Flavorful Chicken & Dumplings
Chicken & Dumplings is a favorite one pot meal in our house and it will satisfy any hearty appetite with its full body flavor and dumplings. I grew up with a master cook, my Mom. even though she doesn't have Masters in cooking, nor a title of Master Chef, but after having one of her meals you would gladly give her such a title.
Here is where my love of cooking steam from, my Mom. Her cooking was always amazing. You'd always want second, thirds if you could get away with it, but mostly it was homemade. All the cooking was done from scratch, nothing artificial about it, period! If the recipe called for butter, you used butter. Sugar was real, not fabricated or genetically engineered. Real whole milk, not powder. I could go on and on but I'll stop there so I can give you this recipe.
There are times, when I'm in a hurry & if I have one hand, I'll use a marinated/seasoned chicken I had gotten prepared by my butcher at our local grocer. It really adds to the overall saturation of flavors in the dish and you won't have to add much more for flavor. Gives it a more flavorful appeal!
Side Note: This recipe lens was one of my first lens here on Squidoo and in retrospect I really hadn't a clue what I was doing or what lied ahead here. I am pleased to say I am thrilled I am part of this positive, encouraging and forward thinking site! I constantly talk about it to anyone who will listen and direct them here not only to read the great content, but to hopefully take a go at it as well.
Prep Time: 15-20
Total Time: 35-40
- 6 -8 quart stock pot with lid
- 2 chicken hind quarters (leg and thigh pieces cut into individual pieces = 4 pieces)
- 2 Large chicken breast cut into pieces
- 4 -5 qts water or chicken stock
- 4 chicken bullions (omit if using chicken stock)
- 3 c mixed vegetables (can or frozen)
- 1 tsp chicken seasoning
- 1/2 tsp soul seasoning (can be omitted)
- 1/4 tsp salt & pepper
- 1 10 -count tube refrigerated biscuits
- First get your stock on stove, turn on medium-high heat, let come to boil while you're getting ingredients ready.
- Once you've got all ingredients ready place chicken in pot gentle while waters is lightly boiling.
- Then add all other ingredients, except biscuits ~ Stir to saturate the liquid to begin releasing flavors.
- Cover for 10 minutes while on a medium-low boil to begin cooking chicken.
- Place the biscuits on the lightly boiling stew (about 10 minutes) after it has a low steady boil.
- Once biscuits are on top, place lid on.
- Turn stove down to low (like you are cooking rice) and continue cooking for an additional 20 minutes.
- Check biscuits to be sure they cook throughly through - insie should look just like a baked biscuit.
- Serve up in your favorite bowl.
I use all varieties... from Flaky, original, to the Honey... their all great with this recipe!
Love mixed vegetables in my One Pot Meals
Very affordable and boost any dishes flavor!