Curly Crafty Mom: Chicken and Dumplings - 3 Steps, 3 Ingredients

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Chicken and Dumplings - 3 Steps, 3 Ingredients

When Brian and I first started dating, one of the first things we would do on our dates is cook for each other. I asked him what his favorite meal was that his Momma used to make him and he told me chicken and dumplings. Now, I have always loved the chicken and dumplings at The Cracker Barrel, but I had never attempted to make them for myself or anyone else! So, I searched the web for a recipe similar to the one that Brian said his Mom used to make him. Where did I land up? Betty Crocker and simple Bisquick, of course! I have made this recipe for Brian twice now and recently my son Nathan asked me to make him chicken and dumplings, so I made it a third time. Its a good one and the best part about it is there is only three steps to it and three ingredients. How simple is that?

Bisquick, Condensed Mushroom Soup, Chicken and Milk. Ok, it is actually 4 ingredients... I forgot about the milk :) (For the cooked chicken, I put 3 raw chicken breasts in a pot of boiling water for 30-45 minutes. Then, I took the chicken out and shredded it with a fork.)

Step One:
In a 3 quart pot, bring the chicken, 1.5 cups of milk and mushroom condensed soup to a boil.

Step Two:
Pour 1/3 cup of milk into 1 cup of Bisquick and mix until a soft dough forms. Roll into a ball and then split it into 8 smaller balls (dumplings) and place them on the top of the chicken/soup/milk mixture

Step Three:
Turn down to low and simmer for 10 minutes.

And, that is it! So easy, so delicious... Now, the Betty Crocker site has you add peas and carrots, but I didn't want the kids to be freaked out by that (my kids can be VERY picky), so I just served fresh corn cut off the cob on the side. Brian also made rolls, because he likes any excuse to make bread! It was really a delicious dinner that both kids ate.. I call that a success!
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