perks of your best friend from college living down the road from you? monday dinner dates.

in an effort to become better cooks, we have tried different recipes every week. most of the time it is something simple – pasta, pancakes, bbq.

this week we decided to go for something that requires a recipe and decided on chicken & dumplings. when i called my mom for the recipe, she told me it was never written down – my grandma guesstimated all of it and so does my mom. the measurements below are a good starting point.



  • 1 rotisserie chicken, deboned

  • 2 cups chicken broth

  • 4 tablespoons butter

  • salt & pepper

  • 2 packages biscuits

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 cup half & half


  1. debone chicken

  2. bring chicken broth & butter to a boil

  3. add salt & pepper, to taste

  4. add chicken pieces

  5. add biscuits to boiling broth, pinch off & drop in

  6. add milk

  7. add half & half

  8. if needed, add flour to thicken broth

notes from me! the biscuit dough was pretty “wet,” i lightly dusted them with flour before pinching them off to put in the pot – the first few i put in just stuck together. i added a cup of half & half, chicken broth and milk, and 1 tablespoon of flour at the end to thicken up the mixture. the key is to stir constantly to keep it from sticking and burning.