Cracker Barrel Chicken and Dumplings Copycat Recipe

by Sheryl

A very simple recipe that saves us a lot of time when preparing. In less than 30 minutes you’ll have a delicious meal to serve for dinner!


2 cups of Flour
½ tsp. Baking Powder
1 pinch Salt
2 Tbsp. Butter
1 cup of buttermilk
2 quarts Chicken Broth
3 cups of Cooked Chicken

How to make Cracker Barrel Chicken and Dumplings

Step 1: Start by boiling the chicken. Once the chicken is thoroughly cooked, shred them into smaller pieces. Set aside and make the dumplings.

Step 2: If you have some leftover chicken in your fridge, feel free to use them. If that’s the case and you’re not boiling your chicken, you can make a broth by heating 2 quarts of store-bought chicken broth. You can also add a little of Better Than Bouillon Chicken Base (you can get it from Amazon). Put one spoonful of this base for extra flavor.

Step 3: In a medium-size bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.

Step 4: With a pastry blender (or fork), mix the butter along with the dry ingredients.

Step 5: Stir in the buttermilk with the dough until it forms like a ball.

Step 6: Knead the ball on a floured surface and use a rolling pin. And with a pizza cutter (if available), cut the dumplings into squares (about 2-inch strips). Make sure that you cut them about the same sizes so they will all cook the same.

Step 7: Place the dumplings back into the bowl. Making sure that they don’t stick, so dust each dumpling with a bit more flour. It’s okay if you’re using more flour because those extra flour will help create a thicker soup sauce.

Step 8: Boil the broth and carefully drop the dumplings a little at a time while continuously stirring. Cook the dumplings for about 15-20 minutes or until they are not doughy anymore. Then, add the cooked chicken into the pot. Once done, transfer to a bowl and serve. Enjoy!

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