I have eaten more bowl of chicken and dumplings than I can count. It’s always been my favorite. If you’re looking for an easy and delicious comfort food meal this is it!
Growing up if you asked me what I’d like for dinner, it would be Chicken and Dumplings and Baked Ziti…
those were my favorite dinners my mom made.
I great up having the dumplings made from Bisquick and they were yummy. But I never used it for anything else, I always thought it made pancakes and waffles too “heavy” so…
I now make the dumplings from scratch, and after many attempts, I’m sharing my GO-TO dumpling recipes and it’s DELICIOUS and light and fluffy, just the way you want a dumpling to be.
The choice is yours on how you can make it with my easy recipe, but me…
I prefer the homemade dumplings and have extra room in my pantry since I don’t need to buy Bisquick for dumplings anymore.
I do know in the south they serve noodles in their chicken and dumplings, these are not that type of chicken and dumplings.
Chicken and dumplings are the epitome of comfort food, the chicken is slow-cooked and tender, with a mix of carrots and celery, and onion…
and the chicken broth is so delicious.
How to make delicious chicken broth
Using chicken on the bone or with just the skin will result in a richer delicious chicken broth.
This recipe can be made on the stove or pressure cooker (instant pot).
Depending on how much chicken you cook timing will be about 40+ minutes. You can cook it for 20 minutes in the pressure cooker, then add the vegetables and cook for 5 minutes or longer if you want them softer, then remove the chicken and add the dumpling mixture.
Chicken & Dumplings
I’ve used this bowl so many times and have only had it a couple of days.
It’s 1.4 quarts and shiny red and pretty as can be.
I now have it sitting on the counter next to the stove ready to go with whatever is next! It makes a great garbage bowl when prepping meals and wanting easy cleanup, sadly I don’t think they sell it anymore, but THIS one is on my list to get.
It’s plenty large enough to mix in, I used it to melt butter for my Italian Cookies which have to cool before I add the eggs and it was so nice that the bowl wasn’t so hot after being in the microwave, as my other bowls get.
Back to Dinner…
I use my Le Creuset 9 QT. dutch oven.
My mom always says you have to have the right tools,
and now I feel the same way, I use it all the time. I have a few of them in different sizes.
I slow-cooked the chicken on medium.
while I took the chicken off the bone.
I skimmed the fat off the broth then,
chopped 6 large carrots, 3 stalks of celery, and half an onion.
I simmered them with 1-2 tablespoon chicken flavor,
then scooped out the dumpling mix and placed it on top of the simmering broth with the chicken returned to the pot.
I cooked the dumplings for 10 minutes without being covered
then 10 minutes covered
the dumplings come out flakey
Just like I remember my mom’s… Thanks, mom you are the best!
This recipe can EASILY be made in an Instant Pot (Pressure Cooker) Add the chicken, broth, carrot, celery, and pressure cook for 12 minutes. Release pressure then add the dumpling mixture on top of the cooked chicken soup, time if for 5 minutes, then cover with foil, a lid or the pressure cooker lid for 3-4 minutes, release pressure if using the pressure cooker lid, then serve.
Dumpling Recipe for CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS
Serves: 4-6 dumplings
- 1 cup flour
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup buttermilk ( or ½ cup milk with 1 teaspoon vinegar)
- Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl with a fork.
- Place dollops of dumpling dough on the top of lightly boiling chicken broth, time it for 10 minutes.
- Then place a lid over the pot and simmer for 10 more minutes.
- Serve with chicken and vegetables and spoon broth over dumplings.