Chicken and Dumpling Recipes

There's nothing like old-fashioned homemade chicken and dumplings for a filling, comforting meal. Find a new favorite recipe, whether you like fluffy dumplings or a chewy noodle version.

Staff Picks

Instant Pot® Chicken and Dumplings

Rating: 4.79 stars
Get all the flavor of a long-simmered chicken stew without the fuss of using a whole chicken.

Polish Chicken and Dumplings

Rating: 4.52 stars
This is an old family recipe for the dumplings, which were originally Polish egg noodles (kluski), and over the years I have modified it to make homemade dumplings.

Herbed Dumplings

Rating: 4.49 stars
Savory dumplings for beef or chicken stew.

Mom's Chicken and Dumplings (Slow Cooker Version)

Rating: 3.89 stars
This is a favorite recipe originally made by my mother with chicken on-the-bone and homemade broth cooked over a stove. I have found I don't have the time to start from scratch and that this version tastes just as good with less fuss! You can substitute freshly cooked chicken, if desired. You can line the slow cooker with a slow cooker liner for easy clean-up.

Better than Cracker Barrel® Chicken 'n Dumplings

Rating: 4.05 stars
My Grandma grew up on a farm and this was her recipe - no shortcuts but still pretty easy. For best results you must use a whole chicken and flour. You can also use some chicken stock for added flavor. The trick is the lemon which makes the chicken tender and adds flavor to the soup. Leftovers won't last very long with this.

Easy Chicken and Dumplings with Vegetables

Rating: 4 stars
For a cold night or if you have a cold! My mom's Southern chicken and dumplings simplified with biscuit dough (preservative-free!) and boned chicken. It's also healthier with skinless chicken and added mirepoix. Adjust seasonings as necessary.


Rating: 4.68 stars
My mother was one of the best cooks I ever knew. When she made stews we mostly found dumplings in them. We never ate things from packages or microwaves and you sure could taste what food was. That's the only way I cook today - I don't use any electronic gadgets to cook with except an electric stove.

Easy Chicken and Dumplings

Rating: 4.66 stars
A super easy way to make chicken and dumplings. My husband and kids loved it.

Southern Chicken and Dumplings

Rating: 4.66 stars
Old fashioned stick to your ribs chicken and dumplings recipe. The secret is using bone in chicken to make your stock. The bones help flavor the stock and give it richness.

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

Rating: 4.66 stars
Easy, creamy chicken and dumplings made from refrigerator biscuits, slow-cooked to comfort food perfection.

Beginner Chicken and Dumplings

Rating: 4.39 stars
Semi-homemade, quick and easy.

Chicken Dumpling Soup

Rating: 3.98 stars
A well rounded chicken soup with delicious chicken and herb dumplings.

Inspiration and Ideas

Chef John's Chicken and Dumplings
Rating: Unrated
"So delicious! I've made chicken 'n' dumplings several times before and this was by the far the best. My husband loved this one!" – Krystin Gillard
Chicken and Dumplings for Comfort in a Bowl
The best part? You don't have to spend all day in the kitchen to make homemade dumplings.