Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Chicken and Dumplings

Mmmm, comfort food on a cold night! Plus, I'm getting ready to leave for Burlington, VT for a few days, so I had to make Mr. Potts something yummy that he could eat while I'm gone. I chose something simple which requires very few ingredients and made chicken and dumplings last night! Don't you love easy recipes?

  • 2 (10.75 ounce) can reduced fat/reduced sodium cream of chicken soup
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can low-fat, low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into pieces
  • ground black pepper to taste
Dumpling Ingredients
I use the Bisquick Heart Smart mix to make dumplings, following the instructions on the side of the box. It requires Bisquick & skim milk.

  • In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, stir together the cream of chicken soup, chicken broth, and milk. Bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Season chicken pieces as you like (I use fresh ground black pepper) and add chicken pieces. Sautee until chicken is cooked through. Transfer the chicken to the soup pot, and mix well. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for 30 to 45 minutes. Season with black pepper, to taste.
  • Make dumplings according to Bisquick mix.
  • Drop teaspoonfuls of the dumpling mixture into simmering chicken stew. Cover pot tightly, and bring to a boil. Simmer for another 12 to 15 minutes - without peeking! Ladle into bowls, and serve hot.

I added a little water last night to thin it out a bit so that Mr. Potts could have leftovers.

What is one of your favorite, easy recipes?

Hope you all have a great day! I'll be cold in Vermont. The high on Thursday will be 25. Yep, 25.


AmyT said...

looks delish!

Mrs. Stilettos said...

That looks so yummy!! hmmmmm you are making me hungry!!!

My all time favorite comfort food is chicken pot pie. Its so easy! Pre made crust....cream of chicken...frozen veggies, cooked chicken and your favorite seasonings...SO GOOD!!

Kristen said...

Sounds yummy. When I make chicken and dumplings I use the frozen dumpling strips...very good. My favorite comfort food is baked spaghetti. You make spaghetti, put it all in a casserole pan, top with cheese and bake.