When the weather turned cold last week, I craved some comfort food. Nothing screams cold weather food like homemade chicken and dumplings. I've made chicken and dumplings almost every way imaginable. With veggies. No veggies. Pre-made biscuits. Bisquick dumplings. You name it. However, much to my surprise, I had never made dumplings from a dough.
My history with dough is not a pretty one. I love making dough. I love eating dough. (Confession, I sometimes make a bit of raw dough just to snack on. Is that weird??) But the look and consistency of my dough are not always perfect. Not even close to perfect. So, imagine my hesitation.
But with my eager little chef by my side, I was ready to attempt it.
I found a basic dumpling recipe on Pinterest and went from there.
The dumplings were then put into the boiling broth carefully, one at a time. Once they were all in, a lid was placed on top and they simmered for about 15 minutes. And, viola! It's done!
Normally, I would put some fresh parsley on the top to break up the bland color scheme going on, but there was none to be found.
I hope you all enjoy it as much as we did!
Chicken and Dumplings
2 cups all-purpose flour (plus more for flouring surface and rolling pin)
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
2 TBSP melted butter
½ cup milk
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 pound pre-cooked chicken
6-8 cups chicken broth
Combine dry ingredients. Add butter, milk and broth and mix until consistency of pie dough. Generously flour surface and rolling pin. Roll dough as you would a pie crust. Cut into dumpling shapes.
Add the dumplings one by one to gently boiling broth and chicken chunks. Cover and allow to simmer for 15 minutes or until dumplings are cooked through.