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Chicken Dumplings Recipes in Sri Lanka


The ultimate version of warm, comfort food, this recipe for deliciously simple chicken and dumplings, uses juicy Bairaha chicken thighs with the hearty goodness of herbal chicken dumplings recipes in Sri Lanka, making this a meal to remember for the whole family.

Total Cook Time

Prep: 20 min

Cook: 45 min


8 servings


 For the stew:

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh sage, chopped
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 large carrots, thinly sliced
  • 2 ribs celery, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups frozen pearl onions, defrosted
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 1 cup frozen peas

For the dumplings:

  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh sage, chopped
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk


  • In a large ziplock bag, mix flour, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, thyme and sage. Add in the chicken to the spice and herb mix and toss well until all the pieces are well coated.
  • Next, warm a tablespoon of oil in a large pot over medium heat. Shake any of the excess flour mixture from the chicken (make sure to reserve the leftover flour). Add the chicken pieces to the pot and cook, stirring until browned for about 10 minutes. Remove the cooked chicken to a separate plate.
  • In the same pot, warm the remaining oil and add in the carrots, onions and celery. Saute for about five minutes. Then sprinkle with remaining flour and saute for another two minutes.
  • Next, pour in the broth and bring to a boil while stirring continuously. Then, reduce the heat to low and let the broth simmer for a few minutes stirring occasionally. Return the chicken pieces to the pot, stir in half and half and let simmer for about five minutes.
  • To make the dumplings, combine both the flours, salt, baking soda, sage and thyme. Stir in the buttermilk just until a sticky dough forms.
  • Stir peas into the chicken mixture. Then, drop tablespoons of dough and cover, allowing the dumplings to simmer until cooked through for about 15 minutes.

Chicken Piccata Recipe in Sri Lanka


Easy chicken recipes are unsurprisingly the go-to dinner choice for many Sri Lankans. This easy and deliciously good chicken piccata pasta recipe in Sri Lanka can be whipped up and ready to serve in just half an hour. It takes just a few minutes in the oven to bake to tender perfection and the taste it brings is to die for.

Total Cook Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min

4 servings



  • Start off by preheating the oven to 350°.
  • Cut chicken breasts in half crosswise and pound with a meat mallet to ½ inch in thickness. Sprinkle with salt and pepper according to taste.
  • In a shallow bowl, place flour and dip the chicken in it to coat well on both sides, shaking off any excess flour.
  • In a large skillet, heat a tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat.
  • Brown the chicken in batches, adding additional oil whenever needed. Transfer the chicken to an ungreased baking dish.
  • Add the capers, lemon juice and stock to the pan and stir to loosen any browned bits from the pan.
  • Whisk in butter, a tablespoon at a time until creamy and pour this sauce over the chicken.
  • Bake the chicken for five to ten minutes or until the chicken is no longer pink.

Helpful tips

  • Capers are the flower buds of a small bush from the Mediterranean and Middle East. The smallest capers, French nonpareils, are considered as the finest capers. Caper berries are from Spain and they are the olive-sized fruit of the caper shrub.
  • Make sure that you rinse capers well before using to remove excess salt and brine.
  • Opt for freshly squeezed lemon juice when preparing this chicken dish. Bottled lemon juice, which could be often convenient, will not give you the same bright and fresh flavor. Squeezing four lemons for the juice will get the job done.

Bairaha Joins Hands with (PHI) to Conduct Training Program for Small and Medium Scale Hotel and Restaurant Owners


Public Health Inspector Mr. Amila Aberathna conducts the training & awareness program

A training and awareness program for small and medium scale hotel owners was organized by the Public Health Inspectors (PHI) at Pallekelle. As a social responsible company Bairaha Farms PLC joined hands with this social event to make it a success.

More than 80 numbers of persons representing small, medium scale hotel owners, restaurant owners and cafeteria and bakery owners participated in this event. The key objective of this event was to bring awareness to them of details relating to the Food Act. The training and awareness program was conducted successfully by PHI Mr. Amila Aberathna and PHI Admin Mr. C. N. Dasanayaka.

Public Health Inspector Mr. Amila Aberathna says, “Small and medium scale hotel owners should follow the rules, regulations, best practices and hygienic conditions when they prepare food products to be served to the general public. As per the Food Act, they are legally required to follow it and comply with the Act”.

Public Health Inspector Admin Mr. C. N. Dasanayaka explained about “H 800 Grading System which is applicable for small as well as for medium scale hotel owners, restaurant owners, cafeteria and bakery owners. This system provides marks based on some specific criteria such as hygienic conditions of kitchens, cleanliness level of their staff, waste water disposable system and etc.”

Bairaha Farms PLC, Brand Manager Mr. Ravin Madusanka, stated in his speech “As a company with more than 40 years in being a trusted quality chicken brand in Sri Lanka, Bairaha always provides best quality chicken products to our consumers. Well-being of our consumers is very important to us, that is, the main reason why we have joined hands with this training and awareness program for small and medium scale hotel owners.”

“Bairaha is one of the best quality and most hygienic chicken product in the market. As a socially responsible company Bairaha follows the best practices and food safety standards. Our company has been certified with ISO 22000, GMP & HACCP. We are able to deliver best quality products to our valuable consumers” stated Bairaha Farms PLC, Executive Chef, Lankesh Paul.


Certificates were handed over to the participants

At the end of the training session certificates were handed over to the participants to confirm their training and participation. Small and medium scale hotel owners gave their positive comments about this training and awareness program. They specially thanked the Public Health Inspectors for organizing this valuable program and Bairaha Farms PLC for sponsoring this event.

“Help to Learn” Educational Project Launched by the Bairaha Farms PLC


Bairaha Farms PLC being the pioneer and the leading poultry integrator engaged in chicken meat production for providing consumers with nutritious food, has recently launched a generous educational project namely “Help to Learn” with a great intention of uplifting the educational standard of the sons and daughters of its employees.

The inauguration ceremony of the “Help to Learn” project was held in the premises of the company’s main Broiler Farm in Anamaduwa with the active participation of the Director (Operation) Mr. M. I. Wahid, Head of Human Resource Mr. Naveen De Silva, Group Manager (Personnel & Administration) Mr.S.P.Kumaradasa, Head of Technical Service Doctor Priyantha and some Senior Managers together with staff and all the employees and their children.


Director (Operation) Mr. M. I. Wahid distributed school books, stationaries & other items to school children of Bairaha staff

The school going children of the employees in all categories working in each location of the company benefitted with the package of items provided by this “Help to Learn” project and this welfare activity has reportedly been highly appreciated by the workforce for giving a helping hand to their children’s education.

Bairaha Group considers its participation in such events as part of its Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) in encouraging aspiring students to continue their education.


School going children of Bairaha staff who participated one such event