There's nothing like a steamy bowl of Bisquick chicken and dumplings to soothe your spirit and warm you from the inside out. This super easy recipe is similar to the classic chicken and dumplings recipe, but is much faster to prep and cook, and doesn't need hours of simmering away on the stovetop. Full of healthy hearty ingredients like chicken, celery, carrots, and onions and topped with delicious Bisquick drop dumplings, this easy chicken and dumplings recipe is sure to be a hit in your family.
Making Bisquick Chicken and Dumplings is easier than you may think. Start by simmering chicken, celery, carrot, onion, parsley, salt, pepper and water in a Dutch oven for 2 hours. Scoop the chicken and vegetables out of the Dutch oven and set them aside, and do the same with half a cup of fat that is on the top of the broth. Pour the broth aside, then heat 1/2 cup of fat in the Dutch oven, add Bisquick mix and simmer. Add 4 cups of broth and wait until it boils, then stir in chicken and vegetables, and cook at low heat for 20 minutes. In a bowl, mix 2 cups of Bisquick and milk, then spoon the mixture over the chicken and simmer for 10 minutes, then cover with a lid and cook for another 10 minutes.
– For a more richly flavored broth, simmer the chicken neck and giblets with the other ingredients, then discard them once the chicken is done and you're ready to move onto the next steps.
– When adding the Bisquick mixture to the Dutch oven, drop it onto the chicken rather than into the liquid.
– You can add more flavor to your chicken and dumplings by throwing some herbs into the water while the chicken is cooking. A bay leaf, rosemary, or thyme would all wonderfully enhance this dish.
– If your chicken and dumplings hasn't thickened up as much as you'd like it to, add a little flour or cornstarch to the broth.
– If you don't eat dairy, you can substitute whole milk for your favorite non-dairy alternative. You can also swap chicken broth for milk.
– Are your dumplings falling apart? Make sure your dough is firm before dropping it into the Dutch oven. You can also add an egg when making the dumpling dough – this will help bind it together and make them less likely to fall apart.
Bisquick chicken and dumplings is an incredibly nourishing comfort food. Serve it with lighter side dishes such as green salads, roasted vegetables like green beans, Brussels sprouts, or artichoke, or dinner rolls.
Store leftovers in an airtight container. Your Bisquick chicken and dumplings will last 5 days in the fridge. You can freeze chicken and dumplings as well. It'll last about 2 months frozen.
Place whole cut chicken into a Dutch oven.
Stir in carrots.
Add parsley, salt and pepper.
Pour in water. Bring the water to a boil, then reduce to a simmer, cover with a lid, and cook for approximately 2 hours.
Scoop the chicken out of the Dutch oven and set them on a plate to the side.
Repeat with vegetables.
Using a spoon, skim off ½ cup of fat from the top of the broth and set to the side.
Pour the broth into a separate container.
Heat the ½ cup of fat in the Dutch oven. Pour in ½ cup of Bisquick mix, stir, and cook over low heat until the mixture begins to bubble.
Pour in 4 cups of chicken broth and bring to a boil. Stir continuously at boiling for 1 minute. Stir in chicken and vegetables, then reduce heat back down to low. Cook until heated through, about 20 minutes.
Whisk 2 cups Bisquick and milk in a medium-sized bowl.
Spoon the dough onto the hot chicken and cook on low heat for 10 minutes, then cover with a lid and cook for another 10 minutes.
Serve and enjoy!
It takes about 2 hours to cook the chicken in the Dutch oven. You'll know your chicken has finished cooking when its juices run clear and the internal temperature reads 165°F.
For best results when reheating frozen Bisquick chicken and dumplings, heat it on the stovetop. Don't be tempted to use the microwave because it will ruin the dumplings.