Easy Homemade Chicken and Dumpling Recipe

This easy Homemade Chicken and Dumpling Recipe will warm you up and keep a smile on your face year-round.  I changed my mother in laws recipe and made it a little less fattening  and added more fresh herbs and veggies from my home garden.

Easy Homemade Chicken and Dumpling Recipe

Chicken and Dumplings

parsley on top of my chicken and dumplings

Easy Homemade Chicken and Dumpling Recipe
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  • 1 large skinless, boneless cooked chicken breast or use 2 cups of chopped rotisserie chicken.
  • 4 celery ribs, sliced and handful of celery leaves
  • 4 large carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 gloves of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1/2 cup of fresh washed and chopped parsley
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • 4 cups of water
  • 2 tablespoon of Better Than Bouillon, Organic Chicken Base
  • * use 1 container of store bought biscuit dough
  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3⁄4 cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons oil


  1. In large stock pot warm up 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  2. Saute onions and garlic.
  3. Cook until translucent. If you keep cooking the onions for another few minutes, they will start to lose their opacity and become come translucent.
  4. Add the chopped celery and shredded carrots with 1 cup of warm water to pot. Stir continuously - bring to boil.
  5. Add chopped pieces of roasted chicken and the rest of the water. Gently stir in about 2 tablespoons Better Than Bouillon, Organic Chicken Base
  6. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 30 minutes.
  7. Make homemade biscuit dough or break off 2" pieces of pre-made biscuit dough. Lay the pieces of dough on top of the soup mix. Put lid on pan and let the biscuits steam for about 10 minutes.
  8. Serve with parsley on top.

Inspired by my mother in law Janet Haas Chicken and Dumplings.  

Favorite Photos From The Kitchen

Photos below include the homemade dough.

Keeping the Parsley Fresh

The secret to good meals with great flavor is fresh herbs.  Below I share a product review to help you keep your herbs fresh year-round.

In today’s post I load up the soup with plenty of home grown parsley.  My dome garden is filled with this flavor packed herb year-round so I need to be creative with meals to use it before it goes bad.  The most important way to keep parsley tasting good is to only pick it when you need it.  If you harvest early the herb will stay fresh stored in a veggie steamer like the one featured below.

Product Review
  • Prep Solutions by Progressive Microwavable Fish and Veggie Steamer


I know this is actually sold as a fish and veggie steamer but I like to use it to store my herbs in the refrigerator. The Prep Solutions by Progressive Microwavable Fish and Veggie Steamer works great as a storage container when you are not steaming produce with it. I like it because it works great at keeping my herbs fresh. I spritz the herbs with a little water and close the lid that basically sits on the container. It works great at keeping the freshness in the herb. Get Prep Solutions by Progressive Microwavable Fish and Veggie Steamer by clicking here! I will have to share with you in another post how this product steams produce in the microwave. I gave it 4 star because I wish it was just a little bit bigger in size.

Let’s Connect

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