Homestyle Chicken and Dumplings

These Homestyle Chicken and Dumplings definitely fall into the comfort food category! Feed your soul something nourishing with this simple recipe that’s perfect for a chilly, rainy, or snowy day. All you need to do is prep everything, throw it in a crockpot, and forget about it for a few hours.

Comfort food: food that provides consolation or a feeling of well-being, typically any with a high sugar or other carbohydrate content and associated with childhood or home cooking. 

bowl of homestyle chicken and dumplings

Chicken and Dumplings Broth

When I said you just throw this together, I meant it! Once you mise en place your ingredients, the next step is to put everything into a slow cooker and let cook for awhile. Mise en place basically means to have everything ready to go. Having all of your ingredients measured out, chopped up, sliced, peeled, grated, sifted, etc. before you begin cooking ensures you get to enjoy a smooth cooking experience. If you don’t mise en place, it’s easy to forget ingredients or fall behind in the cooking process of your recipe.

Making Your Dumplings

The dumplings for this homestyle chicken and dumplings come together with just a few steps. Basically, you mix all of the dumpling ingredients together, cut into pieces, and plop them into the soup! Make sure to use cold butter as it will contribute to flakier dumplings. When making your dumplings, be sure not to overwork your dough but instead handle it just until the ingredients come together.

bowl of homestyle chicken and dumplings

Homestyle Chicken & Dumplings

Comfort food at it's finest! Warm your soul with some delicious homestyle chicken and dumplings.

Ingredients
  

Broth

  • 12 ounces Carrots chop into bite-sized pieces
  • 16 ounces Celery chop into bite-sized pieces
  • 7 ounces Red Onion finely chopped
  • 6 cloves Fresh Garlic minced
  • 6 tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 1 pound Chicken Breast chop into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Basil Leaves finely chopped
  • 64 ounces Chicken Broth

Dumplings

  • 2.5 cups All Purpose Flour sifted
  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 5 tbsp Unsalted Butter cold, cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 cup Whole Milk
  • 1/8 tsp Salt

Instructions
 

Broth

  • Add the carrots, celery, onion, garlic, seasonings, and unsalted butter to a 6 quart crockpot and cook on high for one hour, stirring occasionally.
  • In a skillet, add the olive oil and chicken breast and cook until done. Add the cooked chicken to the crockpot.
  • After cooking everything in the crockpot for about an hour, add your chicken broth and let cook on low for 4-6 hours.

Dumplings

  • Add the all purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt to am mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
  • Slowly pour in the whole milk, whisking to combine.
  • Add the cold cubes of butter and work together gently with your hands. **Pro tip: Coat your fingers in flour or non-stick spray to avoid the dough getting stuck to your fingers**
  • Coat work surface with flour and transfer the dumpling dough to that surface.
  • Work dough together until well combined. It should be moist, but not sticky. If your dough is too sticky, lightly dust with flour until it comes together. *Be careful to not overwork your dough, it may become too chewy!*
  • Flatten the dough into a disk and cut into small pieces with a pizza cutter or knife.
  • Coat your dumplings in a bit more flour and add to the broth. Cook on high for another hour and enjoy!

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