Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Chicken n' dumplings

This is seriously one of the best things I have ever made and it was SO easy. I got the recipe from a friend at work and then altered it a little based on a few other recipes I have seen...

Sayer said it "tops any chicken n' dumplins he has ever had"...

  • 2 large chicken breast
  • half a medium sized onion - finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic - minced
  • 1 32oz container of chicken broth
  • 1 celery stalk - finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon of poultry seasoning
  • 1 can of cream of chicken soup
  • 1 can of jumbo buttermilk biscuits
  • about a cup of flour
  • salt and pepper to taste
I baked the chicken breast in the oven the night before with a little bit of olive oil and poultry seasoning and then just shredded them into bite size pieces. You could also use a rotisserie chicken from the Deli. Brown onions and garlic in a little bit of oil in your pot on medium heat. Once onions turn translucent add celery and let cook for another minute or so to soften the celery. Add chicken broth, cream of chicken soup, chicken and poultry seasoning and bring to a boil. Turn heat down to low and let simmer for about 5-10 minutes.

While soup is simmering you can work on the dumplings!

First take biscuits out of can and flatten each one out to about 1/8 of an inch. Mix flour with pepper and salt in a bowl. Cut biscuits in long strips that are about a half an inch wide. Should make about 5-6 strips per biscuit. Next take each strip and cover both sides with flour mixture. This will help to thicken the soup and also to keep biscuits from dissolving in hot water.

Turn heat back to medium high and once boiling add the dumplings to the pot one at a time. Gently place dumplings on top of soup. Do not stir dumplings around or they will dissolve. All the dumplings will rise to the top and float around while they cook. Turn heat down to low and cover for about 20 minutes. Every 5 minutes or so you can push down lightly on the dumplings into the soup to make sure they are not sticking together. That's it! Enjoy :)

This will serve about 4-6 people, depending on your serving size. Its great for fall weather and it really is super easy!!

New York post coming soon!



paige said...

Yum!!! I can't wait to try it!!!

Anonymous said...

mmmmmmmmmmm - I can vouch for this first hand!