Thursday, November 20, 2008

chicken and dumplings

So a few months back my best friend Brandi gave me this recipe for a easy and very delicious chicken and dumplings. It was one of the few things my 5 year will ask for 3rds of. So here is the following recipe. Enjoy

2 chicken breast
4 cups chicken broth or 4 cups water and 4 chicken bouillon
Package of refrigerated biscuits (10 pack)

Bring the broth to a roiling boil on high heat; add chicken and continue boiling chicken for 10 minutes. Turn heat down to low and let simmer for 3 -4 hours. Also can be cooked on High for 1 hour to save time. When chicken in cooked removed the pieces and shred. Return to pan and simmer on medium heat for 10 minutes.
As for the dumplings, open biscuits and flat with the palm of your hand. Dredge in flour on both side. Cut the biscuit into bite size pieces or just make 4 big pieces from 1 biscuit.
Turn temperature of pan up to high. When roiling boil drop the "dumplings" in the broth. Let simmer on high heat for 20 minutes. The dumpling will get puffy but as they cook will flatten out. Once down is the mixture is soupy you and add 1 tsp of Corn starch.
For variation I will make it with vegetables but not as big as a hit.

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