Great new take on old fashioned chicken and dumplings
This was delicious. I followed the recipe exactly except I had to omit the parsley in the dumplings as I ran out (I thought I had enough on hand) after adding it to the base. I used legs and thighs for this. The aroma was fantastic. :)
I struggled with rating this but have come down on the side of 5 stars because the flavor is just outstanding. My quibble is with the directions: the addition of the nutmeg and parsley in the filling ingredients list might never happen; I dithered and added them just before the chicken. Ditto for the oregano/fines herbs in the dumplings; I added that to the flour mixture with the chopped fresh parsley. Changes I would make for the next time (and there WILL be a next time): add the peas and bring the filling back to a simmer immediately before adding the dumplings, to keep them from overcooking; use a tablespoon to form the dumpling, rather than a teaspoon; substitute a tablespoon or so of minced fresh chives for the dried herbs in the dumplings. In all, this is the best chicken and dumplings Iâ€™ve ever eaten.