Old Time Chicken with Bisquick Dumplings
By Cindie Stewart shindii
I grew up eating this dish and it hasn't changed since! However, you can add celery, carrots, and green beans for more flavor! The first time I made it for my husband, he ate about 2/3 of the pot itself!
Also, remove the onion, using a spoon is easiest, and the bay leaves from the water and discard. The onion can be used for seasoning if you'd still like more onion flavor.
You can use a whole chicken (like I do, since that's what I grew up seeing and doing) or you can use boneless pieces like the breasts, legs, thighs, or whatever parts you want. If you don't use a whole chicken, I'd suggest using the skinless pieces since it's easier to just rip apart and throw in the part without having to deal with skinning it as well.
I don't normally put any vegetables in it besides the onion, but when I do, I normally throw in carrots (shredded, julienne, or chopped) and celery for some added nutrients. It's completely up to you though! You can probably added corn, green beans, broccoli, etc in it if you really wanted to.
Thanks for all the comments! I read each and every one of them and all the great feedback makes me want to create more recipes and even share any family recipes I come across! <3
Bonnie Neal peachykeen2000 - Oct 11, 2011
One of my Favorites. Made this many times for my family... I learned to add vegatables to it though. Mixed vegs..
Rosanne Runfola RetiredRosie - Oct 11, 2011
Do you use a fowl as you would when you make chicken soup or do you use a roaster? This looks like something I could cook and not mess up. LOL
susan simons imbossmare - Oct 13, 2011
Awesome recipe I used to make this but added California veggies..it's much better than what i do now but the family loves the new one.
Cindie Stewart shindii - Oct 13, 2011
I just use a regular chicken that I buy at Wal-mart. You can even buy just chicken parts (i.e. drumsticks or breasts) and just boil those too.
Rosanne Runfola RetiredRosie - Oct 13, 2011
Hmm, I think I'd be better off with breasts. Easier to debone when the chicken is cooked.