Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken and Dumplings

This "robust, zippy-flavored stew of meat and vegetables with fluffy dumplings" was touted as a great way to stretch food dollars in the 1940s.

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cut-up whole chicken (3 to 3 1/2 lb)
medium stalks celery (with leaves), cut up (about 1 cup)
medium carrot, sliced (1/2 cup)
small onion, sliced
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or 2 teaspoons parsley flakes
teaspoon salt
teaspoon pepper
cups water
2 1/2
cups Original Bisquick® mix
cup milk
  1. Remove and discard excess fat from chicken. In 4-quart Dutch oven, place chicken, giblets (except discard liver) and neck. Add celery, carrot, onion, parsley, salt, pepper and water. Cover; heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer about 2 hours or until juice of chicken is clear when thickest part is cut to bone (atleast 165°F).
  2. Remove chicken and vegetables from Dutch oven. Discard giblets and neck. Skim 1/2 cup fat from broth; reserve. Transfer broth to large bowl; reserve 4 cups (reserve remaining broth for another use).
  3. In Dutch oven, heat reserved 1/2 cup fat over low heat. Stir in 1/2 cup of the Bisquick mix. Cook and stir until mixture is smooth and bubbly; remove from heat. Stir in reserved 4 cups broth. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Add chicken and vegetables; reduce heat to low. Heat about 20 minutes or until hot.
  4. In medium bowl, stir remaining 2 cups Bisquick mix and the milk with wire whisk or fork until soft dough forms. Drop dough by spoonfuls onto hot chicken mixture (do not drop directly into liquid). Cook uncovered over low heat 10 minutes. Cover and cook 10 minutes longer.
Makes 4 servings

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 680
    • (Calories from Fat 270),
  • Total Fat 30g
    • (Saturated Fat 9g,
    • Trans Fat 3 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 130mg;
  • Sodium 1680mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 55g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 6g),
  • Protein 47g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 3 1/2 Starch;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 5 1/2 Lean Meat;
    • 2 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.