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Chicken And Dumplings Are Simple And Delicious [RECIPE]

Chicken and Dumplings
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I am always looking for recipes that taste good and are simple to make. This recipe for chicken and dumplings is not only easy to assemble, but will be on the table within an hour. More importantly, the flavor from the broth along with the many vegetables adds a depth to the chicken that I know you will love. For those of you who enjoy bread, adding parsley to the dumplings is pure genius! I encourage everyone to give this recipe a try because you won’t be disappointed. Bon appétit!


  • 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 small yellow onion, minced
  • 2 stalks celery, thinly sliced
  • 1 large carrot, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/4 cup flour, divided
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 1/2 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 1/3 pound green beans, rinsed, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley, plus more for topping if desired
  • 1/2 cup whole milk


In a large saucepan, melt 4 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add onion, celery and carrot; cook until onion is translucent. Add 1/4 cup flour and cook continually until paste forms. Gradually add chicken broth while stirring then bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Add chicken and green beans and simmer for another 10 minutes or until beans are al dente.

To prepare dumplings, mix together 1 cup flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon kosher salt and 3 tablespoons parsley. Cut in 2 tablespoons butter until mixture becomes a crumble. Stir in 1/2 cup milk. Drop spoonfuls of batter on top of chicken mixture. Cover and simmer until dumplings are cooked through, about 15 to 18 minutes depending on your oven. If desired, add remaining Italian parsley.

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