Bring chicken to boil in broth (seasoned with salt and pepper if desired). Roll out biscuits on floured board and cut in strips. Drop strips into boiling broth and simmer about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
This is a no-brainer recipe. My kids love this when they have colds or after a day of playing in the snow. I love it because it is SO easy. You can add some veggies to the broth if desired.
Coosabandmom October 25, 2012 COMMENT: Jamie - First of all, where do you think they get chicken broth from? They have to cook chickens in it...lol. This is the way we have done it for years! But, I do agree with her on one thing. We always cut the biscuits and drop them rather than roll them. We've never had problems with it. Also, season the chicken so that your broth has some extra flavor. You can also put seasonal vegetables into it!
Jamie :) June 1, 2011 REVIEW:
First, please note that this is the first time I have ever posted my opinion of something online, so you should assume I must really like this recipe. (Who would respond negatively, right???) :)
I am no Martha Stewart and have an extremely busy lifestyle. A co-worker shared this recipe with me because she always heard me talk about my MaMaws chicken and dumplings. Well, I used this simple recipe and felt like a star! It is wonderful. Here are two things I do differently that may help you avoid a mess like someone else experienced, unfortunately. I cut each biscuit into fourths, not strips. Doing this gives them more of a dumpling texture. Also, I boil the chicken first, remove and dump the water, then bring chicken broth and sea salt to a boil and add the biscuits. Once the biscuits are large and plump, I add the pre-boiled chicken. The thought of cooking raw meet and biscuits together is not very appetizing in my opinion. I hope this helps! :)
Guest Foodie November 14, 2009 REVIEW:
This may take some practice...all we had was a pot of gooey mess that wasn't very appealing at all. Maybe next time we won't use premade biscuits for the dumplings. Wasted a night's dinner.
CDKitchen Staff Reply: While we haven't tried this recipe, one thing to be aware of is that the strips of dough should not be cramped when they are simmering (so make sure you use a large enough pan). Also, don't use store-brand biscuits as the quality for something like this may not work.