Recipe by chelgilm
I got this recipe off of Food Network. It is Tyler Florence's recipe. This is definitely the best chicken and dumplings I have ever had. I have tried other recipes of his and so far they are all delicious. You won't be disappointed in these. It really is easy to make. It only takes a while because of the chicken baking first and then making the chicken stock next.
Top Review by MaRg D
I've never made my own stock before so I followed the direction exactly for the whole recipe. I taste tested it before adding the dumpling and it was awful- totally tasteless. No idea what went wrong- I did everything the directions called for. I ended up having to add chicken bouton cubes in order for it to be edible.
- 1 (3 lb) whole chickens
- salt and pepper
- 4 ounces unsalted butter
- 1 lemon, halved and juiced, reserve the lemon halves
- 1⁄4 cup chopped fresh rosemary
- 1⁄4 cup chopped parsley
- 1⁄4 cup chopped thyme
- 1 onion, cut in half
- 4 garlic cloves, halved
- fresh whole herbs (garlic thyme and parsley sprigs)
For Chicken Stock
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 carrots, cut in large chunks
- 2 stalks celery, cut into large chunks
- 1 onion, cut in halves
- 1 head garlic, cut in half
- reserved chicken bone
- 2 quarts cold water
- 2 bay leaves
- 4 sprigs fresh thyme
- 4 sprigs fresh parsley
For the supreme sauce
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1⁄2 cup celery, diced
- 1⁄2 cup carrot, diced
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 bay leaves
- 6 tablespoons flour
- 6 cups of the chicken stock
- 1⁄4 cup heavy cream
- salt & pepper, for flavor
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 3⁄4-1 cup buttermilk
Directions See How It's Made
- For the Roasted chicken:.
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Remove neck and giblets from cavity of chicken and discard them.
- Rinse the chicken and cavity with cold water inside and out.
- Pat dry with paper towels.
- Season body and cavity of chicken generously with salt and pepper.
- In small bowl mash together the lemon juice, chopped herbs, and butter.
- Rub the herbed butter all over the chicken as well as under the skin.
- Put the lemon halves, onion, garlic, and whole herbs inside the cavity of chicken.
- Tie the chicken legs with twine.
- Roast in oven breast side up for 1 hour or until done and no longer pink.
- Shred the meat when cool enough to handle.
- Discard the skin and SAVE the chicken bones for the stock.
- Chicken Stock:
- Coat a large stockpot with olive oil.
- Place over medium heat.
- Saute the veggies in pot for 3 minutes. Add the reserved chicken bones, herbs, and water.
- Simmer for 1 hour.
- Strain the stock to remove the solids and set aside.
- Sift the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
- In a small bowl lightly beat the eggs and milk together.
- Pour the liquid in the dry ingredients and gently fold.
- Mix just until the dough comes together.
- It should be thick and cake like.
- Cover and set aside while making sauce.
- Supreme Sauce:.
- Melt butter and heat the oil over medium heat in dutch oven.
- Add carrots, celery, garlic, and bay leaves.
- Saute until vegetables are soft (about 5 minutes or so).
- Stir in the flour to make a roux.
- Continue to stir and cook for about 2 min to coat the flour and get rid of the starchy taste.
- Slowly stir in chicken stock, one cup at a time.
- Stir well after each addition.
- Let sauce simmer until thick enough to coat back of a spoon, about 15 minute.
- Stir in heavy cream.
- Fold reserved shredded chicken in sauce and bring up to a simmer.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Using 2 spoons, drop by heaping tablespoonfuls into hot mixture.
- The dumplings should cover the top of sauce but not be touching or overcrowded.
- Let the dumplings poach for 10 to 15 minutes until they are firm and puffy.