Easy Chicken and Dumplings Recipe for Mechanical Soft Diet

TOTAL TIME REQUIRED: 20 minutes 

Servings: 6


Ingredients:
    
     2 cans mixed vegetables
     3 cans chicken broth
     3 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
     1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
     1/8 teaspoon pepper
     1-2/3 cups biscuit/baking mix
     2/3 cup milk

Instructions:
In a large pot, stir in the broth, chicken, garlic powder, and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low/simmer. Drain canned mixed vegetables and gently stir into the mixture.

For dumplings, combine biscuit mix and milk. Drop tablespoonfuls into simmering broth mixture. Cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes. A toothpick can be inserted into dumplings and removed clean when dumplings are cooked. 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Jolie Parker, M.S.CCC-SLP is a speech language pathologist who specializes in treating patients with dysphagia (swallowing problems). She is a co-inventor of the ISO Swallowing Exercise Device, co-owner of Alternative Speech and Swallowing Solutions. She provides home speech language pathology therapy visits to children and adults in the Orlando, FL area. Many dysphagia patients have been able to transition from PEG tube, NPO, pureed diet, mechanical soft diet, and/or thickened liquids back to regular foods and liquids with her dysphagia treatment method.