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Herbed Chicken and Dumplings

I have always said that cooking with a pinch of love makes everything taste better. Your kids can put a little “love” of their own into helping make this simple, hearty recipe. It is quick and easy for families on the go.

INGREDIENTS & SUPPLIES

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 32 oz. chicken broth
  • 10 oz. Campbell’s cream of chicken or cream of chicken and herb condensed soup (I prefer the herb variety)
  • ½ tsp. chopped garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. oregano
  • 1 Tbsp. basil
  • 2 cups frozen sliced carrots
  • 1 can 8-count Grands homestyle biscuits
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • Small heart-shaped cookie cutter or kid-safe clean kitchen scissors (we used scissors)
  • Parchment paper
  • Whisk

HOW TO

  1. Dice chicken and sauté in butter in a large skillet or stock pot.
  2. Add broth, soup, garlic, herbs, salt and pepper to taste. Whisk thoroughly.
  3. Simmer on low 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. While the mixture simmers, press out each biscuit to ¼-inch thickness on parchment paper and cut with cookie cutter to make dumplings. (If you don’t have a cookie cutter, see Hints for tips on using
    scissors.)
  5. Cut leftover dough scraps into bite-size pieces for mini dumplings.
  6. Add carrots to simmering mixture. Stir thoroughly.
  7. Drop biscuit dough dumplings and mini dumplings into simmering broth.
  8. Cook dumplings for 3—4 minutes on each side. If dumplings are thicker, let them cook slightly longer.
  9. Serve immediately.

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HINTS
  • If the broth seems thick, stir in a small amount of water until desired consistency is reached.
  • Rotisserie chicken pulled from the bone is a quick and easy precooked meat to use.
  • Fresh chopped garlic can be found in the produce section of most grocery stores for ease and convenience.
  • For a more traditional Southern-style chicken and dumplings, omit the herbs and use regular cream of chicken soup.
  • Substitute another vegetable that your family likes for the carrots; adjust cooking time for harder or softer veggies (i.e., peas = less time, onions = more time).
  • If using scissors to cut your biscuit dough, press each biscuit flat in your hand, fold in half and cut half a heart shape (with the center of the heart at the fold). Unfold for full heart.
  • Enjoy this with a garden-fresh salad or fresh fruits and berries.

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