Sunday, November 4, 2012

Easy Chicken and Dumplings for #SundaySupper

It's the perfect time of year for dishes that keep you warm and for this Sunday Supper, we are doing just that. This warm and comforting event is being hosted by none other than Susan over at The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen. The recipes are just right for this time of year, it makes you want to curl up in a blanket by the fire and enjoy.

Easy Chicken and Dumplings
1 (2 1/2-pound) chicken, cut into 8 pieces
1 large onion, chopped
2 bay leaves
2 chicken bouillon cubes
Salt and pepper to taste
1 (10 3/4-ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 can of flaky layer biscuits

Place the chicken, onion, bay leaves, and bouillon, in a large pot. Add 4 quarts of water, simmer over medium heat. Simmer the chicken until it is tender and the thigh juices run clear, about 40 minutes.

Remove the chicken from the pot and, when it is cool enough to handle, remove the skin and separate the meat from the bones. Return the chicken meat to the pot. Keep warm over low heat.
Add the cream of chicken soup to the pot with the chicken and simmer gently over medium-low heat.

To prepare the dumplings: Mix the flour with the salt and pepper in a shallow bowl or plate. Take each biscuits and tear into three layers. Dip each layer into the flour mixture. (both sides) Cut each layer into three pieces. I used my pizza cutter. You could use a knife or just tear them for a more rustic looking dumpling.
Do not stir the chicken once the dumplings have been added. Push the pieces of dough down into the broth. Gently move the pot in a circular motion so the dumplings become submerged and cook evenly. Cook until the dumplings  are no longer doughy, about 10 minutes.
To serve, ladle chicken, gravy, and dumplings into warm bowls.
We have over 50 contributors this week, bringing you their best warm you up dishes. We have everything from stews, soups, main entrees and even some hot drinks and desserts.
Just look at the lineup below and see what everyone is bringing to the #SundaySupper table today!
Main Entrees:
Carrot, Parsnip and Lentil Casserole - Happy Baking Days
Chicken with Herbed Dumplings – Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
Chicken pot pie – Gotta Get Baked
Cholula Chicken Enchiladas – Kwistin’s Favorites
Eggplant Parmesan – The Hand That Rocks The Ladle
Roasted Roots and Fruits with Sausage – Shockingly Delicious
Beer-Braised Beef – Sustainable Dad
Bigos {Authentic Polish Hunter’s Stew} – From Fast Food to Fresh Food
Brunswick Stew and Rice – Big Bear’s Wife
Calico Beans – Home Cooking Memories
Carbonnade Flamande – The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
Chicken Cacciatore {Hunter Style Stew} with Easy Creamy Polenta – Webicurean
Chicken & Mushroom Stew On Egg Noodles – Galactosemia in PDX
Ham and String Beans – Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Hearty Moose Meatball Stew – Mrs. Mama Hen
Jalapeno Popper Chicken Chili - Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Lentil and Chorizo Stew – Vintage Kitchen Notes
Seafood Gumbo and Soul Warming #SundaySupper Wine Pairings - ENOFYLZ Wine Blog
Soul Warming Hearty Beef Stew - In The Kitchen With KP
30 Minute Black Bean Soup – Supper for a Steal
Black Bean Soup – Basic and Delicious
Black Bean Soup with Hot Roast Pepper Cream - The Lovely Pantry
Canadian Beer Cheese Soup – Juanita’s Cocina
Chicken Pot Pie Stew Soup – Ruffles and Truffles
Chicken Soup with Dumplings – The Messy Baker
Chicken Tortilla Soup – Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
Coconut Curry Chicken Soup – Damn Delicious
Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Soup – Mama Mommy Mom
Easy Chicken and Dumplings – My Catholic Kitchen
Easy Italian Wedding Soup – Family Foodie
Easy Wonton Soup – Soni’s Food
French Onion Sou – Momma’s Meals
Homestyle Chicken and Dumplings – I Run For Wine
Italian Wedding Soup – Comfy Cuisine
Lasagna Soup – Cravings of a Lunatic
Lemon Chicken Noodle Soup – Mangiamo
Lentil and Bacon Soup – Small Wallet, Big Appetite
Lentil Soup with Spinach – Mama’s Blissful Bites
Peppery Mulligatawny Soup with Cherry Tomatoes & Cilantro – Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
Pozolillo Verde {Green Chicken & Corn Pozole} – La Cocina de Leslie
Red Lentil Soup with Crispy Aromatic Coriander – Chattering Kitchen
Roasted Jalapeno Soup – Chocolate Moosey
Rule of Thirds Soup - What Smells So Good?
Seafood Chowder – Noshing with the Nolands
Spanish Garlic Soup – Pippi’s In The Kitchen Again
Spicy Gumbo Z’herbes – Pescetarian Journal
Spicy Korean Brisket Soup {Yukgaejang} - Crispy Bits & Burnt Ends
Spicy Seafood Noodle Soup {Jjamppong} – Kimchi Mom
Spicy Udon Noodle Soup – My Trials In The Kitchen
Turkey Noodle Soup – Magnolia Days
Tuscan Bean Soup - The Wimpy Vegetarian
Twisted Chicken Noodle Soup – The Meltaways
Warm You Up Spicy Bacon Cheeseburger Soup - Daily Dish Recipes
Hot Fudge Pudding Cake – That Skinny Chick Can Bake
White Hot Chocolate with Orange – GirliChef
Join on us on Twitter throughout the day during #SundaySupper. This evening we will meet at 7pm EST for our weekly #SundaySupper live chat.
All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag or you can follow us through TweetChat.
We’d also love to feature your Sunday Supper Soul Warming Recipes on our #SundaySupper Pinterest board and share them with all of our followers, too.
 Peace be with you,


