I wasn’t feeling well, and I found myself in major need of some comfort food today. The usual culprits to help with an upset stomach weren’t an option – canned chicken noodle soup or crackers – so I found myself frustrated and craving chicken noodle soup.
Since I haven’t yet found gluten-free egg noodles I decided to make my own chicken and dumplings. Let me preface this by saying that I’ve never had huge success at making my own chicken and dumplings before, so I was guarded but optimistic about this experiment. But you know what? It was a HUGE success! The kids and I absolutely loved it, and hubby thought it was okay.
Here’s how the comfort food goodness went down.
- 3 quarts chicken broth
- 3 cups chicken, boiled and cut into chunks
- 3 cups Bob’s Red Mill All-Purpose Gluten Free Flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 Tablespoons butter
- 1 cup milk + 1 cup milk
- Put chicken broth into large pot and place uncooked chicken into pot over medium-high heat. Boil until chicken is white throughout and juice runs clear.
- Place flour, baking powder and salt into large mixing bowl and combine well.
- Add cold butter to dry ingredients and cut in using fork or a pastry mixer until well incorporated.
- Add 1 cup of milk to bowl and mix well until dough comes together into a ball.
- Flour surface to work with the dough and the rolling pin.
- Remove dough to floured surface and roll out until about 1/4″ thick.
- Cut into pieces using pizza cutter or knife. I loved the pizza cutter for this – it made it so incredibly quick and easy.
- Remove chicken from broth and bring the broth to a rolling boil.
- Use spatula to remove the dumplings from work surface and drop into the boiling broth one at a time, stirring between each dumpling. Don’t worry about getting the flour from your work surface in the pot – it makes the soup thicken up nicely.
- Once all dumplings are in the pot, cook for 12-15 minutes or until they are no longer doughy.
- Add chicken back to pot, and season with salt and pepper if desired.
- Add 1 cup of milk to pot and allow to come just to a boil.