Loretta Lynn Chicken And Dumplings Recipe


Loretta Lynn Chicken and Dumplings is a classic Southern comfort dish that is sure to warm your soul. This hearty recipe combines tender chicken and fluffy dumplings in a rich and flavorful broth. It's the perfect dish to enjoy on a chilly day or when you're craving some good old-fashioned comfort food.

Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes


  • 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large pot, heat some oil over medium heat. Add the chicken pieces and cook until browned on all sides. Remove the chicken from the pot and set aside.
  2. In the same pot, add the diced onion, carrots, celery, and garlic. Cook until the vegetables are softened.
  3. Add the chicken broth, bay leaf, dried thyme, and season with salt and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  4. Reduce the heat to low and return the chicken to the pot. Cover and simmer for about 1 hour, or until the chicken is cooked through and tender.
  5. While the chicken is simmering, prepare the dumplings. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut in the cold butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  6. Gradually add the milk, stirring until the dough comes together. Be careful not to overmix.
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