RECIPE: Tim McGraw’s Homemade Chicken and Dumplings

McGraw won over Hill's heart with this delicious recipe, so fans may want to whip up a batch of the comfort food for their own friends and family!

Written by Kelly Brickey
RECIPE: Tim McGraw’s Homemade Chicken and Dumplings
Tim McGraw's Chicken and Dumplings

And the award for the best husband ever goes to…Tim McGraw! The country star has officially won the hearts of fans everywhere as he took time out of his busy schedule to take care of his wife, Faith Hill, in the best way: a little bit of Southern comfort food.

Putting his cooking skills to the test while Hill kicks back to recover from her foot surgery, McGraw whipped up a good helping of his famous homemade chicken and dumplings. The dish, while delicious and comforting, has a special place in the power couple’s heart as it was the signature dish that McGraw used to win over Hill as his true love while they were dating. How could you not fall for a man who makes something as savory and warm as a homemade meal like that?

For the guys who want to woo their significant others with the dish (or ladies who want to show off one of their many talents!), we’ve gotten a hold of McGraw’s simple recipe for chicken and dumplings so let the aprons fly and the mitts come out. It’s time for some Southern fare!

Tim McGraw’s Chicken and Dumplings

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 45 minutes

Ingredients (in cooking order):

  • 1 small chicken
  • 1 pot water
  • 1 dash of salt
  • Chicken broth
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 tbsp. Crisco, butter flavor
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg


  1. Bring the pot of water to a boil and add chicken to pot with a pinch of salt for taste. As chicken becomes tender, pull meat from the bone and return to boiling water. Add broth for even more flavor.
  2. Pour flour into a bowl and cut the Crisco in until mixture becomes crumbly. Add the buttermilk and egg and stir to create a doughy texture, like that of biscuits.
  3. Grab a cutting board and powder with flour. Take off some dough to roll into a thin layer and proceed to cut squares from sheet.
  4. Drop the cut squares into the boiling broth and continue process until all dough is used. If wanted, add some salt and pepper for taste and let simmer until the dough becomes tender.
  5. Let the dumplings thicken the broth consistency until it becomes rather creamy. Once broth looks ready, set those plates and get ready to serve!