Perfect Chicken & Dumplings Recipe

Homemade Chicken & Dumplings is a comfort food classic, featuring flavorful broth loaded with tender chunks of chicken, sweet carrots, fresh thyme, and fluffy dumplings.

Yield: 6 servings


1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
2 1/2 pounds skin-on, bone-in chicken pieces (all thighs or a whole cut up chicken or a mixture of light & dark meat)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 cup chopped celery
2 cups diced carrots
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves (or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme)
3 bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
10 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 teaspoon sherry

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, DIVIDED
1/2 cup cornmeal
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, melted
3/4 cup buttermilk, at room temperature
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley, plus more for garnish


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