Chicken breast is boiled then shredded then combined with onion, cream of chicken soup, stock and pepper then homemade dumplings are dropped into the stew.
Use bone in chicken to make a good stock. If you want to use chicken without bones remember to add a chicken stock cube.
I'm the submitter of the recipe. The dumpling preparation is all wrong my version is different. You work the dumpling dough adding a bit more milk if needed to just make the dough come together. Then ROLL the dough out to about a 1/4" thickness. Then using a pizza cutter cut the dumplings into squares. DO NOT DIVIDE DOUGH INTO 12 PIECES. You will end up with undercooked dumplings. This is way too much dough to divide into 12 pieces. - 16 Aug 2011 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I've been making this for years and my family loves it. I do not use the cream of chicken as I thicken my base with broth and a a little cornstarch. I also add shredded carrots and if hubby request I add potatos. I use 1whole chicken. This is really good for those wintery days. For more kick add a shake of dried hot pepper, garlic, old bay - 25 Jul 2011 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I just made this for my family and it was absolutely delicious! I did make more dumplings because I like lots. Next time I think I'll add carrots and celery too. - 08 Aug 2011 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)