It’s not fast, but it is cheap! I used some leg quarters that I got on sale at Harris Teeter for $.29 per pound! My father-in-law shared this recipe with me, since it was one of my husband’s favorite meals growing up.
Chicken and Dumplings (about $.30 per serving if you get the chicken on sale)
- 1 whole fryer chicken, or a whole cut-up chicken, with bones! (about 3-5 pounds)
- 4 small cans of refrigerated biscuit dough
- 3/4 cup milk
- Salt and Pepper
2. Add your whole chicken (giblets removed) or chicken pieces to the boiling water. Bring back to a boil, and cook for about 30 minutes, or until chicken is opaque.
3. While the chicken is cooking, roll out the biscuit dough very thin. Cut it into thin strips with a pizza cutter. These will be your dumplings.
5. Make sure the water is still at a rolling boil. Drop the biscuit strips into the boiling water.You may have to stir a little bit to make room for more strips.
6. Let the dumplings boil for about 15 minutes. They will look a little like worms, don’t worry, this is normal! They will be firmer than this when they are done. **While the dumplings are cooking, separate the chicken from the bone.
8. Add the milk, and let it thicken for about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and serve.
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