Easy Chicken and Dumplings

  • ginabh Posted: 01/06/10
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    This recipe tastes surprisingly like the from-scratch recipe I've used for years, but do not have time to make as often as my family would like. I doubled up on the dumplings & cut them into 1" squares. To allow room for the dumplings, I removed the chicken meat then stirred it back in at the end with a little milk. Next time I'll sprinkle some herbs on the biscuits as I roll them thinner to add a little flavor.

  • BeckyInCA Posted: 10/21/10
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    This is a keeper! Easy enough for after work and my boyfriend couldn't get enough! I used frozen chicken tenders (thawed them first) and just cut them up and boiled them in the broth. So easy!! Didn't have poultry seasoning so improvised with other seasonings - no biggie! Used canned biscuits from Trader Joe's. Yum!

  • Brogdon Posted: 04/13/10
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    So easy and delicious! My daughter, who thought she didn't like dumplings, LOVED these! Will definitely make again!!

  • Barbostick Posted: 01/24/10
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    I've made chicken and dumplings from scratch before, but this is easier and delicious. I didn't have poultry seasoning, so I used Adobo. Very tasty!

  • alleycat Posted: 01/23/11
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    Yummy! This recipe was easy to make, and my kids (5 and 7 years old) and husband loved it! Will definitely make again. Might add frozen corn, peas, or other extra veggies next time!

  • flyboy59 Posted: 02/09/10
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    Superb. Found that boneless, skinless thigh meat works best. Made this recipe 4 times in the last 3 weeks, once for a church function. Had several calls for the recipe.

  • rhonda9370 Posted: 12/31/10
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    EXCELLENT!!! I will make this again & again! :)

  • stratsmom Posted: 02/23/10
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    Definitely a keeper!! Extremely good & easy!

  • emilyfill Posted: 03/08/10
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    This recipe is divine! So easy and delicious! I boil 1 lb of chicken breasts, shred it, and then add it to the pot.

  • EdieC1 Posted: 03/21/10
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    This recipe was amazing. I was in charge of our girls night out dinner at someone else's home. I got out of work late, came home made the dinner (fast and easy--so very true) transported to our meeting place and everyone thought I had been cooking for hours. They couldn't believe how easy this dish was and how delicious.

  • Zedesl Posted: 07/20/10
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    This recipe was easy, fast and very tasty. Definitely a keeper.

  • Kcfields Posted: 09/30/10
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    This recipe is so delicious. My only complaint is that there wasn't enough. I only had one serving while my husband and son each had two! Will definitely make again but will double the recipe.

  • mbushell Posted: 02/05/11
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    Love it! I'm a college student, and all of my roommates love when I make this! Does anyone have the nutrition info?

  • Elizabeth915 Posted: 01/17/11
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    This recipe is so easy and absolutely delicious. It is good comfort food on a cold winter night! I anticipate making this again and again.

  • flerger Posted: 10/10/11
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    Absolutely delicious! My husband (who usually picks out the carrots and celery) ate the whole bowl and saved the extra for his lunch tomorrow! I used chicken stock (instead of broth), fat-free cream of chicken (it was all I had) cooked some boneless, skinless chicken thigh strips (then chopped them up) and only used 2 ribs of celery but added 1/2 a diced onion instead. I didn't have biscuits but I had crescent rolls, so I cut them up into 1 inch pieces and it was perfect! I saved this recipe and I'm passing it along to friends. Loved it! Thank you for making my comfort food fix easy!

  • mamamissy4 Posted: 10/14/11
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    Fabulous! I have four kids and everyone in the family loves it?

  • monkeydevil Posted: 10/24/11
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    I really didn't expect much from this recipe because when I've made chicken and dumplings in the past it was a slow process with everything from scratch and this seemed too quick and easy to be really good or pass for homemade. However, I was tight on time and had the ingredients on hand so I gave it a try - and it was delicious! My husband loved it! I was surprised that the "dumplings" tasted as good as they did - not like refrigerator biscuits - the texture was more like real dumplings - I had always made "golfball" dumplings so the strips were new to me but so good! I did add a sprig of fresh thyme along with the first four ingredients and I think it added a nice dimension. I used a roaster chicken from the market to keep things simple and just tore up the breasts into shreds/chunks.Loved how fast it all came together and if you hide the evidence, I think you could pass this off as from scratch. Will definitely make again!!

  • mbmanns Posted: 11/14/11
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    So easy and yummy.

  • BellRidgeGal Posted: 11/08/11
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    This recipe is unbelievably easy and delicious. It is definitely a keeper recipe for me. Living in NY, tough to get good chicken and dumplings like those I had when living in Dallas. This is it. Terrific!

  • TheresaE Posted: 01/15/12
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    Super quick and easy - not as good as my mom's recipes with biscuits from scratch, but still great for a cool day. My three fairly picky kids (6yrs, 4yrs and 18mo) all ate 2 bowls each. I add extra carrots, an extra can of cream of chicken soup and a little fresh thyme.

