Thursday, February 4, 2010

Cooking Thursday - Cheater Chicken and Dumplings


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We love chicken and dumplings around here.  I had never, ever eaten them before I met my husband but they have quickly become one of my favorite cooking foods.  I like to make them completely from scratch but sometimes I just don't have the time or the patience to do it.  Hence, my "cheater" version.




Ingredients:

8 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Tenderlions
2 Quarts Water
2 Chicken Buillon Cubes
2 Carrots Chopped
2 Celery Ribs Chopped
2 Cans Plain Grands Biscuits


1.  Cut chicken breast tenderloins into bite sized pieces, and place in soup pan.


2.  Add in two quarts of water.

3.  Add in 2 chicken bouillon cubes.  Maggi is my favorite.



4.  Or if you really want to cheat use some pre-made chicken broth instead of water and chicken bouillon cubes.


5.  Add in carrots and celery.


6.  Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.  Reduce heat to low and let it simmer for 30 minutes.


7.  While soup is simmering it's time to get your dumplings ready.  Roll biscuits out on a floured surface. 

Be sure to use plain biscuits, butter flavored will result in an awful tasting soup.  Believe me, I learned this the hard way.  I honestly didn't think about it while I was cooking.




8.  Use a pizza cutter to cut biscuits into squares for dumplings.  Be sure to cut squares small! 


9.  Put dumplings in soup pot and let cook for an additional 15 minutes.

Enjoy!

2 comments:

  1. I've never made chicken and dumplings. This looks easy and good. Thanks!

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  2. Great recipe. I love chicken and dumplings and use several different recipes for making it.I always use a whole chicken. So healthy. Thanks, Doylene

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