Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

Chicken and Dumplings is a classic comfort food dish that brings together tender chunks of chicken, fluffy dumplings, and a rich, savory broth. This timeless recipe has been passed down through generations, and it continues to delight taste buds with its hearty and satisfying flavors. The chicken is simmered until it becomes fork-tender, and the dumplings are cooked to perfection, soaking up all the delicious flavors of the broth. Whether enjoyed on a chilly evening or as a comforting meal any time of the year, Chicken and Dumplings are sure to warm both body and soul.

Recipe for Chicken and Dumplings

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Total time: 2 hours

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)

Instructions:

  1. In a large pot, add the chicken pieces and cover with chicken broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour, or until the chicken is cooked through and tender.
  2. While the chicken is cooking, prepare the dumplings. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut in the cold butter using a pastry cutter or your fingers until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the milk until just combined.
  3. Once the chicken is cooked, remove it from the pot and set it aside to cool slightly. Shred the chicken into bite-sized pieces.
  4. Skim off any fat or impurities from the broth, then return it to a simmer. Add the carrots, celery, onion, and garlic to the pot. Cook for about 10 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
  5. Drop spoonfuls of the dumpling mixture into the simmering broth. Cover the pot and cook for 15-20 minutes, or until the dumplings are cooked through and puffed up.
  6. Stir in the shredded chicken and season the dish with salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for an additional 5 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  7. Serve the Chicken and Dumplings hot, garnished with fresh parsley. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

  • Calories: 380
  • Total Fat: 17g
  • Saturated Fat: 8g
  • Cholesterol: 85mg
  • Sodium: 750mg
  • Carbohydrates: 32g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugars: 4g
  • Protein: 24g