Chicken and Dumplings Recipe
Let me recap this week for you.
First, my husband, my 3-year old, and I all got the flu. We spent most of the week fighting off fevers, battling headaches, coughing, and all of the other unpleasant things that the flu brings.
Then, this morning, we are just recovering from the flu, and I woke up to a kitchen flooded with water. Probably 1/2″ thick with water… my entire kitchen floor was covered. Apparently, we didn’t cover our outside faucet, and the water in the hose backed up into the faucet, into our home, and busted a pipe behind our dryer. Then, water began to spew into our entire kitchen, and made its way onto our carpet… bathroom… gah.
Needless to say, I’m due for a bit of comfort food. And maybe some ice cream after that. And then perhaps a glass of wine. Or two.
I always forget how good homemade chicken and dumplings are. When I visualize them in my head, I think of soggy biscuit dough, and it doesn’t sound so good. But before you click off the page, let me say there is absolutely no soggy biscuit dough in this recipe.
This chicken and dumplings recipe is made using big chunks of chicken breast, fresh vegetables, and homemade dumpling dough. And, because it’s comfort food, the dough may, or may not have heavy cream in it.
Okay, spoiler alert, it has heavy cream.
Chicken and Dumplings Recipe
Chicken and Dumplings
A classic homemade chicken and dumplings recipe!
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 celery ribs diced
- 3 carrots peeled and diced
- 1 medium onion
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 3 chicken breasts boneless and skinless
- 1 tsp salt
- 7 cups chicken broth
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup milk
- 2 tbsp butter melted
Heat oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Add in celery, carrots, and onion and saute until softened, about 5 minutes. Add in garlic and cook an additional 30 seconds.
Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Add to pot along with chicken broth. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 20 minutes, until chicken is no longer pink in the middle. Pull chicken out, shred with a fork, then return to the pot.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. In another bowl, combine milk and butter. Add milk/butter mixture to flour mixture and mix just until combined.
Drop dough by the teaspoon into the soup, then cover and let simmer an extra 20 minutes.
Andrea Wookey says
There is an Acadian recipe like this, but you use salt, pepper and summer savory (it’s called chicken fricot). I always thought it was unhealthy, but the heavy cream in this recipe puts it over mine! Thanks, I will feel less guilty when I make mine 😉 But try summer savory as a different herb
Heather McCormick says
I have never made chicken and dumplings myself but would love to give these a go.
Cassondra Del Rio says
looks great! only if i weren’t pregnant with these food aversions or else i would try it!
Lana Bradstream says
Sweet! I love chicken and dumplings!
Georgia Beckman says
This looks delicious! I make beef & dumplings all the time but I’ve never made chicken & dumplings.
Chicken and Dumplings is one of my favorite feel good foods. 🙂
fotojennic (Jenn S) says
my stomache literally GROWLED when I saw this!! I so love chicken n dumplings. thanks for the recipe!
Kathy Luman says
I love Chicken and Dumplings. I want to give this a try and I’m sure it is as good as it looks. Yum.
Kathy Stuit says
I LOVE Chicken and Dumplings. My fav cold winter recipe to make. All from scratch is the only way to make them too!
Laura DogsMom says
Now you have made me hungry!
Thaleia @Something2Offer.com says
I’ve never made chicken and dumplings but I know hubby & I like them:) My daughter might want to make these with me.
Cynthia L says
Chicken and Dumplings are one of my families favorite “cold weather” recipes. I love the fact that you used some heavy cream, some times you just have to! Great recipe and thanks for sharing.
Merissa @ Little House Living says
YUM, you had me at heavy cream! I wonder if this recipe would work gluten free?
Chicken and dumplings… it’s a beautiful thing! I held off making dumplings for many years because I thought it would just be gooey biscuit dough, but you’re right – it’s not! Good stuff.