Recipe: Easy Chicken And Dumplings

To us, nothing screams cold-weather meal quite like Chicken and Dumplings, but who has time on a weeknight for homemade dumplings? Not us! Cut some corners on the prep work and cleanup, but get all of the irresistible flavors of this comfort food favorite with our recipe for Easy Chicken And Dumplings. We dare you to find someone who doesn’t love this one…

Ingredients:

  • 2 Large Boxes Chicken Broth
  • 1 Can Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1.5-2 Cans Pillsbury Grands Homestyle Biscuits (or similar)
    • Pay close attention to the biscuits you purchase. You do NOT want the “Flaky Layers,” “Butter Tastin,” or “Honey Butter” versions — you want “Original” biscuits.
  • 2-3 All-Natural Chicken Breasts
  • 2-4 Stalks Celery (chopped)
  • 1/4 – 1/2 Cup Baby Carrots (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp. Coarse ground pepper

Method:

  • Chicken
    • Have A Little Extra Time: Place 2 to 3 chicken breasts in the crockpot on high for approximately 2.5 hours. Once done, shred with 2 forks and set aside to use in the soup.
    • Short On Time: Boil chicken breasts and cut into bite sized cubes or shred using 2 forks.
  • In a bowl combine cream of chicken soup and enough of the chicken broth (approx. 1/2 cup) to create a smooth, soupy texture.
  • Quarter the biscuits and with the palms of your hands roll the pieces into balls to create dumplings.
  • Combine the rest of the chicken broth, carrots, celery and pepper and heat.
  • Once at a soft boil, add the dumplings. As they heat, the dumplings will swell significantly and ultimately shrink back down.
  • Once the dumplings have shrunken down, add the cream of chicken soup mixture and stir well.
  • Add the chicken and allow the soup to continue to cook until evenly heated and enjoy!

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