The gift of hospitality sometimes comes with food.
Due to technical errors (I swiped the wrong way on my DumbPhone), I deleted this post. So I’m going to try and remember it as I made it last time and post it again.
We’ve found that there are some recipes that automatically fall into the “comfort food” category. Chicken and dumplings was the hands down favorite for a first “real meal” after wisdom teeth were removed, or when there was a rumbly tummy. It is NOT an exact recipe. But it’s pretty close. Enjoy!
For the dumplings:
In a large heavy pot with a lid, simmer the chicken breasts, water and spices until the chicken is tender. Remove chicken and cut into small pieces. Add onions, celery and carrots and about 1/2 cup more water. Simmer until the vegetables are tender.
While the chicken and vegetables are simmering, mix together the dough for the dumplings. Roll out dough on a well-floured surface. Cut with dough knife or pizza knife into 1 inch by 2 inch strips.
Remove the chicken, bay leaf and vegetables from the broth. Bring broth to boiling. Drop dough pieces into the water, stirring to prevent them from sticking. When all dough is added and has boiled for 1 minute, return the chicken and vegetables (minus the bay leaf) to the pot and turn the heat down to a simmer. Stir occasionally until dough cooked and the mixture has slightly thickened.
Serve in soup bowls.