Chicken & Dumplings

It can get chilly here in the Steel City. What’s one to do when you’re rolling solo? When you don’t have a significant other to snuggle up to.

Well I, head to the kitchen to whip up a pot of chicken and dumplings.

Chicken and dumplings in a white bowl

This is more than enough comfort for me. Yes, it would be lovely to have my dream guy next to me but at the current moment, I’m rolling solo.

Now onto the good stuff. Here’s the recipe …



  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 Cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 Cup chopped celery
  • 1 Cup sliced carrots (use your judgment – I use 2)
  • 2 Cloves of garlic, minced
  • 9 Cups of chicken and vegetable broth (If you’re worried about the sodium then get lower-sodium broth already made or make your own). I use Bouillons. I use more water to cut down on the sodium. Fix according to the directions on the box and add an additional 2 cups of water
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 4 Tablespoons of chopped parsley
  • 4 Cups of cooked shredded chicken breast



  • I sautee my chicken in canola oil until done
  • For the seasonings I use, salt, pepper, onion and garlic powder and McCormick® Grill Mates Montreal Chicken seasonings
  • I like for my chicken to be a little blacken
  • I cook the chicken before preparing the soup


  • In a large pot over medium heat, melt butter
  • Cook onion, celery, and carrots in the butter until tender about 5 minutes. Use your own judgment
  • Add the garlic and cook for an additional 2 minutes
  • Pour in chicken broth, basil, oregano, bay leaf, and the parsley, poultry seasoning,
  • Taste before adding salt
  • Add pepper
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes
  • Add the chicken then simmer again for about 10 minutes until chicken melts in your mouth

Homemade Drop Dumplings


  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons salt
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 Tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 Cup lukewarm water
  • 1 Carton (32 oz) Progresso®Chicken or Beef Broth (Again I make own using the bouillons)


  • Add all dry ingredients to a medium bowl and combine well
  • Add oil and mix with a fork.
  • Gradually add water to achieve your desired consistency
  • Bring broth to a boil and add dumplings by the spoonful.
  • Cook 5 minutes or until cooked through in the center

And that’s it, Ladies and Gentlemen … Bon appétit Y’all.

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Kimberly Ann Hawes

Everything is better, “Over Cocktails or Coffee!” ~~kah

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