Charles loves to cook and enjoys trying new recipes every day. He specializes in recreating gourmet comfort food.
Inspired by Nostalgia
I adapted this recipe to make it easier to enjoy chicken and dumplings anytime without the need to slave over a hot stove all day. This version uses Pennsylvania Dutch egg noodles and canned chicken broth for that all day simmered taste. There used to be an historic tavern/stagecoach stop in the town I grew up in that served the best chicken and dumplings every Wednesday during the Fall and Winter months. This recipe is inspired by that wonderful old tavern and has all the taste of traditional chicken and dumplings without all the fuss.
Easy Chicken and Dumplings with Pennsylvania Dutch Egg Noodles
- 5 Chicken Thighs, baked and pulled from bone.
- 1 cup Celery, Chopped
- 1 cup Carrots, Peeled and Chopped
- 1 Medium Onion, Chopped
- 2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
- 1 Bay Leaf, Whole
- 2 10-14 oz Cans Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup
- 1 48 oz. Can Chicken Broth
- 1 1/2 Cups Half and Half
- 1 Package Pennsylvania Dutch Egg Noodles
- Salt and Pepper, To Taste
- 2 tablespoons Sweet Unsalted Butter
- 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
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Serves Six People
Putting it all Together
- In a 6 quart pot. Start by heating the butter and olive oil over medium low heat.
- Add the celery, carrots and onion. Sautee until translucent, about 7 minutes.
- Add the garlic and cook until the smell of garlic fills the room, about 3 mins.
- Now add the cream of chicken soup, bay leaf, and the chicken broth. Bring to a boil. Then reduce to simmer.
- Next comes the chicken, half and half, and the package of noodles. Salt and pepper to taste. Cover and simmer for approximately 20 minutes.
- Serve with fresh Italian or French bread and butter. Enjoy!!!
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© 2012 Charles Kikas
Noah Franks from Anderson, SC on April 02, 2013:
I need to save this recipe and try it later. We made some last weekend that wasn't quite up to par. Thanks!
rjsadowski on October 19, 2012:
Your recipe sounds tasty and you have made it easy to prepare. Welcome to HubPages.
Charles Kikas (author) from USA on October 19, 2012:
Yes. Its super easy and tastes like you spent all day in the kitchen. lol
peachy from Home Sweet Home on October 19, 2012:
Looks yummy. Must be delicious.... Sooth hungry tummy during cold days. Voted up