Family Favorites - Chicken Stew with Dumplings

This is one of our favorite ways to use canned chicken and broth. It all cooks in one pot and the dumplings are extra delicious with the broth in the dumpling too.  The dumplings thicken the broth to gravy.   Of course, you can use any cooked chicken or turkey you have on hand.
Leave the lid on without checking the first 10 minutes after adding the dumplings.  You can use self-rising flour and leave out the baking powder and salt if you wish.  
It’s perfect on a cool, overcast day.

Chicken Stew with Dumplings
1 tablespoon Butter
5 ounces Onion – chopped (1/2 large)
4 ounces Carrots -- thinly sliced (1 cup)
2 stalks Celery -- coarsely chopped
1 Pint Canned Chicken (or 1 1/2 cups cooked poultry)
1/4 teaspoon Pepper
3 cups Chicken Broth -- (use any drained from canned meat plus a pint of home canned broth or prepared broth to make the 3 cups)
¾ cup All Purpose Flour -- 4 ounces 
 1 teaspoon baking powder
 1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons Butter, cold
2 teaspoons Parsley -- dry or fresh
¼ cup Chicken Broth -- or milk
HEAT butter in Dutch oven or saucepan over medium-high heat until hot. Add onion, carrots and celery; cook and stir until tender, about 10 minutes. Add chicken, pepper and larger amount of broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 15 minutes.
PLACE flour and baking powder in medium bowl. With pastry blender or fork, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in parsley. Add remaining broth; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened.
DROP dough by tablespoonfuls onto simmering stew with scant tablespoon scoop or spoon- makes 12 dumplings. Cover; cook over medium-low heat for 10 to 15 minutes or until dumplings are firm.
4 Servings
Cost 2013: $ 2.79 or 70¢ per serving with home-canned turkey or $3.28 or 82¢ per serving if using home cooked chicken or $4.73 or $1.19 per serving using purchased canned chicken.
Per Serving: 338 Calories; 16g Fat (42.7% calories from fat); 23g Protein; 25g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 67mg Cholesterol; 1414mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 2 1/2


  1. This looks like chicken and dumplings should. Can't wait to try it later today. :)

  2. I've never been able to make chicken and dumplings that really suited my taste. So this one is definitely going to be tried in my kitchen soon! Thanks for sharing.

  3. My, but this looks delicious. I have never made this.....our family always made rolled dumplings but I must give this a try really soon. Thanks for another beautiful post. Dkc

  4. This recipe is WONDERFUL! The dumplings made with chicken broth were so good. This will become a "staple" in my recipe box from now on. Thanks for posting it!

  5. Hi, Sue - It's me again. A small group of blog friends and I have a "Sunday Soups" thingie going for the month of January. (We post a favorite soup recipe on Sundays.) I'd like to post your Chicken Stew with Dumplings recipe on my blog, if you wouldn't mind. I'd give full credit to you for the original recipe and provide a link to your blog. If for any reason, you'd rather I didn't do this, just let me know and I'll understand.

    Thank you!

  6. Thanks for the nice comments. If you would like to post it, we would be honored.


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