal. This dish might be made with leftover baked rooster,  purchased rooster,  or turkey.  You may as well boil a rooster or rooster breasts for the recipe.  My household loves rooster 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 rooster and dumplings after I was a toddler and we normally had it on Sundays within the South!

Substances for rooster and dumplings.

Hen or turkey, cooked


Cream of rooster soup

Hen broth


Dumpling Substances:

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



These easy elements make great dumplings. We’ve all the time loved the flat dumplings, as that is what I grew up on. My grandmother and mom each made flat dumplings. Nonetheless I do know lots of you like the drop dumplings, that are tremendous straightforward too. As a substitute 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 after I make rooster and dumplings it’s a main undertaking. 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 few recipe, however I’ve to share. I used to be all the time hesitant about making from scratch dumplings. I both acquired take out Cracker Barrel, or tried to make them utilizing biscuits, which all the time 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 needed 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 known as for rooster broth as an alternative of sizzling water. Saying they had been a multitude is being beneficiant–I tossed them out with out even attempting them. So I searched at present 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 Major Course

Delicacies American


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

Dumpling Substances

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

Dumpling Directions

  • Pour 2 cups self-rising flour into a big bowl, reduce in 1/4 cup shortening with a pastry blender or fork, add 3/4 cup boiling water slightly at a time till you may 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 have got 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 way of concurrently.

Key phrase Hen and Dumplings, Straightforward

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