Homestyle Comfort: Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

There’s nothing quite like the warm and comforting embrace of a classic “Chicken and Dumplings” dish. This homestyle recipe combines tender chicken, hearty vegetables, and fluffy dumplings in a rich, creamy broth. Whether you’re seeking a taste of nostalgia or a hearty meal to soothe your soul, this recipe is the ultimate comfort food. Join us as we embark on a culinary journey filled with the timeless flavors of chicken and dumplings.

Recipe :

Ingredients:

For the Chicken Stew:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)

For the Dumplings:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 1 cup milk

Instructions :

1. Prepare the Chicken Stew:

  • In a large pot, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat.
  • Season the chicken breasts with salt and black pepper. Sear them in the hot oil until golden brown on both sides. Remove and set aside.
  • In the same pot, add the diced onion, carrots, and celery. Sauté for about 5 minutes or until the vegetables begin to soften.
  • Stir in the minced garlic and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.

2. Add Liquid and Simmer:

  • Return the seared chicken to the pot.
  • Pour in the chicken broth, add the bay leaves, and bring the mixture to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for about 20-25 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender.

3. Prepare the Dumplings:

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Add the cold, cubed butter and use a pastry cutter or fork to cut it into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Stir in the milk to form a soft dough.

4. Form Dumplings:

  • Drop spoonfuls of the dumpling dough into the simmering chicken stew. Cover the pot and let the dumplings cook for about 10-12 minutes until they’re puffed and cooked through.

5. Add Peas and Cream:

  • Stir in the frozen peas and heavy cream. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.

6. Serve and Garnish:

  • Remove the bay leaves and discard them.
  • Serve your Chicken and Dumplings hot, garnished with fresh parsley if desired.

Chicken and Dumplings is the ultimate in homestyle comfort food, with tender chicken, hearty vegetables, and fluffy dumplings in a creamy broth. This classic dish delivers whether you’re looking for a taste of nostalgia or a hearty meal to warm your heart.

Let the classic flavors of Chicken and Dumplings wrap you in a warm embrace. Each spoonful reminds me of the simple, yet delightful pleasures of a bowl of homestyle comfort food. Accept the warmth and satisfaction of this dish, and allow it to become a favorite in your culinary repertoire.

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