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.