There are a lot of different ways you can make chicken and dumplings. This is the way to do it if you have a busy life and don't like doing dishes. Cook everything in one pot! It's really easy to make this delicious meal. It's winter here in New England and it's time for comfort food: one-pot chicken and dumplings. This is one of my favorite winter meals and it reheats great for leftovers too!
Everyone should know how to make Chicken and Dumplings
There, I said it. Part of everyone's culinary repertoire should be a go-to winter soup. The easiest and most delicious option, to me, is comfort food in the form of chicken and dumplings. It comes together quickly, it's pretty cheap, the ingredients are easy to find and you probably already have half of them on hand. Yay!
A lot of soups start with a flavor base known as a mirepoix. This consists of chopped carrots, onions and celery. It can be the base of a broth or enhance the flavor of a boxed broth. When it comes to the broth, by the way, I do typically prefer using an unsalted chicken broth for my chicken and dumplings, but it's up to you what broth you choose to use.
The assembly of one-pot chicken and dumplings is pretty straightforward
This may sound strange, but I usually make some basmati rice to go with this yummy chicken and dumplings. I know, it seems counter-intuitive - we're already eating dumplings and you want rice too?! Yup! Don't get me wrong, it tastes fabulous on it's own! I don't know when I started doing this, but I love plopping a big scoop of basmati in my bowl and spooning the chicken and dumplings on top!
It's winter and it's cold which means it's the perfect time for comfort food! If you're looking for more winter comfort food recipes, you simply must try my Shepherd's Pie or Butternut Squash Risotto. Stay warm and safe and please cook for yourselves and your loved ones. You're all worth it.Print