Homemade Chicken and Dumplings

Jessica Rehs

By
@jessabessa22

This recipe started with my grandma, and I just spiced it up a little bit. It was even published in a magazine :)

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

6 c
reduced-sodium chicken broth
3
bay leaves
5
fresh thyme sprigs (or a thyme bundle)
4 clove
garlic, peeled and halved
1 tsp
crushed red pepper flakes
1 c
chopped carrots
1 c
chopped celery
2/3 c
vidalia onion, chopped
3 Tbsp
extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp
unsalted butter
3 clove
garlic, minced
2 Tbsp
all-purpose flour
1 c
frozen peas
1
rotisserie chicken, shredded
1/4 c
heavy whipping cream

FOR THE DUMPLINGS:

2 c
all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp
baking powder
1 tsp
salt
2 tsp
cayenne pepper
1/2 pkg
green onion or chive seasoning packet
1 c
buttermilk
2
eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 c
minced chives

Step-By-Step

1In a large saucepan, combine the first five ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes. Strain the broth and set aside. In a dutch oven, saute carrots, celery and onion in oil and butter until tender, and onion almost translucent.
2Add minced garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in flower until blended, and begin gradually adding prepared broth-1 cup at a time. Bring to boil, cook about 2 minutes until thickened; stirring after each addition.
3Add peas, and return to a boil. Cook 3-5 minutes until peas are tender. Stir in chicken and cream; heat through.
4Dumplings:
Combine flour, baking powder, salt, cayenne and chive seasoning in large bowl. In a separate bowl, combine buttermilk and eggs. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened
5Drop dumpling mixture by tablespoonfuls onto simmering chicken mixture. Cover and simmer (do not lift cover while simmering) 15-20 minutes longer, or until toothpick inserted in a dumpling comes out clean. Garnish with minced chives.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #dumplings, #stew, #homemade