Chicken and Dumplings


      Why is this one of our favorite chicken soups? Maybe because of the homemade dumplings that are swimming in it. Chicken and Dumplings is a hearty soup that you can enjoy as a meal-starter or a main dish.

      Serves: 6

      Cooking Time: 30 min

      What You'll Need:

      • 3 celery stalks, sliced
      • 2 carrots, sliced
      • 8 cups chicken broth (see Note)
      • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
      • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
      • 2 cups biscuit baking mix (see Note)
      • 2/3 cup milk (see Note)
      • 3 cups chopped cooked chicken

      What To Do:

      1. Coat a soup pot with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. Add celery and carrots; saute 6 minutes, or until tender. Stir in broth, poultry seasoning, and pepper; bring to a boil.
      2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir together biscuit mix and milk until blended. Turn dough out onto a heavily floured surface; roll or pat dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut into 1- x 3-inch strips.
      3. Drop strips one at a time into boiling broth. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 8 to 10 minutes, or until dumplings are cooked through, stirring occasionally. Add chicken and stir until heated through, 3 to 4 additional minutes. Serve immediately.


      • You can lighten up this Southern classic without sacrificing taste. Substitute low-sodium fat-free chicken broth, reduced-fat biscuit baking mix, and fat-free milk for their regular counterparts.
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