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Homemade Chicken and Thyme Dumplings

This homemade chicken and dumplings recipe is quick and easy to prepare! With a savory broth and soft homemade thyme dumplings it's sure to be a family favorite.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: carrots, chicken, dumplings, onion, thyme
Author: Tara Moore


  • 2 c chicken cooked and shredded
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 c carrots chopped small
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 tsp season all seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp celery salt
  • 1/2 tsp salt + more to taste
  • pepper
  • 1/4 c flour
  • 3 c chicken broth
  • 1/2 c heavy cream
  • 1 fresh thyme sprig leaves only


  • 1 1/2 c flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 c milk
  • 1 thyme sprig leaves only


  • Heat a tall rimmed pan over medium heat
  • Add the olive oil, butter, onion and carrots, saute for 5 minutes
  • Mix in the garlic, season all, celery salt and few pinches of pepper
  • Add 1/4 c of flour and mix for one minute
  • Pour in the chicken broth, heavy cream, shredded chicken and fresh thyme leaves
  • Turn heat down to low

-- Start working on the dumplings --

  • In a separate bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, salt and thyme
  • Work the butter into the flour mixture with your hands
  • Use a spoon to slowly mix in the milk to the flour, until a wet dough forms
  • Add the dumpling batter to the sauce pan by mounded tablespoonfuls, leaving a little room between each one
  • Cover and cook on low for 20-25 minutes
  • Serve!