Easy Chicken and Dumplings | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this #chicken #soup is absolutely fantastic. We drooled over every bite. So warm, comforting and perfect for winter. I made #glutenfree #dumplings but you can make regular flour dumplings if you prefer.

Easy Chicken and Dumplings

January 11, 2018Teresa

Gluten Free Living – 2018

Oh my goodness, this Easy Chicken and Dumplings recipe was wonderful! Plus, I made gluten free dumplings that turned out fantastic. Seriously, working with gluten free flour is always an adventure. Each brand of flour is different so it’s not as predictable as using regular flour made from wheat. This Chicken Soup turned out fantastic.

These drop-style dumplings are a lot easier than the regular dumplings I make that you have to roll out….The kind my Mom used to make frequently when I was growing up. We had it with either turkey or chicken. I’ve since even made a gluten free version that turned out quite well. But these easy dumplings are a lot less work, plus I’ve included a lot of seasonings to help them pop in flavor.

I had a large roasting chicken in my freezer that I needed to clear out in order to have space available for the thousands of Christmas cookies I baked this year. I cooked it off and used part of the broth and chicken for this tasty recipe. But if you want super easy, then you can purchase chicken stock and canned chicken already in pieces.

I have to admit I loved the results of this recipe. The seasonings were terrific and it was just melt-in-your-mouth good. This stick to your ribs soup is fabulous on cool, winter nights when all you want is a bowl of hot soup to warm you up. It’s also good reheated as leftovers.

I highly recommend if you don’t already have a jar of dried marjoram in your spice pantry that you purchase one. It is a fantastic seasoning for soups, ham and casseroles. I also do not recommend leaving out the leeks if you can find them at the store. They add incredibly delicious savory flavor to the recipe.

While I used chicken, you can also use turkey in this recipe. For that matter, you can use leftover chicken or turkey and canned chicken stock if you need to. Also, this will be just as good with regular dumplings if you don’t need to make them gluten free.

If you’re looking for an easier version of Chicken and Dumplings, this recipe is spectacular. You will find your family drains it down to the last drop! If you prefer a gluten free version, then this soup is really a win-win for you like it was for me!

Easy Chicken and Dumplings | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this #chicken #soup is absolutely fantastic. We drooled over every bite. So warm, comforting and perfect for winter. I made #glutenfree #dumplings but you can make regular flour dumplings if you prefer.

Easy Chicken and Dumplings is mouthwatering and delicious.

Easy Chicken and Dumplings | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this #chicken #soup is absolutely fantastic. We drooled over every bite. So warm, comforting and perfect for winter. I made #glutenfree #dumplings but you can make regular flour dumplings if you prefer.

This fantastic gluten free soup is one of those stick-t0-the-ribs meals that’s wonderful during the cold, winter months.

Easy Chicken and Dumplings | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this #chicken #soup is absolutely fantastic. We drooled over every bite. So warm, comforting and perfect for winter. I made #glutenfree #dumplings but you can make regular flour dumplings if you prefer.

The gluten free dumplings turned out big, plump, fluffy and delicious.

Here’w what I did.

Easy Chicken and Dumplings | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this #chicken #soup is absolutely fantastic. We drooled over every bite. So warm, comforting and perfect for winter. I made #glutenfree #dumplings but you can make regular flour dumplings if you prefer.

I used these ingredients for the soup. I skimmed the congealed fat off the homemade chicken broth.

Easy Chicken and Dumplings | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this #chicken #soup is absolutely fantastic. We drooled over every bite. So warm, comforting and perfect for winter. I made #glutenfree #dumplings but you can make regular flour dumplings if you prefer.

I cooked off the chicken in a large crockpot over night.

Easy Chicken and Dumplings | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this #chicken #soup is absolutely fantastic. We drooled over every bite. So warm, comforting and perfect for winter. I made #glutenfree #dumplings but you can make regular flour dumplings if you prefer.

The next day pour chicken broth into a large Dutch oven. Add celery, leeks, red bell peppers, onions and garlic.

Easy Chicken and Dumplings | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this #chicken #soup is absolutely fantastic. We drooled over every bite. So warm, comforting and perfect for winter. I made #glutenfree #dumplings but you can make regular flour dumplings if you prefer.

Add parsley, marjoram, thyme, oregano, bay leaves, sea salt and pepper. Cover with lid and simmer about 10 minutes until veggies are tender.

Easy Chicken and Dumplings | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this #chicken #soup is absolutely fantastic. We drooled over every bite. So warm, comforting and perfect for winter. I made #glutenfree #dumplings but you can make regular flour dumplings if you prefer.

