I quite liked this recipe but felt that is was missing just a little something. My family loved it and went back for seconds (and thirds), so it might have just been me. However, next time, I will try a little minced garlic and possibly 1/2 cup of white wine. I will make it again, but continue to play with it.
Chicken and Dumplings
mrmacrae73 Posted: 10/11/09
lovetoeat Posted: 01/29/10
The soup was good. I wish the dumplings were more chewy. I used whole wheat pastry flour.
ChrisInPA Posted: 09/29/09
I loved chicken & dumplings as a kid. This is closer to a soup than a stew, but the dumplings sort of dissolved. I would make it again, but add the dumplings last as a layer on top rather than dropping them into the stew.
th3gr33nm0nk3y Posted: 11/12/10
I went the really easy route. I used a whole rotisserie chicken from the grocery store, skinned and shredded. And store bought mixture of chicken and vegetable broth. Also added garlic with the onions. Delicious and on the table in less than an hour!
eltaylo Posted: 10/09/09
This took a while to make - took up most of my Sunday afternoon but was worth it. Next time I would probably buy the broth instead of spending 2 hours simmering it. The dumplings worked for me and came out perfect. I like that the recipe had me make the dumplings smaller than I usually would make them. I agree it was more like a stew, but delicious.
MIJenn Posted: 02/21/11
So delicious! I used store-bought chicken and vegetable stocks and added fresh fennel to the the veggie blend.
Aevans0826 Posted: 11/11/11
Loved the dumplings on this one! And the time to make the broth from scratch was well worth the final result.
Lindsey07 Posted: 02/04/12
I thought this was GREAT! I have never made homemade broth, or dumplings before... So I really wasn't expecting success. It did take some time tho, so I would save it for a weekend. With that said, I had forgotten to buy buttermilk, so I used half coconut milk for it's creaminess and half skim milk to make the dump,ings. They were soft a fluffy and so tasty. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because it was missing... Something. But to me, it's a basic recipe that can be tailored to your own taste. Next time I will use some herbs, maybe even in the dumplings themselves. Probably also use some garlic. Will absolutely add this to the rotation!
MagPie78 Posted: 01/31/13
This was amazing! The flavor was great! I have never made homemade broth before and it was well worth the time....I did forget to buy the buttermilk for the dumplings, (another thing that was a first for me) so I used Almond milk instead and the dumplings seemed to come out just fine. The only thing I would change is the amount of salt that is added to this recipe, just a bit much for my taste
Tomtes Posted: 09/29/12
Everytime I make this someone asks me for the recipe. The broth and soup are so flavorful and the dumplings are perfect everytime. The best part, this "dumplings from scratch" recipes it is very quick and easy.
rhiannonkatieri Posted: 01/23/13
The flavor was really good - one of the best chicken broths I've made or used. It was way better than store bought. I thought it would need more salt, but it didn't. The recipe instructions were a bit precious though. When the vegetables from the broth were discarded I didn't think there was enough going on in the soup, so I added them back in. They were fine. Other than discarding the chicken bones, bay leaves, and peppercorns, there is no real need to discard the "solids" in my opinion. It just adds extra steps and gets rid of good vegetables. Also, I think next time I will cook the chicken 10 fewer minutes and add it back before the dumplings. The dumplings were tasty, but kind of fragile. Possibly I needed to add more flour? So when I stirred at the end, they all fell apart. The only changes I made were using a whole roasting chicken (raw) for the broth instead of just legs, and adding mushrooms. Milk with a bit of white vinegar can sub for buttermilk.
Emz101 Posted: 05/16/13
This was so not worth the effort. It took about 5 hours and was such a waste. I could have made this in half an hour with store bought stock cooked chicken breast. The flavor was bland, took a whole bunch more salt and pepper then the recipe called for, and the dumplings shrunk into little teeny balls of dough. Waste of an afternoon and would never make again.
gcatkids Posted: 03/09/14
The soup was delicious. Made it for my son who was not feeling well. Didn't make dumplings but added elbow macaroni instead. Used boneless skinless chicken thighs and didn't strain the stock or discard the stock vegetables. I did not add additional veges. I added herbs de province and spinach. I wouldn't add spinach again. Looking forward to trying the dumplings next time and egg noodles instead of elbow macaroni.