Recipe: Chicken and Dumplings

dumplingsoupAn old recipe I found in Grandma’s recipe box, just in time for cold and flu season.

Ingredients:

6 cups chicken broth

3 bay leaves

5 fresh thyme sprigs

4 garlic cloves, peeled

1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes

1 cup chopped carrots

1 cup chopped celery

3 Tbsp. olive oil

2 Tbsp. butter

3 garlic cloves, minced

3 Tbsp. flour

1 cup peas

2 cooked chicken breasts, shredded (or 1 rotisserie chicken, shredded)

1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

Dumplings:

2 cups flour

1 Tbsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. cayenne pepper

1 cup buttermilk

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1/4 cup chives, minced

Preparation:

1. Combine the first 5 ingredients in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes. Strain and set aside.

2. In a large stockpot or dutch oven, saute celery and carrots in oil and better until tender. Add minced garlic and cook 1 minute. Stir in flour until blended; slowly add the broth. Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes, stirring often.

3. Add peas; bring to a boil for 3 minutes (a little longer if using frozen peas.) Stir in chicken and cream; heat through.

4. Prepare the dumplings by combining the flour, baking powder, salt and cayenne in a large bowl. In another bowl mix the buttermilk and eggs and stir into dry ingredients until just moistened.

5. Drop tablespoons full onto simmering soup mixture. Cover and simmer 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the dumpling comes out clean. Have patience, do not lift cover while simmering.

6. Garnish with chives and enjoy!

 

2 thoughts on “Recipe: Chicken and Dumplings

  1. I tried this recipe a couple nights ago for dinner, shit was dank as fuck. Definitely gonna save this recipe and make it again.

  2. “…….shit was dank as fuck.”

    I’m not sure that’s a good thing, as the definition of “dank” is ….

    “disagreeably damp, musty, and typically cold.
    synonyms: damp, musty, chilly, clammy, moist, wet, unaired, humid
    “the dank basement”,

    However, the comment was punk as fuck!

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