Creamy Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

Rating 5.0
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These creamy chicken and dumplings are the perfect comfort food. Fluffy dumplings float on a creamy chicken soup base that soothes the soul.
Utensils Dinner
Globe New American
25
ingredients
14
steps
60
minutes
Having worked in both the culinary and hospitality industries, Chef Joy is an entrepreneur combining his creativity and service skills to provide memorable experiences for his clients. A graduate of Johnson & Wales University with a degree in the culinary arts, Chef Joy has worked as a sous chef, caterer, private chef and supervisor. Along his journey, he has fed everyone from restaurant patrons and private clients to summer campers and seniors. And now, he's eager show his skills in your kitchen.

Ingredients

Servings:
4
For the Dumplings
1/2 cup(s)
all-purpose flour
1/3 cup(s)
cornmeal
1 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 cup(s)
water
For the Creamy Chicken Dumplings
1
batch of dumplings, see above
3 lb
diced boneless chicken, preferably thigh meat
2 tblsp
paprika
2 tblsp
garlic powder
2 tblsp
onion powder
2 tblsp
dried sage
2 tblsp
dried oregano
olive oil, as needed
salt and pepper to taste
2 tblsp
minced garlic
1/4 cup(s)
diced onions
2-3 tsp
all-purpose flour
3
thyme sprigs
2
bay leaves
10 oz
chicken stock or broth
1/4 lb
diced carrots
1/4 lb
diced potatoes
1/4 lb
fresh green beans, chopped
1/4 lb
corn kernels
1/4 cup(s)
heavy cream

Directions 14 steps | 60 Minutes

Step 1

Measure and prep all ingredients.

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Step 2

Prepare the dumplings. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt and water.

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Step 3

Knead the dough until the dough becomes firm yet a little elastic, similar to the consistency of playdough. Add more water or flour as needed, a little at a time. Set aside. (See notes 1.)

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Step 4

Prepare the creamy chicken soup. Season the chicken with the paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, dried sage, dried oregano, salt and pepper. 

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Step 5

Heat a pot over medium heat. Coat the bottom of the pot with olive oil. Add the seasoned chicken. Cook the chicken on one side for about 3-5 minutes. 

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Step 6

Flip the chicken over and then add the garlic and onions. Cook until softened.

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Step 7

Once most of the chicken is cooked, add the flour to the pot and stir until well incorporated.

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Step 8

Add the chicken stock (or broth), thyme sprigs and bay leaves. Stir and let the soup come to a boil.

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Step 9

Once the soup comes to a boil, stir in the potatoes and carrots and simmer for 10 minutes.

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Step 10

Stir the green beans and corn kernels into the soup. 

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Step 11

Form the dumplings into oblong football-shaped balls, about 1-1½ inches long.

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Step 12

Once the dumplings are formed, add them to the soup. Add the heavy cream and let simmer for 10 minutes. Season with salt to taste.

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Step 13

After 10 minutes, check to see if the dumplings are floating. If the dumplings are floating, check to see if they are done.

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Step 14

Once the dumplings are done, let the creamy chicken and dumplings rest for 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

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Notes:

  1. You can add fresh herbs such as parsley or cilantro or use dry herbs (just a dash or two) of your choice for a unique flavor.

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Christina P.

Christina

18 Jan 2023

A perfect comfort food. Delicious and easy to re-create.

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