Cozy Chicken & Dumplings

A classice take on an American comfort food staple.

Here is what you’ll need

Serves 6

2 tablespoons oil
2 pounds chicken breasts
1 large onion, diced
4 carrots, sliced to ¼ in half rings
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons unsalted butter
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
6 cups chicken broth
½ cup heavy cream
½ teaspoons dried thyme
2 bay leaves
1 ½ frozen peas
4 tablespoons fresh minced parsley

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 ⅓ cups heavy cream

In a 6-quart dutch oven, cook chicken over medium-high heat until brown on both sides. Once chicken pieces are browned, remove and set aside.
Add carrot and onion and cook until just tender, about 3 minutes.
Add garlic and stir for another minute.
Reduce heat to medium-low and add butter and flour, stirring constantly for 3 minutes to avoid lumps.
Add chicken and any accumulated juices back to dutch oven and stir to to coat in roux/vegetable mix. Add chicken broth, cream, thyme, and bay leaves and bring to a simmer. Once soup is at a simmer, add frozen peas and cover.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, pepper, and cream. Stir until mixture comes together into single mass of dough.
Using a large spoon or ice cream scoop, form dough into small round balls about 1 inch in diameter (this dough mixture should yield 14-16 dumplings).
Place dough balls into simmering soup (making sure they don’t touch), and cover. Let soup simmer for 15 minutes or until dumplings are cooked (they should pass the toothpick test).
Ladle into bowl, giving 1-2 dumplings per serving.

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  1. I have watched many hundreds of cooking videos and I swear this is the best one ever. Absolutely no nonsense whatsoever. I don’t have to sit through two hours of hearing about Grandma’s dumplings. Thank you thank you thank you straight and to the point

  2. I love chicken and dumplings buy this is a really gross recipe. You don’t just throw together flour and put it in the soup, you make *buttermilk biscuits*, then you put it in the soup. Smh.

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