Chicken & Dumplings Simple Recipe

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 @ 11:05 AM
posted by mrscaz

Are you looking for a hearty, filling, delicious and EASY dinner idea? I know I always am. Especially after a long day of working on kids belts and running around with the kids. So, who do I turn to? My assistant, Jen. Why? Because she is always cooking and is very good at pulling meals together, quickly!

She is part of a meal ministry at her church which provides meals for new moms as well as those recovering from illnesses and such. This is her go to meal. She swears that everyone loves it and asks for the recipe. It looks really easy so I’m ready to give it a try.

Here you go!

Chicken & Dumplings

1 or 2 Boneless Chicken Breasts (if you like dark meat better, use boneless chicken thighs) one breast actually goes much farther than you would think
1 Package of Pillsbury  Grands Flaky Layers it has to be the flaky ones, they help the broth thicken
32 oz Low Sodium Chicken Broth (may need more or to add water, you need plenty) low sodium keeps you in control of how salty it gets
Salt & Pepper to taste

Place the chicken breasts (thawed works best, but you can use frozen) in a large pot and fill the pot at least halfway. Turn the burner on high, until water boils. Turn down to med high and let the chicken boil. While the chicken is boiling, pop open the biscuits and cut them up into cubes (they don’t have to be uniform in size). They should look something like this…

I put a little flour on my board, but you don't have to.

Once the chicken is done (cut a piece open to make sure there is no pink). Remove it from the broth to cool down. Bring the broth back up to a rolling boil and drop all of the biscuit cubes in and stir. Turn the burner down to medium or med low. Don’t stir too much or too hard or they will break apart. Now just shred the chicken and add back to the pot. Stir again and let simmer for about 10 to 15 minutes, or until the dumplings are done to your liking! For a variation, you could throw in a bag of frozen mixed veggies.

Not bad, huh? It definitely beats mixing the dough and rolling it out! This gives you fluffy dumplings and the flaky biscuits come apart enough to thicken the broth! As much as Jen has talked these up, I can’t wait to try it out!


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