Recipe of the Week: Simple Chicken and Dumplings

The following recipe for Simple Chicken and Dumplings was sent by reader K.W.. She notes: “This isn’t a family recipe, but I suppose my grandchildren will someday call it that.”

  • 4 medium carrots, diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 Tbsp flour
  • 1 cup flour (+/-)
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1⁄2 tsp dried thyme
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 lb boneless, chicken thighs, skinned
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 1⁄2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1⁄2 cup milk
  • 1⁄2 cup frozen peas
  1. Heat the butter in a pot or large saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add the carrots and onions and cook for about 5 minutes, until softened.
  3. Add 3 tablespoons flour and the thyme, stirring so that the vegetables are evenly coated.
  4. Slowly add the stock, whisking to prevent lumps from forming. Bring to a gentle simmer.
  5. Season the chicken thighs with salt and black pepper and add to the pot, submerging them in the stock.
  6. Poach the chicken for about 8 minutes, until just cooked through.
  7. Remove chicken and set it aside on a roast carving board or cutting board.
  8. Combine 2⁄3 cup flour with the baking powder, rosemary, 1⁄4 teaspoon salt, and black pepper, to taste.
  9. Add the milk.
  10. Gently stir until the dough just comes together.
  11. Form the dough loosely into 8 dumplings and drop them directly into the soup.
  12. Cover the pot and cook over low heat for 10 minutes, until the dumplings have firmed up.
  13. Shred the set-aside chicken.
  14. Add to the pot, along with the peas, stirring carefully so you don’t break up the dumplings.
  15. Heat through for 1 minute before serving.

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