Chicken and Dumplings Italian Style

Monday, January 13, 2020
During the last view years, I have craved comfort foods like chicken and dumplings.


Of course, since I have to cook everything with a little Italian style flair, these were another one of those delicious experiments


Mom never made anything like this dish growing up, everything we had was Italian period, and that's ok!


In the last few years, my kids are grown now, and with future changes and lifestyles, I am learning to cook all kinds of foods.


We got some great news that I am going to be a grandmother, and the craving just happened to be these chicken and dumplings.


Grandma will not disappoint mama and baby, so here is my first stab at making these.


This is a hearty dish everyone loves here in the South.


Even with my little Italian spin on this dish, it was a classic hit.


If you love comfort food, try some of our easy one-pan favorites like Pizza Chicken and Potatoes or Baked Italian Chicken.


I was shocked at how delicious this gravy was and creamy over those soft dumplings, a definitely drool-worthy dish that smelled and tasted fabulous!


Scroll down to the recipe card to print off my version of this classic comfort food.




chicken and dumplings with vegetables in a white plate swimming in a delicious broth dumpling sauce with herbs and spices, corn, carrots, loaded chicken and puffed up dumplings on top







Easy to make



I was very surprised to see on my first try to make this dish, how easy it was.


The dumplings puffed up nicely and the stew part was so flavorful!



IF you don't like to cook from scratch, no problem, keep reading below for some fabulous suggestions to make these even easier!




this is the broth with cubed chicken and vegetables for chicken and dumpling recipe and how to make it.






The Dumpling Broth



The broth is so flavorful, between the vegetables and herbs, I almost want to use this as soup.


It really is one of the most comforting foods I have ever made, of course, I had to do an Italian twist on this Southern favorite!





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Change it Up!



I add what my family likes for vegetables.


Some suggestions I have are mushrooms, green peppers. onions, corn, peas, green beans, potatoes, carrots, celery all diced in small pieces so they cook faster.


I am sure you can add mixed vegetables or anything else you prefer.


We like a little heat so I like to add cayenne pepper to mine.


I never add onions because I am allergic, however, I add a lot of extra garlic!


I also like to add some grated cheese, herbs, and garlic to my dumpling dough!




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Stew



If you love hearty stew meals, this is a simple all in one pan which requires no bread.


How fun is it to have the whole meal all in one bowl!


Vegetables, sauce, dumpling, and chicken is the perfect solution to getting all your food groups together easily!


Biscuits and gravy are a staple in the South. This is bursting with flavors and the dumplings are soft, fluffy and tender.


The gravy and vegetables are almost like eating a pot pie in a bowl!




 this is how to make chicken and dumplings with vegetables in a white plate swimming in a delicious broth dumpling sauce with herbs and spices, corn, carrots, loaded chicken and puffed up dumplings on top




Suggestion and Time Savers

Substitute any of these below for other ingredients listed for quick meals


  • Rotisserie chicken cut off the bone
  • Frozen chicken chunks
  • Premade biscuits mixes
  • Use cream soups for substituting sauces
  • Mixed frozen vegetables




this is a pan of sauteed chicken with fresh basil,, fresh rosemary and garlic cooking until all the pink is gone for chicken and dumplings.





My Secret Ingredient!



Even if you use the cream soup and don't make the sauce from scratch, you must add my secret ingredient.


The addition to making the sauce makes a huge difference in flavors.


Scroll down to the recipe card to reveal the secret!






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Ingredients You Will Need To Make Chicken and Dumplings Italian Style

Scroll to the recipe card for exact measurements


  • Chicken
  • flour
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • eggs
  • half and half or whole milk
  • garlic powder, parsley
  • black pepper
  • pinch of cayenne powder
  • Dumpling Sauce:
  • chicken broth
  • diced carrots
  • celery
  • potatoes diced or more to family size
  • mushroom slices, peas, corn or any other kind of vegetable you like
  • garlic cloves
  • sherry
  • heavy cream
  • fresh basil leaves chopped
  • butter
  • olive oil






this is flour, baking powder, salt and herbs for making dumplings





Taking Shortcuts




I do love making everything from scratch, but I give suggestions for the hurried cooks out there.


Sometimes you just need to take shortcuts when you have a busy household.


If you love Chicken and Dumplings with no time, just substitute premade ingredients.


I also love pot pies and when I need a quick pot pie, I use leftover chicken mixed vegetables and store-bought pie crust, easy peasy!




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Made From Scratch



Making this chicken and dumplings Italian style from scratch to me is the best way if you have time!


The Italian flair these have made them tastier and addicting for sure!


It may not taste exactly like the classic old fashioned recipe of Chicken and dumplings but it's the tastiest version you'll ever make.


The smell alone will make you impatient to wait to eat this!




this is the broth with cubed chicken and vegetables for chicken and dumpling recipe and how to make it.




Season the Chicken



When it comes to chicken, don't miss that step of seasoning and making it flavorful.


Even if you use the store-bought styles, season it first if it's bland.


A delicious chicken and dumpling sauce must have a tasty chicken added for the perfect dish!




