4 Ways to Make Chicken and Dumplings

The all-time, most popular recipe on Eat at Home is for Chicken and Dumplings.  It doesn’t matter what time of year, people want to make this classic dish.

Chicken and Dumplings is a little like chili, in that there are a gazillion ways to make it.  Some like it with veggies added.  Some keep it simple.  Some folks prefer drop dumplings, others like them rolled.

I like it all those ways.  They all have their places in the recipe box.

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Here are four ways you can make Chicken and Dumplings.

The bowl above is the classic, homemade chicken and dumplings.  They are really very easy to make and so, so good.  I think these are the best of the bunch.  Probably the best chicken and dumpling recipe you’ll ever try.  They’ve been featured on Tasty Kitchen Blog.  As of this writing, they’ve been pinned on Pinterest over 49,000 times.

If you haven’t tried them yet, you really must.  Cook them for people you love and they will hug you and kiss you and love you forever.

The blue bowl above is Chicken and Drop Dumpling Stew.  A hot bowl of this on a cold evening is a perfect winter supper.  Easier to make than the rolled dumplings, this dough is stirred together and dropped into boiling broth.  Carrots, onions and celery add to the hearty flavor.

You know I love slow cooking, so next up are two recipes for the crockpot.  First is Chicken and Dumplings in the Slow Cooker.  This recipe uses flour tortillas for the dumplings.  Super simple and good too.  Not only that, but the chicken cooks in the slow cooker, so you don’t even need to have cooked chicken on hand.

Another slow cooker version of Chicken and Dumplings.  This one uses frozen gnocchi.  The seasonings are different than the other versions.  Garlic and Italian seasoning change things up a bit.  I’ve made this recipe on the stove top when I failed to plan ahead and it worked perfectly.

So there you go.  Four ways to make the best comfort food in the world.  Try them all!


Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings with Gnocchi

I’m not sure there’s anything better than a warm bowl of soup on a cold day. I rarely have the time to have a pot simmering all day, though, so slow cooker soups are some of my favorites.  And slow cooker chicken and dumplings was particularly awesome to come home to after a long day.

Using a combo of fresh and pre-prepared ingredients gives you the best of both worlds here. The cooking sauce and frozen gnocchi cut down prep time considerably and make this a great dump-and-go recipe, while the fresh vegetables elevate the taste to make it stand apart from canned soups.  This quick version is great if you’re craving homemade chicken and dumplings, but don’t have time to fix them.

Served up with a big hunk of crusty bread for dinner, it’s an excellent fall meal.

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Chicken and Drop Dumpling Stew (and Free Thanksgiving Menu eBook!)

(There’s a free Thanksgiving Menu eBook to download at the end of this post, but first I’ve got a delicious dinner recipe for you.)

I love a good bowl of comfort food.  Don’t you?  This is adapted from a recipe in an Amish cookbook I have.  The rich broth is full of chicken, carrots, celery and easy drop dumplings.  This is the first time I’ve made drop dumplings.  I usually roll and cut them.   We enjoyed this version.  I’ll be making it again.

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