Old Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings (Made Easy)

Recipe by The Spice Guru
READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • NOTE: IF USING SALTED BUTTER, USE TWO 14.5 OUNCE CANS CHICKEN BROTH PLUS TWO CUPS WATER. (STEP ONE): Chop deboned skinless chicken into bite-sized pieces; set aside.
  • MELT 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add 1/2 cup all-purpose flour and cook until bubbly and light golden, stirring often for 2 minutes. Stir in the broth and seasonings. Bring mixture to boiling then reduce heat to medium. Add chunked or diced chicken; stir.
  • COMBINE the dumpling dough ingredients, stirring only until soft dough forms (do not overmix). Drop dough quickly by teaspoons in a single layer over surface of bubbling gravy on one half of large saucepan (do not roll or press dough, or submerge beneath the gravy). Simmer mixture UNCOVERED for 10 minutes.
  • GARNISH tops of dumplings with parsley or chives.
  • COVER then reduce heat to medium-low.
  • SIMMER covered for 10 additional minutes; UNCOVER and remove from heat.
  • LIFT out dumplings individually using a small slotted spoon, placing them onto a plate, leaving dumplings garnished side-up.
  • STIR chicken and gravy using a wooden spoon (gently scraping bottom of saucepan while stirring).
  • LADLE the chicken/gravy mixture into bowls, then arrange dumplings over the top.
  • SERVE and enjoy.
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