Fake it Don’t Make It – Chicken and Dumplings

I made this yummy “Chicken and Dumplings”-ish  meal when Laura came over the other day for some Russian language help.  I’d been wanting to try this recipe for awhile and I’m sooo glad I did!  Even though the recipe calls for tortilla strips instead of actually making real dumplings – this dish tasted great and I couldn’t really even tell a difference!  A warm and fulfilling meal for a cold winter’s night.  Yes, it’s March 8 here, and yes, it’s still winter.  Don’t gloat… 🙂

Enjoy this hearty and tasty treat which comes from Cooking Light.  It serves about 4.



  • 1  tablespoon  butter
  • 1/2  cup  chopped onion
  • 2  cups  chopped roasted skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 10 oz. (283 g.) frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
  • 1 1/2  cups  water
  • 1  tablespoon  all-purpose flour
    • 14oz. (0.4 Liters) chicken broth
    • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
    • 1/4  teaspoon  black pepper
    • 1  bay leaf
    • 8  (6-inch) flour tortillas, cut into 1/2-inch strips (8 was a LOT. I used 6.)
    • 1  tablespoon  chopped fresh parsley


    Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in chicken and vegetables; cook 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring constantly.

    While chicken mixture cooks, combine water, flour, and broth. Gradually stir broth mixture into chicken mixture. Stir in salt, pepper, and bay leaf; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 3 minutes. Stir in tortilla strips, and cook 2 minutes or until tortilla strips soften. Remove from heat; stir in parsley. Discard bay leaf. Serve immediately.


One thought on “Fake it Don’t Make It – Chicken and Dumplings

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