Chicken and Pierogi Dumplings

  • SallieC Posted: 09/02/13
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    I made this for my husband as stated the first time and we really liked it. We had almost enough for a second dinner, so to augment, I added about 1/4 pound of sliced sausage and 1/2 pound of sauteed mushrooms. Even more delicious, so I think I will make it that way in the future. Also, my package of pierogis contained 28 and not 20. I only used 20, but would augment as noted above and add the entire package of pierogis the next time.

  • StacyYC Posted: 11/12/13
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    Easy and tasty, especially on a cold night. Like others said, I used the whole box of mini-pierogis. I could not find unsalted chicken stock so I used the regular kind and just did not add any additional salt to it. It was plenty salty. Will make again for sure.

  • taves7 Posted: 03/18/14
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    So good & easy to make. This was great! Me and my DC loved it! I added some extra spices to the mix but kept it mostly the same.

  • starinmypocket Posted: 01/03/14
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    My kids and I love this recipe, it's become a regular at our house. I did cut back on the Thyme, and I haven't been able to find the mini pierogi either, but other than that it's a great recipe.

  • kbwaldman Posted: 11/25/13
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    Very comforting and tasty. I added some fresh herbs (thyme, parsley, and basil) along with extra black pepper. I browned the chicken breasts whole and simmered in the soup to cook through, then pulled them out and shredded them to add back at the end. At the end, I also tossed in a handful of frozen peas. And like others. I used the whole box of mini pierogi. The finished soup was a bit thicker than I would like, so I added an extra 1/2 c. broth and I got one extra bowl. I will make again when craving chicken and dumplings but want something quick.

  • lisarigby Posted: 03/04/14
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    This recipe is an example of why I love Cooking Light: using readily available ingredients in creative ways to pull together a delicious meal on a busy day. Using frozen pierogis in soup is brilliant! Delicious and I am making this again.

  • Cat053 Posted: 08/18/13
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    Just made this for the family last night. It was indeed quick, easy, and awesome.

  • JillyBurke Posted: 09/09/13
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    Needs more salt or low sodium stock as opposed to unsalted.

  • katykaro Posted: 09/02/13
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    Made for our first chilly fall night, and it was awesome! I added some peas and used the whole box of the pierogies (28 instead of 20) but we had enough left over for lunch tomorrow. Will for sure make this again because it was so quick but the husband thought it had cooked all day.

  • JoSkeen Posted: 09/24/13
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    Quick, easy and super kid friendly. I didn't have the mini-pierogis and had tho use the full size ones but they worked just fine.

  • SoleilVA Posted: 11/10/13
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    I wouldn't say this is worthy of a special occasion, but I gave it four stars because it tastes very good and can tick off a lot of winter food cravings like chicken pot pie, chicken and dumplings, a hearty stew, etc. Guilt-free comfort food. I used low sodium chicken broth and added some salt...it does need it. A few extra turns on the pepper mill don't hurt, either. It was easy to make and I got dinner for two and two lunches out of it. I accidentally bought the full-size pierogies, but they worked out fine--just had to cook it longer. Those come 12 to a box; I used the whole box and included three per serving. I also like the serving size to calorie ratio on this one...it's a decent portion for not too many calories. Admittedly, I don't love the packaged food aspect (and I don't like that these items are showing up more in CL recipes), but it is a convenient and clever use of the pierogies.

  • citizenkym Posted: 10/22/13
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    This is such a go-to recipe for me now. Satisfies my need for pot pie, chicken and dumplings, and mashed potatoes all at once. It's a comfort food hat trick! The veggies are easy to replace with whatever you like or have on hand. A new twist classic at our house.

  • Kdoggett Posted: 03/04/14
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    Easy and so good! A nice way to have chicken and dumplings with minimal effort.

  • Vjenningscpm Posted: 10/18/13
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    Very good! I love pieroges but forget to ever fix them. This was tasty and easy to make. I also chose to not use unsalted broth etc.

  • IoneTaylor Posted: 09/26/13
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    This tasted just like chicken pot pie! It was super delicious and satisfying. I made it exactly according to the recipe. It was simple to put together and made a great weeknight meal.

  • steponme Posted: 11/05/13
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    My grocery store did not have the mini pierogi, so I used the regular size. I also used a rotisserie chicken. Never heard of this little pasta/dumpling, they're great and very versitile. After doing a query search in MyRecipes, I discovered that CL has a homemade recipe for pierogies; may try it. This recipe was a delicious, comfort meal, a cross between ravioli and chicken pot pie; love them both. Note: I did add a little extra salt, pepper and thyme for my taste.

  • PastaRD Posted: 11/07/13
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    It was good! The mini pierogi add lots of flavor. I followed the recipe, with the exceptions of browning the veggies in a little olive oil vs. cooking spray, and added the entire box of 28 pierogi. Fed my family of three with no leftovers!

  • trophymomha Posted: 10/23/13
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    This was a very good basic recipe that could benefit from some tweaking. I made the recipe exactly as directed except I added a little extra chicken which I browned in a tsp. of canola oil and I used low sodium chicken broth. I agree with other reviewers that the recipe needs more salt. Even with the addition of the low sodium broth I thought the final dish was a bit bland. I will definitely make this again but will try deglazing the pan with a bit of white wine before adding the flour mixture to give it more depth of flavor, and adding some frozen peas with the pierogies for added veggies. Mushrooms or corn might work well too. As reviewers mentioned, this dish resembled a deconstructed pot pie, so some biscuits for dunking in the rich sauce would be a nice addition to take the place of the crust. As written, this recipe was good. With a little creative tweaking it would be excellent. I Will definitely be making this again as my family loved it.

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