Lighter Chicken and Dumplings

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated September/October 2009, America's Test Kitchen TV

A stew as thick and heavy as pot-pie filling was fine for our forebears, but we wanted a lighter broth and dumplings that wouldn’t sink to the bottom of the pot.

SERVES6

TIME2¼ hours

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Our ideal chicken and dumpling recipe has dumplings as airy as drop biscuits in a broth full of clean, concentrated chicken flavor. We found that browning the chicken thighs and then adding canned chicken broth produced the most flavorful m...

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