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Make-Ahead Chicken and Dumplings

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Make-Ahead Chicken and Dumplings
  • Prep 55 min
  • Total 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 5
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We’ve devised a clever and no-fail way to make classic chicken and dumplings into a freezer-friendly meal. Make the chicken stew ahead of time, and when you’re ready to cook, simply add easy Bisquick dumplings, and dinner’s ready!
Updated Jul 24, 2018

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (1 cup)
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped (1 cup)
  • 2 medium stalks celery, chopped (1 cup)
  • 1/4 cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 carton (32 oz) Progresso™ chicken broth
  • 1 1/4 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs (5 to 6)
  • 1 1/2 cups Original Bisquick™ mix
  • 1/2 cup milk
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour

Steps

  • 1
    In 4-quart Dutch oven, heat butter over medium heat. Add onion, carrots and celery; cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are crisp-tender. Add flour, thyme, salt and pepper; cook 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Gradually stir in broth. Heat to boiling, stirring frequently. Boil and stir 1 minute.
  • 2
    Add chicken; reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer uncovered 13 to 18 minutes, stirring occasionally, until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (at least 165°F). Transfer chicken to cutting board. Using two forks, shred into large bite-size pieces, and return to Dutch oven; heat to simmering.
  • 3
    In medium bowl, stir Bisquick™ mix and milk together until soft dough forms. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto simmering stew. Cover and cook over medium-low heat 9 to 11 minutes or until dumplings are completely cooked in center.
  • 4
    To freeze: Cook chicken stew as directed in recipe in steps 1 and 2. Cover and refrigerate chicken stew 30 to 40 minutes. Divide stew between two 1-quart freezer containers; cover and freeze up to 2 months. To finish chicken and dumplings: Place frozen chicken stew containers in large bowl filled with hot water about 5 minutes or until stew can be slid out of containers into 4-quart Dutch oven. Cover and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until stew is heated to boiling. Make and cook dumplings as directed in step 3.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    To keep Bisquick™ mix fresh longer, refrigerate after opening it.
  • tip 2
    For tender dumplings, don’t overmix the dough. Mix just until moistened.

Nutrition

430 Calories, 18g Total Fat, 29g Protein, 38g Total Carbohydrate, 7g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
430
Calories from Fat
160
Total Fat
18g
27%
Saturated Fat
9g
43%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
135mg
45%
Sodium
1440mg
60%
Potassium
420mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate
38g
13%
Dietary Fiber
2g
11%
Sugars
7g
Protein
29g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
90%
90%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 3 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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