Everybody needs a go-to chicken recipe for fall comfort food. Make kitchen memories with a chicken and dumplings recipe for your family.
Chicken and Dumplings
A bowl of chicken and dumplings hot off the stove makes a girl going home to see family feel nostalgic. You really don’t have to serve anything with it. It’s a meal in itself.
Chicken and dumplings can be made the old-fashioned way by rolling out the dough and slicing it into small pieces to drop into the boiling chicken broth. Or, it can be made the modern way – cut flour tortillas or canned biscuits into small pieces to use for the dumplings.
Chicken and Dumplings
Old-fashioned chicken and dumplings
- 1 Whole chicken (can use 6-8 boneless thighs or 4-6 boneless breasts) boiled and deboned
- 2 Cups Flour
- 1 Tbsp Cornstarch
- 8 Oz 2% milk
- 1 Can Cream of chicken soup
- 1 tsp Pepper
- 2 teaspoons Salt
Boil chicken about 45 minutes.
Remove chicken from pot, cool, and debone.
Mix flour In about a half a cup of hot water.
If needed, add a little extra flour so that dough won't stick to hands.
Roll out 1/3 of dough until thin, and cut in small pieces to drop into boiling broth.
Mix in cornstarch, milk, soup, and deboned chicken - stir well.
Add the pepper and salt.
Cook until it steams, turn off the burner, and let it set for about 30 minutes
Fall Comfort Foods
- pumpkin bars
- pumpkin dump cake
- pumpkin pie
- pecan pie
Before the first day of fall, I’m already thinking of the season’s holidays and favorite recipes.
Memories of fall festivals and holidays make me smile as I think of favorite foods and family gatherings. Cravings of comfort food have me turning the pages of my cookbooks, making me eager to start baking for the holidays.
Three of my favorite comfort foods are:
- chicken and dumplings
- ribbon cane syrup with hot biscuits and butter
- cobbler topped with Blue Bell ice cream (commonly found in Texans’ kitchen freezers)
Easy-to-Make Dumpling Recipe
Pattycakespantry.com makes a simplified version of the old-fashioned kind of dumplings. It’s an easier recipe than rolling out the dough for sure. Try Patty Cake’s dumpling version if you’re wanting a quick recipe.
Comfort Food Memories
What are your go-to fall family recipes? Every time you prepare recipes favored by your family, you are creating a comfort food memory for them.
Comfort food is what makes us feel good. Not only does it delight our taste buds. Our emotions are somehow lightened by memories of past joyful times when we ate the particular food bringing us the comfort.
Maybe you make a favorite recipe prepared by your mother when you were a child. Or perhaps you recall a holiday dessert always waiting for you when you arrived at your grandmother’s house on a holiday.
The fall brings back warm memories of simple savory soups enjoyed as the weather turned cool.
My mom passed in 2008, and there are times I want to talk to her so badly. Sometimes just by making one of the foods she often cooked or baking a dessert she liked to make, I feel comforted.
By taking comfort food memories and sharing with family and friends, you create joy for loved ones – and for yourself.
This fall, make new comfort food memories for your own family.
Happy Fall Cooking
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