Chicken With Fluffy Drop Dumplings

Basic Dumplings
Diana Rattray
    90 mins

This chicken stew is topped with easy fluffy drop dumplings. The soft drop dumplings are light and fluffy and similar to biscuits. Ground poultry seasoning and parsley add flavor and color to the dumplings.

Serve this easy chicken stew with a tossed salad for a satisfying dinner.

What You'll Need

How to Make It

  1. Melt the butter with the olive oil in a Dutch oven or stockpot over medium heat.
  2. Add the chicken pieces and brown on all sides in the butter and olive oil mixture.
  3. Add the water, celery, onion, garlic, thyme, parsley, bay leaf, seasoned salt, and pepper. Cover and bring to a boil; simmer for 1 to 2 hours, or until the chicken is tender.
  4. Remove the chicken pieces from the pot. Remove the meat from the bones; chop and return the meat to pot.
  1. Put the flour in a small bowl or cup; blend in enough cold water to make a smooth paste. Add the flour paste to the hot stew, stirring until thickened.


  1. In a bowl, combine the 1 cup of flour, baking powder, poultry seasoning and salt; blend well.
  2. Cut the shortening into flour mixture; add 1 tablespoon minced parsley.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together egg and milk; add to dry mixture and stir with fork until well blended.
  4. Drop dumplings by teaspoonfuls onto chicken pieces. Cover and steam for 10 minutes, or until dumplings are fluffy and done inside.

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