Homemade chicken and dumplings are only as complicated as you make them, and this recipe couldn't be any easier. Pure comfort food at its best, our chicken and dumplings recipe features a flavorful broth packed with chunks of chicken, sweet carrots, celery, and fresh thyme. This recipe calls for store-bought chicken broth, but if you prefer a thicker consistency in your soup, try our simple chicken stock. We use chicken breasts, but feel free to use a whole cut-up chicken or thighs. Just make sure to purchase skin-on, bone-in meat. We haven’t met a dumpling we didn’t like, but for this hearty soup, we didn’t use shortcuts like doughy, canned biscuits or frozen dumplings. Here, these soft, fluffy balls of delight are made with love and, of course, flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and parsley to give the soup some added texture and flavor—just like mom used to make.