Monday, May 18, 2015

Chicken and Dumpling Casserole

We love chicken and dumplings at our house, but it takes so long to make a homemade pot. Here's a recipe you can put together quickly and feel like you're (almost) eating the real thing.


Ingredients:

1 stick of melted butter
4/5 boneless chicken breast boiled
1 cup of self-rising flour
1 cup of milk
1 can of cream of chicken soup
2 cups of chicken broth

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Boil and chop up the chicken breasts. Lightly spray the bottom of a 13x9 dish with cooking spray. Line the bottom of the dish with the chicken. Pour the melted butter over the chicken.


Combine the flour and the milk. Mix (I whisk) well. 


Pour this over the chicken and butter.


Combine the cream of chicken soup and the chicken broth. This can of broth is 14.5 ounces, just shy of the 2 cups it calls for. This is all I use, but you can save a little of the left over broth from cooking the chicken and add it. Once combined, pour over the chicken.




Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. We like ours pretty brown on top, so I usually cook it about 15 minutes longer. The longer it cooks, the more crust-like the top becomes. It will have liquid in it when it comes out, so don't think it's not ready. Add just about any side and a roll, and you'll have your next favorite meal.



Two more days of school!!! Do I sound happy about that?

Kathryn

122 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting! Looking forward to making! Looks yummy!

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    1. You will love it! So good. Thanks for commenting. :-)

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    2. I am making tonight. Smells great baking right now. Made with peas n carrots just a half bag

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    3. Does this thicken if it sits for a little bit?

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    4. It will thicken a little, but it will have a somewhat runny texture, like chicken and dumplings would.

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    5. This is delicious. I made it tonight with 5 chicken thighs. Mine wasn't runny at all. I didn't cover it to cook it, even partially. I used two full cups of chicken broth. But, it was still soooooo good. Thank you for this recipe. I may never have flour all over my kitchen again from making dumplings.

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    6. So glad you liked it! I've never tried it with thighs.

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    7. Just made chicken and dumplings casserole. Smell delicious, too hot to taste as of this moment. Just what I was looking for in a simple recipe. Thank You!

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    8. I made this today but mine was somewhat dry. Not juicy at all. I used 4 breasts but next time will only use 3. Seems to not have enough “crust”. All i tasted was chicken. I am hoping it’s just that I cooked it a bit too long and did not cover it. Will try it again.

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    9. I was so excited to make this today, however it was somewhat disappointing. Mine was dry & not juicy at all. There was too much chicken and not enough “crust”. I’m hoping that I just cooked to too long. I will try it again but will cover it when it’s cooking and not use as much chicken.

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  2. Adding a small bag of frozen peas and carrots makes a scrumttious chicken pot pie.peas and carrots gives it a little color.

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    1. When you added the veggies did add more liquid

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    2. Add a little tyme for chicken pot pie flavor old school 94 old showed me that

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    3. I think I'll ade some too. Maybe a little sage too.

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    4. I am fixing this now. Iused 3 large breasts and some garlic and black pepper.. Sure smells good.

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  3. Can't wait to make this one!

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  4. O my goodness!! Looks so yummy. Can't wait to try this. TY

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  5. I don't understand how the dumplings are made, Judy by adding flour?

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    1. The top turns into a crust-type dumpling. The taste and texture are like dumplings. You will love it!!

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    2. U can also add a pie crust and layer it

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  6. That looks deliciously wonderful. I love to cook everything by scratch. But this I'm gonna try. God Bless. Marian.

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    1. It's so good! I hope you like it.

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    2. Can i add biscuits on top before cooking?

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  7. I have made this and it's so good. Anita Miller

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  8. Definitely trying with peas and carrots

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    1. Sounds good. My people wouldn't like the peas! They can be a little picky.

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    2. Peas and carrots would ruin it, just make a chichen pot pie

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  9. Do they dumplings get done?

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    1. Yes, they're more like a crust-type dumpling flavor. There will not be actual dumplings. It will just taste like it.

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  10. to make your own self rising flour simply add 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon of salt to 1 cup of flour and mix well. Great recipe!

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    1. Thank you. My friend Staci shared it with me years ago, and we eat it all the time!

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  11. It was yummy. I used Bisquick since the only flour I had was all-purpose. I also seasoned the water when boiling the chicken and seasoned the shredded chicken with salt, black pepper, garlic powder and Italian seasoning.

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    1. That all sounds great!! I bet it turned out so good!!

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  12. I'm going to give this a try!!
    Sounds so good!!

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  13. I am not a cook but this sounds good. I am going to 'storm' the kitchen and try to make it. Fingers crossed!

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  14. is there a print button that i'm just missing??

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    1. No, there's not. I'm not set up for that. So sorry.

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    2. Screen shot it and you'll have it in ur photo galler . Then u can print it if u want๐Ÿ˜€

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    3. Hold control button down and hit the P button.

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    4. Yes you can print it. Hit control "A",This will highlight at the pages of info, then hit print. Once your printing selection comes up, customize it to print. It showed 9 pages. I printed 4 pages to remove comments. Good luck. Not hard as I am not too computer savvy.

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    5. Copy only what you want from the recipe to a word document including the picture. Adjust fonts and you'll have a much shorter recipe. Do it all the time....then print the document. Have tons of recipes in a word folder. I usually add website to bottom of recipe document for reference.

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  15. Cooked it last night. Easy to make. The family loved it!

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    1. So glad!! After all this enthusiasm for this recipe, I think I need to make it again, too! Thanks for your comment.

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    2. I had some last week at a place that sells it. It was my first time to taste it. It tasted like chicken pot pie. Do this receipe?

