Craving a warm, comforting meal? Look no further than our Old-Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings. This dish is a hearty combination of tender chicken, soft dumplings, and a savory broth – a meal that feels like a hug in a bowl.
Questions & Answers:
Q: Can I use store-bought dumplings?
A: While homemade dumplings are traditional in this recipe, you can use store-bought dumplings to save time.
Q: Can I add other vegetables to my Old-Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings?
A: Absolutely. Feel free to add other vegetables like peas, corn, or potatoes to the stew.
Q: What should I serve with Old-Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings?
A: This dish is quite hearty on its own, but it can be served with a simple side salad or some crusty bread to soak up the delicious broth.
Dive into a bowl of our Old-Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings and experience the comforting flavors of this classic dish.Print
Old-Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings
FOR THE CHICKEN:
– 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts and/or thighs, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
– 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
– 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
FOR THE SAUCE:
– 2 tablespoons butter
– 2 large carrots, peeled and diced
– 2 stalks celery, diced
– 1 large onion, diced
– 2 bay leaves
– 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
– 2 cloves garlic, minced
– 5-6 cups chicken broth
– 1/2 cup heavy cream
– 1 1/2 cups frozen peas, thawed
FOR THE DUMPLINGS:
– 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
– 2 teaspoons baking powder
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– 3/4 cup buttermilk
– 2 eggs
– Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
– In a medium bowl, season chicken with salt and pepper and toss with 1/2 cup flour.
– Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook until outsides are browned, stirring occasionally, 3-5 minutes. Remove to a plate and set aside.
– Reduce heat to medium and add remaining olive oil and butter. Add carrots, celery, and onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
– Stir in broth, thyme, bay leaves, and chicken. Bring to a simmer, then stir in cream and peas and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Meanwhile, prepare the dumplings:
– In a medium bowl, stir together the 1 1/2 cups flour, baking powder, and salt. Add buttermilk and eggs and stir until no raw flour remains.
– Drop dough by tablespoons into simmering broth, giving them some space to puff up.
– Cover, reduce heat, and let simmer gently until dumplings are puffy and chicken has cooked through, about 15 minutes. Enjoy!
Q: What is Old-Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings?
A: Old-Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings is a traditional comfort food that consists of a chicken stew with doughy dumplings cooked right in the broth. It’s a classic recipe that many people associate with home cooking and family meals.
Q: How do you make Old-Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings?
A: To make Old-Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings, start by preparing a chicken stew with ingredients like onions, carrots, and celery. Then, create dumplings from a mixture of flour, baking powder, and milk or water. Drop spoonfuls of the dumpling dough into the simmering stew and let them cook until they’re light and fluffy.
Q: Can I make Old-Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings in advance?
A: Yes, you can make the stew in advance and store it in the refrigerator. When you’re ready to serve, reheat the stew, make the dumplings, and cook them directly in the simmering stew.