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Chicken and Dumplings

Similar to shepherd's pie and meatloaf, chicken and dumplings is a recipe designed to stretch your budget. The dumplings -- basically biscuits -- dropped on top of hearty chicken stew make twice the meal with half the meat, usually the most expensive ingredient in any meal. This dish really shines if you start from scratch, but it’s a great choice for leftover chicken as well.

 

Start by simmering your chicken with some vegetables to create a flavorful broth. Remove the chicken and let it stand until it’s cool enough to handle. Then shred it, discarding the bones and skin. The dumpling dough gets spooned on top of the liquid, where it cooks, covered, until it’s puffed and cooked through. The chicken goes back into the simmering broth, just to heat through -- and then it’s ready to serve. A more comforting meal cannot be found.

Similar to shepherd's pie and meatloaf, chicken and dumplings is a recipe designed to stretch your budget. The dumplings -- basically biscuits -- dropped on top of hearty chicken stew make twice the meal with half the meat, usually the most expensive ingredient in any meal. This dish really shines if you start from scratch, but it’s a great choice for leftover chicken as well.

 

Start by simmering your chicken with some vegetables to create...

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Few recipes scream "comfort food" like chicken and dumplings. This hearty recipe combines chicken thighs, plump dumplings, and plenty of vegetables for a meal that's warm and filling. These chicken and dumplings are ready in just an hour, so they're totally doable for busy weeknight meals.

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Sarah Carey says, "Sometimes I just need a chicken potpie. You know what I mean? But I don't always have time to make the read deal. Enter this every-bit-as-satisfying substitute: Chicken and Dumplings, ready in about 45 minutes. If you have a little less time, try a pasta variation (about 30 minutes); if you have a little more time, try the classic (about 1 hour). All are a clever way to use up leftover chicken.