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Lighter Chicken and Dumplings

Rated as 4.56 out of 5 Stars

"A lighter version of this classic down-home dish. One of the best comfort foods of all time!"
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1 h servings 393
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, stir together the cream of chicken soup, chicken broth, and milk. Bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken strips, onion and celery. Sautee until chicken is cooked through, and onions are tender. Transfer the chicken mixture to the soup pot, and mix well. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for 30 to 45 minutes. Season with celery seed and black pepper.
  3. To Make Dumplings: In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder and salt. In a small bowl, mix together 1/2 cup of milk and 2 tablespoons of oil. Pour into the dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened.
  4. Drop tablespoonfuls of the dumpling mixture into simmering chicken stew. Cover pot tightly, and bring to a boil. Simmer for another 12 to 15 minutes - without peeking! Ladle into bowls, and serve hot.


  • Partner Tip
  • Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 393 calories; 14.7 35.6 28.3 62 1276 Full nutrition

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Fabulous recipe, very easy, the broth is just perfect. One thing I want to add, for people who are new to making dump;ings (most recipes for dumplings aren't newbie-friendly) is make sure your ...

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UPDATE! My orignal review was a five, but I just made it again and realized the first time I'd forgotten to add the spices before dropping the dumplings. I wished I'd done it again this time, '...

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Fabulous recipe, very easy, the broth is just perfect. One thing I want to add, for people who are new to making dump;ings (most recipes for dumplings aren't newbie-friendly) is make sure your ...

Ok, let me begin by saying that I'm writing this review as this particular dish cools to an acceptable eating temperature. However, I have had a few bites of it - practicing the "reverse blow" ...

Absolutely fantastic recipe. I'm not much of a cook; I'm the baker in the family and my husband cooks. But he wasn't feeling well so I wanted to make him something easy and delicious and comfo...

This is one of my favorite recipes from this site. I would rate it a 4.5 if i could, the only reason its not five is because I had to make a number of changes to make it really perfect. I usual...

This is a definate keeper with a couple moderations. <li> I added 2 cans of cream of chicken soup, instead of 1. <li> Instead of using chicken broth (it's so expensive in the store for just...

great's a piece of dumpling technique for you...before you dip the spoon in the sticky dough to make a dumpling, stuck it in the hot broth...the dumpling will slide off the spoon l...

Fantastic recipe! As other reviewers have done I did tweak the base to my taste, but the dumplings were absolutely perfection just as written. In the end, the dumplings are what make, or break...

Great recipe. I added 1/2 cup chopped carrots and sauted them with the celery, onions and chicken. I also added an extra can of chicken broth and cream of chicken soup. This made for more broth....

Scrumptous! This made an excellent dinner that needed no side dishes! You have your meat, vegies and bread all in one stew-like dish. This was the first time I made dumplings and it went quite w...