Believe it or not, I don’t exist solely on cotton candy, Fruit Roll-Ups, and Flamin’ Hot Cheetos.
Sometimes, I eat actual food.
I cook dinner most nights, partly because I enjoy it, but mostly because I am trying my very best to set an impossible standard for any woman my son will ever grow up and meet, thus causing him to live at home and stay my baby for a long, long time.
I know I have problems. You don’t have to tell me.
Anyways, one of my favorite comfort foods is Chicken and Dumplings. It is also the meal that I struggled with the most when trying to find a good recipe.
My husband is picky. He doesn’t like squishy dumplings (that sentence sounds weird, seriously). Or dark chicken meat. So finding a recipe for Chicken and Dumplings that was easy, used all white meat, and produced nice firm dumplings (I am dying laughing, for real) was a pain.
Finally, after many tries over a few years, I found the perfect combination of recipes.
Wanna know how to make them?
- 4 chicken breasts
- 2 cans cream of chicken soup
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 cups flour
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 2 chicken bouillon cubes
- Add chicken, soup, broth, and onion to a crock pot and cook on low for at least 6 hours. Shred chicken with 2 forks (chicken will be very tender and pull apart easily) and leave on warm.
- Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Add bouillon cubes.
- In a medium bowl, combine flour, egg, sour cream, and chicken broth. Once combined, turn out onto a floured surface and roll out to about 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into strips with a pizza cutter, and cut again to make rectangles about an inch or so (doesn't really matter, I swear) long.
- Drop 5 or 6 at a time into the boiling water. Once they float to the top, leave them for 30 seconds or so and take them out with a strainer. Mix cooked dumplings with the chicken mixture in the crockpot. Salt and pepper to taste.
If you are one of those people who likes light, fluffy, drop dumplings, this recipe isn’t for you. These are more like thick noodles and are pretty much fool-proof. And see how easy? You can start the chicken in the morning and all you have to do in the evening is get the dumplings ready!!
Hope you love them (and if not please just say nice stuff anyways).