Hearty Chicken and Dumplings

9 Servings
1 hr

TGIF, guys! (Thank God It's Fall! 🍂) I am in full cozy recipes mode and the first one of the season is this yummy southern classic: Chicken and Dumplings. It's creamy, full of veggies, and has flavorful dumplings made from scratch!

Hearty Chicken and Dumplings

Recipe details

  • 9  Servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 45 Minutes Total time: 1 hr

Ingredients

For the soup

  • 2 Chicken Breasts
  • 2 Stalks of Celery
  • 1/2 of an onion
  • 4 Mushrooms (I used Baby Bellas)
  • 2 Carrots
  • Oil
  • 1 tbsp of Garlic
  • 1/2 cup of Flour
  • 2 (32 oz) Swanson Chicken Broth
  • 3/4 cup of Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 tbsp of Italian Seasoning

For the dumplings

  • 2 cups of Flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 3/4 cup of milk
  • 4 tbsp of melted butter

Instructions

For the soup

Chop your veggies and chicken into hearty chunks
In a pot on medium heat, heat some oil and add your cubed chicken.
Let them cook for about 8 minutes or until fully cooked and then remove into a bowl for later.
Using the oil from the chicken, add your garlic and veggies. While these cook, add a healthy pinch of salt and pepper.
Cover the pot and let cook for 10 minutes.
Remove lid, add in your chicken and 1/2 cup of the flour and stir.
Add in your 2 chicken broth, heavy whipping cream, and Italian seasoning.
Let this cook for 15 minutes while you move on to your dumplings.
(Before adding in your dumplings I recommend testing out your soup and seeing if it needs more flour to thicken and salt/pepper to taste!)

For the dumplings

Mix your dry ingredients in a bowl.
Add in your butter and milk and stir until homogenous. (I recommend a spoon rather than a whisk, this is a very sticky batter)
Take a 1 tbsp spoon and grab balls of the dough and drop into the soup.
Keep an eye on these dumplings as they cook fairly fast. To get perfect airy-middle dumplings I cooked them for about 13 minutes.

Tips

  • There are typically two methods of making dumplings, one is thin dumplings that look a bit like thick noodles and one is the drop dumplings. I prefer drop dumplings as shown but if you prefer you could roll out the dumpling dough and cut into strips!
  • I recommend peeling into a bowl and using the scraps and peels of the delish aromatic vegetables from this recipe in a homemade veggie broth!

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