Tuesday, January 31, 2012

simple chicken & dumpling soup

dumplings. yum.
bisquick is used in this recipe as a shortcut to making homemade dumplings. while simmering, the dumplings thicken up the soup making it extra yummy.

simple chicken & dumpling soup
3 bone-in chicken breasts
1 qt chicken broth
4 carrots, chopped
4 celery stalks, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1/2 c frozen peas
2 c bisquick
3/4 c milk
3 tbl fresh parsley
salt & pepper

1. place chicken breasts, carrots, celery and onion in a stock pot. pour chicken broth in pot. bring to a boil, turn down heat and simmer for 25 minutes. turn off heat. using tongs, take out chicken and allow to cool.
2.  in the meantime, combine bisquick with milk, parsley, salt & pepper.
3. shred chicken and place back in soup. add frozen peas and bring to a slow simmer.
4. drop dough mixture a large spoonful at a time (i used a "heaping" tablespoon) into soup. cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes.

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