“Out of the top 10 comfort foods ever, Chicken N Dumplins just HAS to be on top of the list! This particular recipe cuts out hours of preparation by using a canned chicken broth and a ready- roasted chicken (no dicing veggies and boiling chicken here!). My entire family gobbles this meal up!! I have also been known to make this for friends/family who need a meal if they are sick…it is easy to transport in a covered plastic container.”
Chicken broth, a pre-roasted chicken from your grocery (deli area-$5.00 per chicken at Giant Eagle), flour, baking powder, milk, salt and pepper
Place the 6 cups of chicken broth in a heavy sauce pan and boil on high.
Peel skin away and discard…flake off medium sized chucks of white meat with a fork.
set aside chicken
To make the dumplins (DO NOT be leery, this is so simple!!) : Combine the flour, baking powder, 1 1/4 tsp salt and milk in a medium bowl. Stir well until smooth, then let the dough rest for 5-10 minutes.
This is what your ball of dough will look like…not fancy!!
Sprinkle flour on top of your counter…again, this is not a fancy step. Place the dough ball on the flour and add a little flour to the top of the dough ball so it will not stick to your rolling pin. Roll out the dough. Dough is very informal so please don’t get yourself upset during this step..roll it out until it is about 1/2 inch thick.
Take a knife or a pizza cutter (even better) and cut 1/2 inch squares
Toss your squares of dough into the boiling broth (turn the broth down to a med-high)
Keep tossing them in..they won’t stick to each other! They will puff up and the flour from them will dissolve into the broth and make a gravy..isn’t that easy?!
Add in your chicken and flavor with pepper. Because we used pre-made chicken broth DO NOT add any salt until you eat…broth is very salty on its own.
A delicious homemade meal!
Chicken n Dumplins made EASY!
1 Pre-Roasted Chicken (near your grocer’s deli area)
6 Cups Low Sodium canned chickenbroth
1 Cup water
2 cups all purpose flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 ¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup plus 2 Tbsp milk
Pour your broth and water in a large heavy saucepan/pot and boil on high heat. Peel back and discard chicken skin and flake off medium sized chunks of your chicken and set aside.
To make the dumplins: Combine the flour, baking powder, 1 ¼ tsp of salt and milk in medium bowl. Stir well until smooth, then let the dough rest for 5 mins. Roll the dough out onto a floured surface to ½ inch thickness. Cut ½ inch squares with a knife or pizza cutter.
Drop each square into the simmering broth. The dumplins will swell then shrink as they partially dissolve to thicken the broth into gravy. Simmer 20-30 mins until thick. Stir often. Add chicken and cook another 5 mins. Season with pepper (no salt needed because the broth is salty enough). Enjoy!