It finally feels like Autumn in my neck of the woods, and I am craving comfort foods. Comfort foods like Chicken and Dumplings. This hearty one dish meal cooks up in about 30 minutes with basic ingredients you probably have in the kitchen.
Ma'am's original recipe uses canned chicken, which I never have in the house. I usually just chop up some chicken breasts or thighs and pre-cook them before continuing with the preparation. Or you could use leftover cooked chicken or turkey. Of course I also use my homemade chicken stock instead of canned, but that is just my personal preference.
Since I couldn't find the recipe on the site for the Homemade Baking Mix I use for the dumplings, I decided you get two recipes for the price of one today. Lucky you! The baking mix is a copycat recipe that can be directly substituted for any recipe calling for Bisquick or "all-purpose" baking mix. Besides dumplings, I use it for biscuits, pancakes, waffles, cobblers, sausage balls, etc. If you don't have, or don't want to use, shortening, you can substitute Canola or Vegetable oil. I would not use olive oil (taste), margarine or butter (possibility of spoilage).
Until next time, happy eating.