Monday, February 11, 2013

A Rainy Day Recipe

Chicken n' Dumplins is one of my husbands favorite meals. I honestly think he could eat it every night. So, when my mom told me about her super easy recipe that we have all LOVED for years, I knew I had to make it. I've made it a couple of times since she first showed me how to do it and I'm still amazed each time at how easy it is. I posted a picture of a big pot of this yumminess last night on FB and had multiple requests for the recipe. So, here it is:

These are all the ingredients needed plus a rotisserie chicken. You can boil a chicken and use the broth from that but I like the simplicity of an already cooked chicken. It helps with last minute WHAT AM I GOING TO MAKE FOR DINNER decisions. I have used one chicken but like it better with two. The best thing about this recipe is following the directions to the tee or adding whatever you like. 

First you add two 32 oz containers of chicken broth. Again, this is only necessary if you don't boil your own chicken. After that you add 4 cans of soup, 2 cream of chicken and 2 cream of celery. 

Let all of that come to boil and let boil for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add chicken and stir. Let boil for another 5 minutes or so until all is combined. Now comes the fun part that every single person is shocked at when I tell them. To get the dumplins part, you use flour tortillas. Yes, you read that correctly, no need to go back. I couldn't believe this part until I saw it and you'll have to see it to believe it as well. 

These are the tortillas that I like to use. You can use any brand that you choose just as long as they are flour and not corn. This is a family pack which has about 20-30 in it and I use ALL of them. I use 2 chickens because I like a lot of chicken and Chris likes a lot of dumplins so I use the whole pack. Together we make a good team. The best way to explain this part is to tear them in to strips and then in to squares. You can do one at a time or 2-3 at time. There is no set pattern as how to do this. Make sure that the broth is still boiling when you start to throw in the tortillas. Stir frequently while adding them. After everything is incorporated, let it boil on medium for about 5 minutes and then simmer for another 5 minutes. I add some pepper at this point and enjoy!

Here is my finished pot of yummy Chicken n' Dumplins. Please let me know if you try the recipe and if you have any questions. It is a recipe that we have on rotation at our house. Hope you enjoy as well! 


  1. Do you have to add the water to each can also?

  2. Hi Madelyn,

    No, you do not have to add water to any of the cans. The chicken broth acts as your liquid. You can more of the broth if you want. I've never had to add water.

    Please let me know if you have any other questions and let me know if you try it. I'd love to know how you like it :)


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