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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
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 276kcal


  • 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: 435IU | Vitamin C: 1.6mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 0.7mg