Few recipes scream "comfort food" like chicken and dumplings. This hearty recipe combines chicken thighs, plump dumplings, and plenty of vegetables for a meal that's warm and filling. These chicken and dumplings are ready in just an hour, so they're totally doable for busy weeknight meals.
Sarah Carey says, "Sometimes I just need a chicken potpie. You know what I mean? But I don't always have time to make the read deal. Enter this every-bit-as-satisfying substitute: Chicken and Dumplings, ready in about 45 minutes. If you have a little less time, try a pasta variation (about 30 minutes); if you have a little more time, try the classic (about 1 hour). All are a clever way to use up leftover chicken.
These juicy dumplings are easy to make. When cooking for a crowd, Eunsook Pai sears the dumplings a couple of hours in advance and then steams them just before serving. Although she makes her dumpling wrappers from scratch, store-bought ones also do the trick.