Add mushrooms and deboned chicken pieces. Heat through a minute or so.

Easy Chicken and Dumplings | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this #chicken #soup is absolutely fantastic. We drooled over every bite. So warm, comforting and perfect for winter. I made #glutenfree #dumplings but you can make regular flour dumplings if you prefer.

I used these ingredients for the dumplings.

Easy Chicken and Dumplings | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this #chicken #soup is absolutely fantastic. We drooled over every bite. So warm, comforting and perfect for winter. I made #glutenfree #dumplings but you can make regular flour dumplings if you prefer.

Place gluten free flour in a large mixing bowl. Add parsley, marjoram, thyme, sea salt and baking powder. Stir ingredients well to combine.

Easy Chicken and Dumplings | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this #chicken #soup is absolutely fantastic. We drooled over every bite. So warm, comforting and perfect for winter. I made #glutenfree #dumplings but you can make regular flour dumplings if you prefer.

Add melted butter.

Easy Chicken and Dumplings | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this #chicken #soup is absolutely fantastic. We drooled over every bite. So warm, comforting and perfect for winter. I made #glutenfree #dumplings but you can make regular flour dumplings if you prefer.

Add half-and-half.

Easy Chicken and Dumplings | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this #chicken #soup is absolutely fantastic. We drooled over every bite. So warm, comforting and perfect for winter. I made #glutenfree #dumplings but you can make regular flour dumplings if you prefer.

Stir ingredients to combine.

Easy Chicken and Dumplings | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this #chicken #soup is absolutely fantastic. We drooled over every bite. So warm, comforting and perfect for winter. I made #glutenfree #dumplings but you can make regular flour dumplings if you prefer.

Dollop large spoonfuls of dumpling dough onto the top of the soup. Cover with lid and cook about 20-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into a dumpling comes out clean. My dumplings were not cooked through until about 30 minutes because they were quite large.

Easy Chicken and Dumplings | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this #chicken #soup is absolutely fantastic. We drooled over every bite. So warm, comforting and perfect for winter. I made #glutenfree #dumplings but you can make regular flour dumplings if you prefer.

Slowly stir in whipping cream and heat through.

Easy Chicken and Dumplings | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this #chicken #soup is absolutely fantastic. We drooled over every bite. So warm, comforting and perfect for winter. I made #glutenfree #dumplings but you can make regular flour dumplings if you prefer.

Easy Chicken and Dumplings is a fantastic soup recipe.

Easy Chicken and Dumplings | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this #chicken #soup is absolutely fantastic. We drooled over every bite. So warm, comforting and perfect for winter. I made #glutenfree #dumplings but you can make regular flour dumplings if you prefer.

We loved the combination of flavors in the Chicken Soup entree. I ate bowls full of the stuff.

Easy Chicken and Dumplings | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this #chicken #soup is absolutely fantastic. We drooled over every bite. So warm, comforting and perfect for winter. I made #glutenfree #dumplings but you can make regular flour dumplings if you prefer.

The creamy texture of this soup is mouthwatering. Believe me, Easy Chicken and Dumplings is one of my favorite comfort foods.

Here’s the Recipe.

EASY CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS

(My own concoction)

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This fantastic chicken soup is a stick-to-the-ribs main dish that's hearty and satisfying comfort food. This one uses homemade gluten free dumplings and tastes terrific. Perfect for cold, winter nights.
Easy Chicken and Dumplings | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this #chicken #soup is absolutely fantastic. We drooled over every bite. So warm, comforting and perfect for winter. I made #glutenfree #dumplings but you can make regular flour dumplings if you prefer.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
CHICKEN SOUP:
DUMPLINGS:
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
CHICKEN SOUP:
DUMPLINGS:
Easy Chicken and Dumplings | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this #chicken #soup is absolutely fantastic. We drooled over every bite. So warm, comforting and perfect for winter. I made #glutenfree #dumplings but you can make regular flour dumplings if you prefer.
Instructions
CHICKEN SOUP:
  1. Cook off chicken, debone and break into small bite-sized pieces.
  2. Reserve chicken stock.
  3. In a large Dutch oven, over medium heat, add chicken stock.
  4. Add carrots, onion, bell pepper, garlic and leek.
  5. Add bay leaves, parsley, thyme, oregano, marjoram, salt and pepper.
  6. Cover with lid and simmer about 5-10 minutes until veggies are tender.
  7. Remove bay leaves and add chicken and mushrooms.
  8. Stir to combine.
  9. Reduce heat to low.
  10. Measure out large tablespoonfuls of dumplings.
  11. Drop dumplings over top of mixture a few at a time.
  12. Cook covered with lid about 20-30 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the dumplings comes out clean.
  13. Slowly and gently stir in the whipping cream.
  14. Serve garnished with fresh thyme and parsley, if desired.
DUMPLINGS:
  1. Combine flour, salt, baking powder, and herbs and stir until well combined.
  2. Add half-and-half and butter to flour mixture and stir gently to combine.
  3. Set aside.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: Don’t keep checking the dumplings and uncovering the lid. Keep the lid on a full 20 minutes before checking. Recover with lid and continue cooking until dumplings are done. (Try not to check any more frequently than 5-10 minutes after the original check time).

