Cracker Barrel Chicken and Dumplings Taste alike Recipe...

Why yes...I have "a thing" for Cracker Barrel's Chicken and dumplings.This is indeed....the recipe. Or at least it tastes almost identical! Fantastic :-)

Figured I would share!

Cracker Barrel Chicken and Dumpling recipe

  • 3 quarts water 1 3-4 pound whole 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 small onion sliced 1 stalks celery, chopped 1 clove garlic, peeled and quartered 2 bay leaves 1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Dumpling ingredients

  • 4 cups all purpose flour 2 tablespoon baking powder 2 teaspoons of salt 2 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk


  1. Before you head out the door in the morning throw all the above in the crockpot...set that puppy on high and walk away.
  2. When you get home from work/school/crazy day pull the chicken out of the pot and place it to the side.
  3. Now strain the broth out of the crockpot and into a large stove pot.  I personally like to drain off the chunky veggies and only leave the seasoning and broth in the new pot.
  4. Together in a bowl combine the dumpling ingredients.  I then slap this on my counter and roll it out and cut them into my dumplings (I like them about 1/2 thick and 2-3 inches across)
  5. Bring the broth to a rolling boil and start dropping in your dumplings.  Let them boil for 20-30 minutes.
  6. You can then add back in the chicken pieces that have fallen off of your crockpot chicken.  I you need additional water simply add it to the pot.
  7. You will need to let them all cook together for at least that 20-30 minutes to get that creamy texture and yummy taste you get at Cracker Barrel.  Often I will turn them down and let them sit even longer and they are even better ;-)