Don't be put off by the long list of ingredients, the resulting soup is worth it! Chicken is simmered in a chicken stock with celery, carrots, potatoes, pepper, tomatoes, seasoniings and dumplings.
First I would like to ask, why do people change the recipe and then rate it? That is not fair to the person that submitted the recipe. Second I would like to say that to omit something simply because you have not heard of it being used in traditional recipes is silly. The tomato and bell pepper enhance the flavor but in no way overwhelm it. This is the best Chicken and Dumplings recipe I've found, I'll look no further. My husband also gave it a 5 star and I would say so did my 2 year old grand daughter since she gobbled it up!!! Thanks for such a wonderful winter time comfort food! - 05 Feb 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
The ultimate comfort food! The kids didn't like the green pepper(I did)-I would use green beans for them next time. I also deboned and added the chicken before adding the dumplings. Cover the pot after adding the dumpling and let simmer-the dumplings cook through and the broth gets thick.Yum! - 07 Oct 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
AWESOME! My family is addicted. Use a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store for ease, so all you have to do is take the meat right off and toss it in the pot. Also, dumplings need more water. Here's a huge tip: when you are dropping the dumplings into the pot, use your fingers and just kind of plop them in one by one. If you use a fork/spoon/etc, the dough just kind of seems to come apart and the dumplings won't hold shape. Don't stir until the dumplings have firmed up or it will break all apart. - 28 Dec 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)