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25 Old Fashioned Chicken And Dumplings 

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These creamy old fashioned Chicken and Dumplings recipes are the ultimate comfort food! With fluffy homemade dumplings, creamy chicken broth, savory vegetables, and tender chicken. Whether you want to use your crockpot, instant pot, Dutch oven, or a large pot on the stove top we’ve got you covered! 

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This family favorite is perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or to eat on a cold night. With juicy chicken and bite-sized pieces of tender dumplings, these recipes are made with simple ingredients and are great for picky eaters! Enjoy a warm pot of old-fashioned chicken and dumplings this cold weather season. 

Slow Cooker Stew

  1. C&D With Buttermilk 

Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings with buttermilk take 15 minutes to prep, 7 hours to cook, and result in 8 portions. Key ingredients include boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs, butter, dried parsley, cream of chicken soup, and buttermilk. 

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  1. Chicken & Dumplings With Cream   

It’s easy to make your dumpling dough by whisking together flour, baking powder, and salt followed by milk. The entire dough process from creation until cooking takes 15 minutes. Other key ingredients include chicken breast, vegetables, chicken broth, whole milk, and heavy whipping cream. 

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  1. Casserole Style With Herb Dumplings 

Old fashioned chicken and dumplings are the tastiest dinner idea. And this casserole style recipe with cheesy herb dough will knock your socks off. It’s also cost-effective as you can expect the meal to equal about $1.50 per serving. 

old fashioned chicken and dumplings with side of peas and broccoli on striped plate
  1. Old Fashioned With Shredded Chicken 

Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings is amazing because your ingredients slowly simmer as they are immersed in flavor. The author recommends spraying the teaspoon with cooking spray as you are transferring the raw dough into the soup!

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  1. Cozy Homemade C&D

This recipe has easy and creamy sauce with shredded chicken for a winning combination! you don’t even have to limit the vegetables to just carrots, onions, and celery. That’s what’s great about these types of recipes; they’re so versatile you could add broccoli spinach or anything! 

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  1. Canned Biscuits C&D

Save the time but keep the flavor with this canned biscuit dough dumpling soup recipe. You will need boneless skinless chicken breasts, softened butter, cream of chicken soup, chicken broth, diced onion, salt & pepper, canned refrigerator biscuits, and fresh parsley for garnish! 

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  1. Crockpot Chicken & Dumpling

Ingredients you will need for this Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings include boneless chicken breast, spices, rich broth, onions, carrots, celery, garlic, butter, cream of mushroom soup, flavorful chicken soup, refrigerated biscuits, and flour. 

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IP Old Fashioned Chicken & Dumplings 

  1. Old Fashioned Instant Pot C&D

If you don’t have time to use your slow cooker just whip out your instant pot for this recipe. Grab some easy pantry staples like olive oil, herbs and spices, chicken broth, and self rising flour. You will also need chicken breast, carrots, celery, garlic, and Greek yogurt. 

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  1. IP Chicken Dumplings 

The fresh herbs really amp up these instant pot chicken dumplings. They make a delicious appetizer or main meal served over your favorite rice. Serve up with some soy sauce and wasabi! 

instant pot chicken dumplings served on lettuce with side of sauce
  1. 30 Minute IP C&D 

Whip up this delicious recipe in just 30 minutes for a dinner that will please the whole family. You will need butter, onions, canvas kits, chicken, flour, salt, pepper, bay leaves, chicken broth, frozen vegetables, and heavy cream! 

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  1. Old Fashioned Instant Pot 

Grab some crescent roll dough for this rendition of instant pot chicken and dumplings! In less than an hour you will create eight mouthwatering servings perfect for any day of the week. You will need a 6-quart or larger Instant Pot Pressure Cooker.

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  1. Jumbo Dumplings IP Soup 

Serve up this recipe idea with jumbo dumplings and rotisserie chicken! You will need butter to sauté the veggies, as well as carrots, celery, onion, peas, chicken stock, turmeric, fresh parsley, milk, and cornstarch. 

old fashioned chicken and dumplings recipe

Stove Top Stew Recipes 

  1. Dutch Oven C&D

Take out your Dutch oven to make this recipe with light and fluffy cheesy dumplings! It is packed with flavor, vegetables, and a mouthwatering sauce. Key ingredients include butter, thyme, white wine, flour, and heavy cream.

old fashioned chicken and dumplings with fresh herbs and cheese on top
  1. Chicken & Parsley Dumplings 

Easy Chicken and Parsley Dumplings is a comfort food recipe fit for any night of the week! It’s quick and tasty with basic vegetables (like peas and carrots) and regular pantry ingredients.

