Chicken-Based Comfort Dishes

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Chicken is one of the best types of main ingredients for comfort foods. There are many comforting lunches and dinners that use chicken, such as chicken and dumplings and roasted chicken.

Chicken and Dumplings

If you have some leftover chicken from a previous meal, it will go perfectly with some chicken and dumplings. This often seems like an intimidating recipe, but the dumplings are easy to make, then all you need to do is add in your chicken and sauce. When you’re done, you have a delicious and hearty dinner for your family. If you decide to make chicken and dumplings, some ingredients to be sure you have on hand include flour, baking powder, butter, milk, salt and pepper, chicken, and chicken broth. As you can see, it is a very simple recipe.

Chicken and Biscuits

Similar to this recipe is chicken and biscuits, though this is made into a casserole and doesn’t have the same type of soup-like consistency. With the casserole, you want to use some chicken, preferably chopped rotisserie chicken since it is already cooked and seasoned. You will need seasonings, onion, butter, cheddar cheese, cream of chicken soup, milk, and sour cream. You can make the biscuits on your own before you get started, or just make this recipe with some frozen biscuits.

Chicken Noodle Casserole

This is an excellent way to have chicken noodle soup but in a slightly thicker consistency with a casserole dish. Egg noodles will be used for the chicken noodle portion, along with cooked chicken cut into cubes, cream of mushroom and cream of chicken soup. Add your chosen veggies, such as peas, carrots, and green beans. Using frozen veggies is just fine. Then you will add some grated cheese of your choice and heavy cream.

Chicken and Stuffing

This is something you can also turn into a casserole or you can make the food separately and put it together on your plate with some vegetables. If you decide to make a casserole out of it, start with cooked chicken and add in some cream of chicken and cream of mushroom soup, milk, butter, stuffing mix, and your chosen seasonings. The stuffing mix will cook with the soup and milk you are adding, plus with the butter for added flavoring. This is a really easy dinner that your entire family will enjoy. IT also gives you some great leftovers for lunch.

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