20 Takes on Chicken and Dumplings for Comfort in a Bowl
There's nothing that brings comfort quite like a bowl of chicken and dumplings. That's why we've rounded up 20 of our best dumpling soup recipes, from classic chicken and dumpling soups to more non-traditional takes on this classic recipe. And the best part? You don't have to spend all day in the kitchen to make homemade dumplings. Learn how to make soup dumplings with these hearty chicken and dumplings soup recipes.
Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings
Take it from the over 7,000 rave reviews, this easy slow cooker recipe makes a buttery, comforting pot of chicken and dumplings that will serve the whole family. And it only requires five ingredients! "Great cold-day quick, easy recipe to throw together," says reviewer 3boysmama.
Irish Chicken and Dumplings
This Irish comfort food dish is loaded with carrots, peas, and potatoes. "The ratings don't lie," says reviewer Leanna Brown Thorne. "This recipe makes your house smell yummy and wow! It's really delicious! I have made this again three times and it's a great comfort food for the winter!"
Chicken and Dumplings III
This is the perfect shortcut recipe for classic chicken and dumplings. All you need is chicken thighs, cream of celery soup, and refrigerated biscuit dough. Reviewer EMYSUZ says, "Though I was skeptical that biscuit dough could possibly taste like anything other than mush in this recipe, a long-time desire to easily copycat my grandmother's fantastic chicken and dumplings forced me to try this...and it is fantastic!"
Bacon Chicken and Dumplings
"This was incredible. I was craving a stick-to-your-ribs comfort food and this fit the bill," says reviewer CANDLEDREAMS. Chicken and dumplings are combined with potato soup to make the ultimate comfort food.
Lighter Chicken and Dumplings
Enjoy a down-home recipe with less guilt. "This is perfect comfort food," says reviewer Kristi S. "I had been looking for a good recipe for chicken and dumplings since my husband requested it, and this was simpler and lower in fat than most I found."
Easy Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings
"Easy, creamy chicken and dumplings made from refrigerator biscuits, slow-cooked to comfort food perfection," says recipe creator Erin Krysten.
Polish Chicken and Dumplings
"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," says recipe creator SLOEFINGER.
Hearty Turkey Soup with Parsley Dumplings
Put yesterday's picked over turkey carcass to use with this hearty recipe. "I've been making turkey soup for 40 years and until today I would have said mine was better," says reviewer MISTY 179. "Not anymore! This was fantastic, it made me think of my childhood and mum's chicken and dumplings."
Southern Style Chicken and Dumplings
"The dumplings really made this recipe," says reviewer Mad Scientist. "They were easy to make and if you treat the dough like pie dough and don't over mix, they come out so tender."
Potato, Ham, Broccoli and Cheese Soup with Baby Dumplings
"This is a soup for when the weather is bitter and you crave serious, starchy comfort food," says recipe creator Galley Wench. "I put this together one night when I couldn't decide whether to make potato, ham, or broccoli-cheese soup - the result is a complete meal in a bowl."
Beef and Wine Soup with Dumplings
This restaurant-quality dumpling soup will hit the spot on a dreary day. "This is one of the tastiest soups I've had in a very long time," says reviewer ASTROHOLIC. "The key I think is to get a good red wine."
Slow Cooker Turkey and Dumplings
Make the most of leftover turkey with this creamy soup. "This was simple and delicious," says reviewer 280girl. "You can bump up the potatoes and carrots if you'd like."
Old-Fashioned Chicken And Slick Dumplings
For a fun variation on traditional dumplings, try making these "slick," or flat dumplings. Pasta lovers will love this recipe! "THIS was how my mom made her dumplings," says reviewer MJ. "At first the dumplings puffed up and I was afraid they were 'the other kind of dumplings,' but they cooked for a while longer and became the flat, slick dumplings I ate when growing up."
Instant Pot® Chicken and Dumplings
Thanks to the magic of the Instant Pot, this recipe comes together in just 50 minutes. "I wanted the richness of long-simmered chicken stew, but without the fuss of using a whole chicken," says recipe creator Doughgirl8. "This compromise, using boneless skinless chicken thighs with bone-in chicken breast, gave me the richness of flavor and ease of preparation I was looking for! It's basically chicken pot pie made in a pressure cooker rather than an oven."
Better than Cracker Barrel® Chicken 'n Dumplings
This copycat recipe lets you have your favorite restaurant-style comfort food in your own home. Reviewer Holly Arnold Williams says, "Perfect comfort food and my kids said it was just like Cracker Barrel but better!"
Easy Chicken and Dumplings with Vegetables
"For a cold night or if you have a cold! My mom's Southern chicken and dumplings are simplified with biscuit dough (preservative-free!) and boned chicken," says recipe creator LUCYBARRON. "It's also healthier with skinless chicken and added mirepoix. Adjust seasonings as necessary."
Turkey with Dumplings Soup
"This soup is a perfect recipe for Thanksgiving leftovers," says recipe creator jamanleyx. "My husband and I love dumplings, and this mild-tasting, homey dish has flavorful dumplings floating on a tasty turkey and vegetable stew."
Chicken and Dumplings with Bisquick®
Make fresh dumplings out of bisquick and milk in this easy recipe. "This turned out great," says reviewer tcasa. "I used leftover turkey instead of chicken and it was delicious."
Leftover Turkey Soup with Rosemary Parmesan Dumplings
Rosemary and parmesan dumplings bring a welcome twist on a traditional recipe.
Healthier Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings
Let your chicken and dumplings cook low and slow while you carry on with your day. "We added more veggies and used natural (not condensed) soup to make this recipe healthier," says recipe creator MakeItHealthy.