Chicken and Dumplings - Easy Method

Updated on December 19, 2016

No leftovers, eh?

5 stars from 1 rating of Chicken and Dumplings

Stretching the Dime

Chicken 'n' Dumplings is a great example of a recipe our ancestors created to make the most of what they had and leave no food to waste. In this recipe you will learn how to use the remnants of the pantry while creating a belly-filling meal for at least six. The ingredients for the stock are all based around the leftover produce you may have in your fridge. Back in the day a stock pot would remain on the stove or fire, and any produce or meat on the verge of spoiling would get thrown into the stock to stretch the food a little longer. We will use that same method of preservation, so your Chicken and Dumplings will turn out special, every time.

Comfort

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 2 hours 15 min
Ready in: 2 hours 45 min
Yields: 6 large servings

Ingredients

  • 1 whole Fryer Chicken, rinsed
  • Pantry leftovers Celery, Carrots, Onions, Garlic
  • Herbs - Bay leaves, Rosemary, Thyme
  • 1 can Refrigerated Biscuit Dough, Cut into quarters
  • To taste Salt and Pepper

Take it Easy

  1. Rinse the chicken and place it in a large stock pot (12 qt plus). Cover with salted water and place over medium high heat to boil.
  2. Scavenge your leftover produce. This is a good opportunity to use any leftover fresh veggies you have in your refrigerator. Examples of additions are in the ingredients, but experiment with whatever you have that you need to use or lose. Skin the veggies and break into chunks to add to the stew. Add fresh or dried herbs like bay leaves, rosemary, and thyme.
  3. Boil the chicken stock for an hour and fifteen minutes. Remove the chicken from the pot.
  4. Debone the chicken. This is a fancy way of saying to take the chicken meat off the bone and remove the skin. Throw the skin and bones back in your boiling stock. Let the chicken discards boil for at least 30 minutes, longer if you have time. A lot of flavor is developed here. Meanwhile shred the chicken meat.
  5. Strain the stock into a bowl, and return the liquid to the pot(skim if desired). Discard reserved veggies and bones. Return the chicken meat, and continue to boil.
  6. Cut each refrigerated biscuit into quarters, and add them into the pot. Boil until the biscuit dough gets dense(10-20 minutes), and the sauce begins to thicken. Initially the dough will sit on top. As it cooks it will thicken the sauce and sink. Salt and pepper as necessary.

Questions & Answers

    Comments

      0 of 8192 characters used
      Post Comment

      No comments yet.

      working

      This website uses cookies

      As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, delishably.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

      For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://delishably.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

      Show Details
      Necessary
      HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
      LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
      Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
      AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
      Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
      CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
      Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
      Features
      Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
      Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
      Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
      Marketing
      Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
      Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
      Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
      Statistics
      Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
      ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)