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Easy Healthy Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

We use butter and flour to make a thick, rich roux in this Easy Healthy Chicken and Dumplings recipe.

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  • PREP TIME 15 mins
  • SERVINGS 4 servings
  • COOK TIME 25 mins
  • CALORIES 498 kcal
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Tuyet Pham

Tuyet Pham

Head Chef, Culinary Consultant
Tuyet Pham is an award-winning Saigonese chef who believes that joy is the secret ingredient to delicious food. At Healthy Recipes 101, Tuyet personally tests and simplifies every recipe, ensuring maximum flavor with minimal effort. With a background at prestigious French restaurants P’TI Saigon and Le Corto, Tuyet knows how to make every dish exceptional.
Luna Regina

Luna Regina

Writer, Author
Luna Regina is an accomplished writer and author who dedicates her career to empowering home cooks and making cooking effortless for everyone. She is the founder of and, where she works with her team to develop easy, nutritious recipes and help aspiring cooks choose the right kitchen appliances.
Lizzie Streit, MS, RDN, LD

Lizzie Streit, MS, RDN, LD

Nutrition Reviewer
Lizzie Streit is a Minneapolis-based dietitian and founder of It’s a Veg World After All. She completed her MS in Human Nutrition from Drexel University, and is an expert in culinary nutrition, recipe development, and nutrition communications. Lizzie’s philosophy is centered around making nutrition recommendations, and especially the advice to eat more vegetables, approachable and realistic. She is excited to be working with the team at Healthy Recipes 101 to ensure that their recipes are both nutritious and delicious.
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  • Valentina

    Another delicious recipe. I can only imagine how healing this is. What nice memories of your mom making you something to make you feel better. 🙂 Beautiful photos!!

    • Luna Regina

      Aw, thanks for your comment! Have a nice day! 🙂

  • Emmy

    Thank you for the detailed recipe with the great cooking tips! I can get clumsy in the kitchen so whenever I make soup, chances are I would add to much water and the soup would be too thin. But thanks to your tips on thickeners, I can now fix that problem!

  • Carrie

    I’ll be honest, the soup turned out kinda too thin for my taste. But I followed your instructions and made a slurry to thicken it a little. So, problem solved. 😀

  • Carol

    I love chicken and dumplings, but as I tried, the dumplings in this recipe weren’t fluffy enough. But the whole dish was still delicious so it didn’t really matter much.

  • Francis

    I don’t cook much, and this is the first time I ever made chicken and dumplings from scratch. I think I might have mixed the biscuit dough too much because they turned out kinda chewy and dense, instead of fluffy. But overall, the flavours were nice. I think I’ll try making the biscuits again some time.

  • Benjamin

    I know this is a healthy eating blog, so the dish isn’t supposed to be rich and creamy, but a creamless chicken and dumplings recipe just isn’t as good so I’ll give you a 4-star.

  • April

    So I doubled your recipe and made this for a family gathering, and everyone loved it! Well, I did add some heavy cream to the soup because we love rich food. Other than that, everything was great!

  • Jackson

    I made this recipe twice. At the first attempt, I followed the exact recipe and used raw chicken, and I made it with leftover baked chicken breasts for the second time. I think the first attempt was more flavorful. Does searing the chicken in the same pot helps bring out the flavor? Anyway, thanks for the recipe.

  • Amanda

    Okay, I made the soup and it was just too thin for me so I tried the slurry method to thicken it. I don’t know if it’s just me or the constarch gave the soup a starchy mouthfeel. That aside, the flavours were still there, and I love how you write such a detailed article.

  • Dalia

    My kids and husband love chicken and dumplings so I always find new recipes to try and have them do the taste tests. Seems like they really loved yours! The soup is not as rich as most of the other recipes, but that’s a good thing, it just means that it’s healthier!

  • Holly

    This one really brings back a lot of memories because the recipe is similar to what my mom used to make. The only difference was that she never put peas to her chicken and dumplings. That being said, great recipe. 🙂

  • connie

    my mom used a little cornstarch water mixture to thicken. works good.

    • Luna Regina

      Thanks for commenting, Connie. And yes, your mom is correct. Adding the water and cornstarch mixture (AKA “slurry”, as we mentioned in the article) is a common technique to thicken soups and gravies.