Chicken Hero Dumplings

I named these after my Grandma, she was one of my heroes and taught me how to make these 🙂 Her version is pictured below and is a little easier and just as yummy. My version has an added secret hero ingredient, Herbes de Provence. Patience is the key to this recipe as well as a good measuring cup and a wide deep pan or a stock pot to fit all of the dumplings.



Chicken Hero Dumplings

Serves 4-6

3 large chicken breasts, trimmed, cut in half

2 lbs carrots, peeled and large diced

1 large sweet onion, peeled and small diced

4 celery stalk ribs, small diced

2 cloves of garlic minced

1/2 cup white wine

1.5 Tbsp Herbes de Provence, divided (hero ingredient)

2 tsps salt, divided

1 tsp pepper

6 chicken bouillon cubes

6 cups water

1.5 cups flour

2.5 tsps baking powder

3/4 cup heavy cream

1/4 cup chicken broth (from your pot)

1 Tbsp vegetable oil

1/2 cup frozen sweet peas

  1. Saute onions in oil over low heat for 30 minutes.
  2. Deglaze pan with white wine by mixing in and cooking for 10 minutes.
  3. Add in carrots, celery, garlic, 1 tsp salt, pepper.
  4. Add in 6 bouillon cubes with 6 cups water.
  5. Sprinkle herbes de provence over chicken pieces and add into broth.
  6. Bring to a boil and reduce to a low simmer.  Cover and cook for 60 minutes.
  7. Remove 1/4 cup of chicken broth and let cool for a few minutes. 
  8. Make dumplings by mixing flour, baking powder, broth, heavy cream, 1 tsp of salt,1/2 tsp Herbes de Provence in a large bowl.
  9. Add remaining Herbes de Provence to broth and sweet peas, bring to boil and then reduce to simmer.
  10. Dip your spoon in the hot liquid and use that spoon to get a scoop of dumplings. Add to broth with a slight shake to slide right off.  Should make 6 dumplings. 
  11. Repeat, add to pan and cover for 10 minutes.  Remove cover and cook for 10 minutes longer.