I have attempted Chicken & Dumplings on two separate occasions, and neither time turned out that great. In fact, they were both pretty awful. So, I was a bit trepidatious about trying a third time. But, as they say, “Third time’s a charm.”
I used Cream of Celery soup, but next time I will stick to Cream of Chicken. The celery flavor didn’t quite fit with our idea of Chicken & Dumplings. I also will dice the onion very fine. The pieces were too large and didn’t blend in well. I added the cornstarch to thicken the broth, but if you wanted your dish more like soup, you could leave it out. You could also add in whatever you wanted to make it yours – mushrooms, peas, corn, etc.
This dish will also be put in the rotation. It was easy and tasted great. It was especially good on this rainy blustery day.
UPDATE (2/16/12) – We had this for dinner again and I made some changes, check them out here.