Yesterday was my daughter’s birthday. She turned 8! I can’t believe how fast these past few years have flown. For her birthday she wanted one of her favorite dishes, which is Chicken and Dumplings. After I started cooking it I realized that I had never shared my super simple recipe with all of you. So that is what I am doing today, even though the recipe is so easy that it probably doesn’t even require a recipe at all.
- 1 Package of Chicken Breasts Approx. 3 breasts
- 2 Cans of Biscuits Approx. 20 small biscuits
- Salt & Pepper
Boil your chicken in a pot of water, remove and shred. DO NOT THROW OUT BROTH!
Use your leftover broth to cook your biscuits by tearing them into fourths. You will probably need to do 2-3 batches. Once one batch is done remove from the broth and place with your cooked chicken.
Once all of your biscuits are done, pour your leftover broth in with the rest of your dish.
Use salt and pepper to taste.
You may have to continue adding some water as it cooks down otherwise you may not have enough to pour over your meal at the end. If you use a larger pot you won't have this problem. I used a small pot and needed to add more as I went along.
As you place your dumplings in your water they will plump up. They are done when they shrink back to normal size. I like to use the small homestyle biscuits.
I mentioned this in the notes section above but just in case you missed it. I use the small home style biscuits, 10 biscuits in each can. I quarter them and place them in my pot. They will puff up and get big but when they shrink back down to normal size you will know they are done.
This dish really is just so simple that I debated about not even blogging about it but I figured I would take a few pictures (which does not do it justice) and share. If you have never tried chicken and dumplings before and like southern style comfort food then definitely give this one a shot.