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Happy Thanksgiving week!!
I can’t believe Thanksgiving is almost here, but as much as I am sad about how fast time is FLYING, I am also SO excited! First off, my dad brought in my Christmas trees (yes, plural) over the weekend. Both are nowhere near perfect, but I love them. Of course, I’ve only had time to string lights, but I’m hoping they will get decorated this week…
You know… in between the turkey making and pie eating.
And speaking of Thanksgiving, are you guys ready? I am so not. In fact, I am planning to do everything on Thursday, which is probably the worst possible idea ever. Like do not be stupid like me and do this. It’s just, time is not on my side and Monday-Wednesday are kind of jam-packed, so Thursday it is!
Is it weird that I am actually looking forward to cooking Thanksgiving? Like Thanksgiving stresses me out less than any typical “working” day in the kitchen. I mean, it’s just family, and there’s no stress of recipe testing and photo taking. So it’s actually a bit of a break for me… in some ways. Of course, you know I will be scrambling in the hour leading up to dinner, but that’s just tradition, right?
Also, we are still undecided as to where the family will actually be eating Thanksgiving Dinner. Preferably we would (and maybe will) eat at my parents house, BUT my parents still have a broken oven. This means that the entire meal would need to be cooked at my house and then transported to their house. Sounds like a giant pain…like are we just asking for trouble or what? I think so.
The other option is to eat at my house, but my house is tiny and I currently don’t have a table big enough for everyone. So yeah, still trying to figure that one out. Should be interesting, I’ll keep you posted!
But enough about random holiday stuff, lets talk about dinner! Did you guys forget that we need to eat on these days leading up to Thanksgiving? I heard some people start to fast a day before, but um, that is SO not for me.
I like dinner. I like food. So we shall eat extra good food on these days leading up to THE BIG day.
Today I am actually sharing an incredibly easy, and incredibly delicious, recipe from my friend Adrianna Adarme’s new book The Year of Cozy. If you are unfamiliar of Adrianna and her blog A Cozy Kitchen you should probably head on over and check her out (but after you get this KILLER recipe of course). She is kind of amazing and everything she does is perfection in my eyes. Her book is no exception. It’s full of 125 amazing recipes, crafts and other homemade goodies that will have you feeling cozy all year…which you know I obviously love!!
There are so many great ideas in her book, choosing just one to show you guys was rather difficult.
BUT, I just had a really good feeling about this Chicken and Dumplings recipe (I was so right!). I also felt like the week of Thanksgiving, was the perfect time to share it.
I mean, if there was ever a time for cozy food, it’s now!
This recipe is so simple and I love Adrianna’s trick of using a store-bought rotisserie chicken to keep things simple and delicious! I think this was actually my first time buying a rotisserie chicken, but it will not be the last!
You can also make great use of the chicken carcass (I know, eww, but it makes for delicious broth) with this recipe too! So not only is this an easy, no fuss, under an hour meal, it’s also a friendly on the budget meal too! Yes!! Double yes, since my grocery bill this week was astronomical!
Feeding a lot of people really adds up!
Anyway, I plan to make this again tomorrow. For one, my entire family – or at least the ones that are currently here, loved this meal. Two, all the holiday guests will be arriving and I could not think of a better (or easier) meal to serve.
It’s kind of perfect.
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But seriously, grab a big sweater, some PJ’s and cozy up to this chicken and dumplings tonight. You will not regret it.
P.S. I know that sounds like an advertisement and is so cheesy, but it’s true… and you know it’s what you REALLY want to do tonight! <–Truth.
I have made lots of HBH recipes and they’re all divine! What I can’t believe is how easy this one was— and how DELICIOUS! So comforting and my whole family loved it. A hit with the kiddos too! Thank you!
Awesome!! Love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for making it and sharing your review:) Happy Thanksgiving! 🍽
LOVE this recipe! I wanted to know if it’s freezer friendly? Will the dumplings get mushy when defrosted? Thanks!
