Made this tonight & loved it! I didn't have any celery & was out of poultry seasoning, but it didn't hurt the flavor. I halved the recipe, & it still made a large pot of dumplings.
The flavor in the broth wasn't bad, but kind of bland. Now let's talk about the dumplings. They were horrible. So thick and gummy and slimy. The texture was just awful. I can't believe all the great reviews. I wonder if they really made them! I will stick with my drop biscuit dumplings. They are so much better!!
Added more veggies & made a roux to thicken the soup. Had lots of extra dough for dumplings & didn't care for them much. Think we would like more biscuit like dumplings personal preference. Loved the soup.
Given the time and effort required to churn out this soup, I found the results to be disappointing. My boyfriend and I both found the stock to be bland, which surprised me as I added much more seasoning than I usually do (heaping teaspoonfuls of rosemary, thyme, sage and garlic powder as well as four or five bouillon cubes to the stock, chicken seasoned with a hefty coating of salt and black pepper).
As for the dumplings, even though I planned on halving the recipe and forgot to halve the emulsifying ingredients along with the dry ones, the dough was still way too flaky and dry, and I had to double the amount of margarine and stock (resulting in four times the ratio of emulsifying ingredients to dry ones). The end result, as others have mentioned, was thick and gummy dumplings.
I think my results might be a fluke given the multiple rave reviews, but I'm not sure I would invest the time and energy for a second try.
I made this for guests tonight. I'm usually scared to try a new recipe for the first time on guests. I had a fairly large Dinner party and it's cold today so I doubled the recipe. That made A LOT. This was great I didn't have chicken seasoning so I used seasoned salt, added more than specified. One of our guests are from the South and they all loved it! Thank you so much for sharing. I will use this again for SURE!
Very Good! Used canned biscuits because I was short on time. Soup flavor was delish!
Came back to print this again, my other one has been worn out LOL! (need to get it laminated or framed HEHE!) This is just the most incredible recipe for chicken and dumplings we have ever made. I love the addition of poultry seasoning to the dumplings instead of just the usual flour salt baking powder. It gives them an even better flavor and you can eat more and more, thankfully this recipe makes a good bit of em! My daughter is leaving for Army boot camp in a few weeks and gets to pick our menus till then, this is on it twice and a must have the day she returns!! Thank you Susie! 5 STARS ALL THE WAY!
I thought this was just Ok. I guess I don't really like THAT many dumplings.