Dumplings with Broth

Dumplings with Chicken BrothAs I type this, I’ve got a pot of dumplings on the stove. I’ve been working all day, and to be honest, I’m a bit fried. And I’ve got to go out later tonight to a Blues jam to do some playing and networking. So the last thing I want to do at the moment is to cook a big dinner. Instead, I’m going with something easy, yet filling, and won’t require a lot of effort on my part. In fact, most of what’s left to do at this point is… not much. Check this out:


Chicken broth (reduced salt, if possible, because it tastes better)
Seasonings (see below)
1 cup Bisquick® baking mix
1/3 cup milk


Pour broth (and perhaps some water) into a large pot and heat to boiling.

Add seasonings of your choice to broth. For one container of broth (x oz.) and 2 cups of water, I used:

1 teaspoon thyme
1-1/2 teaspoons sage
1/2 teaspoon crushed rosemary
1 tablespoon parsley

While broth is heating, measure Bisquick® and milk into large bowl. Stir with large spoon until combined into soft dough. Don’t beat it to death. Just blend until fairly smooth. Just so you know, I almost always double this recipe, including today, so keep that in mind when considering the seasonings and amount of broth listed above, which are for a double batch.

When broth is boiling hard, drop spoonfuls of dough into pot. I roll my balls by hand, because I know they’re going to get covered with dough regardless. Why waste a spoon, you know?

Dumplings with brothOnce the 4pot is full of dumplings, sprinkle a bit of parsley over the top. Crack some fresh pepper of the top as well, if desired.

Reduce heat to simmer and heat uncovered for about ten minutes. Then, cover the pot and cook another ten minutes.

Serve dumplings into a soup bowl. Spoon broth over the top. If desired, sprinkle a bit more parsley and/or other herbs over the top, and crack some more pepper.

By the way, you’ll notice I never mentioned salt. That’s because, for this recipe, I find I don’t need it.

Now, if you don’t mind, it’s about time to serve, so I’ll close out. Try this one out some day when you don’t feel like doing a lot, but still want a hot meal – or on a day you just want something lighter than a full dinner. I’m betting you’ll enjoy this inexpensive, yet tasty meal. Don’t forget to leave me a comment on your own experience, or to ask questions, OK? And, as always,

Play with your food!


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About Lane

Lane Baldwin is a an internationally-acclaimed singer, songwriter, author and food lover. He wasn't trained in France, and he doesn't have his own TV show. He just loves to cook, and loves sharing what he's learned over the years. In his "real life," Lane has toured the world, bringing his special brand of Blues-infused Americana to millions of fans. At home he leads a quiet life filled with good books, good food and good friends.