With a few shortcuts, you can can have this rich and creamy chicken and dumplings on the table any night of the week. It’s got all of the rich flavor, but with half of the work.
Does anything say comfort food more than chicken and dumplings? It’s warm and creamy and then there’s those dumplings which are so soft and delicate. It’s a perfect meal on a chilly night.
The problem with traditional chicken and dumplings is that it can be time consuming to make. You have to cook the chicken and make the dough for those delightful dumplings. That’s all fine and good on a lazy Sunday afternoon, but it’s not exactly weeknight food.
So I set out to make this more of a weeknight dish, something you can have on the table in about an hour. The first thing to speed this pot of comfort up is to use store bought rotisserie chicken. Rotisserie chicken is great convenience food, it’s easy and it always tastes great.
The other big time saver is to used canned biscuits. Homemade dumplings are delicious, don’t get me wrong, but they take a bit of time to make. Probably more time than you want to spend on an average weeknight.
I didn’t use pre-chopped veggies, but you could speed this dish up even more by using pre-chopped carrots, celery and onion. I promise your family will love a big bowl of this comfort food and they might even think you spent all afternoon cooking. We’ll keep that our little secret.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 491Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 99mgSodium: 1182mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 4gSugar: 9gProtein: 31g