Chicken and Dumplings

Happy National Comfort Food Day!!!!!! Yeah, I know. These folks come up with all kinds of food holidays. But, I’m with it! I’ll play along! When, I think of comfort food I think of my favorite cook. My Mommy! More specifically, her super delicious Chicken and Dumplings! chicken-and-dumplingsThis was my absolute favorite childhood dish. Only hers though! I asked for her recipe. Why? I don’t know. My mother doesn’t use recipes! She just uses measuring cups to hold liquids. She’s a pro. But, she gave me the run down on the technique and told me to pray for the rest. Thanks, Theresa! I hope my take on this classic makes ya proud, Girl. Let’s cook!


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Chicken and Dumplings
Serves 5
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Cook Time
1 hr
Cook Time
1 hr
  1. 2-3 chicken breasts
  2. 6 cups of water
  3. 3 chicken bouillon cubes
  4. 1 tsp onion powder
  5. 1 tsp garlic powder
  6. 1 T seasoning salt
  7. 1 tsp Accent
  8. 1 tsp thyme
  9. 1/2 cup milk
  10. 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  1. 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  2. 2/3 cup chicken broth
  3. 1 tsp baking powder
  4. 3 T melted butter
  5. pinch of salt
  1. Season chicken with spices.
  2. Cover with water
  3. Add in bouillon cubes
  4. Boil until chicken is done and tender
  5. Remove chicken and reserve broth.
  6. Once chicken cools, roughly chop or shred it.
  7. Set aside.
  1. Mix all dry ingredients.
  2. Create a "well" in the bowl and pour in the butter
  3. Gradually pour in the broth a little at a time, mixing the flour in between
  4. Using your CLEAN (don't play me) hands, knead the dough
  5. Flour your surface and rolling pin
  6. Roll out the dough and slice it into 2 inch pieces
  7. Leave it to dry out on the surface for 10 mins
  8. Return to the chicken broth
  9. Bring it to a boil
  10. Pour in the milk
  11. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed
  12. Add chicken back in
  13. Add the dumplings
  14. Cook for 25-30 mins on low
  15. Enjoy!
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