A one dish oven casserole recipe reminiscent of Chicken and Dumplings mean pure comfort food for crisp fall days.
This easy to put together recipe makes a whole casserole dish full of comfort food that you can put in the oven and walk away from for 45 minutes. No last minute babysitting dumplings to make sure they’re done, no making sure the pan doesn’t boil over, just pop it in the oven and off you go. And it sure does smell fabulous, I made this, went for a walk while my husband and kids worked in the garage and when we walked in it felt like I’d been cooking for hours.
Now of course it’s not real dumplings but it sure is tasty. Imagine bringing this to a potluck, you’d been the hit of the night with comfort food for the masses. Or make it ahead for a new mom or a family who needs a meal. It could even be made ahead as a freezer meal, either baked in advance and rewarmed or possibly frozen and then baked, I’m not sure on that one so test it out before you give it to someone in need. And test it on a weekend because nothing’s worse than thinking that dinner is almost ready, on weeknight, when everyone is at level 10 hOngry and dinner says “mmm not ready ready yet and never will be!”
Chicken and Dumplings Casserole
3 TBSP butter
6-7 cups vegetables, frozen peas or green beens, or fresh chopped carrots, celery, onions, mushrooms
2-3 cups chopped cooked chicken
2 cups flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 cups milk
1 box condensed cream of chicken soup OR a 10 ounce can-use what you have or can get
2 1/2 cups chicken broth, veggie broth or something from nothing broth
heat the butter in a frying pan over medium heat
while it’s heating gather up the vegetables and chop what needs to be chopped, the frozen can go in frozen