Thursday, January 28, 2010

Some EASY Chicken & Dumplings... Comfort Food

Chicken & Dumplings... Easy


2 quarts of Chicken Stock
2 rolls/tins of Biscuits
2 lbs of chicken, cooked and diced
2 eggs

Boil chicken, drain and cut up, set aside.
Dredge your canned biscuits in just a little bit of flour so they won't be sticky to handle...

...and flatten them out. You can use a rolling pin, but I just pat the out by hand. Just enough so they are kinda flat.
Then, Cut the dough circles up with knife, I made them larger and then smaller, but I liked the big dumplings!

While the stock is at a rolling boil, start adding the bits of dough. Drop a few at a time, stirring a little as you go, until they're all dropped in. (For two quarts of broth, I used two tubes of biscuits.)
The dough will puff up and float at first.
Then add the diced chicken--I used about two lbs, you can use more or less, according to how much meat you'd like in it.

And now, for the secret ingredient.

Yes, an egg. (For a bigger pot of dumplings I'd probably use more than one. )

Crack the egg(s) into a cup, and beat with a fork.

Bring the pot back to a good bubble, and pour the egg in slowly, stirring slowly. It makes little yellow and white "thingies" in the broth.

At this point, cover and bring the heat way down, and simmer for a while, stirring occasionally. The flour from the biscuits will thicken the broth, the dumplings will "unpuff" and stop floating, Taste it to be sure the dumplings are cooked, add a little salt and pepper and be sure not to burn your tongue while tasting it!

Poof! There you have it, Chicken and dumplings!

Daniel said they were delicious, so I know he wasn't lying, because he rarely goes out of his way to talk about how good something was if it wasn't, so ... it passed his test, plus, it was very easy to make. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. my friend Sarah made this and added celery and carrots and she said it was delicious!