Polish Chicken and Dumplings


This Polish chicken recipe is an old family recipe that originally used Polish egg noodles (kluski), and over the years I have modified it to use homemade dumplings.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 30 mins


  • 1 (3 pound) whole chicken

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 stalk celery, with leaves

  • 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon whole allspice

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon seasoning salt

  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup (Optional)


  • 4 eggs

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 cups water

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour


  1. Place chicken, onion, and celery in a large pot; fill the pot with water. Season with poultry seasoning, whole allspice, basil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon pepper, and seasoning salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for approximately 2 hours, or until chicken is cooked.

  2. Remove chicken from broth and set chicken aside to cool; strain broth to remove seasonings and any bone. Return broth to the pan, stir in cream of chicken soup and continue simmering.

  3. In a medium bowl, stir together eggs, olive oil, 1 tablespoon salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper with 2 cups water. Gradually add flour, and stir to form a thick dough.

  4. Using a large spoon and knife, scoop a spoonful of dough and cut small pieces into broth. Repeat with remaining dough. Stir, cover, and simmer for about 15 minutes.

  5. Meanwhile, skin and debone chicken; cut meat into small pieces, add to broth and heat through.


You can substitute cream of celery soup for cream of chicken soup, or thicken broth with a little flour.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

704 Calories
34g Fat
53g Carbs
43g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 704
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g 44%
Saturated Fat 9g 47%
Cholesterol 224mg 75%
Sodium 1543mg 67%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 43g
Vitamin C 4mg 21%
Calcium 66mg 5%
Iron 6mg 32%
Potassium 493mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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