Simple Chicken and Dumplings

    1 hour 10 min

    A hearty recipe for chicken and dumplings that is a true winter warmer. Very easy to make and everyone will be impressed by these dumplings made from scratch. If you don't use stock cubes and use plain chicken stock instead, be sure to add extra seasoning to taste.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 4 skinless chicken breast fillets - cut into strips
    • 4 chicken stock cubes
    • 2 sticks celery, chopped
    • 1 small onion, chopped
    • 1 sprig fresh parsley, chopped
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • Dumplings
    • 250g plain flour
    • 1 egg
    • 120ml soured cream
    • 125ml chicken stock
    • 8 tablespoons cornflour, to thicken

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil. Add chicken, stock cubes, celery, parsley and salt and pepper to taste. Cook for 45 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink inside. Reduce heat to low and continue to simmer.
    2. To Make Dumplings: While chicken is cooking, combine the flour, egg, soured cream and chicken stock in a medium bowl. Mix well and roll dough out on a floured surface. Cut into small squares and drop into boiling chicken broth. In a small bowl, mix together cornflour and enough water to form a thin paste; stir into broth. Continue to simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, or until dumplings are light and puffy.

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    Great recipe and easy to follow  -  07 Oct 2015


    thank you for the only chix and dump recipe that doesn't call for canned condensed soups or other nonsense like that. i live outside the US and can't find that stuff here, so thanks for a wholesome, stick to your ribs, REAL HOMEMADE recipe. ¡buenisimo!  -  21 Feb 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Wonderful comfort food. My only complaint would be that it was a little on the bland side. I added some thyme and sage to the broth, and it turned out just fantastic. Thanks for the recipe!  -  22 Feb 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)