Easy Chicken and Pastry Recipe- Southern Chicken and Dumplings

This is an easy step-by-step recipe to make the Southern Classic Chicken and Pastry, also known as Southern Chicken and Dumplings.
Course Entree, Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken and Dumplings, Chicken and Pastry
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 276kcal
Author Katie Crenshaw- A Fork's Tale


  • 5 lb Whole Chicken
  • 5 Quarts Water
  • 1/4 cup finely cut carrots
  • 1/2 cup finely cut celery
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3 boiled eggs
  • 1 box Anne's Old Fashioned Dumplings- Thin Pastry Strips
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Sauté onion, carrots, and celery until fully cooked.
  • Rinse off chicken.
  • Add Chicken and 5 quarts of water to large stock pan.
  • Add cooked carrots, onion, celery, salt, and pepper to stock pan.
  • Cook chicken in stock pan until completely done. Remove chicken.
  • Remove meat from chicken throwing away bones and skin. Set aside chicken meat.
  • Bring chicken broth to boil.
  • Add Anne's Pastry one by one to boiling water until all pastry is in pot, stirring occasionally to make sure none stick to pan.
  • Add in chicken meat and stir.
  • Chop and dice boiled egg.
  • Add chopped boiled egg to pastry and mix.
  • Serve.


Calories: 276kcal | Protein: 13g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 160mg | Vitamin A: 8.7% | Vitamin C: 1.9% | Calcium: 2.4% | Iron: 4.1%