Homemade chicken and dumplings

Sure! Here’s a recipe for homemade chicken and dumplings:


For the Chicken Stew:

  • 1 whole chicken (about 3-4 pounds), cut into pieces
  • 8 cups (about 2 liters) chicken broth
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 3 celery stalks, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

For the Dumplings:

  • 2 cups (240g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup (60g) unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces
  • 3/4 cup (180ml) milk
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (optional)


1. Prepare the Chicken Stew:

  1. In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion, carrots, and celery. Cook until vegetables are softened, about 5-7 minutes.
  2. Add the minced garlic and cook for another 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  3. Add the chicken pieces to the pot along with the bay leaves, salt, and pepper. Pour in the chicken broth, ensuring that the chicken is fully submerged.
  4. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover and simmer for about 30-40 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through and tender.
  5. Once the chicken is cooked, remove it from the pot and shred the meat using two forks. Return the shredded chicken to the pot and discard the bones. Keep the stew simmering while you prepare the dumplings.

2. Make the Dumplings:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Add the cold, diced butter to the flour mixture. Using your fingers or a pastry cutter, work the butter into the flour until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Gradually pour in the milk, stirring with a fork until the mixture comes together into a soft dough.
  4. Drop spoonfuls of the dumpling dough into the simmering chicken stew. Cover and let the dumplings cook for about 15 minutes, or until they are cooked through and fluffy.
  5. Once the dumplings are cooked, remove the pot from the heat. Taste the stew and adjust seasoning if necessary. Stir in chopped parsley if desired.

Serve the homemade chicken and dumplings hot, garnished with additional parsley if desired. Enjoy your comforting and hearty meal!

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