Recipe by Christine Bettiga
This is truly a comfort dish. The dumplings really make the dish special. Your hungry crowd with love it.
Top Review by salon foodie
This recipe is truely amazing!! I made it tonight and followed the directions mostly, including the dumplings. The only thing I changed was that I did not add the noodles for the whole 25 min. I added them when I added the dumplings.(for 10 min.) Speaking of dumplings I swore them off for life about 6 months ago... but I caved when I read the reviews. They were perfect. I will always refer to this dumpling recipe!! This dish is yummy!!!!
- 6 quarts water
- 1 whole roasting chicken (small)
- 1 cup diced onion
- 3⁄4 cup chopped celery
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1⁄4 teaspoon thyme
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 teaspoon Season-All salt
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 (12 ounce) package egg noodles
- 1 (10 ounce) package mixed vegetables, thawed and drained
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1⁄3 cup flour
- 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can Campbell's Cream of Chicken Soup
- 3 1⁄2-4 cups chicken broth
- dumplings (see my dumpling Dumplings)
Directions See How It's Made
- Bring to a boil in a large kettle 6 qts water, add salt and spices.
- When the water is boiling add chicken, celery, onion, garlic and vinegar and Worcestershire.
- Cover and cook at least 1 hour.
- Remove chicken and set aside to cool.
- Remove broth from heat.
- Cooke noodles in a pot of boiling, lightly salted water. Cook according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
- When the chicken is cool, clean off skin and bones and shred meat.
- Salt and pepper meat and set it aside.
- When broth is cool, skim off fat and discard.
- In a dutch oven or deep skillet, heat butter.
- Add flour and stir, adding small amounts of chicken broth to thicken.
- Add soup and 1 cup of chicken broth. Make your dumplings now.
- Add noodles, chicken and vegies.
- Cover and lower heat to simmer approximately 20-25 minutes.
- Add dumplings to the top of the dish and cover.
- Simmer for approximately 10 minutes.
- If you don't have enough broth to cook dumplings add more broth.
- Put the remaining broth into freezer containers and freeze for use later.