This is a copycat cracker barrel chicken and dumplings recipe that tastes even better than the country store/restaurant one. It is an ultimate carb comforting dish that brings back all the childhood memories. And you only need a few basic ingredients to recreate this classic dish.
Whole chicken is boiled to create delicious chicken broth, then shredded and added back with made from scratch, fluffy dumplings. This dish is cozy and nourishing, like a warm hug in a bowl.
Since there is so few ingredients in this old fashioned classic, boiling the chicken to make homemade broth is essential for the best taste, I boil it for 2-3 hours to achieve the intense, rich and deep chicken flavor.
Homemade dumplings are rustic and satisfying. Buttery and carb comforting they are made with a basic flat dumpling dough. The dough its made by combing flour, baking soda, shortening and milk, it is then rolled and cut into squares and boiled together with cooked chicken. The broth is thickened on it on, with the dumpling’s flour.
Chicken and dumplings are perfect for colder weather months. This meal is warming and filling and will definitely satisfy your cravings for a comforting, homey meal.
It does take a little bit of time to make it but the steps are easy and in the end you will be rewarded with rich, thick broth filled to the brim with dumplings and chicken. Follow the steps below to make this delicious Cracker Barrel dish.