January 15, 2016


There is one recipe you need to know how
to make whether you live north or south of
the Mason Dixon line.
That would be a good and savory Chicken and Dumplings.
The key to any Chicken and Dumplings is the heartiness of the broth.
This is THE very soup to get you through those cold winter
months and is especially good for a bad cold 
or a day when you just feel "punk."

2 T. butter
2 T. olive oil
1 large yellow onion
4 stalks of celery
1 package of carrots, peeled and diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 T. parsley
1 t. dried sage
64 ounces of chicken stock
1 bay leaf
Salt and Pepper to taste
3 chicken thighs, boneless and skinless
3 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
Rotisserie poultry seasoning

Place chicken thighs and breasts in a large dutch oven. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic powder and rotisserie seasoning. Drizzle with olive oil and bake, covered, in a 325 degree F. oven for 45-60 minutes. Remove from oven and cut into large bite sized pieces. Set aside.

Meanwhile, in a large Dutch oven , melt butter and olive oil . Saute chopped celery, carrots, onion and garlic for about 5 minutes. Add parsley and sage. Pour in the chicken stock and bay leaf. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Add the chicken, then salt and pepper to taste. 

The Dumplings
1 cup flour
2 t. baking powder
1 t. sugar
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. poultry seasoning
2 T. butter
1/2 cup milk

Mix all dry ingredients in a  mixing bowl.
 Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter.
When this mixture resembles fine crumbs,
add the milk and stir until combined.
When ready to serve your soup,
drop the dumplings by spoonfuls into simmering broth.
Cover and allow to simmer for about 10-15 minutes. 

Oh, this soup will make you feel so much better.
I promise, it's going to be one of the best
dinners to come out of your kitchen all winter long.

Y'all enjoy!
Stay Cozy!!

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  1. I so agree with you on "the best thing coming out of your kitchen"! My family loves it when I make it. Yours looks yummy, Betsy! Such pretty photos! ♥

    1. Hi Martha Ellen! Everyone has their version of this I am sure. I love learning how others make theirs! Have a lovely weekend!

  2. Betsy, That looks so good. Now I think that would be an awesome Sunday dinner. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

    1. Hi Susie! It would be a perfect Sunday dinner....wishing you a safe and warm Winter weekend love!

  3. I do love chicken & dumplings. My mother rolled out the dough for her dumplings. Personally I think drop dumplings taste just as wonderful.

    1. Is this how you make yours Linda! Hugs and safe travels back from the ranch!

  4. I have a chicken cooking in the crock pot right now, chicken and dumplings for tomorrow! Finishing off the lasagna today. Hooray.

    1. I know your home must smell divine....thanks so much for visiting today...and oh yes, you made me hungry!!!

  5. Now that does look good! I love chicken. I could eat it every day. John just informed me that we had had chicken five out of seven days. Ha! Nevertheless, I am pinning this!

    1. I agree with you Vee..chicken or all veggies! Stay warm up there on this winter weekend!

  6. Oh yes yummmmmmm!

    But I cheat... With Bisquick dumplings. Eeeek! I know. That would never happen, in a Southern kitchen. ,-)))))))

    1. You better believe we use Bisquick....and Pioneer Mix....of course...they are just as saving time like that! What's on your reading list lately?


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