Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Fall favorite

It's finally my favorite season again! Some of my favorite things are at their peak in the fall, such as: cool mornings, pumpkins, leaves, candles, haunted houses, and sweatshirts. Fall is also the season for some of my favorite foods! Warm, filling, comfort foods.

My friend Christy mentioned that she had made chicken and dumplings on Monday and I couldn't stop thinking about it. So on Wednesday I took it upon myself to make some of my own. Warning, this meal is super starchy!

Chicken and Dumplings
(My own recipe)

3 chicken breast, roasted and shredded
1/4 cup shredded carrots
1 celery stalk, finely diced ~1/4 cup
1/2 of a small onion, finely diced
2 cloves of garlic, pressed
2 tbsp butter
2 cans low sodium chicken broth
2 cups water
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup Bisquick
1/4 cup of milk

In a large stock pot melt the butter. Then add the vegetables and garlic and cook for 5 minutes to soften, add salt and pepper to season. Next add the chicken broth and water and bring to a boil. While the broth is coming to a boil, in a small bowl, stir together the Bisquick and milk. Drop the dough one spoonful at a time into the bowling water. Cook for 5-10 minutes then add the shredded chicken and stir. By this time the broth should have thickened but if it hasn't a little trick I use is to add a 1/4 cup of potato flakes (like instant mashed potatoes)

Since I loooooooove starch, I serve with mashed potatoes :)


  1. you are a godsend... I've been trying to think of a way to make up to hubby all the cookin sweetness he's been doing lately and this is perfect inspiration... he LOVES chicken and dumplings and it has been too too long since I made him any... :)

  2. :) I love starch too, and this is definitely one of my favorite Fall recipes! We would love to feature your recipe on our blog and possibly our kitchen digital cookbook. Please email if you're interested. Have a great week ahead!

  3. This sounds delicious. I have never had chicken and dumplings before. I might have to give it a try.


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