  1. Chicken and Dumplings are a perennial favorite. It's even better when it can be made quickly. Bravo for your dish!

  2. This recipe is the perfect Soul Warming Recipe for this time of year. I love that you shared it during #SundaySupper.

  3. This creamy chicken and dumpling soup looks so smooth and delicious! Can't wait to try it.

  4. I never realized how easy it was to make chicken and dumplings. We will be trying it in this household once it cools down. Thanks for sharing!

  5. What a fantastic "short-cut" recipe - I will definitely be keeping this in my arsenal. Absolutely delicious!!

  6. How homey and delicious. I would love a bowlful tonight.

  7. True southern comfort! Going to make this soon!

  8. Wonderful recipe!! Thanks for sharing it :)

  9. Chicken and dumplings sure can warm the soul. Nice to have a quick and easy recipe for busy days. Thanks for sharing it today for Sunday Supper

  10. Can´t go wrong with chicken and dumplings! Thanks for sharing.

  11. Chicken and dumplings is my go-to comfort dish! Yours looks so good!

  12. My mouth is watering, that looks so very good.

  13. creamy and comforting! Definitely soul warming, my friend (Ronni, right? Or did I spell it wrong?).

  14. Such a perfect dish for cold night! Lovely, thank you for joining us this week.

  15. This is one delicious looking meal for these cold days :) I would love to try making these at home :)Thanks so much for a wonderful recipe Veronica :)

  16. My goodness...I haven't had chicken and dumplings since my grandmother made them for me ages ago! The recipe looks great, and more importantly doable for me;-) Thanks!

  17. This looks soooo wonderfully comforting. This is the perfect soup to keep you and your soul nice a warm. I love it!!

  18. Great shortcut recipe! Love chicken and dumplings :)

  19. Now this is comfort in a bowl!!! ~ Bea

  20. Mmm...I've never had chicken and dumplings but all the recipes this week featuring this dish are totally making me want to try it! This sounds delicious!

  21. All of these chicken and dumplings recipes are making me crave a bowl right now. I have never attempted to make it myself but seeing as how it looks so simple I think I need to give it a try soon.

  22. This is such a easy no fuss chicken and dumpling recipe. I love it! Looks so tasty! Yummy in my tummy!

  23. Gorgeous pics! Looks like a hug in a bowl.


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