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    Koechin (Chef)'s Note:

    This dish is baked in a 9x13 casserole, and the dumplings sort of make themselves. it is easy and delicious. it appeared in a local community paper some time ago.

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    1. 1
      Combine the first 6 ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer. Cook until chicken is done.
    2. 2
      Remove from broth and cool. You will use 2 c of this broth in the preparation!
    3. 3
      Remove from bones if needed.
    4. 4
      Saute the vegetables, except peas in a little butter or oil, until soft.
    5. 5
      Melt the 1/4 cup butter and pour into the 9x13 dish, to grease the bottom.
    6. 6
      Cut or tear the chicken into pieces and place on top of the melted butter.
    7. 7
      Mix flour and milk; pour over chicken.
    8. 8
      Mix soup, 2 cups of the broth, the sauteed vegetables and peas (if using).
    9. 9
      Pour over the top.
    10. 10
      DO NOT STIR!
    11. 11
      Bake at 400 degrees for 30-35 minute or until top is brown.
    12. 12
    13. 13
      To make this realy fast use Rotisserie Chicken and canned Broth!(2 cups).

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 23, 2011

      Convenient comfort food! I have made this dish several times, making small alterations for convenience and to accommodate what I had on hand. It has turned out delicious EVERY time. In place of the chicken breasts, I often use canned chicken, with perhaps not equal, but satisfying results. Rather than boiling the first six ingredients as the recipe states (if using regular chicken breasts), I simply saute the celery, onion and carrot and mix it with the soup, 2 cups of water and some chicken soup base/bouillon in place of actual chicken broth. In place of the self-rising flour, I use 1 c flour, 1/2 tsp salt and 1 1/2 tsp baking powder. I do follow the same basic assembly instructions as the recipe states, but first putting the melted butter in the pan, then the chicken, then the flour and milk mixture, and lastly the soup/vegetable mixture. Thank you for sharing this fabulous recipe, Koechin! I think I'll go make it again right now! Yum!

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    • on March 20, 2010


      5 star for taste, but 3 star for the way the recipe is written. I agree with a previous reviewer that this was too confusing. This is how I "rewrote" it...I fried all of the veggies (not in two separate ways) in the butter, then I mixed it with the seasoned salt, cream of chicken soup, and two cups of chicken broth after it was cooked. I fried the chicken separately and sprayed the pan with Pam. I cooked for 35 minutes. The taste was delicious, though the dumplings were a little weird as it was more of a layer of dumpling then regular ones. I would probably make this again, but I would use my directions above vs. the ones written!

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    • on June 21, 2010


      Great easy tasty recipe! I added italian seasonings to the flour mixture before add milk to it. Also I double the about of "dumplings". There is never any leftovers at our house!

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    Nutritional Facts for Better Than Chicken and Dumplings!

    Serving Size: 1 (336 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 549.6
    Calories from Fat 263
    Total Fat 29.2 g
    Saturated Fat 13.1 g
    Cholesterol 114.6 mg
    Sodium 1533.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 37.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.4 g
    Sugars 3.5 g
    Protein 32.8 g

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