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Cook the homemade dumplings right in the same broth the chicken braises in to give each bite of this comforting chicken stew amazing flavor.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Blaine Moats

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45 mins
2 hrs 45 mins


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  • For dumplings: In a medium bowl whisk together egg, the cold water, peanut oil, and 1/2 tsp. salt. Stir in flour; mix until elastic. Cover; chill.

  • Season chicken pieces, including back and neck, with 1 tsp. salt; set aside. In a 6-qt. Dutch oven combine chicken stock, the water, celery, onion, and 1/4 tsp. salt. Bring to boiling. Add in this order: leg quarters, backbone, breast, skin sides down. Reduce heat to below simmer. Cover, leaving a half-inch opening.

  • Cook 30 minutes or until breasts are done (165°F). Remove breasts; set aside. Continue cooking leg quarters and backbone 30 minutes more or until done, (175°F). Remove chicken (keep broth in pot); discard vegetables. When chicken is cool to touch, discard skin and tear meat into pieces; set aside. Discard bones.

  • On a floured surface, use a floured rolling pin to roll dough to 1/16 inch thick. Cut into 1 1/2 × 2 1/2-inch pieces. Return broth to boiling. Season with salt and black pepper. Add dumplings to broth, shaking pot occasionally to prevent sticking. Cook 3 to 5 minutes without stirring. Add reserved chicken; reduce to simmer. Add butter, cream, and additional black pepper. Gently set egg slices on top. Remove from heat; let stand, covered, 10 minutes.


Dumpling dough may be made ahead and refrigerated overnight.

Nutrition Facts

314 calories; fat 15g; cholesterol 185mg; saturated fat 6g; carbohydrates 13g; mono fat 5g; poly fat 3g; sugars 1g; protein 30g; vitamin a 375.9IU; vitamin c 2.2mg; thiamin 0.2mg; riboflavin 0.4mg; niacin equivalents 9.5mg; vitamin b6 0.3mg; folate 45.5mcg; vitamin b12 0.5mcg; sodium 818mg; potassium 308mg; calcium 36mg; iron 2mg.