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Check out some of my other favorite chicken recipes





Captain Crunch Chicken
Chicken Chickpeas in Sauce over pasta
Chicken Chili Cannelini 
Rosemary Chicken
Italian baked Chicken
Italian Cacciatore
Turkey Pot Pie
Beer Roasted Paprika Chicken
Bundt Pan Chicken Roasted







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Chicken and Dumplings Italian Style

Yield: 6
Author:
prep time: 15 Mcook time: 20 Mtotal time: 35 M
This the most delicious comfort food ever! I created a little flair to this classic chicken and dumplings with a kick of Italian spices in the chicken. One taste and you'll be hooked on this awesome gravy with these pillow-soft dumplings.

ingredients:

  • First Flavor the Chicken or use store-bought rotisserie chicken:
  • 5 boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano dried
  • 4 leaves fresh basil chopped
  • salt pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

instructions:

How to cook Chicken and Dumplings Italian Style

  1. Prepare the Chicken:
  2. Place the chicken breasts on a cookie sheet greased and sprinkle with garlic powder evenly and all the above mixed together, drizzling the olive oil over each piece. Bake for around 45 minutes on 350 or until no longer pink in the middle.
  3. Cool. Slice into cubed size pieces set aside.
  4. Make the Dumplings or use a premade biscuit mix:
  5. 2 cups flour
  6. 1 tablespoon baking powder
  7. 1 teaspoon salt
  8. 2 eggs
  9. 3/4 cup half and half or whole milk
  10. 1 teaspoon each garlic powder, parsley
  11. 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  12. Optional: 1/4 grated Romano cheese
  13. pinch of cayenne powder
  14. Mix the dry ingredients and herbs in one bowl and the wet ingredients in another. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry just until moistened and all comes together. Cover dough with a wet towel and set aside.
  15. Dumpling Sauce or use a cream soup any kind adding sherry:
  16. In a large saucepan add:
  17. 6 cups chicken broth
  18. 1 cup diced carrots
  19. 1/4 cup chopped celery
  20. 2 medium-sized potatoes diced or more to family size
  21. (optional) 8 oz. mushroom slices, peas, corn or any other kind of vegetable you like
  22. 3 minced garlic cloves
  23. 2 tablespoons sherry (secret ingredient)
  24. 1/4 cup heavy cream
  25. 6 tablespoons flour
  26. 1 or 2 fresh basil leaves chopped
  27. 3 tablespoons butter
  28. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  29. In saucepan melt butter, add the oil. Sauté the garlic and vegetables for around 2 minutes. Add the flour and stir. Pour the chicken broth in this vegetable mixture. Add the sherry. Simmer 15 to 20 minutes until the vegetables are soft then add the heavy cream. Fold in chicken. Let that come to a slow simmer.
  30. Add the dumpling mixture around 2 tablespoons and cook until they are light and puffy around 15 minutes. For thicker sauce continue cooking until liquid boils away.
  31. Note: all vegetables are diced very small or sliced fine and thin.
Calories
425
Fat (grams)
27
Sat. Fat (grams)
18
Carbs (grams)
10
Sugar (grams)
9
Protein (grams)
22
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Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2013. It was edited and re-published in 2020.

22 comments

  1. Made this yesterday on a cold and dreary day. It was a huge hit!

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  2. Love this twist on a classic comfort food!!

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  3. My mom used to make this all the time when we were growing up. She could never get the dumplings right though. Yours looks fantastic!

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  4. What a delicious twist on an old favorite! Comfort food is my jam, all year long! Pinning this to try ASAP!

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  5. I can definitely see how a little sherry helps the flavors. Such comfort food.

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  6. This looks yum. Your grandson most be a big boy now. Will be giving this recipe a try.

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  7. I still miss your mother's day.God bless Claudia in her recovery. Me.

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  8. I keep seeing all these yummy chicken and dumpling recipes and I am craving it bad! I love that this one is most like how my mom made it - so good!

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  9. Awesome recipe! Love the combination of flavors.

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  10. Thank you for sharing your secret ingredient!

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  11. I love love love dumplings and this looks like the perfect comfort food!

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  12. What a wonderful warming recipe, its perfect now the weather has gotten colder. The addition of sherry is inspired ;-)

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  13. It's soup time! I love this time of year... I could make a pot of soup every night. This looks like a great spin on my family's favorite.

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  14. Oh I love chicken & dumplings...and you are right, homemade and from scratch is absolutely best

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  15. what a great recipe, those dumplings look so fluffy and flavorful! I'll have to try it soon

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  16. What a delicious CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS! I simply cannot wait to try it! Very interesting combination of ingredients. I am saving this recipe for later.

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  17. Wow, this is stunning! I love love love chicken!!! Looks very delicious! Great recipe. I'm delighted! it looks great! Yum!

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  18. I love making chicken and dumpling but i have never tried Italian style.Sounds yum. Have not made some in ages. Need to try this.

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  19. It's been so long since I've had chicken and dumplings and these look tasty! I love the Italian flavors that you've added to these for an excellent spin on a classic dish!

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  20. Chicken and dumplings is pure comfort food. Growing up we ate a lot of chicken -- that was an affordable meat and mamma used the bones for brodo and our gnocchi were a little different than yours. They sound more like the ones my MIL made -- she was German. And let me tell you, they were excellent too. I'll have to try your recipe.

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  21. Perfect for a cold snowy day like today!

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  22. I miss my mom's dumplings so this will be on our menu soon! Perfect meal on a chilly winter night!!

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