On a cold, icy night, there’s nothing like Chicken & Dumplings. My mom made the best dumplings and Chad used to beg her to make them for him. It seems like everyone makes them differently and though most all of them are good, these are the ones I love.
Earlier in the week, I had roasted a chicken so I saved all the “drippings”, grease and all, and saved one breast and part of the other one. We prefer less meat and more dumplings and juice. The chicken had been seasoned with lemon and rosemary but there wasn’t a whole lot of that flavor in the drippings . . just enough.
We had coleslaw and dumplings . . nothing else. Vince took his first bite and said “This is the ultimate comfort food!” And it can’t get much easier when the chicken is already cooked and the “broth” is in a jar in the fridge.
By the way, just for the two of us, I make half the recipe and that’s enough for us to have them for two meals. When Chad was around, I always made the full recipe.
Diana in RR,TX says
Looks good and actually not real different from my Pa. Dutch chicken pot pie I make. We just add a few more ingredients. Would make it tonight but the meat for meatloaf is already out and defrosted. Maybe later this week, we like comfort food even when it’s warm outside! Getting ready to get the Meyer lemon cheesecake out of the pressure cooker.
Yum Judy! Love Chicken and Dumplings!
Have you ever tried using flour tortillas for the dumplings? We like the thinner dumplings too. You cut the tortillas into strips, then across until they look about the size yours look…they cook pretty quickly. The broth thickens up nicely, but you could dust the tortillas in additional flour if you like a thicker result. We add sliced jalapenos (from a jar) to our bowls. Sooo good in cold weather!
I have tried them from flour tortillas and some of the “homemade” tortillas that we buy here are better than storebought but I don’t keep them so it’s easier for me to make the ones from flour and Bisquick and we like them better.
My mother made the best chicken and dumpling! I always helped, but I never really learned to make them all by myself. I know it is mostly a matter of practice, but if I practice too often, I’ll end up looking like a dumpling… (There isn’t anyone here to help eat them…)