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How to Make Chicken and Dumplings

In this video, you’ll see how to make an American comfort-food classic: chicken and dumplings. Chef John starts with a whole chicken, simmering it to create a delicious homemade stock. You’ll also see how to give your stock a little extra body and depth of flavor. Next you’ll see how to make a very simple dumpling recipe and discover the famous two-spoon method for scooping sticky dumplings out into the casserole. Follow along with the recipe for Chef John’s Chicken and Dumplings. After steaming on top of the chicken stew for a bit, the dumplings will emerge light, fluffy, and biscuit-like. And the best part? Chef John’s dumplings aren't exclusive to chicken dishes like this; you can make these dumplings for any kind of soup or stew. Basically, if you can simmer it, you can put a dumpling on it! See how it’s done.

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  • shannon

Great recipe as should be for this classic. CHICKEN & STUFFED DUMPLINGS; I make this in the same basic order often in winter and sometimes fill the dumplings with my favorite cheeses (cheddar, pepper-jack, parmesan) mixed with pre-steamed grated carrots, garlic and beet with a touch of celantro, salt and cumin, prior to laying in the pot. Try it, you'll love the zest, texture and added flavor. It's like the best flavor of all worlds. Use minimal water in your steamer to start with, and add the post-steamed residue to the finished stock.

  • Dale

What size is the pot?

  • Marie-Josee

This was amaing! I made this for my family and they loved it and have asked for me to make it again! Added some bow tie noodles to it also. Perfect!