The Magnolia Table Chicken & Dumplings was another big hit around here! It is one of the ultimate comfort foods, in my opinion. I’ve made numerous variations of this dish over the years and this one was our favorite.
Now, here is what Jo’s looks like…
… and here’s mine. Barf. It looks awful but it tastes amazing! :-) So, don’t serve this for company. haha.
Chicken & Dumplings
Here’s the recipe. A few notes:
- She calls for a 6 to 7 qt. pot. My largest is a 6 qt and was really too small. If you have bigger, go bigger. I think I am putting a huge 7 qt. pot on my Christmas list!
- To that end, if I make it again with this size pot I would use 1.5 cans of biscuits and bake the rest for the kids to have for breakfast the next day. I used 4 cups of chicken and thought the ratio of chicken to dumplings was off anyway.
- Also probably due to the pot size issue, my dumplings didn’t cook well. Compounding the issue might have also been that I did stir it frequently during that 20 minutes to keep them from just mounding together in one huge glob. In my previous Chicken & Dumplings recipe, it specifically says “Put the lid on the pot and simmer for 20 minutes without stirring or taking off the lid.” I’d do that next time.
Cooked Chicken Breasts
Here’s how I cook my chicken for recipes. I usually do it early in the day or the night before.
Place chicken breasts on baking sheet with sides (to catch the grease), skin side up.
Rub olive oil on breasts, sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Bake at 350º for 45 minutes.
Cool, then place in Kitchenaid stand mixer with paddle attachment to shred
We tuned in to the Mickey’s 90th Spectacular tonight and just loved it. Our favorite was Zac Brown Band singing Bare Necessities!
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