Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Lets make Chicken n Dumplings

This is a very enjoyable recipe I am going to give 2 options on your dumplings. I have tried both and depending on my timetable  I use the one that fits. My family enjoys both versions and truth be told I doubt they even taste a difference. Now lets get started on version one!!
Keep in mind either recipe you use is up to you but before I even start the dumpling I either start the chicken soup in the crockpot or on the stove. My soup recipe is as simple as it gets on occasion I add cabbage, celery (I dislike it), corn etc add whatever your family like I have very picky eaters so today I went super simple and had no complaints.

3-4 Boneless Chicken Breasts (I chop them up at some point before serving)
1-2 bags of carrots (today I used baby carrots before they went bad in the fridge)
1/2 cup of chicken bouillon (I use the powder kind posted in a previous recipe)

Simply toss in a crockpot or in a soup pan and start cooking this up before you start your dumplings

Dumpling recipe #1

                   1 cup all-purpose flour
                   2 teaspoons baking powder
                   1 teaspoon white sugar
                   1/2 teaspoon salt
                   1 tablespoon butter
                   1/2 cup milk
You will need some chicken bouillon to cook this in about 1/2 cup

Stir together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in medium size bowl. Cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in milk to make a soft dough. Drop by spoonfuls into boiling water about 4 cups with chicken bouillon. Cover and simmer 15 minutes without lifting lid. If water does not cover the entire dumpling halfway through use a fork to flip the dumpling.

I take them out place them on a platter and refrigerate until serving the soup as if you add to your soup it will become cloudy and  a little thick. Some people enjoy that. My family does not.

Dumpling recipe #2
                  2 and 1/4 cups of Bisquick
                  3/4 cup of milk

Same cooking instructions as #1 I cook it in the chicken bouillon as it adds more flavor. Like I said my family doesn't know the difference between the 2 recipes.

1 comment:

  1. i never thought to cook the dumplings separate. i always cooked it all together but i dont like how cloudy it gets. hmm ill have to try it your way! i also use campbells cream of chicken soup if its too bland! i love how simple your recipes are!