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Easy Chicken and Dumplings

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For those of you hardcore chicken-n-dumplin’ fans, this recipe might be a little insulting.  I don’t slave over the stove all day, or even make the dumplings from scratch.

This is a very easy version that’s pretty much fool-proof.

Really easy, but really good.

What You’ll Need:

2 lbs chicken, bone-in (however, I don’t use the dark meat)

1 26 oz can cream of chicken soup

1 32 oz container chicken stock

2 cans biscuits (any kind will do)

In 3 quarts of water boil chicken until done, but reserve about 1 quart of the broth.  The reason I don’t use boneless chicken is because boiling the chicken with the bones gives the broth it’s good chicken-y flavor.

Remove meat from the bones and throw the bones away. ← I hate that part, it’s nasty. Shred with two forks and set aside.

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You’ll notice I’m a white-meat kinda girl, but use whatever part of the chicken makes you happy.

Open the biscuits and tear into pieces – set aside.  Add the chicken, container of stock and cream of chicken soup to the reserved broth, and bring to a boil while stirring.  Turn the heat down to medium-high.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Don’t ask why I add store bought chicken stock to the broth – I’ve just always done it.  No need in fixing things that aren’t broke, right?

Start adding the biscuit pieces a few at a time, stirring to make sure nothing sticks to the bottom or scalds.  Turn heat down to medium and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the dumplings are cooked through, about 10-15 minutes or so.

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See, good food doesn’t have to be complicated!


Dixie Chik



  • Beth Michelle
    April 24, 2011 at 2:39 PM

    yum, chicken and dumplings. This looks so good 🙂

  • Happy When Not Hungry
    April 22, 2011 at 8:18 AM

    I love chicken and dumplings!! It’s one of my favorite comfort foods. Looks delish!

  • Rach
    April 21, 2011 at 10:07 AM

    I love chicken ‘n dumplin’s… one of my favorite comfort foods!

  • carolinaheartstrings
    April 20, 2011 at 7:26 PM

    That looks practically perfect to me. From one southern girl to another!

  • Richard
    April 20, 2011 at 11:59 AM

    That looks great! I will definitely be giving this a run through the kitchen.

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