Easy Chicken & Dumplings

This one’s a keeper.

With a house full of hungry hikers and bare minimum of essentials in the pantry, this proved a super fulfilling meal. It requires a ridiculously short list of ingredients and it’s so easy.

I found the original recipe here and I followed it to the letter with one little exception. When I baked the chicken, I sprinkled it generously with three spices from Savory Spice Shop. The flavor was fabulous!

Sure, making the dumplings is messy but it’s totally worth it. They’re tender and they really make the meal special. Homemade goodness.

Chicken & Dumplings

You’ll need: 2 pounds chicken breasts * 1/2 t. of following: Savory Spice Shop’s Herbes de Provence, Grand Garlic Salt, and Shallot Salt * 2 c flour * 1/2 t baking powder * 1/2 t salt * 2 T butter * 1 c milk * 2 quarts chicken broth

Generously sprinkle 2 pounds chicken breasts with Savory Spice Shop’s Herbes de Provence, Grand Garlic Salt, and Shallot Salt.  Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. When cool, cut or tear into 1 – 2″ pieces.

In a bowl, make pastry by mixing:  2 c. flour * 1/2 t. baking powder * 1/2 salt

Cut in 2 T. butter ~ when thoroughly incorporated, add in about 3/4 c. milk or more until pastry forms a dough ball. Heavily flour surface and pat out dough using flour as necessary to manage dough.  With a dull knife, cut dough into 1-2″ cubes.

Pour 2 quarts chicken broth into a large pot ~ and bring to a boil. Drop the dumplings in one at a time, gently stirring to keep them from sticking together. Don’t worry about excess flour on the dumplings, it just thickens things up nicely. Cook for 15 minutes then carefully add the chicken. Allow to simmer 5 more minutes and you’re done!

Enjoy a bowl!