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 is mouthwatering and delicious.
This fantastic gluten free soup is one of those stick-t0-the-ribs meals that’s wonderful during the cold, winter months.
The gluten free dumplings turned out big, plump, fluffy and delicious.
Here’w what I did.
I used these ingredients for the soup. I skimmed the congealed fat off the homemade chicken broth.
I cooked off the chicken in a large crockpot over night.
The next day pour chicken broth into a large Dutch oven. Add celery, leeks, red bell peppers, onions and garlic.
Add parsley, marjoram, thyme, oregano, bay leaves, sea salt and pepper. Cover with lid and simmer about 10 minutes until veggies are tender.
Add mushrooms and deboned chicken pieces. Heat through a minute or so.
I used these ingredients for the dumplings.
Place gluten free flour in a large mixing bowl. Add parsley, marjoram, thyme, sea salt and baking powder. Stir ingredients well to combine.
Add melted butter.
Stir ingredients to combine.
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.
Slowly stir in whipping cream and heat through.
Easy Chicken and Dumplings is a fantastic soup recipe.
We loved the combination of flavors in the Chicken Soup entree. I ate bowls full of the stuff.
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)
Easy Chicken and Dumplings is hearty, filling and fully satisfying as a main dish meal.
We loved the way the dumplings turned out. Gluten free options can be an adventure, but these turned out terrific.
Every bite of Easy Chicken and Dumplings was so sumptuous.