NOTE: My dumplings took about 30 minutes before I felt they were cooked sufficiently. (They were quite large. Smaller dumplings may not take so long).

NOTE: You can substitute 4 cups canned or rotisserie chicken and 64-oz. chicken stock.

NOTE: Preparation time does not include time to cook off and debone the chicken.

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Easy Chicken and Dumplings | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this #chicken #soup is absolutely fantastic. We drooled over every bite. So warm, comforting and perfect for winter. I made #glutenfree #dumplings but you can make regular flour dumplings if you prefer.

Easy Chicken and Dumplings is hearty, filling and fully satisfying as a main dish meal.

Easy Chicken and Dumplings | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this #chicken #soup is absolutely fantastic. We drooled over every bite. So warm, comforting and perfect for winter. I made #glutenfree #dumplings but you can make regular flour dumplings if you prefer.

We loved the way the dumplings turned out. Gluten free options can be an adventure, but these turned out terrific.

Easy Chicken and Dumplings | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this #chicken #soup is absolutely fantastic. We drooled over every bite. So warm, comforting and perfect for winter. I made #glutenfree #dumplings but you can make regular flour dumplings if you prefer.

Every bite of Easy Chicken and Dumplings was so sumptuous.

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Chicken Fricassee with Herb Dumplings | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is such a savory, sumptuous & mouthwatering #chicken entree. Chicken, Herb Dumplings and gravy make one of the most fantastic main dish #recipes ever. Amazing comfort food. #HerbDumplings

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Gluten Free Homemade Chicken and Dumplings

Gluten Free Homemade Chicken and Dumplings | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen
Print Recipe
Easy Chicken and Dumplings BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
This fantastic chicken soup is a stick-to-the-ribs main dish that's hearty and satisfying comfort food. This one uses homemade gluten free dumplings and tastes terrific. Perfect for cold, winter nights.
Easy Chicken and Dumplings | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this #chicken #soup is absolutely fantastic. We drooled over every bite. So warm, comforting and perfect for winter. I made #glutenfree #dumplings but you can make regular flour dumplings if you prefer.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
CHICKEN SOUP:
DUMPLINGS:
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
CHICKEN SOUP:
DUMPLINGS:
Easy Chicken and Dumplings | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this #chicken #soup is absolutely fantastic. We drooled over every bite. So warm, comforting and perfect for winter. I made #glutenfree #dumplings but you can make regular flour dumplings if you prefer.
Instructions
CHICKEN SOUP:
  1. Cook off chicken, debone and break into small bite-sized pieces.
  2. Reserve chicken stock.
  3. In a large Dutch oven, over medium heat, add chicken stock.
  4. Add carrots, onion, bell pepper, garlic and leek.
  5. Add bay leaves, parsley, thyme, oregano, marjoram, salt and pepper.
  6. Cover with lid and simmer about 5-10 minutes until veggies are tender.
  7. Remove bay leaves and add chicken and mushrooms.
  8. Stir to combine.
  9. Reduce heat to low.
  10. Measure out large tablespoonfuls of dumplings.
  11. Drop dumplings over top of mixture a few at a time.
  12. Cook covered with lid about 20-30 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the dumplings comes out clean.
  13. Slowly and gently stir in the whipping cream.
  14. Serve garnished with fresh thyme and parsley, if desired.
DUMPLINGS:
  1. Combine flour, salt, baking powder, and herbs and stir until well combined.
  2. Add half-and-half and butter to flour mixture and stir gently to combine.
  3. Set aside.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: Don’t keep checking the dumplings and uncovering the lid. Keep the lid on a full 20 minutes before checking. Recover with lid and continue cooking until dumplings are done. (Try not to check any more frequently than 5-10 minutes after the original check time).

NOTE: My dumplings took about 30 minutes before I felt they were cooked sufficiently. (They were quite large. Smaller dumplings may not take so long).

NOTE: You can substitute 4 cups canned or rotisserie chicken and 64-oz. chicken stock.

NOTE: Preparation time does not include time to cook off and debone the chicken.

© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

 

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