  • Julielyn68 Posted: 09/24/12
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    OUTSTANDING!! I was really surprised at how good this was, even my 6 year old Daughter can't get enough! I was looking for a quick Chicken and Dumplings recipe for weeknight's and this completely wowed us, so easy and delicious!

  • CharlotteBryan Posted: 11/16/12
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    I really didn't expect much out of this recipe but it was actually fantastic! I added an extra can of cream of chicken and used Better Than Bouillon chicken base (I didn't have any poultry seasoning). I also added a little thyme and a lot of black pepper. It was out of this world and ridiculously easy to make. The dumplings do appear to be a lot when you are dropping them in because they puff up and get pretty big. But as they cook, they really shrink back down and everything thickens up nicely. I thought the proportions were just right!

  • bstanchie Posted: 01/13/13
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    This was a very good, easy, kid-friendly dinner. Easy to do and my children liked cutting the biscuits up. I used 1 cup of frozen mixed veggies instead of celery and carrots. Also used some cornstarch to thicken. I gave it 3 stars for a good, solid recipe. I would make it again for my family and try a suggestion in another review of using a cream of chicken with herbs to boost the flavor more.

  • cdc1002 Posted: 03/16/12
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    So easy and great! Everyone loved it and the canned biscuits surprised me also. They were wonderful!

  • szbick Posted: 11/06/12
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    Would definitely make again!!

  • monkeysinpjs Posted: 08/21/12
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    This is an easy and delicious recipe that is almost made to perfection... Except for ONE flaw. When I say one, I mean only *ONE*. It's so microscopic and tiny, yet it will make a difference to your taste bud's wants and needs. So if you want a butt-kickin' good time that will make your tongue boogie with joy, listen up to what i have to say here! The amount of dumplings they suggest here are *way* too many. I'm not talking too many for just health or flavor reasons, but both. The amount of dumpling they have will make it so that in the pot they will just float on top, and not properly cook to perfection. If you want this tasty treat designed to your liking, maybe make this half or six tenths of what they recommend. Trust me, your belly will thank you later! If you care about your health not dying out because of undercooked food, follow these tips. And a little more chicken doesn't hurt. ;)

  • Manxkitty Posted: 01/13/13
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    Made this tonight and it was very yummy! A couple of changes though, I used cream of chicken with herbs soup for more flavor, a rotisserie chicken, a bag of frozen carrots, onions, and celery mirepoix, and a teaspoon of salt and half teaspoon of pepper.

  • 104jewel Posted: 01/27/13
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    This recipe is a good solid, "starter" recipe for chicken and dumplings. Especially convenient is the use of the refrigerated biscuits. I made so many modifications, though that it wasn't even the same recipe. I replaced the broth with chicken stock. Sauteed chicken breasts seasoned liberally with poultry seasoning, salt and pepper, with a light dusting of flour; removed from the pan and sauteed the ` 1/3 cup sweet onions (I don't think the recipe called for onions, in fact) with carrots, celery, and 2 cloves garlic minced, then made a slight roux, added the stock, shredded the chicken and added to the stock; added a bay leaf, then used the biscuits as written in recipe. I threw in a half bag of frozen peas near the end. I did use 1 can of the low fat or fat free cream of chicken soup, too. Anyway, it certainly goes together easily and my version, to me, was really flavorful. Thank you, Southern Living!

  • JulieZen323 Posted: 01/14/14
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    This was delicious my family loved it. I will be making it again. Thank you

  • heatherf1978 Posted: 04/14/14
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    I made this for supper tonight. I didn't use the poultry seasoning, instead my creole seasonings & used frozen mixed veggies instead. Turned out awesome. My son loves chicken & dumplings & it turned cold on us. Taste great & warmed us right up!!

  • Johnbar Posted: 11/05/13
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    Oh boy. I finally found it! A chicken and dumpling recipe that tastes just like my mom used to make. And it is so EASY! The rotisserie chicken probably has a lot to do with the flavore, And the dumplings are different (with the fridge-type biscuits) but I'm going to try my mom' Bisquick method and see how they work. It's been fifty years -- really -- but I am once again in comfort-food heaven.

  • Mpan68 Posted: 09/23/13
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    Made this for dinner tonight and it is great! Simple and delicious. I used a chicken from the market and it didn't take much time at all.

  • MtlMom Posted: 01/29/14
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    Excellent! And very easy to make. Cook your chicken ahead of time and it helps. I used a lot of other tips from other reviews. I seasoned my chicken with S and P and thyme. I also added peas during the last 5 minutes of cooking. I also used only half of the biscuit can. I agree with another who said the whole can was too many. I cut my strips into squares and it was still a lot of dumplings!! The broth was not heavy or too creamy!

  • Monique1672 Posted: 08/08/14
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    This may be the best home made soup I have ever made. I added onions & a clove of garlic and saute the vegetables a bit to soften them. I also only used 3 biscuits. It was delicious!

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