Old-Fashioned Chicken And Slick Dumplings Recipe
The rich savor of chicken fat infuses flour dumplings that are cooked in a delightful soup of chicken, carrots, onions, sweet potatoes and Irish potatoes.
This is comfort food from my childhood. (I’m 65). The slick dumplings are perfect and I prefer them over fluffy ones.
I like how this recipe makes a thick sauce. I used thighs instead of breast meat. This also renders more chicken fat, which is used to make the dumplings. I added more carrots and butternut squash, in place of sweet potatoes.
I thought this recipe was good. I liked the sweet potatoes, which I thought was a bit different. However, I added some chicken broth to give it a little more flavor. And I used Crisco instead of the chicken fat the recipe called for in the dumplings.
Thank you for the recipe, my family enjoyed it very much. The dumplings where easy to make and a nice addition.The sweet potatoes gave the broth a nice flavor. I used chicken stock along with water for the liquid.
I made this and I have to say, it is quite delicious! But then I looked at the calories and fat. Now, if comfort food that is super yummy is all you're after, that's great! This dish is for you!! But if you are also looking for something delicious AND a bit healthier, this one won't fit the bill. With 1146 calories per serving and over 51 grams of fat, I can't justify this dish in my repertoire (I'm 5' 3" and 108 pounds and 1200 calories is my total allotment for the day, so a serving of this would be all I could eat in a day! haha). Again, I'm not slamming this dish, it really is quite delicious, I'm just making those of you who are a bit more health (and calorie) conscious aware of the nutritional facts for this dish.
This recipe for homemade chicken and dumplings is comfort food at its best.