Chicken and Dumplings Recipe
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5 from 3 votes

Chicken and Dumplings from Scratch

Making chicken and dumplings from scratch is a comfort food classic! Tender chicken swims in a creamy herb broth surrounded by plenty of hearty dumplings.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, dumplings, soup
Servings: 8
Calories: 597kcal
Author: Fox Valley Foodie

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon Cooking Oil (or butter)
  • 2 medium Carrots (chopped)
  • 2 stalks Celery (chopped)
  • 1 medium Onion (chopped)
  • 2 cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 8 tbsp Butter
  • 1/2 cup Flour
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 7 cups Chicken Stock
  • 2 lb Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs (cut into 1/2" cubes) (can substitute other chicken meat)
  • 2 sprigs Fresh Thyme
  • 1 sprig Fresh Rosemary
  • 1 small branch Fresh Sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped Parsley

Dumplings

  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/3 cup Milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 1/2 cups Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped Parsley

Instructions

  • Heat cooking oil in Dutch Oven over medium heat and add carrots, celery, and onions. Saute until tender. (Tip: carrots take longest to cook so I often add them in before I chop up the celery and onion)
  • Add garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes longer, or until garlic is fragrant.
  • Remove carrots, celery, onion, and garlic from the pot and set aside.
  • Turn the heat on low and add 1 stick of butter and let melt, then sprinkle in flour. Whisk the mixture to form a roux and continue cooking for 3-5 minutes to cook out any flour taste, continually whisking.
  • Slowly stir heavy cream into the roux, continuing to whisk.
  • Once the cream has been incorporated stir in chicken stock.
  • Add chicken, herbs, and seasonings to the soup and let simmer 30+ minutes while you make the dumplings.

Dumplings

  • Combine together flour, baking powder, salt, parsley, eggs, and milk in a large bowl.
  • Roll together marble-sized dumplings and add to the soup. They will expand as they cook. (Tip: It is easiest to roll the dumplings with wet hands)
  • Continue to cook the soup for 15 minutes, or until dumplings are cooked through.

Notes

This soup can simmer as long as you desire.
 
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Nutrition

Calories: 597kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 227mg | Sodium: 699mg | Potassium: 772mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 70.3% | Vitamin C: 4.2% | Calcium: 11.7% | Iron: 17.9%