Main Dish

Chicken N Dumplings

Chicken N Dumplings

Hands-on Time:  5 minutes
Total Time:  30 minutes 

  • 2 cans chicken broth
  • 1 large can canned chicken
  • 2 c Bisquick Original baking mix
  • ⅔ c milk
  1. Add chicken broth and canned chicken to pot and bring to a boil.*
  2. Meanwhile, stir Bisquick and milk until soft dough forms.
  3. Drop dough by spoonfuls onto boiling broth and chicken.  Makes about 10 dumplings.
  4. Reduce heat; cook uncovered for 10 minutes.
  5. Cover; cook 10 minutes longer.  
  6. Serve.  Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
    *Don’t forget to place a lid on the pot to conserve energy and help it boil faster!
Chicken N Dumplings

I have loved Chicken N Dumplings for as long as I can remember.  Literally.  My mom says she craved this all throughout her pregnancy with me.  And to this day, if Chicken N Dumplings is on the menu you can bet that’s what I’ll be getting.

This particlar recipe has been evolving for quite some time.  It’s been pieced together from a number of sources – from the side of the Bisquick box to my mom’s cooking style and now to mine.  So it’s been undergoing changes for years, or you could even say generations, now!

I remember my mom slaving over this recipe throughout my childhood.  She’d boil a bunch of chicken off the bone and then shred it.  I’d help as I got older.  Then as I began to make this dish for myself, I said to heck with the work of boiling and shredding the chicken.  Just use canned chicken!  And now we have the recipe above.

Chicken N Dumplings - Main Ingredients

This recipe is especially good when you’re feeling under the weather.  You know how chicken noodle soup is a good go-to dish when you’re not feeling so hot?  Well, one can only take so much chicken noodle soup and sometimes it’s just not enough to fill you up.  So this is a good alternative.  It’s bland enough not to upset stomachs.  Goes down nicely with the warm, soothing broth and soft, fluffy dumplings.  The dumplings also help fill you up.  And the broth and chicken both pack good sustinance to give your body the energy it needs to fight back against whatevers got you down.

What dish has been a favorite of yours for as long as you can remember?

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