Chicken & Dumplings are a favorite in my family. They are my husband’s and my father’s favorite food. I make them occasionally for dinner but mainly around the Holidays. I always make them for Christmas & Thanksgiving. These are from “Scratch” Dumplings. I learned how to make these dumplings from my Nana who is an amazing cook. Grab your Apron and let’s get cooking 🙂
You will need:
4-5 pieces of Chicken (can be breasts or thighs) (depends if you prefer white or dark meat)
3-4 cups of Chicken Broth
1 stick of Butter
1/2 cup of Heavy Whipping Cream
1 can of Cream of Chicken Soup
1 & 1/2 cups of Self Rising Flour
1-2 tablespoons of Water
2 Eggs Beaten
1 medium Onion diced
Salt & Black Pepper for taste
In a large pot, boil your chicken in several cups of water for about 30 minutes. Add some salt and black pepper. In another large soup pot or dutch oven, add the butter, onion, chicken broth and cream. Bring to a boil. In the mean time, place your flour onto the counter top, make a nest in the middle of the flour. Add your eggs to the nest. Just like a Birds nest. Start stirring your eggs into the flour with a fork. Add a couple of tablespoons of water-maybe more. Keep working the mixture until a dough forms. Once the dough forms. Roll the dough out with a rolling pin on a well-floured surface. Roll the dough fairly thin. Slice dough into small squares or pieces. Drop the dough piece by piece into the boiling chicken broth mixture. Stir often so dumplings won’t stick to bottom of pot and cook for about 5 minutes. After chicken is cooked. Remove chicken from the bone in pieces and add it to the dumplings. Finally add the cream of chicken soup and stir well. Season with salt and black pepper. Simmer for another 20 minutes on medium to low until rich and creamy. Serve.
Tip: If you don’t want to make dumplings. Buy 2-3 cans of Country Style Biscuits. Roll each piece of Biscuit dough in your hand to look like a mini hot dog. Then, slice it into pieces or balls. Drop the pieces into the boiling chicken mixture just like the regular flour dough above and cook the same as above.