Lunch | Dinner

Homestyle Chicken and Dumplings

  • 15 Mins

    Prep Time

  • 30 Mins

    Cook Time

  • 4


  • 450


  • 11g


  • 45g


  • 36g




  • 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Small Shallot, washed and finely chopped
  • 2 Ribs of Celery, washed and chopped
  • 4 Carrots, washed and chopped
  • 4 Sprigs Fresh Thyme, washed
  • 1 Quart (4 Cups) Low-Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 1 Cup Cooked, Shredded Chicken
  • 1 ½ Cups Flour
  • 2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ Tsp Salt + more to taste
  • 1 Cup Pasteurized Buttermilk*
  • Fresh Ground Pepper, to taste
  • *Make your own buttermilk by adding 1 Tbsp of lemon juice or vinegar to a glass measuring cup. Fill the cup with enough milk to measure 1 cup. Stir, then allow to stand for 5 minutes to thicken.
  • GGluten:

    Use a cup-for-cup gluten-free flour replacement

  • DDairy :

    Make your own buttermilk using a non-dairy milk alternative (almond, soy, etc.)


  • 1.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

  • 2.

    Cook Vegetables In a large deep skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add shallot, carrots, celery and thyme sprigs. Cook until the vegetables have softened, about 3-5 minutes.

  • 3.

    Add Chicken Add the chicken broth and shredded chicken. Bring the mixture to a simmer.

  • 4.

    Make the Dumplings Meanwhile, make the dumplings. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the buttermilk and stir until combined.

  • 5.

    Combine & Cook Bring the chicken mixture to a boil. Working quickly, drop heaping scoops of dumpling dough into the chicken mixture using a cookie scoop or 2 teaspoons. Continue until you’ve used all the dough. Cover the skillet and allow dumplings to cook for 2-3 minutes.

  • 6.

    Season & Serve Season mixture with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve dumplings topped with chicken mixture into bowls and enjoy!

  • 7.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

Recipe Created by Meijer Registered Dietitians

Nourishment Notes


Chicken is an excellent lean protein source. Protein needs may be elevated when going through cancer treatments.

Chicken Broth

Chicken broth provides moisture to foods, making them easier to chew and swallow. Broth is also helpful for hydrating the body.

Fatigue Buster

  • Buttermilk

    Purchase buttermilk instead of making your own.

  • Food Processor

    Pulse vegetables in a mini food processor to chop.

  • Chicken

    Buy pre-shredded chicken or use canned chicken.

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