Mary's Chicken and Dumplings

67 g
37 g
33 g
Total Fat
45 min
Prep Time
135 min
Cook Time



  • 2½- to 3-pound chicken
  • 4 to 6 cups of water
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ pound butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ cup oil

Nutrition Facts

per serving

Calories: 722
Protein: 67 g
Carbohydrate: 37 g
Fiber: 1 g
Total Fat: 33 g
Saturated fat: 13 g
Cholesterol: 364 mg
Calcium: 146% DV
Sodium: 1645 mg


Place chicken in a roasting pan or dutch oven with water half way covering chicken; add salt. Heat to boiling; cover, and reduce heat to low. Cook until tender, about 2 hours. Remove chicken, cool slightly and remove from bones. Tear into medium-size pieces. Strain broth and return to pan with boned chicken. Add milk, butter, salt and pepper.

For dumplings, combine flour, salt and baking powder. Add milk and oil to make a soft dough. Bring broth and chicken to a simmer; drop dumpling mixture onto chicken 1 teaspoon at a time. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 10 to 15 minutes until dumplings are set. You may then stir to mix together, if desired.

Note: You may use 2 large chicken breast quarters to equal 3 pounds instead of a whole chicken. Cook only until the juices are clear near the bone, 25 to 30 minutes. *This will reduce cooking time for the recipe to 45 minutes.