Creamy Chicken and Dumplings with Roast Chicken, Green Peas, Celery and Carrots
Canned Evaporated Milk Is The Secret To Irresistibly Creamy Chicken And Dumplings
Evaporated milk is milk heated to remove about 60% of the water content, resulting in a thick, creamy ingredient that can enrich countless dishes, including chicken and dumplings.
Once you have your chicken cooking in broth, stir in a can of evaporated milk to create a rich, flavorful cooking liquid that gives the dish a more savory flavor.
You can combine your evaporated milk with chicken stock or vegetable broth in your recipe. If you opt for veggie broth, choose an ultra-savory variety like mushroom.
You'll want to simmer the dish low and slow, which is the way to go for thickening your creamy chicken and dumplings to perfection. A slow cooker pulls this off automatically.
If you're using the stove, keep the heat low and stir the pot occasionally to avoid scorching. Thanks to evaporated milk's low water content, it won't separate as it cooks.
Veggies like carrots, celery, or leeks round out the dish. To save time, use refrigerated biscuit dough for the dumplings, and serve with collard greens, cornbread, and coffee.