Homemade Chicken and Dumplings Recipe! A Quick and Easy Freezer Meal Idea for Family Dinner Night! Fall and Winter Chicken Recipe with Dumplings from Scratch!
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This Homemade Chicken and Dumplings Recipe is one of my absolute favorites! This is a recipe that I grew up eating and probably one of the first recipes that I learned to make. I love that it is super simple and just says “home” to me!
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The fact that you can make the dumplings ahead of time and have an easy freezer meal is perfect for my busy life. Sometimes I will even make up a couple of batches of dumplings while i’m cooking so that I have them ready to go in my freezer!
How do you make Chicken and Dumplings from Scratch?
First, prepare your dumplings by adding all of the dry ingredients to a mixing bowl for the dumplings. Add in water slowly until a stiff dough forms.
Put dumpling dough into a plastic bag or roll it out so you can cut or pull of pieces to put in the pot. I like to use a plastic bag and put my dumpling dough into the freezer to get stiff while I get the broth ready.
Add dumplings, cover, and reduce to a simmer. Cook for 20 minutes.
Homemade Chicken and Dumplings Recipe
2 Cups Unbleached Flour
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
2 Teaspoons Egg Replacer
3/4 Cup Water
4 Cups Swanson Chicken Broth
1 1/2 Cups Chopped Chicken
1 Can Cream of Chicken Soup
Carrots and Celery (optional)
Salt and Pepper to taste
Combine Unbleached Flour, Salt, and Egg Replacer.
Add Water to make a stiff dough.
Put flour into a gallon size plastic bag, and roll the dough out in the bag.
Put in freezer on a flat surface.
When you are ready to make your Chicken and Dumplings, remove plastic bag from freezer.
Cut the plastic bag open and cut the dough into dumpling pieces.
Place broth in a heavy sauce pan and bring to a boil (this is where you can add your dehydrated carrots and celery flakes if you want).
Add dumplings, cover, and reduce heat to low.
Cover the dumplings and cook for 20 minutes.
Remove lid and add chicken and cream of chicken soup and stir.
Continue cooking for 5 minutes and add salt and pepper to taste.
- 2 Cups Unbleached Flour
- 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
- 2 Teaspoons Egg Replacer
- 3/4 Cup Water
- 4 Cups Swanson Chicken Broth
- 1 1/2 Cups Chopped Chicken
- 1 Can Cream of Chicken Soup
- Carrots and Celery (optional)
- Salt and Pepper to taste
1. Combine Unbleached Flour, Salt, and Egg Replacer.
2. Add Water to make a stiff dough.
3. Put flour into a gallon size plastic bag, and roll the dough out in the bag.
4. Put in freezer on a flat surface.
5. When you are ready to make your Chicken and Dumplings, remove plastic bag from freezer.
6. Cut the plastic bag open and cut the dough into dumpling pieces.
7. Place broth in a heavy sauce pan and bring to a boil (this is where you can add your dehydrated carrots and celery flakes if you want).
8. Add dumplings and reduce heat to low.
9. Cover the dumplings and cook for 20 minutes.
10. Remove lid and add chicken and cream of chicken soup and stir.
11. Continue cooking for 5 minutes and add salt and pepper to taste.
I like to add celery flakes and dehydrated carrots to my Chicken and Dumplings. You could always used cooked carrots and celery chopped :)! I think it adds a lot of flavor and color to this recipe. Plus it is an easy way to add vegetables to your meal (especially if you are feeding this to kids)!
Out of all of the Chicken and Dumplings Recipes that I’ve had (either at home or a restaurant) this is my favorite recipe by far! The noodles have the perfect texture, and you can determine how much broth you want to use. I personally like my Chicken and Dumplings to be thick and hearty! Mmm! Don’t wait to try this recipe, make it tonight and enjoy!
How do I make dumplings from scratch?
I LOVE this dumpling dough recipe from scratch because it is SO easy! Combine Unbleached Flour, Salt, and Egg Replacer in a bowl. Add about 3/4 cup water until you have a stiff dough (not to sticky). Transfer your dumpling dough into a plastic bag and press flat, or roll it on the counter and cut if you are using immediately. Can be stored in the freezer for 1-3 months.
Can you freeze Chicken and Dumplings?
Yes you can freeze Chicken and Dumplings. I have had really good success freezing chicken and dumplings in a freezer bag and then placing the bag in boiling water when you are ready to eat!! I use a food saver and food saver bags to do this!
What goes good with Chicken and Dumplings?
I like this as a stand-alone meal, but you can always add veggies like green beans or salad to complement this recipe.
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