Easy Chicken and Dumplings


Okay everyone, this is good stuff.  This is semi-homemade good stuff that you can do on a weeknight!   I've made these chicken and dumplings twice this past week to help push us into wellness cause it's a warm, feel-good kinda recipe.  I linked to it eeaaaarly on in the blog, actually my fourth blog post to be exact, but I've tweaked the recipe a bit and feel like I need to write it up again.  Plus, I personally took a pretty picture for you!  Without further ado, here it is....

Easy Chicken and Dumplings (adapted from Southern Living)

1 (32 oz.) container chicken broth
3 cups shredded cooked chicken (roughly about 2 large chicken breasts)
1 (10 3/4 oz.) can cream of celery soup
1/4 tsp. poultry season
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 can refrigerated buttermilk biscuits (I love their new "simple" line with natural ingredients!) 
3 carrots, peeled and chopped into one inch pieces 
3 tbsp. flour (for rolling biscuits)

Instructions:

1. Combine first five ingredients in a large pot and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.  Cover and reduce heat to low.  Simmer for five minutes, stirring occasionally.  Increase heat to medium-high, bringing mixture back to a low boil.

2. Place biscuits on a lightly floured surface and roll out to about 1/8 of an inch thickness.  Using a pizza cutter, slice each biscuit into one inch squares.  (About 9-12 pieces per biscuit)

3.  Drop biscuit pieces into boiling mixture a few at a time to prevent sticking.  Stir and add carrots.  Stir well, cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for about 25-30 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent dumplings from sticking.

Serve and enjoy!

*Tips and suggestions*

~When you first begin to cook the dumplings, they will puff up very large but don't worry, they will shrink up as the mixture simmers.

~ I like to cook my chicken breasts the day before or earlier in the day to save time.  You could also use a rotisserie chicken from your local grocer to make things easy too.

~ This is a great leftover meal!

10 comments:

  1. I feel good just reading this recipe! It looks so good and I definitely plan to make it!

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  2. Reminds me of my grandmother! Can't wait to make this. Thanks for posting!

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  3. I have a similar recipe, but I'm interested to try this one some time! Looks so good!

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  4. Believe it or not I've never had chicken and dumplings! We might have to try this sometime this fall or winter :)

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  5. This looks really, really good. I love the way you have in the pot.

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  6. Can't wait to try this one. My grandmother has been making it for my dad lately but I've never tried it myself. Perfect timing with the upcoming cold weather!

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  7. I will def. make this, esp since you give it the thumbs up. Thanks! Perfect for these fall evenings.

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  8. I make my from-scratch chicken and dumplings recipe probably once a year (it would be more except they're so dang rich!)

    Your post reminded me it's about that time again... Yay!

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  9. This looks sooo yummy and enough to make you nice and toasty as you eat it! Yum!

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