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Chicken and Dumplings

chicken and dumplings Entree
Chicken and Dumplings
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 3 hr 5 min
  • Servings 4

What makes this version of classic chicken and dumplings extra delicious is its long and slow simmer time. While this chicken and dumplings recipe will take about three hours to cook, everything comes together in a single Dutch oven, meaning this one-pot meal will require little clean-up afterwards. The chicken, celery, carrot, onion and parsley in this dish makes for a meaty, flavorful slow-cooked broth. Using Original Bisquick™ mix to make quick dumplings not only saves time but also produces light, fluffy dumplings for the topping. Use this beloved dish as the perfect excuse to gather around the table to make new memories with your family. MORE+ LESS-

Updated May 8, 2020
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Ingredients

1
cut-up whole chicken (3 to 3 1/2 lb)
2
medium stalks celery (with leaves), cut up (about 1 cup)
1
medium carrot, sliced (1/2 cup)
1
small onion, sliced
2
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or 2 teaspoons parsley flakes
1
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
5
cups water
2 1/2
cups Original Bisquick™ mix
2/3
cup milk

Steps

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  • 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 (at least 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.

Expert Tips

  • Chicken will make or break this recipe, so be sure to use the freshest meat possible. Fresh chicken should be odorless and cold, and the meat should appear plump, smooth and moist. If you’re buying a package of chicken from a stack of packages, don’t pick the one on top, since it will be less cold than the ones underneath it.
  • Add extra depth to your broth by placing a bay leaf in the Dutch oven broth before simmering for two hours. Discard the bay leaf when removing the chicken and vegetables from the broth.
  • Be sure the stew is very hot and bubbling when dropping in the dumplings. Only lower the temperature to simmer after all of your dumplings are in the pan. Cook uncovered on low heat for 10 minutes; cover and continue to cook for 10 minutes longer until the dumplings are light and cooked through.
  • Short on time? Get your chicken and dumplings on the table in an hour by making part of it the day before! Check out this delicious and time-saving recipe for make-ahead chicken and dumplings.
  • Looking for a slow-cooker version of this classic meal? Take a look at our slow-cooker chicken and dumplings recipe that is delicious and easy to make.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
680
Calories from Fat
270
% Daily Value
Total Fat
30g
46%
Saturated Fat
9g
44%
Trans Fat
3 1/2g
Cholesterol
130mg
44%
Sodium
1680mg
70%
Potassium
610mg
18%
Total Carbohydrate
55g
18%
Dietary Fiber
3g
13%
Sugars
6g
Protein
47g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
70%
70%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
3 1/2 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 5 1/2 Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • With roots in rural cultures of the American Midwest and South, this iconic dish was often a farm family’s ingenious way to make one fresh chicken feed a big, hungry family. The term “dumpling” refers to a number of different dishes that are served by home cooks all over the globe. While you’re also probably familiar with meat-filled Asian dumplings, this American dumpling is actually a biscuit dough that’s boiled in the broth of the chicken stew. If this chicken and dumplings recipe is a big hit, we’ve got lots of other easy ways to turn a chicken in a pot into dinner in Betty's best dumpling soup recipes collection..

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