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CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS

A bowl of homemade chicken and dumplings and a glass of sweet tea is the perfect Southern meal.

Even though Chicken and Dumplings are not a typical easy recipe you would find on my blog, you can make homemade Chicken and Dumplings with the following steps.  Let me assure you it is worth it.  Southern Chicken and Dumplings made from scratch is a favorite family meal.  It is both comforting and delicious!  Come on; I’ll show you each step below.

Easy To Make Chicken and Dumplings

If you have landed here and looking for a simple to make Chicken and Dumplings recipe, please go check out my Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings.  It is delicious and super simple to make using can soup and can biscuits.

Chicken And Dumplings Bring Back Memories

These made from scratch chicken and dumplings brings back memories of my grandmother and my husband’s grandmother who both made delicious chicken and dumplings.  My husband’s grandmother actually raised her chickens which were used in her Chicken and Dumplings.  The recipe also reminds me of Cracker Barrel’s chicken and dumplings which are fantastic.

CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS MADE FROM SCRATCH -Even though Chicken and Dumplings are not a typical easy recipe you would find on my blog, it's not hard to make.  Let me assure you it is worth it.  Southern Chicken and Dumplings which are made from scratch is a family favorite meal.  It is both comforting and delicious!  Come on, I'll show you each step below.

CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS MADE FROM SCRATCH -Even though Chicken and Dumplings are not a typical easy recipe you would find on my blog, it's not hard to make.  Let me assure you it is worth it.  Southern Chicken and Dumplings which are made from scratch is a family favorite meal.  It is both comforting and delicious!  Come on, I'll show you each step below.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CHICKEN

STEP 1: Chop Vegetables

Use a knife or mini food processor and dice into small pieces four stalks of celery, large bell pepper, and two large onions.

STEP 2: Cook the Chicken and Make Stock for Dumplings

  • Place four pounds of chicken, plus the chopped celery, onions, two large bay leaves, one teaspoon salt, one teaspoon black pepper, and one teaspoon granulated garlic in a large stockpot and completely cover everything with water.

TIP:  YOU NEED AT LEAST 8 CUPS OF CHICKEN STOCK (SAVE YOUR STOCK AFTER COOKING CHICKEN)

  • Cook on medium high for one hour until chicken is falling off the bone.
  • Cool, remove skin, and debone chicken.
  • SAVE THE CHICKEN BROTH
  • REMOVE The BAY LEAVES

STEP 3: Make A Roux Using

  • In another large Dutch oven, melt 1/2 cup butter
  • Stir in 1 heaping tablespoon minced garlic
  • Whisk in 1/2 cup flour
  • Continue whisking and cooking the flour.
  • Cook 5 to 10 minutes until slightly golden.
  • Slowly add 4 cups of chicken stock from the chicken you cooked to the Roux
  • Add 1  (10 3/4 ounce can)of cream of celery soup and bring mixture to a boil.
  • Add four additional cups of the prepared chicken stock.

TIPS:

  • Make sure you add all the vegetables and seasonings along with the chicken stock, your chicken was cooking in, into your chicken and dumplings.
  • The seasonings plus vegetables usually fall to the bottom of the pot.
  • If you have more than eight cups, pour some broth in a bowl so you can use the stock from the bottom of the dutch oven.

Stir in your seasonings:

  • 2 TB Worcestershire sauce
  • Two teaspoons poultry seasoning
  • One teaspoon salt
  • One teaspoon pepper
  • Plus, 1 cup heavy cream

Turn your pot on high and make your dumplings.

TIPS

  • You need your chicken and dumplings to be boiling while adding your dumplings.
  • The boiling pot will help the dumplings not stick and clump together.
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO BURN YOUR CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS.
  • They will stick to the bottom of your pot.  STIR OFTEN!

STEP 4: TO MAKE DUMPLINGS

  • In a large bowl mix flour, baking powder, cayenne pepper, salt together.  Do not worry about Cayenne pepper being too hot.  It is not hot when mixed in all the flour.  It adds a whole lot of flavor.
  • Slowly add half and half until a batter has formed into a ball.
  • Flour the surface.
  • Roll dough out to 1/8 inch thick.
  • Flour both sides and the rolling pin before rolling the dough out.
  • Cut into 1-inch squares.

STEP 5:  Drop dumplings into BOILING stock pot.

Allow them to rise to the surface before you stir them.

