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hearty chicken and dumplings

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Doris Barnett
Jacksonville, FL

When we were first married, my husband told me not to make chicken and dumplings, as he hated it. I love soup though, so started to experiment, and came up with this. He loves this version, and I make it when the weather is chill or rainy. When I made it recently he eagerly grabbed a serving, then was upset because - no leftovers!!! This is very filling and tasty, but leftovers are uncommon! If you do have leftovers, be advised that the dumplings do not reheat well. If it gets too thick, or you need a little more, add more milk or more water!

(1 rating)
yield 2 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 20 Min

Ingredients For hearty chicken and dumplings

  • 1
    chicken breast, skinless and boneless (can use any kind but i find this works best)
  • 2
    chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1/4 c
    instant mashed potatoes
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter or margarine
  • 3 c
    milk (whole or skim)
  • 1
    dough for your favorite biscuits
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 c

How To Make hearty chicken and dumplings

  • 1
    make your favorite biscuit dough
  • 2
    divide the dough in half (half for the dumplings, half to bake as biscuits!)
  • 3
    on a floured area, roll the biscuit dough to a half inch thickness
  • 4
    cut the biscuit dough into bite size pieces (remember to reserve some dough aside if you want to bake biscuits to go with your soup!)
  • 5
    In a large pot, melt the butter on medium heat
  • 6
    add the chicken breast
  • 7
    turn frequently - don't let it get too brown, but a little is okay
  • 8
    when it is white all over (a little pink showing is okay) remove it from the pot and dice it to bite size pieces
  • 9
    return the chicken to the pot
  • 10
    add 2 cups of water and bring it to a boil
  • 11
    once it boils, add the bouillon cubes
  • 12
    add the milk and continue to heat
  • 13
    once it starts to bubble, drop the biscuit pieces into the liquid, stirring to keep them from sticking together
  • 14
    once all the dumplings are in the liquid, add the instant potatoes
  • 15
    Add the flour from the biscuit rolling area to your soup for added thickness!
  • 16
    cook 5 more minutes then move off the heat
  • 17
    add salt and pepper before serving, or place it on the table for your guests to add as they desire!
  • 18
    serve with biscuits or crackers