Grandma's Chicken & Dumplings Recipe: The Easiest & Best Chicken & Dumplings Recipe Ever by Donna John

Poultry Dinner
5 months ago
Grandma's Chicken & Dumplings Recipe: The Easiest & Best Chicken & Dumplings Recipe Ever

That grandma is me! My grandson loves this easy chicken and dumplings recipe – almost as much as my husband does. If you're craving comfort food fast, you can have a pot of chicken and dumplings on the table inexpensively, in less than an hour. Seriously! Nourishing comfort food at its finest.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients

Here's how to make it:

  1. Put the water, salt and the chicken in a large pot. Add the celery and onion and bring to a boil. Cook at a slow simmer until chicken is done, about 30 minutes.
  2. Remove chicken, cool slightly and remove the meat. Add the meat back to the pot along with the can of cream of chicken soup. 
  3. Bring to a boil and add the flour tortillas. Boil, covered, about 8 minutes. Season with black pepper and salt, to taste. For color, I add chopped parsley. 

Photo:  Tiffany Zook made this recipe, but only used 4 cups of water and cut her tortillas into strips, like noodles. 

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Meredith Schneider
Mmmmmmmm Donna John! Need lots of comfort food this weekend! :)
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
This looks so delish, Donna John! I just want to curl up on the couch with a bowl of it! Meredith Schneider
Christine Jones
This looks delicious! can't wait to try Donna John
Donna John
It's one of our favorites. Making a big pot Wednesday night for my husband to take to the deer lease. It's even better the next day.
Jan Mostrom
Yum! What a great variation of traditional chicken soup! Thanks Donna John for another GREAT and easy recipe!
Donna John
Have a big pot of these with us this weekend at the deer lease!
Tiffany Zook
The tortillas on the border are fresh daily. I'm trying this tonight.
Tiffany Zook
Cut out tortilla in strips like noodles. We like our chicken soup thicker, so I added only 4 cups water.
Donna John
That looks so good! I make this all the time. I'll make a pot and we pack it up and eat on it for two days at the dear lease. I always use 8 cups of water, but will try cutting it in half once and see how we like it thicker. Great idea. I also cut my tortillas pretty big. Going to try your way next time, too.
Tiffany Zook
Added a bag of shredded carrots this time.
Donna John
Great idea!! I'm making a pot Wednesday to take with us to the deer lease. I may throw in a bag of shredded carrots. :-)
Donna John
Just sent my husband off to the deer lease for the weekend with a big tub full of this! Such a great recipe. Told him I was going to add carrots, and he said to just make it "like I usually do." Chicken! lol Tiffany Zook
Donna John
Now I'm craving these!
Donna John
I just ate this for three days in a row at the deer lease! Not complaining. lol Tiffany Zook , I am going to add carrots and cut my tortillas into thin strips next time like you suggested ... for a change. This is the best recipe.
Tiffany Zook
I’m going to make it soon, it was cold today in Florida, I needed a cup of this!!

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