I mentioned in another post that my mom’s chicken and dumplings is my favorite comfort food. Cracker Barrel’s comes in second for times when I can’t get mom’s. For years I refused to make it because I didn’t think I could make it like my momma could.

Another reason was because I had no recipe, only moms instructions, that went something like this…. boil chicken in water add your biscuits and salt and pepper. What??? I need to know how much water and many biscuits! So when she was visiting and was going to make dinner for us, I watched her make it.

I’ve made it a couple of times to make sure I had to right amount of each ingredients before posting.


Chicken and Dumpling – Cracker Barrel Style

Serves 4 – 6 people                                    Prep/Cook Time: 30 minutes


10 cups water

1 lb chicken breast

4 cans Home-style biscuits

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper


Bring water to a boil in large pot, salt water. Cut chicken into strips and add to boiling water. Boil for about 8 minutes. Tear biscuits in half and drop into pot with chicken. Add pepper and stir. If you like fluffy dumplings be careful when stirring. If you like thick dumplings poke the dumplings with the spoon while stirring.

Simmer until desired thickness.


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