Southern Chicken & Dumplings With Herbed Broth

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Recipe: #24410

July 14, 2016

"Comfort is all over this dish like a warm hug that is soothing to the soul."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (634.7 g)
  • Calories 1104.1
  • Total Fat - 59.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 17.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 613.5 mg
  • Sodium - 697.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 73.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 11.2 g
  • Sugars - 2.1 g
  • Protein - 72.8 g
  • Calcium - 153.1 mg
  • Iron - 10.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 14.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.7 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Combine 1 cup flour and pepper. Dredge chicken in flour mixture.

Step 2

Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat; add chicken, and cook until golden, turning once. Add additional oil, if needed. Remove chicken from Dutch oven, reserving drippings in Dutch oven.

Step 3

Cook onion and garlic in drippings, stirring constantly, until tender.

Step 4

Add 1 tablespoon flour, and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly; gradually add broth, stirring constantly.

Step 5

Add chopped basil and next 4 ingredients; bring to a boil. Return chicken to Dutch oven; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes.

Step 6

Remove chicken from Dutch oven, and keep warm.

Step 7

Combine 2 cups flour and whipping cream in a large bowl, stirring with a fork (mixture will be dry and crumbly). Gently pat mixture into 2-inch balls, handling dough as little as possible.

Step 8

Bring broth mixture to a rolling boil; add dumplings. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer, without stirring, 7 - 10 minutes or until dumplings are firm in center.

Step 9

Remove broth mixture from heat. Stir in sour cream, if desired. Serve dumplings and broth over chicken, and garnish, if desired.

NOTE: Adding the sour cream makes this broth creamy - like a Hungarian style dish. The texture is more traditional without the sour cream.


No special items needed.

5 Reviews


I made the broth adding the sour cream at the end for all that creaminess you were talking about. Mmmm mmm! I also added in some thyme with the dumpling dough. I also made sure I kept a cover on the pan while the dumplings were simmering in the broth so they could steam in the simmering broth, hence soft and light dumplings that were full of flavor and made for a delicious meal. By the way, these are Northern Dumplings, not Southern (smiling).


(27 Feb 2021)


The broth in these dumplings is fantastic! However, I had a problem with the dumplings, which was probably user error... mine turned out gummy in the middle. A quick search tells me I probably over-mixed. The chicken was tender and very flavorful, and made for wonderful leftovers today! Five stars because the gummy dumplings were probably my fault! Thanks for sharing!


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(22 Feb 2021)

Daily Inspiration

Great comfort food and a wonderfully different version of chicken and dumplings. We loved the dumplings - nice and tender and the sour cream was perfect in the broth. Served with some roasted broccoli. A great meal!


(20 Dec 2020)


This was truly enjoyed and the dumplings were excellent. I cheated a little and added a teaspoon of baking powder. Thanks so much for sharing


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(7 Oct 2020)


This is definitely different from any chicken and dumplings I've had, but really delicious! Making the roux gave the broth a very rich, deep flavor and the dumplings were very airy and light. We loved it! Thanks for sharing your delicious recipe!


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(24 Jul 2016)

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