Friday, October 24, 2008

Chicken and Dumplings


When in need of comfort food....make chicken and dumplings! Here is a recipe for creamy chicken and dumplings that is very easy to make! I didn't use carrots, but added corn instead. The dumplings are made using refrigerated biscuits. How easy is that? This would also be a great recipe for when you have leftover chicken. All the tummies in my house are happy now. Time for some relaxing!

Easy Chicken and Dumplings

Ingredients
1 tablespoon all purpose flour
12 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast halves or thighs, cut into one inch pieces
2 tablespoons margarine or butter
1 stalk of celery, sliced
1 medium carrot, chopped
1 onion, cut into wedges
1 1/4 cups chicken broth
1 10 3/4 ounce can condensed cream of chicken with herbs soup
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 4.5-ounce package (6) refrigerated buttermilk biscuits*
1 cup frozen peas

Method
Place flour in a plastic bag. Add chicken pieces and shake until coated. In large saucepan cook chicken, celery and onion in hot margarine for 2-3 minutes or until chicken is brown. Stir in broth, condensed soup and pepper. Bring to boiling, reduce heat. Simmer covered about 20 minutes or until chicken and vegetables are tender. Meanwhile separate biscuits. Cut each biscuit into quarters. Stir peas into chicken mixture: return to boiling. Place biscuit pieces on top of chicken mixture. Simmer, covered over medium-low heat 10-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center of biscuit comes out clean. Serve in bowls.

Notes: As an option, substitute drop biscuits for refrigerated biscuits. To prepare, in a medium bowl combine 1 cup packaged biscuit mix and 1/3 cup milk. Drop mixture by teaspoonfuls into 8 dumplings on top of chicken mixture. Cook, covered, as directed.
Number of Servings: 4
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28 comments:

Zesty Cook said...

You know what is so funny - I was craving dumplings at work today!! Excellent post.

Thanks for sharing
zesty

balance, joy and food! said...

As always, great recipe! simple and yummy!
And great new background! So bright, so energetic!

cathy said...

OH, man, your chicken and dumplings look soooo good! Must try this!

Meghann said...

I haven't had chicken and dumplings forever, what a great comfort dish. Yummy

Chef E said...

My grandmother used to make them when I was a girl and bring them just for me, I am glad you posted this, I have never made them, and have wanted to revisit my old comfort food!

Chef E said...

My grandmother used to make them when I was a girl and bring them just for me, I am glad you posted this, I have never made them, and have wanted to revisit my old comfort food!

Wandering Coyote said...

I can practically smell this right now...

eatingbender said...

Love the new blog layout! I wish that Wordpress had more options :o(

Mmm...chicken and dumplings! I like the addition of the corn and the fact that the dumplings are refrigerated biscuits - I loooove those! Yummy recipe!

Sam said...

I would love some of this right now, looks great for cold weather and it's cold here!

wholefoodswholeme said...

this really caught my attention! would love this for lunch...

Susan said...

I love comfort food on a cold night and this will fill the bill.

Joanna said...

that's definitely a good meal for the end of the week. for some reason, i just couldn't stop eating last night. even though i don't eat meat, if that was in the house, i probably would've gone for it!

Bob said...

Mmmm, dumplings. You know, I have a tube of biscuits sitting in my fridge, I think I'm going to have to make this.

rubybean77 said...

Store bought biscuits make life easy! I dig the new format! Looks good!

Elra said...

Classic comfort! perfect meal for the season. Delicious indeed.
Cheers,
Elra

The Peanut Butter Boy said...

Hmm, I can't stand peas so I'll just use all corn please but I bet the carrots would be good too. Looks real creamy, nice work!

Lisa said...

Wow, this looks good!

Marianne said...

That looks creamy, delicious, and satisfying! I've never had chicken & dumplings, but I might just have to try it!

Reeni said...

It looks great! Love your recipe, so simple and easy but with great results.

Laurie said...

I always make chicken and biscuits but the hubby loves dumplings so maybe I will give these a try because yours look yummy.

Love the new look! Very bright and cheerful!

HoneyB said...

Love the new look Megan! Love the quick and easy recipe for the dumplings too!

Jessie said...

Yum, looks great! Love stick-to-your-ribs food like this.

Also, the new look for the blog looks great! I love it!

+Jessie
a.k.a. The Hungry Mouse

Grace said...

for me, chicken and dumplins is right up there with lasagna and mashed potatoes as far as comfort foods go. your version looks spectacular. :)

Foong said...

Yumm...looks good and easy to prepare.

Infidel Rooster said...

That time of year for comfort foods. Beef stew, meatloaf, and it looks like now I'm going to give this one a try for ease alone (The pictures don't hurt either!!).

Can't wait to sample it out!

Pam said...

This looks so good and comforting. I would love to have a bowl of this right now.

Mary H. said...

Oh yum. One of my favorite comfort foods. I love the refrigerator biscuit short-cut. I've never tried it that way, but probably will soon while the temperatures are dropping.

greendogwine said...

I love how easy and straightforward your recipes are! They are never intimidating - which is a really great way to be :D

Love the new background!