P.J.'s Chicken and Dumplings

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 10m
Ready In

"I needed something fast one day so I went looking in the pantry. This is what I came up with. I've actually received thank you notes from the husbands of friends thanking me for giving the recipe to their wives, because now they could have chicken and dumplings. Feel free to adjust, add or subtract any of the ingredients."

Original recipe yields 5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (531.9 g)
  • Calories 509.9
  • Total Fat - 15.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 358 mg
  • Sodium - 1528.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 54.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.5 g
  • Sugars - 4.3 g
  • Protein - 35.6 g
  • Calcium - 98.8 mg
  • Iron - 4.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 8.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Chicken Part: Place ingredients in pan and stir to combine. Cover with lid and cook on top of stove at medium temperature for approximately 40 minutes or until the onions are tender and translucent. Stir occasionally.

Step 2

Dumpling Part: Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt.

Step 3

Cut in the shortening.

Step 4

Add the buttermilk, stirring with a fork until moistened.

Step 5

Dip a teaspoon (like you would set the table with) into the boiling broth. The broth keeps the dough from sticking to the spoon. Drop teaspoons of dough into boiling broth. Reduce heat to medium low, cover pan and cook for about 15 to 20 minutes.

Step 6

If you are in a big hurry get 2 cans of cheap biscuits, cut each biscuit in fourths, drop them in broth and follow instructions above.

Step 7

You can also make Bisquick dumplings.

Step 8

The dumpling recipe Mom found on the web. It's a clone for a chain restaurants dumplings.

Step 9

For a change try frozen egg noodles instead of the dumplings. Mom loves this over mashed potatoes. Really good comfort food.

Step 10

You can also use the lower sodium chicken broth in place of the regular.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.