For a cold night or if you have a cold! My mom's Southern chicken and dumplings simplified with biscuit dough (preservative-free!) and boned chicken. It's also healthier with skinless chicken and added mirepoix. Adjust seasonings as necessary.

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine water, carrots, onion, celery, thyme, rosemary, salt, and black pepper in a large pot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes. Add chicken to soup and cook until no longer pink in the center, about 10 minutes.

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  • Drop biscuit pieces into soup and cook until dumplings are cooked through, 10 to 20 minutes.

Cook's Note:

If you have time, you can make whole wheat dough in the bread maker and use part of it instead of the biscuit dough.

Chicken stock can be substituted for water if desired.

Nutrition Facts

160 calories; 5 g total fat; 24 mg cholesterol; 797 mg sodium. 17.5 g carbohydrates; 11.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2014
My wife still works the weekends as a baker and cake decorator. So Mondays I cook to give her a rest day. Needless to say put "easy" in a recipe name and you'll get my attention every time. This recipe is very easy and delicious. I made it exactly by the recipe except we had a bag of frozen dumplings so I used them. (Remember the part about "easy"?:) It rated a compliment from the Boss (read "wife"). And I don't get compliments on my cooking. So it's gotta be 5 stars. Many thanks LUCYBARRON. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/15/2017
Wow way too much seasoning. Thankfully I tasted it before I added the chicken. I double checked the recipe and I made it exactly. Sorry it's a no for me. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 7
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  • 3 star values: 1
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2014
My wife still works the weekends as a baker and cake decorator. So Mondays I cook to give her a rest day. Needless to say put "easy" in a recipe name and you'll get my attention every time. This recipe is very easy and delicious. I made it exactly by the recipe except we had a bag of frozen dumplings so I used them. (Remember the part about "easy"?:) It rated a compliment from the Boss (read "wife"). And I don't get compliments on my cooking. So it's gotta be 5 stars. Many thanks LUCYBARRON. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2014
My wife still works the weekends as a baker and cake decorator. So Mondays I cook to give her a rest day. Needless to say put "easy" in a recipe name and you'll get my attention every time. This recipe is very easy and delicious. I made it exactly by the recipe except we had a bag of frozen dumplings so I used them. (Remember the part about "easy"?:) It rated a compliment from the Boss (read "wife"). And I don't get compliments on my cooking. So it's gotta be 5 stars. Many thanks LUCYBARRON. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/14/2014
Soup was good. I would cut back on the Thyme and Rosemary. It was to overpowering for our taste buds. I also would cut back on the amount of biscuit dough that this recipe calls for. Instead of putting raw chicken into the soup I put in a rotisserie chicken instead. Definitely would make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/10/2017
Browning the chicken first (in the same pot you'll cook the rest of this in so you get all those nice brown bits of fond) makes a BIG difference in flavor. I added chopped onion some minced garlic and a couple of bay leaves too. To thicken I added a small can of cream of chicken soup which instantly transformed it into a nice thick hearty texture. The biscuit pieces puffed up nicely in the simmering stew! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/17/2017
I followed the exact recipe the first time. It was good but I thought it was too much thyme and rosemary. It was a good base to start with because I have never even eaten chicken and dumplings before. The second time I made it I sautéed the vegetables in butter then added the chicken. Cooked for about five minutes then added the broth and spices. I added the dough and it was very good. Super quick and easy recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2016
I've made this several times and it's easy and everyone loves it. I season and cook the chicken slowly first and then follow the directions only using half the thyme and rosemary. I'm always a fan of yummy easy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2015
Amazing recipe! To add a little more flavor I put three chicken bullion cubes. I also shredded the chicken because I like it shredded in my chicken and dumplings. Easy tip: once the chicken is cooked remove it from the pot put in a mixing bowl and use a mixer to shred the chicken. It is so quick and easy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2017
Great recipe...very tasty and quick. You can't beat it! Thanks for sharing?? Kathy Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/13/2017
I used chicken thighs and browned them first. I only used celery onions and poultry seasoning besides salt and pepper. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2016
i made this and my boyfriend loved it so much im making more tonight on this cold winter night Read More
Rating: 1 stars
02/15/2017
Wow way too much seasoning. Thankfully I tasted it before I added the chicken. I double checked the recipe and I made it exactly. Sorry it's a no for me. Read More