Copycat Cracker Barrel Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken and Dumplings are the ultimate comfort food. Cracker Barrel is well known for having some of the best dumplings around but this recipe brings all of that famous flavor to your dinner table. If you are craving comfort food, you will want to make this  Copycat Cracker Barrel Chicken and Dumplings recipe asap!

Chicken and dumplings are one of my favorites. When I have had a really rough day, a steamy bowl of chicken and dumplings is like a warm hug! I used to think they were super hard to make, and I would have never tried to do it at home. I left my cravings to Cracker Barrel. But then the Coronavirus pandemic happened and all of my favorite places had to close their doors. What was a girl to do? Learn how to make dumplings!

This recipe is so easy! You are going to want to make it for Sunday dinner with the family, you are going to want to make it for cold winter days and anytime you want comfort. It tastes just like Cracker Barrel!

Copycat Cracker Barrel Chicken Dumplings


1 Rotisserie chicken 
6-7 cups of Chicken broth 
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 tbsp. shortening
3/4 cup buttermilk


Remove the meat from the bone of your rotisserie chicken and set to the side in a covered dish. 
In a large crock pot set to high add broth your and pepper. (KitchenAid has a good 6-quart one)
Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. 
Cut in the shortening. 
Add the buttermilk, stirring with a fork until moistened.
Knead the dough 4 to 5 times.
Place the dough on a flour covered cutting board. 
Begin to cut your pieces into 1/2 inch pieces. 
Place the pieces into the crock pot. 
Reduce the heat to medium and cook for about 4 hours. 
Stirring occasionally.
Add the chicken back and lightly toss to combine
Continue to cook for 1 more hour 

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  1. I love Cracker Barrel's Chicken and Dumplings. Pinning so I can make my own ~ thanks!

  2. Looks tasty, Sara! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!


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