Easy Chicken and Dumplings Recipe
There are times when some tasty comfort food is just what you need. For those times, I suggest making this easy chicken and dumplings recipe. While wintertime is a perfect time for this hearty warm dish, my family also enjoys it in every other season of the year. This easy chicken and dumplings recipe is a money saver, too. Purchase your poultry on sale, and you will enjoy even greater savings when you make this tasty recipe.
To save time and money, I am using a planned leftover of rotisserie chicken for this dinner recipe. I purchase my rotisserie chickens from Costco. I think they have the best tasting chickens, and they are large enough for me to get at least two meals from them. Many that I have brought home, have weighed between four and five pounds. So, I save time since I do not have to cook it, and at that price, this meat is a real bargain. Or, if you prefer, you can cook four large breasts to use in this recipe, and be sure to save the broth.
Another option is to make this easy chicken and dumplings recipe using leftover turkey; it is a great way to disguise it. So, be sure to bookmark this easy recipe for when you have leftover turkey, after one of those large holiday meals. The choice of light or dark meat, and fresh cooked or leftover meat, is yours.
You will save on clean up time, too, since this delicious comfort food recipe can be made entirely in a 5-quart Dutch oven.
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Gather the ingredients to make this easy chicken and dumplings recipe.
3 stalks celery, sliced diagonally
1 large onion, chopped
4 medium carrots, sliced diagonally
1 1/2 cups water or broth
4 cups poultry, cooked and chopped
broth from the rotisserie container
1 can Cream of Mushroom soup
½ can of milk
salt and pepper to taste
1 1/3 cups Bisquick baking mix
6 Tbsp. milk
Slice 3 stalks of celery diagonally, about ¼ inch thick.
Chop 1 medium size onion.
Slice 4 medium size carrots diagonally, about ¼ inch thick.
Place the celery, onions, carrots, and water or broth in a 5-quart Dutch oven, and cook for about 10 minutes.
Chop the cooked Rotisserie chicken into bite size pieces, and add it to the celery, onions, and carrots already in the pan. Be sure to rinse out the rotisserie container, with a little water, to get out all the drippings. If necessary, add a little more water or broth to make sure you have enough liquid in the pan to just cover the ingredients.
Stir in the can of Cream of Mushroom soup, 1/2 can of milk, and stir until well blended.
Add salt and pepper to your taste, and cook over low heat while making the biscuit dumplings.
Make the dumplings using Bisquick baking mix. Double the recipe on the side of the box, or make your own biscuits style dumplings using a favorite recipe. Divide the dough into 8 equal servings.
Stir the creamy mixture before dropping the biscuits onto the top of the simmering meat and vegetables. Reduce the heat, cover the pan, and cook for 15 to 20 minutes. Test the biscuits for doneness. If necessary, cover and cook for a few more minutes.
Easy chicken and dumplings recipe is another of my favorite kinds of recipes - quick. Typically, my family eats all the dumplings, but I will usually have some of the stew leftover. If you have any leftover, warm it the next day, and serve it over rice for lunch. Make this easy chicken and dumplings recipe, and warm up your family on a cold winter day with this great comfort food.