Modern Chicken N’ Dumplings

Modern Chicken N' Dumplings

Of all of my modern takes on Southern dishes, this Chicken N Dumplings probably my favorite because it improves on tradition by using other traditional Southern techniques. It’s very simple to make so give it a shot!
Inactive Time: 7-9 hrs | Cook: 25 min | Serves 4 | Level: Easy
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1 lb of chicken breast, bone in, skin on
⅛ tsp of paprika
⅛ tsp of chili powder
⅛ tsp of cayenne
⅛ tsp of salt
⅛ tsp of black pepper


¾ cup of flour
⅛ tsp of salt
4 tbs of water


1 cup of low-fat milk
2 tbs of flour
1 tbs of margarine
½ cup of low-fat mozzarella cheese
pinch of salt
pinch of garlic powder


  1. Combine all of the seasonings together. Then rub the seasonings underneath the skin of the chicken.
  2. Place the chicken in the slow cooker, and cook on low for 7-9 hours. Then remove the skin and shred the chicken.
  3. To make the dumplings: Combine the ¾ cup of flour, ⅛ tsp of salt, and 4 tbs of water together. Flour a working surface, then roll out the dumpling dough very thin. Cut into squares.
  4. Bring a medium sized saucepan to a boil and add the dumplings. Cook for 4-5 minutes or until cooked all the way through.
  5. To make the gravy: In a medium sized saucepan, melt the margarine on a medium low heat. Whisk in the flour for 2 minutes. Next add the milk, turn the stove to medium heat, and simmer until thickened. Add a pinch of salt, garlic powder, and mozzarella cheese to the gravy.
  6. Combine the ingredients in this order: Dumpling, shredded chicken, and then gravy.
Calories Fat (G) Sodium (MG)
Total 1099 26.3 1505.9
Amount Per Serving 274.8 6.6 376.5
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