Call Me Ang: Easy Chicken n' Dumplings

Easy Chicken n' Dumplings

Saturday, February 21, 2015

I've been making this recipe for over a decade.  It's definitely a family favorite, and gets requested often. It is the only recipe I've ever created on my own, and have since passed it on to countless others. It's my go-to recipe to take to people who just had a baby, or are sick and need help with meals.

I've said it before and I will say it again, I'm not a cook. I hate to touch raw meet. I'm not creative in the kitchen. I have a handful of items that I have perfected, but otherwise, I'm a disaster in the kitchen.  My poor family.  

Let me continue my self deprivation....I'm a failure at photographing food as well. I promise you, that this is far more appetizing than it looks. Any food photogs out there? Anyone want to give me a tip or two? As my husband said, "It's Chicken n' Dumplings, not a culinary masterpiece." I agree...but there has to be a way to make this look better, right? 

-Shredded Rotisserie Chicken (you can boil your own chicken but a store bought bird makes it   quick    and easy - I also only use the white meat)
-Two Boxes of 32 ounce Chicken Broth
-One Family Size Cream of Chicken Soup
-One Can of Water
-Two Cans of Homestyle Grand Biscuits (other biscuits will not work, quarter each biscuit - picture below)
-One Table Spoon of Butter (optional)
-Pepper (to taste)
In a 9 quart French/Dutch oven (or the largest pot you own - this requires a BIG pot) combine: chicken broth, cream of chicken soup, can of water, shredded chicken and table spoon of butter. Bring contents to a boil.   Add biscuits to mixture. It is important to add each piece individually. Place lid on pot and simmer for 20 minutes. 

DO NOT OPEN THE LID AND STIR....this is very important to remember. I know by nature, you will want to open and check on the progress, but this is key to light fluffy dumplings.


Feel free to add vegetables to your chicken n' dumplings for nutritional value. I have a house full of picky eaters, so we keep it simple.

Bon Apétite!