TIP:

  • If the chicken and dumplings become too thick, add another cup of stock.

After dropping dumplings, stir well and reduce your heat to simmer for 20 to 30 minutes.

BE CAREFUL NOT TO BURN THE BOTTOM OF YOUR POT.  Stir often.

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CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS MADE FROM SCRATCH

CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS


  • Author: Diane Roark @Recipesforourdailybread

Description

Best Chicken and Dumplings made from scratch just like grandma’s dumplings.


Ingredients

  • 4-pound chicken/COMPLETELY COVER WITH WATER
  • Four ribs of celery chopped into small pieces
  • Two large onions chopped into small pieces
  • One teaspoon salt
  • Two bay leaves
  • One teaspoon black pepper
  • One large bell pepper, chopped

MAKE A ROUX USING

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • One heaping tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 8 cups of chicken stock from the chicken you cooked, divided
  • 1  (10 3/4 ounce can)of cream of celery soup
  • 2 TB Worcestershire sauce
  • Two teaspoons poultry seasoning
  • One teaspoon salt
  • one cup heavy cream

DUMPLINGS

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour mixed
  • 1-1/2 cups half and half
  • 1 TB baking powder
  • One tsp cayenne pepper
  • Two tsp salt

Instructions

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CHICKEN

  1. Place chicken, celery, onion, bay leaves, salt, pepper and garlic in a large stockpot for about one hour until falling off the bone.
  2. Cool, remove skin, and debone chicken
  3. SAVE THE CHICKEN BROTH
  4. Chop up into small pieces.
  5. REMOVE The BAY LEAVES.

MAKE A ROUX USING

  1. In another large Dutch oven, melt 1/2 cup butter
  2. Stir in 1 heaping tablespoon minced garlic
  3. Whisk in 1/2 cup flour
  4. Continue whisking and cooking the flour.
  5. Cook 5 to 10 minutes until slightly golden in color.
  6. Slowly add 4 cups of chicken stock from the chicken you cooked to the Roux
  7. Add 1  (10 3/4 ounce can)of cream of celery soup and bring mixture to a boil.
  8. Add 4 additional cups of the prepared chicken stock.
  9. Stir in your seasonings: 2 TB Worcestershire sauce, 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper
  10. one cup heavy cream

Turn your pot on high and make your dumplings.  You need your chicken and dumplings to be boiling while adding your dumplings.  This will help them not stick and clump together.  BE CAREFUL NOT TO BURN YOUR CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS.  They will stick to the bottom of your pot.  STIR OFTEN!

TO MAKE DUMPLINGS

  1. Mix flour, baking powder, cayenne pepper, salt together.
  2. Slowly add half and half until a batter has formed into a ball.
  3. Roll dough out to 1/8 inch thick.  Flour the surface.
  4. Flour both sides and the rolling pin before rolling the dough out.
  5. Cut into 1-inch squares.
  6. Drop dumplings into BOILING stock pot.
  7. Allow them to rise to the surface before you stir them.
  8. If the chicken and dumplings become too thick, add another cup of stock.
  9. Make sure you add all the seasonings from the pot the chicken was cooking in.
  10. The seasonings usually fall to the bottom of the pot.
  11. After putting in all your dumplings, stir well and reduce your heat to simmer for 20 to 30 minutes.

BE CAREFUL NOT TO BURN THE BOTTOM OF YOUR POT.  Stir often.

Notes

BE CAREFUL NOT TO BURN YOUR CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS.  They will stick to the bottom of your pot.  STIR OFTEN!

Turn your pot on high and make your dumplings.  You need your chicken and dumplings to be boiling while adding your dumplings.  This will help them not stick and clump together.

If you do not want to use a whole chicken, you can use any combination of chicken including chicken breast.   If using boneless chicken, you will lose some of the flavors.

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CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS MADE FROM SCRATCH -Even though Chicken and Dumplings are not a typical easy recipe you would find on my blog, it's not hard to make.  Let me assure you it is worth it.  Southern Chicken and Dumplings which are made from scratch is a family favorite meal.  It is both comforting and delicious!  Come on, I'll show you each step below.

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1 thought on “CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS

  1. I seriously haven’t had chicken and dumplings in a very long time here. But my mouth was watering seeing your delicious recipe above. I may need to try this one out as I have been wanting to make more soups here with how cold it has been. So thanks for sharing. And also hope you are still enjoying Disney right now, too 🙂

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