Everybody needs a go-to chicken recipe for fall comfort food. Make kitchen memories with a chicken and dumplings recipe for your family.

Chicken and Dumplings

A bowl of chicken and dumplings hot off the stove makes a girl going home to see family feel nostalgic. You really don’t have to serve anything with it. It’s a meal in itself.

Chicken and dumplings can be made the old-fashioned way by rolling out the dough and slicing it into small pieces to drop into the boiling chicken broth. Or, it can be made the modern way – cut flour tortillas or canned biscuits into small pieces to use for the dumplings.

Chicken and Dumplings

Old-fashioned chicken and dumplings

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken and dumplings comfort food
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Calories 325 kcal


  • 1 Whole chicken (can use 6-8 boneless thighs or 4-6 boneless breasts) boiled and deboned
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Cornstarch
  • 8 Oz 2% milk
  • 1 Can Cream of chicken soup
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Salt


  1. Boil chicken about 45 minutes.

  2. Remove chicken from pot, cool, and debone.

  3. Mix flour In about a half a cup of hot water.

  4. If needed, add a little extra flour so that dough won't stick to hands.

  5. Roll out 1/3 of dough until thin, and cut in small pieces to drop into boiling broth.

  6. Mix in cornstarch, milk, soup, and deboned chicken - stir well.

  7. Add the pepper and salt.

  8. Cook until it steams, turn off the burner, and let it set for about 30 minutes

Recipe Notes


List of Fall Comfort Foods

Look at this list of fall comfort foods. Think about what you can do to bring your personal signature to one or more of these dish ideas.

  1. pumpkin bars
  2. pumpkin dump cake
  3. pumpkin pie
  4. pecan pie
  5. soups
  6. stews
  7. gumbo

Hey, I’d love to hear about your new fall food reipe creations. I’d like to try it myself. Leave a comment below this blog post with your recipe instructions or idea.

Get in the Fall Mood with Comfort Food Recipes

Take out your cookbooks, and check out the comfort food recipes. Next thing you know, you’ll be baking for the holidays.

Three of my favorite comfort foods are:

  • chicken and dumplings
  • ribbon cane syrup with hot biscuits and butter
  • cobbler topped with Blue Bell ice cream (commonly found in Texans’ kitchen freezers)

Easy-to-Make Dumpling Recipe

Pattycakespantry.com makes a simplified version of the old-fashioned kind of dumplings. It’s an easier recipe than rolling out the dough for sure. Try Patty Cake’s dumpling version if you’re wanting a quick recipe.

Comfort Food Memories

What are your go-to fall family recipes that bring comfort food memories?

Comfort food is what makes us feel good. Not only does it delight our taste buds. Our emotions are somehow lightened by memories of past joyful times when we ate the particular food bringing us the comfort.

Maybe you make a favorite recipe prepared by your mother or grandmother when you were a child. Perhaps you recall a holiday dessert always waiting for you when you arrived at your grandmother’s house on a holiday.

Create Warm Memories

The fall is a time to create warm memories of simple savory soups enjoyed as the weather turned cool.

My mom passed in 2008, and there are times I want to talk to her so badly. Sometimes just by making one of the foods she often cooked or baking a dessert she made can bring comfort.

Make new recipes, and create special food memories for your husband and children. Share them with family and friends.

Happy Fall Cooking

I’m joining Full Plate Thursday where you can find the best goodies.

You might like the way this fav soup of mine tastes. Check it out:

Chicken Tortilla Soup

chicken tortilla soup
Chicken Tortilla Soup


  1. Will you publish your mother’s German chocolate cake recipe?

  2. I have to try your dumplings. Our family recipe is more like a steamed busquit. Yours sounds like a thick Homemade noodle. I’m anxious to try it. What I really want is for you to publish the recipe for those homemade pumpkin bars.

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