This dish is a comfort food that is perfect for cold weather. It is also a great way to use up leftover chicken. You will need: chicken, flour, salt, pepper, butter, milk, and parsley.
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Dumplings are a type of pastry that is made from flour, fat, and water. They are often boiled or steamed and can be made into different shapes and sizes. Chicken and dumplings is a dish that is typically made with chicken, dumplings, and vegetables. This dish can be made in many different ways, but the most popular way is to use store-bought or leftover Rotisserie chicken.
What You’ll Need
-1 (4 to 5 lb) whole chicken
-1 large onion, diced
-2 celery stalks, diced
-2 carrots, peeled and diced
-1/4 cup all-purpose flour
-3 cups chicken broth
-1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
-1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-1/4 teaspoon black pepper
-10 oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
-1 (10 oz) can refrigerated biscuit dough, cut into 1/2 -inch pieces
Step One: Make the Dough
Old-fashioned chicken and dumplings is a comfort food classic. The key to great chicken and dumplings is in the dough. This recipe uses a flour and water dough that is rolled flat, cut into strips, and boiled. The dumplings cook quickly and will be ready to eat in just a few minutes.
You can make the dough ahead of time and keep it in the refrigerator for up to a day. The dough can also be frozen for up to a month. When you are ready to make the dumplings, simply thaw the dough and proceed with the recipe.
Step Two: Boil the Chicken
Bring a large pot of water to a boil, adding enough to cover the chicken breasts by an inch or two. Add the chicken breasts and any other desired seasonings. The breasts should be completely submerged.
Step Three: Make the Dumplings
The dumplings are what makes this dish so special. iThere are a few things you need to know to make perfect dumplings every time.
First, you need to use self-rising flour. This is important because it contains baking powder and salt, which will help the dumplings rise.
Second, you need to add just enough milk to create a soft dough. The dough should be firm enough to hold its shape when spooned into the soup, but soft enough that it breaks apart easily when eaten.
Lastly, you need to cook the dumplings in the soup until they are fluffy and cooked through. This usually takes about 10 minutes. Do not overcook the dumplings or they will become tough and rubbery.
Step Four: Put It All Together
Now it’s time to put it all together. Take your dough and form it into long, thin strips. Then, drop these strips carefully into the boiling chicken broth. Be sure not to overcrowd the pot. You’ll want to give the dumplings room to cook properly.
After you’ve added all the dumplings, put a lid on the pot and let everything simmer for about 20-30 minutes. Once the dumplings are cooked through, they will float to the top of the pot. At this point, your chicken and dumplings are ready to eat!
Step Five: Serve and Enjoy
Serve your chicken and dumplings hot, with a side of green beans or a simple salad. Add a buttered biscuit on the side, if desired. Enjoy!
Tips and Tricks
Making chicken and dumplings is a delicious way to use up chicken that is getting a little bit old. This dish is also a great way to use up leftover vegetables. You can use any kind of chicken in this recipe, but it is best to use chicken that has been cooked in a broth. This will give the dumplings more flavor.
When you are cooking the chicken and dumplings, make sure to simmer the mixture instead of boiling it. Boiling the mixture will make the dumplings tough. If you want to thicken the sauce, you can add some flour to it when you are cooking the vegetables.
When you are making the dough for the dumplings, make sure that it is not too sticky. If it is too sticky, it will be hard to work with and will not cook evenly. You can add more flour to the dough if it is too sticky. Once you have made the dough, roll it out onto a floured surface and cut it into strips. You can make the strips any width that you want, but they should be about an inch wide.
After you have cut the strips, drop them into the simmering chicken and dumpling mixture. Make sure that they are fully submerged in the liquid so that they will cook evenly. Allow them to cook for about ten minutes or until they are cooked through. Once they are cooked, you can ladle them into bowls and enjoy!
How to Make Old Fashion Chicken and Dumplings?
1. In a large pot, bring chicken, water, salt and pepper to a boil.
2. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
3. Remove chicken from pot and allow to cool.
4. Reserve 1 cup of broth and discard the rest.
5. Shred chicken and set aside.
6. In a medium pot, bring potatoes, carrots, celery and onion to a boil in reserved broth.
7. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
8. Add dumplings and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
9. Add shredded chicken and serve hot!
In conclusion, making old-fashioned chicken and dumplings is a simple process that anyone can do. All you need is a chicken, some flour, water, salt, and pepper. Once you have these ingredients, you’ll be well on your way to making a delicious dish that your whole family will love.