Country Herb Chicken & Dumplings [A McCormick® Recipe Inspiration]
Not usually am I one to make things from packets and pre-measured seasonings, but I got the chance to try McCormick’s new Recipe Inspiration meal, Country Herb Chicken & Dumplings, and not only was it easy, it was …. well, read on. They won’t cook the meal for you, and you won’t find chicken in the box. It is just a simple way of getting the right amount of herbs pre-measured for your meal.
What’s the advantage? There are 2 actually.
- If you don’t have a full pantry of these 6 different herbs and spices, it saves you a little time and money upfront.
- On the other hand, if you do have them hiding away in the back of your pantry (because you probably forgot about that rubbed sage you had left over from Thanksgiving), you don’t have to get out 5 jars of herbs and you also don’t have to mince that garlic like you hate doing anyways.
Mise en place
What did I think?
I should probably tell you what my husband thought:“I think this is the best chicken and dumplings you have ever made”
Ever? What? Excuse me?
I thought I had made a pretty darn good pot o’ chicken & dumplings in my day, thank you very much! But I guess I shouldn’t be too offended and I should go ahead and give this one to McCormick® since they have been doing business for almost 100 years before I was born. That being said, it was indeed a pretty tasty pot of Southern, down home goodness. Hat’s off to you McCormick. Hats off.
- The original recipe calls for baking mix to make the biscuits, but if you do not have any on hand, you can easily make your own dumplings. I adapted this Emeril recipe.
- Keep in mind the larger and more round your dumplings are, the longer they take to cook. If you are a little short on time, roll them out (thickness of pancakes), cut them into squares and plop them in.
- Though this mix is great altogether, don’t feel obliged to use everything. If you despise sage, don’t use it! Replace it with something you do like, or leave it out altogether.