Recipe of the Month

Recipe of the Month: Mom’s Dumplings

Recipe of the MonthINGREDIENTS

  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup broth

Ingredients for Easy Broth- (see notes for directions)

  • 1 large boneless organic chicken breast
  • 3 boxes Costco’s (Kirklands) Organic Chicken Broth
  • Optional – Better Than Bouillon Roasted Chicken Base
  • Salt and pepper



  • Mix flour, salt, and baking powder
  • Mix the eggs with the broth
  • Add the liquid mixture to the flour mixture and mix well
  • Put the dough on a floured surface and work (knead) like bread dough until it isn’t sticky
  • Roll out thin as noodles (not as thin as pie crust) and cut into squares
  • Drop the dumplings into boiling broth one at a time
  • Do not stir after they are dropped
  • Put a lid on the pot and let simmer for 20 minutes


Obviously, the whole dish is chicken and dumplings. You can cook a whole chicken and make broth from scratch or take the easy way out like I did this time.

I put 3 boxes of Costco’s organic chicken broth in a soup pot and added one very large organic, boneless chicken breast. (I have never used their broth before, but will be buying it again – smells and tastes wonderful). Bring it to a boil and then simmer and cook until the breast is cooked. Bring the breast out of the liquid and break it up with a fork and then add it back to the broth. At this point – taste it and if desired add salt and pepper. If you like a stonger flavor you can add about a tablespoon of Better Than Bouillion, Roasted Chicken Base. (I try to keep a jar of that in the fridge all the time). When you have the flavor the way you want it – proceed with the dumplings.

I actually froze half of the dumplings after I cut them into squares. (The liquid had boiled down and I had more than enough dumplings for 2 people.  To do that – lay the cut dumplings out on a cookie sheet (not touching). When they are frozen put them into a zip loc bag or freezer container.

I have checked other dumpling recipes and none were like this one. This one has never failed to make light, wonderful dumplings. I can still see my son making them with his grandmother years ago. Enjoy!

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