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  1. Old Fashioned Southern Style 

Old-fashioned southern chicken and dumplings is hearty, comforting, and perfect for dinner. Serve this recipe up on a cold winter evening. The soft dumplings are fluffy and wholesome combined with the creamy stew.

old fashioned chicken and dumplings in white pot with veggies and fresh herbs
  1. Home Style C&D

Learn how to make old fashioned chicken and dumplings with a few featured ingredients like butter oil, boneless skinless chicken breast or thighs, and onions carrots and celery. You will also need flour how much chicken stock, herbs and spices, baking powder and soda, and milk. 

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  1. Mom’s Homemade C&D

You will love the way these dumplings puff up when you drop them into the boiling broth! Make them extra thick for jumbo dough balls that are just so heavenly. The author recommends cutting them with a pizza cutter into bite size pieces. 

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  1. Chunky Chicken & Dumplings 

Make the roux super thick while the onions, celery, and carrots are cooking. Just add the flour and whisk vigorously until thoroughly combined. The author recommends adding 2 tbsp of cornstarch and water to the final product. 

chunky old fashioned chicken and dumplings in white bowl with peas, carrots and fresh veggies

The Best Of The Best 

  1. Rotisserie Chicken & Dumplings 

Key Ingredients For Chicken Soup Dumplings include 2 cups of flour, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, 1/4 cup shortening, 9 tablespoons very cold water, 3 quarts of low sodium chicken broth, 1 quart of water, 1 Rotisserie chicken, and 2 celery sticks, diced! 

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  1. Old Fashioned Chicken Dumplings 

This recipe is the perfect way to start off the winter season. Cozy up to a hot bowl to warm you on the inside and out! If you’re looking for a recipe to make dumplings from scratch look no further! 

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  1. Creamy C&D Soup

This rich and thick chicken stew is warm and hearty. No rolling pins are required to make the easy drop dumplings either. Just sauté the vegetable and simmer until done.

close up of spoonful of creamy old fashioned chicken and dumplings
  1. Chicken & Dumplings With Tortillas 

You will love this recipe because it has all the classic flavors in less time with flour tortillas. It works so perfectly and you will be amazed. Plus it’s easily customizable as far as the type of chicken and vegetables you use. 

bowl of old fashioned chicken and dumplings with carrots in white bowl with blue spoon
  1. Casserole Style C&D

When it’s cold, curling up with a steaming hot bowl of soup is so comforting. I adore slurping a big bowl of stew that was simmering on the stove on the weekends. Plus this casserole style C&D can be refrigerated for up to 3 days making it perfect for leftovers. 

old fashioned chicken and dumplings in glass casserole dish
  1. Classic Chicken And Dumplings 

Old fashioned Healthy Chicken and Dumplings is an easy lightened up version of the classic. This healthy version is accomplished by sautéing the vegetables in heart-healthy olive oil, limited sodium, and omitting the heavy cream. 

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  1. Creamy Wild Rice C&D

Amp up your chicken and dumplings with this gluten free creamy version with wild rice. It is rich, thick, hearty, and nutritious! Ingredients include light buckwheat flour, millet flour, potato flour, parsley, tapioca starch, baking powder, salt, shortening, and buttermilk. 

close up of old fashioned chicken and dumplings with wild rice
Where do chicken and dumplings originate from?

Chicken and dumplings originated in the American south. However chicken was really expensive at the time, so it used to be just dumpling soup. In 1879 Marion Cabell Tyree shared a recipe that added chicken into dumpling soup in ‘Housekeeping in Old Virginia’. 

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Now that you know how to make the best recipes for the best chicken and dumpling soup I am sure you’re drooling! Whether you are making your fluffy dumplings from scratch or using canned – or whether you’re using a crockpot, Instant pot, or stove top you are prepared to make the ultimate comfort meal!

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