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    3. I don't think it tastes like chicken pot pie. If you add vegetables it might.

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  16. Going to make this for dinner tonight. Will let you know it turns out.

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  17. Thumbs up from the whole family!
    I didn’t have any cream of chicken soup on hand, but that’s super easy to whip up. We will definitely make it again.

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    1. Just curious, how do you whip up homemade cream of chicken soup?

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  18. Yay!! I love it when the whole family likes anything. :-)

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  19. Is there a pinterest button?

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    1. There should be a Pin button on every picture. Hover over the picture and see if it pops up. There may not be one if you're on your phone. I'm working on that.

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  20. I made this in two small casserole dishes and shared one with my sister and her husband. She wants the recipe, so I'll be passing it along to her. My husband said, "Add this to our favorites list." That's high praise.

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    1. I am so happy y'all liked it!! Thanks so much for letting me know. :-)

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    1. It should have a lumpy, crusty texture to it that resembles dumplings.

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  22. Has anyone halved this recipe? Did it turn out good. Was going to do as suggested also for the self rising flour if that worked? TY

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    1. I halved it as it was just me and my husband and it was delicious.

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  23. Can you bake it at a higher temp to decrease cooking time?

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  24. Where's the dumplings? It supposed to be chicken and dumplings not just chicken and creamed broth?

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  25. The crust serves as the dumplings. The texture of the top should be dumpling-like. It should have some cream, but it shouldn't be runny.

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  26. Sounds and looks yummy. How do I make it keto?

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    1. I wish I could help you with that. I don't know a lot about the Keto diet.

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    2. Tape a key to ur left toe ;-)

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  27. If I use canned chicken how many cans do you suggest? Four?

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    1. Hum... Not sure about that. I like it with a lot of chicken, so I would say more.

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  28. Gonna try this tonight. Looks like it would be good, and fairly easy to prepare.

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  29. This recipe is not a keeper. Too pasty tasting no seasoning. We would rather stick with our chicken pot pie standby.

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    1. Oh no! So sorry it wasn't for you. Have a good weekend.

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  30. What's self rising flour ?? Where can I find it? I only have regular flour. Also how many calories is it per cup do you know?

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  31. Self-rising flour is the flour that you don't have to add anything to. It should be in the grocery store next to the All-purpose flour. All-purpose requires you to add baking powder and salt. I use My Fitness Pal regularly and I record this as 280 calories in 1/8 of a 13x9 casserole dish.

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  32. I dont use canned foods(cream of chicken). Can I do something different?

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    1. I wish I could help you. I'm not sure what a good substitute would be. So sorry.

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    2. You can use chicken broth, a little chicken bullion and heavy cream. It's delicious!

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  33. Can I substitute Bisquick for self-rising flour? I typically don't keep self-rising flour.

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    1. That might work. Let me know if you try it with the Bisquick. Good luck!

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    2. Google how to make self-rising flour. It's really easy.

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  34. Sounds great. I have the ingredients, so going to try it. Thanks for posting

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  35. The taste was good, but no crust of any kind ever formed on top. I left it in the oven for 90 min. Can’t imagine what went wrong. Having no cream of chicken, I used mushroom soup instead, which was delicious.

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    1. I don't know why that happened. I wouldn't think the change of soup would have anything to do with it. At least it tasted pretty good. :-)

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  36. Mine is in the oven now, can't wait to try it!

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  37. I was going to make chicken and dumplings,but my Sister sent me your recipe and she talked about how her family of 4 ate every bit of it,, I think she was wanting to take some to work the next day,,but there was nothing left...I’m making it for my Husband before he goes to work...I’ll let you know how it turns out.....

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    1. That is so funny! We never have any leftovers either. My kids inhale it. Let me know how yours goes. Have a great weekend!!

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  38. I cannot print without this installing extensions in my browser. Please just put a normal print option.

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    1. You can copy the text into a word document and print from there. Not sure why it's asking you to install extensions. Sorry about that.

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  39. Just made it for lunch, very rich, glad I used 2% milk, tasty!
    Thank you for posting

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  40. My wife hates chicken and dumplings, but I love them. going to try this tomorrow for dinner, lets see how she likes it

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    1. She did like it ,but I added a chicken seasoning to it, and it made it a bit salty but it was still delicious.Thanks for the recipe I will be making it again. Thanks Again your neighbor from Jasper,Al

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  41. This is definitely one to add to the next dinner menu. I mean like really soon. Thank you for the recipe!๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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  42. Can you use baking mix in place of the self-rising flour? How long do you boil the chicken?

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    1. Not sure about the baking mix, and I would boil your chicken breasts about 30 minutes or until it pulls apart easily with a fork.

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  43. I used Baking flour mix. It turned out great.

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  44. I just received this recipe! I am anxious to try it! I do believe this will be Sunday dinner tomorrow!! My husband loves chicken and dumplings (don't know anyone who doesn't)...gotta try this what a great idea for a nice dinner with little effort!!!

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    1. Exactly! I made it a bunch when my kids were small. Perfect for a week night meal.

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  45. I wonder if this is freezable?

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    1. Never tried to freeze it. Disappears too fast. :-)

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  46. Is there a way to print the recipe without the popup that wants to add yahoo as a search bar? Very frustrating

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    1. I'm so sorry about that, but I don't have that feature. You can copy and paste the text only into a word document and print it that way.

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  47. I made this tonight, and it is wonderful!! Thank you for this simple and great tasting recipe!!

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  48. Has anyone ever chopped up frozen dumplings in this before baking? Would that work?

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    1. That sounds like a great idea. Please let us know if you try it!

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  49. I've made regular chicken and dumplings before but not in a casserole. Making this for dinner tonight. YUM!

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