Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken and Dumplings is a great recipe you make when you’re craving a homecooked meal. Made from simple ingredients, the tender dumpling dough and savory broth are a soup that is a family favorite.

CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS RECIPE

This recipe is from my cookbook Scrumptious and is one of my favorite meals that I make when someone is sick or for a meal that is the ultimate comfort food. The fluffy dumplings are what everyone is fighting over. 

A lot of recipes use canned biscuits but these homemade tender dumplings are so worth it and are made from a simple dough. These are called rolled pr flat dumplings because they are a little more dense and almost chewy. Flat dumplings are a very simple recipe for biscuit dough and are meant to soak up the flavors of the delicious broth. 

INGREDIENTS

  • BUTTER
  • CARROTS, CELERY, AND ONION – the holy trinity of any soup or stew. Creates that homecooked meal flavor.
  • CHICKEN STOCK OR BROTH
  • CHICKEN BREASTS – leftover rotisserie chicken or cooked chicken breasts are used here.
  • FLOUR – for the dumplings. They thicken the sauce.
  • BAKING POWDER
  • MILK

HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS

  1. In a large Dutch oven or pot, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add the carrots, celery, and onion. Saute until vegetables are soft, about 5-7 minutes. Add the chicken broth and bring to a simmer. Stir in the chicken.
  2. While the chicken broth is simmering, make the dumplings. For the dumplings: In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut in the cold butter with two forks, a pastry cutter, or your hands. Add the milk and mix until combined.
  3. On a floured surface, roll out the dough to ¼ inch thick. Cut dough into squares and toss with additional flour so that they don’t stick together.
  4. Stir the dumplings into the chicken broth a few at a time while simmering soup until all of them are added. Simmer for about 15 minutes or until dumplings have cooked. Add more salt and pepper to taste. Serve.

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Yield: 8 servings

If you’ve never had a dumpling, you’ve never experienced one of life’s greatest pleasures in this delicious recipe. There’s something about this comfort dish with homemade dumplings that makes you feel like you’re at your grandma’s kitchen table. This flavorful chicken soup is great for a cold night.

  • 2
    Tablespoons
    unsalted butter
  • ½
    cup
    diced carrots
  • ½
    cup
    diced celery
  • ½
    cup
    diced yellow onion
  • 8
    cups
    low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3
    cups
    cooked chicken
    shredded or cubed (rotisserie chicken works well here)

Dumplings:

  • 2
    cups
    all-purpose flour
  • ½
    teaspoon
    baking powder
  • 2
    Tablespoons
    cold unsalted butter
    cubed
  • ¼
    teaspoon
    salt
  • 1
    cup
    milk

  1. In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the carrots, celery, and onion. Saute until vegetables are soft, about 5-7 minutes. Add the chicken broth and bring to a simmer. Stir in the chicken.

  2. While the chicken broth is simmering, make the dumplings. For the dumplings:  In a medium bowl, add the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut in the cold butter with two forks, a pastry cutter, or your hands. Add the milk and mix until combined.

  3. On a floured surface, roll out the dough to ¼ inch thick. Cut dough into squares and toss with additional flour so that they don’t stick together.

  4. Stir the dumplings into the chicken broth a few at a time until all of them are added. Simmer for about 15 minutes or until dumplings have cooked. Add more salt and pepper to taste. Serve.

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