The Best Chicken & Dumplings
Total TimePrep: 25 min. Cook: 1 hour 10 min.
Makes8 servings (3 quarts)
Hello from Texas. I have been making Chicken and dumplings for a very long time. It's a year round staple here. So I was googling out of curiosity how everyone makes. My family recipe is similar to this one. However we/I have never added white wine or apple cider vinegar. Can someone tell me what the purpose is for this added ingredient? Does it add a wangy flavor? Or add a different texture? Before I add this to a big pot I would like to see some input on this. Wouldn't mind trying something different but to me apple cider vinegar or wine will add a acidic punch that maybe doesn't belong. Or maybe it does something next level to the broth without adding a wang. Any input would help thanks
The dumplings melt in my mouth...yummmm! I did add quite a bit more salt. That is just my preference. I also rolled out the dumplings with a bit more flour. My family likes the old fashion type. I think next time i will add some poultry seasoning. But, other than very minor tweaks it is delicious. As others said...it is so creamy. Perfect for fall.
Sara, I thought the very same thing. How are you supposed to check the dumplings with a toothpick if you don’t lift the lid while it simmers?
So I'm a northern girl married to a southern guy! I've never made chicken and dumplings, let alone have ever TRIED chicken and dumplings. So that's the place that this review is coming from! I thought this recipe was delicious! I used 3 chicken breasts (since it's what I had). For the dumplings, I also used pillsbury rolls cut and balled up. I did also add adobo seasoning into my flour mixture and chose to add the additional salt/pepper into the soup while adding the cream. Besides that, every single thing was done by this recipe, as I had zero basis for this dish! It was so so good. The whole family enjoyed (kids aged 7, 15 months, me & my husband!). I'm definitely saving this recipe to make again!
Unless this recipe has been changed since it was posted, it says absolutely nothing about vinegar. It says white wine or apple cider. Reading comprehension is important. I made it with white wine. I added some Trader Joe’s Everything But The Leftovers seasoning (it’s like poultry seasoning) and parsley to the dumplings. The only part I think is unnecessary is putting the dumplings on parchment paper. All that did was waste the dough that stuck to the parchment paper. Next time I’ll drop the dumplings right into the soup. But it tasted delicious and the dumplings turned out perfect! Great comfort food!
This may be a dumb question but can you halve this recipe?
It says that the dumplings are done when a toothpick come out clean. Which is fine, however in the same sentence it says "don't lift cover while simmering ". If you follow the directions to the letter, how are you supposed to check the dumplings with a toothpick if you can't lift the lid? Or are you related to Harry Potter and majickly do this feat?
Best chicken & dumplings recipe I’ve ever tried. I followed one reviewer’s recommendation and used wine vs. vinegar and the only addition was I added sum fresh chopped parsley to the melted butter when adding wet ingredients to the flour when making the dumplings. Browning the chicken and then veggies prior to boiling made such a difference and added rich flavor to the final product. This will be my go to recipe for C&D from now on.
I done everything except fry the chicken. I used cooked chicken breast instead. I used apple cider and added spinach towards the end of cooking. It was A Mazing
I just made this and it was delicious! i have never made chicken and dumplings before. My husband loves them so I gave it a try. Will definitely make it again. Took a bit longer than expected but worth the while.