Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken and Dumplings; an easy version of an old favorite.

Chicken and Dumplings is a family favorite.  By using a baking mix is also is not difficult.  The broth takes time to be its best; simmering an hour will cook the chicken and give you broth but simmering longer will give a richer broth.  You also want to allow a little time for the meat to cool before you pick it from the bones and add it back to the pot. Trying to pick meat off of the bones while burning your fingers is not fun!

Some “secrets” to good dumplings are to add them into boiling broth and to NOT stir .  It is tempting, but you really don’t want to stir while they are cooking.

If you like vegetables in it, add a can of carrots or mixed vegetables when you add the chicken back in before the dumplings.

You can use boneless skinless breasts but your broth will not be as good.

For the broth, if you don’t have Adobo seasoning, salt and pepper would work ok.

This is great with:

Simple Vegetable Stir Fry 

Special Mashed Potatoes 

Baked Cabbage and Onions 

Simple Sauteed Squash

If you can’t find Adobo and would like some, you can get it here:

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Chicken and Dumplings
An easy version of an old favorite
Chicken and Dumplings
Course Chicken, Main Dish
Cook Time 1.5 hours
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Chicken, Main Dish
Cook Time 1.5 hours
Servings
people
Ingredients
Chicken and Dumplings
Instructions
  1. Gather your broth ingredients
  2. Add chicken, water, minced onions, parsley and Adobo to pot and bring to boil. Turn down heat and gently simmer for at least an hour; an hour and a half to two hours is best.
  3. Remove chicken to a plate to cool enough to handle.
  4. Remove meat from bones and skin and add back to broth. Add a can or two of carrots or mixed vegetables if you would like.
  5. Combine baking mix and milk into a soft dough.
  6. Bring broth back to boil and drop biscuits by the spoonful into broth. Use another spoon to scrape it off into the broth. I get 8-10 dumplings from this amount of mix.
  7. Reduce heat again and simmer gently 10 minutes uncovered and then 10 minutes covered.
Recipe Notes

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