Chicken with Dumplings

Comfort comes in many forms.  It can be a simple as the blessing of a bowl of soup on a very cold evening.


3 ½ lb. chicken
3 carrots
3 stalks celery
3 cloves garlic

Rub for Chicken:

½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. black pepper
½ tsp. turmeric
½ tsp. curry powder
2 tablespoons olive oil


1 cup flour
1 tbs. baking powder
1 tsp. sugar
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. black pepper
1 tablespoon margarine
½ cup milk

Preheat Oven 350 degrees:

Combine the ingredients for the rub in a small bowl.

Place cleaned chicken in a baking pan.  Rub the chicken with the rub-mixture.

Place carrots, celery and garlic around the chicken.  Fill the baking pan half-way with water.

Bake the chicken 55-60 minutes or until the juices run clear.

For the Dumplings:

Place the dry ingredients in a bowl.  Add the margarine.   Cut the margarine until crumbly.  Add the milk while stirring.

Take the broth and veggies from the cooked chicken and place in a sauce pot.

Heat the broth to simmering and spoon dumplings into the pot.  Cover and let simmer for approximately fifteen minutes.

Serve the chicken broth and dumplings with the chicken.

Enjoy with Love,



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  1. Hi Catherine , I will be making this dish after Christmas , instead of chicken , I will be using leftover turkey . Thank you for sharing :) .

  2. Oh Yum, Catherine! Chicken & Dumplings are oh so comforting. Just perfect for these chilly nights. I even know how to make dumplings!!! Thank you so much for sharing, Catherine...Stay warm:)

  3. Amen. Well said. Chicken and dumplings is one of my favorite comfort foods.

  4. Catherine, I love chicken and dumplings! I haven't had the combo for years now... My better half doesn't like dumplings, but at least she does like roasted chicken... I'll have to find a restaurant that serves dumplings and chicken to satisfy my urge! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  5. I've never made dumplings. You make it look easy, so I may have to try it! Mmmmm! Would be perfect on a snowy night like tonight.

  6. This was my father's favorite meal. Thanks for the memories!

  7. I love chicken and dumplings and I haven't made it for years (I don't know why) but the minute I saw this it reminded me just how much I always enjoyed this dish. Will be trying your recipe!

  8. I haven't made dumplings for ever! This is a delicious reminder. Thanks, Catherine :) ela

  9. Dumplings are my one of my favorite comfort foods. Yours definitely fits my memories of warm and comforting!

  10. Oh yummy. My mother used to make this when I was growing up. It was such a wonderful cold weather comfort food.

    Have a fabulous day Catherine. Big hugs. ♥♥♥

  11. This looks very delicious! I have not tried dumplings yet!

  12. I love chicken and dumplings - bit I always get it when we go out - now I don't have any excuses not to make it at home! lol

  13. You are absolutely right about comfort. This is such a classic, and I love how simple you've kept the recipe.

  14. A great classic. I can't wait to try your version!

  15. This is without a doubt, one of my favorite entreés. And your version looks scrumptious.

    Merry Christmas Catherine.

  16. Ohhh un clàsico muy bueno querida...Feliz navidad Catherine,hugs,hugs,

  17. Hi Catherine, very interesting recipe. Your comfort dish look awesome. The dumplings look delicious.

    Have a lovely week ahead,regards. God bless.

  18. Catherine, I wish I had a plate of this in front of me... like right now. Love the curry in this. Merry Christmas to you and your family.


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