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Chicken and Dumplings

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Chicken and Dumplings are like a staple in southern cookbooks and homes!


This is how my grandpa fixed them, Its one of my favorite "food" momories of him.


I love them like this and I hope ya'll will too. He didn't use canned biscuits but hey I don't have the time to make them haha
 
 
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Step 1: What You Need:

What You Need:


4 cups Chicken Broth ( I buy the Boxed Swanson kind that you can open and close)

Chicken (I usually use about 4-5 skinless, boneless, chicken breast But have also used a whole chicken!)

1 Can of Biscuits (I love the kind with butter already in them)

Flour


(This will serve 3-4 people, depending on how much they eat) Double for more

Step 2: What to do:

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What to do:


Cut Chicken into cubes and boil until done. (I use a stock pot for this) Set aside.
(For this blog post I used a whole chicken because it was on sale for $4.00)



In a saucepan simmer your chicken broth on low (I use about 4 cups).

Step 3: Flour the cutting board

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Flour the cutting board. Flour each side of the biscuit and then flatten the raw biscuits out using the back of the spoon until they are as flat as you can get them.

Step 4: Cubes

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Then cut the flattened biscuits into stripes and then into cubes.


Toss the biscuit cubes in flour until well coated. Drop into the chicken broth.

Step 5:

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Turn your chicken broth to Medium and let it simmer for about 15 minutes.

It will start to thicken up.


While it is simmering if it looks like it is getting to thick for your liking just add more chicken broth (if you don't have any more from the can use some of the water you boiled the chicken in).

After about 15 minutes add your chicken and stir. add a little butter and salt and pepper. Simmer for another 5-7 minutes.

Step 6: And your done :)

And your done :)
AtlGlamDoll2 years ago
This sounds very good, and looks great!
When I have made/altered chicken and dumplings I've used the pre-mixed white gravy powder.
Made it separately, then mixed it in later before serving.
It might be easier, but probably lends a slightly different taste too. : )
Cant wait to try your recipe!
maltesergr83 years ago
Oh this looks scrumptious!! And so easy, too =)

Have a you ever boiled the chicken in chicken broth, "instead of" using water? I'm wondering if this might give the chicky a bit of added flavor ;)

Thanks for a great 'ible!
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