Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Chicken Dumpling Soup

I've made this many times since I ran this last year, it's one of our favorites! Today is shaping up to be another busy day so I have a chicken in the crockpot and when I get home late today I'll whip up a pot of this soup. Don't tell anyone it takes less than 30 minutes... it'll be our little secret!
 
I've had to go to the dealership twice this week for maintenance on the car, I hope I don't have to go back for awhile. Akin to setting in a doctor's office, you are at their mercy and a hour drags by as you set in the waiting room with coughing people, blaring tv and kids who are misbehaving. By the time I got finished there it was after 3 and I went to Wal-mart to pick up a few things. Bad idea since after 3 is when everyone else goes to Wal-mart, when the kids get out of school I guess. I had a list, but you know how that goes... you start lookin' and then you start reading and then the next thing you know, your cart is FULL! I hadn't planned on buying a new cookbook yesterday, until I saw this new paperback publication by Gooseberry Patch. Comfort Food 101, I know it doesn't say that, but that's what it is. Inside the covers are a primer for anyone who has to get a meal on the table in an orderly time frame. Quick to fix recipes that are down home good. As I was thumbing through, I see the Chicken Dumpling Soup that we had at Stone Mill this week. OH MY GOODNESS! The recipe, I hear Angels singing...


You won't believe how easy this went together. I got home at 4:30 and it was ready when Jerry walked in the door an hour later. His favorite food, in soup form was simmering on the stove. I think I'll be getting flowers or maybe a dinner out for this little magic trick...


Chicken & Dumplin' Soup  PRINT RECIPE
10 3/4-oz. can cream of chicken soup
4 cups chicken broth
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
2 (15-oz.) cans mixed vegetables, drained *I used a handful of peas and carrots instead
12-oz. tube refrigerated biscuits, quartered *I used Mary B's frozen Butter Biscuits, slightly thawed 
Optional: pepper to taste

Combine soup and broth in a 6 quart stockpot; bring to a boil over medium high heat, whisking until smooth. Stir in chicken and vegetables, bring to a boil. Drop biscuit quarters into soup; cover and simmer 15 minutes. Let soup stand covered for 10 minutes before serving. Sprinkle each serving with pepper, if desired. Serves 6-8

*This can't be improved on much, it's almost perfect! Cut the biscuits in smaller pieces since they puff up quite a bit. They are super tender and really, really good, I was a little skeptical of the whole biscuit thing! My husband ate two bowls, that's like a rating system at my house... 2 bowls is like 5 stars! If you buy rotisserie chicken or have leftover from another day, this recipe is on the table in less than 30 minutes.





22 comments:

  1. this is exactly how I was taught to make chicken and dumplings. I just use more biscuits (family of 6 with two grandsons), roll them out, cut into small pieces and simmer. that is the only difference. My family loves it.

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    1. I can't believe I've never tried biscuits for dumplings! I'd never have tried this recipe if we hadn't had that soup at Stone Mill the other day. I could tell that the little dumplings were definately made of fluffy biscuits!

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  2. I LOVE GBP and after that ordeal I think you deserved a new cookbook AND some of that YUMMY looking soup :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  3. Aw, that looks SO good! Not being very famous for my cooking, I might be able to do this. LOL

    LOVE Mary B's biscuits! :)

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    1. I make life too hard sometimes by cooking long recipes, there are good ones out there with just a few ingredients!

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  4. Mmmmmmm, that looks good and so does the Etouffee recipe on the same page. I see I need to add a new cookbook to our collection!

    Wyatt's mom

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    1. I'm just now seeing 3 new comments on this post and as I re-read I saw the Etouffee recipe too! One of our favorites, will have to make it soon! Gooseberry Patch cookbooks are all about down home goodness and most are easy to prepare, something we all love!

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    1. Oh yeah, my favorite part of a recipe is the EASY part!

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  6. the biscuits are the dumplings?! you're kidding. i never even considered making anything dumpling because I thought it was too complicated. thank you for this recipe I learn something new every day.
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

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    1. I know, I was skeptical too! Yes, the biscuits I used were the frozen Mary B's Butter and they were GOOD! I let them thaw just a little and used 5 since I think that's how many are in a tube of the refrigerated kind (Pillsbury). I'll admit I'm a biscuit snob, took me forever to try the frozen ones. My husband came home from a duck hunt bragging about how good they were and I bought my first package. Homemade is better, but the ease of pulling out 3 biscuits for breakfast makes up for the slight taste difference! Anyway... the soup was EZ and on the table in no time!

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  7. Mmmmm - sounds like Mum's cooking!

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  8. Lawd...don't you just wanna put your face in this.....looks so darn good! I am going to make this for sure!! Thanks for sharing this gorgeous comfort food!

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    1. It was everything we like all in a bowl! It's the Rice Krispie commercial where Mom comes out of the kitchen with flour on her face... EZ, but don't tell!

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  9. Lawd...don't you just wanna put your face in this.....looks so darn good! I am going to make this for sure!! Thanks for sharing this gorgeous comfort food!

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    1. LOL, that's exactly the emotion I have when a bowl of this in front of me!!! You will be shocked that the biscuits turn into tender little clouds of goodness!

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  10. Hey! That book looks familiar...thanks so much for sharing our bookazine AND the recipe. You really can't go wrong with chicken & dumplings, can you? ;) So glad it earned 2 bowls...thanks again!

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    1. This was such a great recipe, very similar to a favorite local restaurant that is famous for their Chicken Dumpling Soup! It's my husband's favorite soup now and so easy to make.... please don't tell him since I'm playing this for all it's worth!!!

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  11. I'm going to try it...thanks! It looks yummy....I just need to make a gluten free dumpling...can do I think....=)

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    1. We had this last night for dinner, "homemade good" and easy peasy!

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