Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken and Dumplings Recipes

This hearty dish is perfect comfort-in-a-bowl for cool weather. To serve 8, you can easily double the recipe by using a whole chicken.

Cuisine : American,
Recipe Yields : 4
Prep time : –
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  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 chicken ((we use 2 legs and 2 thighs))
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup diced carrots
  • 1/4 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 medium onion (, diced)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 3 cups chicken broth ((low-sodium))
  • 1/4 cup apple cider
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream or half-and-half
  • Dumplings:
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 heaping tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup half-and-half
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley (, optional, for garnish)
  • salt (, to taste)


  1. Sprinkle chicken pieces with salt and pepper, then dredge both sides in flour. Melt butter in a pot over medium-high heat. Brown chicken on both sides, about 4 minutes per side, and remove to a clean plate.
  2. In the same pot, add diced onion, carrots, and celery. Stir and cook for 3 to 4 minutes over medium-low heat. Stir in ground thyme and turmeric, then pour in chicken broth and apple cider. Stir to combine, then add browned chicken. Cover pot and simmer for 20-30 minutes.
  3. While chicken is simmering, make the dough for the dumplings: sift together all dry ingredients, then add half-and-half, stirring gently to combine. Set aside.
  4. Remove chicken from pot and set aside on a plate. Use two forks to remove chicken from the bone. Shred, then add chicken to the pot. Pour heavy cream into the pot and stir to combine.
  5. Drop tablespoons of dumpling dough into the simmering pot. Add minced parsley if using.
  6. Cover pot halfway and continue to simmer for 15 minutes. Check seasonings; add salt if needed. Allow to sit for 10 minutes before serving.

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