As a kid I begged my mom to make chicken and dumplings all the time. Now I swear by this simple recipe too!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
12 dumplings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a mixing bowl. Cut in the shortening with a knife or pastry blender until the mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir the milk into the flour mixture until moistened. Dough will be pretty lumpy, but be sure to not over mix it!

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  • Drop dough by large spoonfuls onto any boiling stew. The dumplings should rest on top of vegetables and meat; it's okay if they stick out of the top a bit. Cook uncovered for 10 minutes; cover and cook another 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

186 calories; protein 4.2g; carbohydrates 25.7g; fat 7.3g; cholesterol 2.4mg; sodium 466.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2010
I was looking for a recipe that would make drop dumplings as easily as Bisquick but without the Bisquick's fake ingredients. This is it! Perfectly soft and puffy. Only change I made was to use butter rather than shortening. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/02/2010
I must have done something wrong but everytime I try to make these kind of dumplings they dissentigrate to nothingness!!! It was a mess!! I'll slick with a more dense dumpling recipe my mom uses all that's in that is flour egg and milk!!!! Never fails. Read More
(10)
143 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 108
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2010
I was looking for a recipe that would make drop dumplings as easily as Bisquick but without the Bisquick's fake ingredients. This is it! Perfectly soft and puffy. Only change I made was to use butter rather than shortening. Read More
(188)
Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2009
I forgot to make bread with our stew yesterday which was a tragedy so we decided to throw in some dumplings instead. My three year old calls them ducklings and he thought they were great. We didn't have any leftovers so I'll definitely be using this recipe again. Very tasty and really easy to make. Thanks! Read More
(102)
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2010
We like dumplings in beef stew and I've never been able to make really good ones. Until yesterday. I made them too large really but it didn't matter. They were perfect light and tender all the way through. My only change was to add coarsely ground pepper. I'll halve the size next time but I'll use this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2010
These were great. Made them dairy free due to dietary restrictions in the family. Used 3 Tbsp ground flax seed and 2 Tbsp canola oil for the shortening and 3/4 cup rice milk for the milk. They were delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2010
Good old fashioned bread dumplings! Simple and perfect for stew. I added a tablespoon of dried parsley flakes for color but that's it. You can add other herbs but why... the simplicity of this dumpling compliments and doesn't compete with the stew's gravy. After plopping mine on top of the stew I covered with a lid and turned heat to the lowest setting for 10 minutes and then turned off the heat and left them rest while still covered for another 10 minutes. They puffed up nice and had a wholesome goodness to them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2010
I was looking for a recipe to make chicken and dumplings when I stumbled across this recipe. Next time I will double the batch of dumplings as they were really REALLy good. Easy fast and good--couldn't ask for a better dumpling! Thanks for the recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2010
This is exactly the ingredients my mom and grandma used to use for drop dumplings in boiled chicken. Thank you for this recipe, as I did not get it from them. I've been looking for a drop dumpling recipe like they used to make. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/15/2010
These were really good dumplings a bit too fluffy for my liking though I like them a bit more dense. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2010
Perfect! The exact recipe I was looking for. I added some herbs and spices before mixing in the milk and they were fabulous in stew. Thanks for sharing:) Read More
(14)
Rating: 2 stars
12/02/2010
I must have done something wrong but everytime I try to make these kind of dumplings they dissentigrate to nothingness!!! It was a mess!! I'll slick with a more dense dumpling recipe my mom uses all that's in that is flour egg and milk!!!! Never fails. Read More
(10)
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