Want to know what it is that she has that I want??
Her meal of Chicken and Dumplings.
I am deranged, mentally ill, or suffering from cabin fever.
Let's go with all three!
Anyway, when I read that she was making this for her family's supper yesterday evening, I started thinking about how my Grandma used to make this and how good it was. My lowly little supper of boxed potatoes and frozen salisbury-type meat patties just didn't sound as good anymore.
So, I went online and searched for a good recipe for homemade chicken and dumplings.
And, I stumbled upon this awesome blog that I just HAD to share with all of you.
The name of the blog is Mommys Kitchen and her recipe for semi homemade chicken & dumplings looks easy enough for even me to follow. PLUS, as she puts it, she offers "Virtual Kitchen" Home style cooking, and step by step recipes in full photographic tutorial, so you can prepare simple home cooked meals for your family.
I spent alot of time on her blog, just looking at the pictures and recipes, and I am filled with all kinds of mealtime inspiration now!
Chicken & Dumplings
3 - 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts (cooled and broken into pieces) or
1 - Whole Fryer Chicken
1 - 10.5 oz can Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup
2 - 14 oz Cans Chicken Broth
3 - Tablespoons Margarine
2 - Can Pillsbury Refrigerated Buttermilk Biscuits (small blue cans)
salt and pepper to taste
- Cook chicken in about 3-4 cups water for about 30 - 45 minutes.
- Remove, cool and break into bite size pieces.
- Place both cans of chicken broth in a medium to large size pot.
- Add cream of chicken soup and bring to a boil.
While mixture comes to a boil open biscuits and cut into pieces, and break your chicken into bite size pieces or shred. Add about 1 cup of flour to a small bowl and dip each biscuit piece into flour. Shake off excess, drop into hot broth one at a time. Continue with remaining biscuit pieces until you have dropped all of the biscuits into the broth. Using a wooden spoon or a spatula push the biscuit pieces down gently under the broth. try not to stir the mixture to much just every once and a while push the dumplings down into the broth. Cook for about 10-15 minutes and then add the 3 tablespoons of margarine and the chicken stir to mix and cook an additional 10 minutes. Keep warm and serve.
Doesn't this sound AMAZING???
What are all of you "coveting" lately??? Come on....CONFESS! :)