This more robust version includes vegetables and homemade gravy for a completely delicious meal.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 1 (2 to 3 pound) whole chicken, cut into pieces
- 1 teaspoon salt
- freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 pound biscuit baking mix
- 2 large carrots, sliced
- 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
- 5 large potatoes, peeled and chopped
Put chicken pieces in a large pot over medium heat, and add enough water to cover 3 inches over the chicken. Add the salt, celery, pepper, carrots, celery and potatoes. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 40 minutes.
In a mixing bowl, prepare biscuit mix according to package directions. After simmering soup for 40 minutes, drop rounded tablespoonfuls of the biscuit mixture into the pot and let them cook a bit between additions of dumplings, so that they do not stick together.
With a wire whisk, mix together about 1 1/2 cups of water with the flour, then add flour mixture to the soup pot until the broth has the consistency of gravy. Dig in and enjoy the meal!