Old-Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings


Old-Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings

Sometimes here at 99 easyrecipes, we try to create innovative new takes on dishes like mashups of two favorites or turning a favorite sandwich into a soup. But sometimes, a classic is really best left in its original form, like these Old-Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings. This dish is straightforward comfort food – no tricks, no gimmicks, just homey stick-to-your-ribs fare that will never go out of style. After all, there’s nothing better than a classic done right and this recipe most definitely is!

The nice thing about this version of chicken and dumplings is that you’re cooking the chicken in the broth, which leaves you with moist chicken and a flavorful sauce. You start by dusting some chicken with flour and then browning it up in the pot you’re going to cook everything in. Your goal isn’t really to crisp up the chicken – the flour does help give the chicken some texture, but mainly, it helps thicken the broth later.


  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts and/or thighs, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided



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