One Pot Chicken & Dumplings

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This chilly weather has had me craving some tried and true Comfort Food.  And what screams Comfort Food more than some good old fashioned southern Chicken and Dumplings?! One pot meals are kind of my go-to: a little effort at the beginning and then you just leave it alone.  And ONE pot to clean? What could be easier than that.  Judging from Marlowe’s reaction to this recipe, I have quite a few pots of Chicken and Dumplings to clean in my future…

I had never made Chicken and Dumplings before, so I called on my Homegirl, Martha Stewart.  She has this recipe, which turned out great! (hilarious side note: if you click on recipe link, you will see that she and I cooked this dish in the EXACT same Dutch Oven.  Magical powers, much?) Here are some photos of the process, so you can follow along visually, too! I subbed in Earth Balance for butter, and goat milk for regular milk.  For all you cow dairy allergies out there, these substitutions didn’t affect a thing.





Do you love Chicken and Dumplings? What are some of your favorite comfort foods?? Let me know in the comments below!!





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  1. Natalie Rubio says:

    SO.MUCH.YES. The ultimate comfort food in this El Niño week!!!!

    01.06.16 Reply
    • I mean seriously!! This rain is NUTS!! Making this again today per Marlowe’s request: “Mama, eat dumpdeeeens!” 😉

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  2. nannick says:

    I am so going to try this when i’ve a bit of time. Thank you for the additional pictures I will need them (i have never had nor made dumplingthings) someone bring me the apron!

    01.06.16 Reply
  3. Thank you, Eva! I grew up eating my dad’s famous Chicken and Dumplings but have since become a vegetarian. Any thoughts as to what I can use instead of chicken. I am thinking potatoes or maybe more carrots/peas? Suggestions would be amazing!

    01.22.16 Reply
    • Hi Sara!

      I would totally try this with potatoes for a veggie alternative! I think even sweet potatoes (way more nutritious) would be killer in this! There are already carrots and peas in the recipe so you will get your full dose of veggies!


      01.23.16 Reply
  4. This looks delicious but I can tell you a way to make dumplings that are very tasty and far less trouble. Buy flour tortillas and cut them into strips, and drop them into boiling chicken broth a few at a time, stirring all the while. The tortillas soften and plump up and completely transform – and nobody can tell they were once tortillas. I know it sounds weird but trust me, it works and it’s delicious. Another “cheat” is to use lots of onion powder instead of cutting up onions. [you can see more here: http://deescribbler.typepad.com/my_weblog/2014/01/awesome-meatloaf-and-easy-chicken-and-dumplings.html%5D
    I love your blog BTW!

    03.01.16 Reply