Loretta Lynn’S Chicken And Dumpling Recipe


Loretta Lynn's Chicken and Dumplings is a classic Southern comfort dish that is sure to warm your heart and soul. This recipe combines tender chicken and fluffy dumplings in a rich and flavorful broth. It's the perfect dish to enjoy on a cozy evening or to serve at a family gathering.

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 cup heavy cream
  • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large pot, melt some butter 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, minced garlic, carrots, and celery. Cook until the vegetables are tender.
  3. Add the chicken broth, bay leaves, 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. Turn the dough