Chicken & Dumplings: Delectable Comfort Food

Chicken & Dumplings: Delectable Comfort Food

As soon as fall and winter hits I search for recipes that keep me warm like soups and stews. There is something comforting about a big bowl of hot soup on a cold day right? Chicken & Dumplings is a recipe that will leave your family feeling warm, full and satisfied.

Chicken & Dumplings was a hit with my whole family, my oldest daughter’s response was “more dumplings mom!” I wasn’t very familiar with cooking dumplings but it was super easy and this recipe is definitely something I’ll be making again and again for years to come. So let’s get started!

This delectable chicken & dumpling recipe will give you warm comfort this fall season and leave your family wanting more!

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 lbs cubed chicken
  • 1 cup chopped carrot
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 5 tbsp butter
  • 6 tbsp flour
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream (for a lower calorie option you could use milk, it just won’t be as thick and creamy)
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen peas

This delectable chicken & dumpling recipe will give you warm comfort this fall season and leave your family wanting more!

Dumpling Mix:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 1/3 cups heavy cream

 

Directions:

  1. Add vegetable oil to large saucepan and cook chicken, stirring occassionally until chicken is fully cooked.
  2. Remove chicken and set aside.
  3. Using the same saucepan you cooked chicken in, add in carrot and onion and cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Add in garlic and cook another 2 minutes.
  4. Add butter to vegetable mixture and stir to coat until butter is melted.
  5. Add flour to coat vegetable mixture.
  6. Add chicken back into saucepan and pour chicken broth over mixture and stir.
  7. Stir in heavy cream, spices, and frozen peas and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer on medium heat for 15 minutes.
  8. While that simmers, you can create your dumpling mix.
  9. Add flour, baking powder, salt & pepper to a medium size bowl and stir until mixed. Add cream and stir until mixed. Form a soft ball in the bowl.
  10. Scoop dumplings by about 2 tbsp scoops (I used an ice cream scoop) and form into balls.
  11. Remove bay leaves from saucepan, add dumplings in.
  12. Top with parsley (if you don’t have fresh, dry is fine too)
  13. Simmer another 15 minutes.
  14. Serve and enjoy!

This delectable chicken & dumpling recipe will give you warm comfort this fall season and leave your family wanting more!

I discovered this recipe when it was shared by a friend on Facebook. I’ve included the video for you here!

 

I hope you all enjoy this recipe as much as my family does! Want to save it for later? Hover over the photo below and Pin It to your Pinterest boards!

This delectable chicken & dumpling recipe will give you warm comfort this fall season and leave your family wanting more!

 

 

20 thoughts on “Chicken & Dumplings: Delectable Comfort Food

  1. This sounds so delicious! I agree, I LOVE a big bowl of heart warming soup as soon as the weather starts to change. I’ve always been intimidated by making dumplings, but this doesn’t sound too complicated!

  2. This looks so delicicous! My grandma used to make chicken dumpling soup when I was younger (and it was so good!) and I have always wanted to learn to make it. I will have to give this recipe a try!

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