This isn't how Mama used to make it. Spice up her old chicken and dumplings recipe with KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 6 servings
3/4 cup KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing, divided
6 bone-in chicken thighs (2 lb.)
1 onion, chopped
1-1/4 qt. (5 cups) boiling water
2 cups flour
2 tsp. CALUMET Baking Powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/3 cup shortening
1/2 cup milk
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Let's Make It
Heat 2 Tbsp. dressing in Dutch oven or large deep skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken, skin sides down, and onions. Cook 8 min. or until chicken is evenly browned on both sides, turning chicken and stirring onions after 4 min.; cover. Simmer on medium-low heat 15 min. Add remaining dressing and boiling water; cover. Simmer 15 min.
Remove chicken from pan; set aside. Strain cooking liquid; discard strained solids. Chop chicken; discard skin and bones. Return chopped chicken and strained liquid to pan. Simmer on medium-low heat 15 min.
Meanwhile, combine flour, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Cut in shortening with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add milk; stir until mixture forms stiff dough. Place on lightly floured surface; knead 8 to 10 times or until smooth and no longer sticky.
Roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness; cut into 1-inch squares. Add to simmering soup; cover. Simmer 40 min. or until dumplings are done.
Serve this hearty soup with a mixed green salad and a glass of fat-free milk.
Quick & Easy Dumplings
Omit flour, baking powder and salt. Prepare soup as directed. To prepare dumplings, mix 2 cups all-purpose baking mix and 2/3 cup milk to make soft dough; drop, by spoonfuls, into boiling soup. Simmer on medium-low heat 20 min. or until dumplings are done, covering pan after 10 min.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g
Saturated Fat 5g
Trans Fat 1.5g
Total Carbohydrates 36g
Dietary Fibers 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.