Happy Sunday!!☃️ Thanks a lot for making this recipe, I love to hear that it turned out well for you! Unfortunately, I wouldn’t recommend freezing the dumplings. xT
My family loved this… perfect during these cold winter nights
Happy Friday!😁 Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am so glad to hear it turned out well for you! xx
My first HBH recipe to try and it was perfection!!! The dumplings were amazing!
I am a newbie to Half Baked Harvest and I’m obsessed!
Happy Monday!! So glad to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks for giving it a go! Thanks for being here!! xT
This is perfect comfort food and the recipe came out wonderful!
Happy Wednesday! I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it and sharing your feedback! xx
Not sure if it was because I had to mill some fresh flour and it affect the taste but I followed all of the ingredients and it just turned out a bit gritty and bland for me. I’ve done roll out dumplings with butter before that taste more like the Cracker Barrel kind and I may try that next time with some more seasoning.
Thanks for trying the recipe Emily!
This recipe is so simple and great. I ended up having to add a bit more liquid (I did the half and half broth and water and ended up adding a bit more broth at the end) My husband grew up with his father’s chicken and dumplings and he said his father would relinquish the chicken and dumpling crown to me if he could try what I made. Couldn’t recommend this recipe more. Perfect comfort dish.
Aw I am so happy this recipe turned out so well for you, Cassidy! Thank you so much for trying it! xTieghan
Made this delicious dish today and it was so flavorful! I’m wondering though, your pic looks more creamy than mine was- did I miss an ingredient? Thank you! This is a keeper 🙂
Thanks so much for trying the recipe. Did you adjust the recipe at all? Let me know how I can help! xTieghan
Such a great recipe! I have made this several times now and it is always a hit with my husband and guests alike. Such a cozy and impressive looking meal considering how straightforward it is. Highly recommend! 🙂
Thank you so much Carissa! xTieghan
It’s been so cold outside here in KC, so I made this tonight for dinner. Absolutely delicious and so flavorful! Definitely saving receipe to make again!
Thank you so much Natalie! I am so glad you loved these dumplings!
I am lactose intolerant and was wondering if there was anything you recommended I could substitute for the 1 cup buttermilk? I would like to make this soon. Thanks!
Hi!! can you use a non-dairy milk like coconut, almond or goat milk? either would work great! Let me know if you have questions, Hope you love this!
I made this recipe last week…your photos look like a much creamier soup, mine was just broth and I was a little dissapointed by that. I should have realized it would turn out that way by the ingredients/instructions. Maybe you added milk and didn’t include it in the recipe?
Hey Crystal! I am so sorry you where disappointed! I did not add milk or cream, but my dumplings kind of melted into the soup a bit and I think that is why you thought it looked creamy. Please feel free to add a splash of milk or cream to make this a little creamier. Let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!
Love your site! Quick question, if I’m making this to feed 12, would you recommend using a large crock pot or maybe 2 dutch ovens? Need to feed a crowd & this looks delicious! I’ve made the Cook’s Illustrated version but this seems a little less fussy so can’t wait to try:) Thanks!
HI Tiffany! Thank you so much!! I think a one large pot should be fine, just make sure the dumplings are not crowded or they cook just mush together. Please let me know if you have any questions at all. Hope you love this and everyone eats it all! 🙂
I made this yesterday – I only had chicken breast so I did slow and low in the crock for 8 hours with liquid, onions (and mushrooms because sorry I hate cooked celery lol) I then cooked the carrots down in some stock since I wanted to make sure they weren’t all the way mushy, thew them in at end and did my dumplings. It was the best meal for our snowy weekend! Passed some to my neighbor and he raved too! Love your site! xoxo Kim
Hi there! I’m wondering if you have recommendations on making this without a rotisserie chicken. I have all the ingredients, but just chicken breasts! Bake them first or cook them up with the veggies in the beginning? Thanks!!
I just made yesterday – I did chicken breast in all the liquid and seasonings (onion and carrots, etc too) on 8 hours slow in crock, then finished out soup and dumplings… was AMAZING!
HI! I would could them with the veggies in the beginning and then simmer them until cooked through, then shred. This will give you great flavor! Let me know if you have other questions. Thanks!