Chicken and Dumplings

Serves 6 preparation 30 minutes cooking 90 minute

Chicken and Dumplings
Chicken and Dumplings

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    tablespoon olive oil

  • 6

    bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (about 2 pounds)

  • kosher salt and black pepper

  • 4

    stalks celery, chopped

  • 4

    carrots, chopped

  • 2

    onions, chopped

  • 2

    tablespoons fresh thyme leaves or 2 teaspoons dried thyme

  • 2

    cloves garlic, chopped

  • 2

    bay leaves

  • 2 1/2

    cups all-purpose flour

  • 1

    tablespoon baking powder

  • 1/2

    teaspoon baking soda

  • 6

    tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, melted

  • 3/4

    cup buttermilk

  • 2

    tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, plus more for serving

Directions

Heat the oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Season the chicken with ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Brown in batches, 4 to 6 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate; reserve the pot. Add the celery, carrots, onions, thyme, and garlic to the drippings in the pot and cook, stirring, until the vegetables begin to soften, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the chicken, bay leaves, and 10 cups water. Bring to a simmer and cook until the chicken is cooked through, 25 to 30 minutes. Discard the bay leaves and transfer the chicken to a plate; let cool. Shred the chicken with 2 forks and return it to the pot (discarding the skin and bones). Whisk together ½ cup of the flour, 2 cups of the cooking liquid, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper in a small bowl. Slowly whisk the flour mixture back into the pot and simmer until slightly thickened, 8 to 10 minutes. Make the dumplings: Whisk together the remaining 2 cups of flour, the baking powder, baking soda, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Whisk in the butter, buttermilk, and parsley. Reduce heat to low and drop the mixture into the broth in 8 large spoonfuls. Simmer, covered, until the dumplings are firm, 12 to 15 minutes. Serve sprinkled with parsley

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