Cajun-Style Chicken and Dumplings

Main Course

Recipe courtesy of Cook and Tell: Unique Cajun Recipes and Storied

Serves 6-8

  • 1 fryer, cut into pieces
  • ½ cup cooking oil
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 quarts chicken stock
  • salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste
  • parsley and shallots


  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • ¼ cup parsley chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 cup milk

Cajun-Style Chicken and Dumplings

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In a large iron pot, heat oil. Add chicken, a few pieces at a time. Brown and remove from pot. Set aside. Add flour and make a roux. If not enough oil, add more. Add onion, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Cook on low fire for ½ hour. Add chicken. Stir well. Cook ½ hour longer. Add chicken stock and boil until chicken is tender. Add parsley and shallots. Cook for 5 minutes. Remove chicken from pot. 

Dumplings: In a bowl, mix flour and parsley. Add egg and milk. Mix well. Add butter. Drop by teaspoonfuls in gravy left behind chicken. You may need to add more water. When dumplings are cooked, remove from pot. Pour small amount of gravy over dumplings and over chicken.


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