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Simple Chicken and Dumplings

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

4 servings

This faster version of traditional chicken and dumplings uses canned broth. It is ready to eat in about a third of the time, thanks to chicken breasts and purchased biscuit mix.—Edna Hoffman, Hebron, Indiana

Ingredients

  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup sliced celery
  • 1/2 cup sliced carrots
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes, divided
  • 2 cups biscuit/baking mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Dash ground nutmeg
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 3 cups cubed cooked chicken breast

Directions

  1. In a 5-qt. Dutch oven or kettle, combine the broth, celery, carrots, bay leaf and 1 teaspoon parsley; bring to a boil.
  2. For dumplings, in a large bowl, combine the biscuit mix, thyme and nutmeg; stir in milk and remaining parsley just until moistened. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto boiling broth. Cook, uncovered, for 10 minutes; cover and cook 10 minutes longer.
  3. With a slotted spoon, remove dumplings to a serving dish; keep warm. Bring broth to a boil; reduce heat. Add chicken; heat through. Discard bay leaf. Spoon over dumplings.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 452 calories, 14g fat (4g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 1431mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 39g protein.

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