4 Comforting Chicken and Dumplings Recipes

Try a chicken and dumplings recipe to make cozy, savory beds in a bowl

Different variations on the chicken and dumplings recipe can be found throughout Eastern Europe, Canada, and the American South. The pillow-soft dumplings can be prepared however the heart desires—rolled into balls, flattened with a rolling pin, or thrown down on the counter top—then cooked in the same broth that the chicken is boiled in. A soul-warming and savory meal, it's no wonder the dish becomes so popular during colder months. This fall, try four new takes on the classic chicken and dumplings recipe.

Dumplings cooked on top of chicken in pot.
This Southern soul-food dish from James Beard award-winning chef Andrea Reusing of Lantern in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, highlights the flavor of heritage chicken in a thick, rich gravy. Get the recipe for Chicken and Dumplings »Jenny Huang
Russo Chicken Ramen

Russian Chicken and Dumplings Soup

This pelmeni stew is called "Siberian Express," featuring marinated mushrooms, brined cherry tomatoes, fresh herbs, scallions, and a soft-boiled egg all to color up the dish's otherwise beige landscape. The chicken-and-dumpling soup also takes advantage of two ingredients more common in Asia than Eastern Europe—sesame oil and cilantro—for a simple but rewarding soup that probes the boundaries of what we think of as Russian cuisine. Get the recipe for Russian Chicken and Dumplings Soup »Matt Taylor-Gross
Chicken Fricot
In this classic Acadian comfort dish, savory—the pungent, peppery herb—adds a piney zest to the dumplings which puff when dropped into the simmering broth. Get the recipe for Chicken Fricot »Ingalls Photography
Pelmeni Dumplings in Chicken Broth

Pelmeni Dumplings in Chicken Broth

Fill the dumplings with ground meat-and-garlic-filled to add soul-comforting richness to a simple chicken broth in this Siberian soup. Get the recipe for Pelmeni Dumplings in Chicken Broth »Justin Walker